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Touchdown landing. A @USNavy  sailor signals for an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter to lower during vertical replenishment training aboard #USSChungHoon .

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On this #PurpleHeartDay , we honor the brave service members who have received the nation's oldest military award. We thank you for your sacrifices. #HonorThem 

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The Pentagon is sending food and medical supplies to Beirut in the wake of this week’s massive explosion in the Lebanese capital.

Making it rain. @USArmy  aircrew members take to the skies to practice responding to fire emergencies with aerial water bucket drops.

Listen and learn! @DefenseIntel  has begun airing its "DIA Connections" podcast to share interesting, informative and sometimes overlooked content.

LIVE: @US_CYBERCOM  & @NSAGov  officials participate in a virtual panel on election security

Blast off! A Marine fires a tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided missile during training in Hawaii.

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#USSEssex has made space for a very special delivery: vintage World War II aircraft, Warbirds 🛩️ #WWII75  #DoDRemembers75 

Curious about how the DOD plans on harnessing the best of both civil and government technologies to further accelerate capabilities and expand the overall space economy? Find out how:

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Every sailor’s a firefighter. @USNavy  sailors conduct a firefighting drill aboard #USSFrankCable 

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First to fight! Happy birthday to the @USArmy . Fighting ‘til the battle is won. Thank you for rolling along for 245 years! #ArmyBDay 

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

LIVE: #USNSComfort  arrives in New York in support of the DOD’s#COVID19  response efforts. (no sound)

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

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LIVE: @POTUS  Trump delivers remarks at the Signing Ceremony for the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020.

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.

“The way that you control public health outbreak is not to hide data, it's to be transparent to the public & to your partners going forward so that we have a clear understanding of the risk and then we can take appropriate measures to mitigate.” -Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Paul Friedrichs

Today we honor all active duty service members. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. #ArmedForcesDay 

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