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U.S. Dept of Defense


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Working with allies to win the fight! Watch as NATO partners showcase their combined forces in the air and on the ground in Ostrava, Czech Republic. #KnowYourMil  #WeAreNATO  USCZDEHUSKGB

“The department is encouraged by the House of Representatives passing the National Defense Authorization Act yesterday which includes authorization for the United States Space Force.” - @ChiefPentSpox 

“Although the NDAA has been passed, we cannot implement its changes. It is unacceptable to go a quarter of the year on a C.R.” - @ChiefPentSpox 

“China and Russia have budgets they can plan and execute against and are moving forward with modernizing their militaries, while we are being held back by these disagreements.” - @ChiefPentSpox 

Being at sea takes a lot of supplies, and the only way to get them in open water is with an “underway replenishment!” Check out these @USNavy  sailors aboard #USSMilius  as they fire lines to USNS Richard E. Byrd so they can transfer supplies from ship to ship. #KnowYourMil 

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“I want to discuss the recent shootings in Pearl Harbor and Pensacola. The entire Department of Defense is devastated. The #1  priority is the safety and security of our people and their families. Our thoughts are with the families of those and those injured.” - @ChiefPentSpox 

Dec. 16, 1944, was the beginning of one of the bloodiest and most decisive battles of #WWII  - The Battle of the Bulge. Before next week’s anniversary, read some key facts and more: #DoDRemembers75  #HonorThem  #InTheirBoots 

Join us in celebrating 383 years of the oldest military force in the DOD. We salute you, @USNationalGuard ! #Guard383  #KnowYourMil 

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Do you know how to recognize the military's top enlisted service member? A new, distinctive rank insignia helps to identify the position, its duties and responsibilities. Read about it ➡️ #KnowYourMil 

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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.

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

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

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