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U.S. Dept of Defense


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Laying a hero to rest. @21stTSC  supported the repatriation of an American#WWII  pilot’s remains for a burial ceremony in ItalyIT . Press ▶️ to watch @USArmy  1st Lt. Loren Hintz’s burial story. #KnowYourMil  #DoDRemembers75  #HonorThem 

“China’s economic rise has allowed it to triple its annual military spending since 2002, with estimates reaching close to $250 billion last year. Beijing continues to violate the sovereignty of Indo-Pacific nations..." - @EsperDoD 

“Russia is another nation intent on upending international norms through its aggressive foreign policy, broken treaty obligations, nuclear intimidation, and cyber operations.”- @EsperDoD 

“Winning future battles requires us to contend with our competitors’ growing anti-access/area denial capabilities, hypersonic weapons, anti-satellite systems, and other emerging technologies.” - @EsperDoD 

What’s it like to fly with the @USMC ? This @Aus_AirForce  F/A-18D Hornet pilot shares his experience. #KnowYourMil  USAU

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Happy 244th birthday 🎂 to the most powerful fighting force on the planet, the @USMC ! #HappyBirthdayMarines 

On June 6, 1944, 160,000+ Allied troops landed at #Normandy , a heavily fortified stretch of French coastline to initiate #DDay . More than 10,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded, but by day's end, the Allies had begun liberating Europe. #DDay747 #TodayinHistory4

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From refugee to #Marine . Cpl Ali J. Mohammed takes the fight to the doorstep of those who cast his family out.

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Social media postings sometimes provide an important window into a person’s #mentalhealth . Know what to look for.

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Never forgotten! On Oct. 23, 1983, the #Beirut  Marine Barracks bombing took the lives of 241 #Marines , #sailors  and #soldiers . 35 years later, family, military and community continue to honor them at the #BeirutMemorialMe #HonorThemmorial.

1 of 4: On Wednesday, torrential rain and drastic wind gusts overcame America’s most hallowed grounds. Visitors ran for cover. News media piled into vehicles together. The streets flooded. Trees as old as the cemetery itself broke at the trunk and came crashing down.

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“This dog is a four-year veteran of the @USSOCOM  K-9 program and has been a member of approximately 50 combat missions.” - @CENTCOM  Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie Jr.

On this day of infamy, we honor and remember those heroes who lost their lives during the #PearlHarbor  attack in 1941. #HonorThem  #PearlHarbor7878 

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Her-cu-les, Her-cu-les! You don’t want to be on the receiving end of this gunship, aka the Angel of Death.

#Pets are family, too. 🐶 conduct ongoin #soldiers  rescue and recovery efforts to help those affected by . #Florence  #ArmyResponse  #KnowYourMil 

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