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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 Italy . 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
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.