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“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
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
“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
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
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
Social media postings sometimes provide an important window into a person’s #mentalhealth . Know what to look for.
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.
Her-cu-les, Her-cu-les! You don’t want to be on the receiving end of this gunship, aka the Angel of Death.