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LIVE: @LloydAustin Lloyd J. Austin III; Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairm @thejointstaffn  of ; and Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., command @CENTCOMr  of , testify on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan.

@SalvationArmyUS  Capt. Niki Woollin describes the operations of the @HollomanAFB  donation center. Their efforts combined with the @RedCross  provide nearly 100 tons worth of donations in support of #OperationAlliesWelcome . @NoradNorthcom 

@LloydAustin : Not a single [military aircraft] sortie was missed for maintenance, fuel, or logistical problems. It was the largest airlift conducted in U.S. history, and it was executed in 17 days.

@SecDef : We planned to evacuate between 70,000-80,000 people. We evacuated more than 124,000.

@LloydAustin : As we consider these tactical issues today, we must also ask ourselves some equally tough questions about the wider war itself, and pause to think about the lessons that we have learned over the past 20 years.

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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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@LloydAustin : We want to lead with diplomacy in every case. But if deterrence fails, then you must fight. You fight to win.

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

On this day, we remember the heroes who lost their lives during the #PearlHarbor  attack in 1941 and the survivors who were forever shaped by the events on that day. #HonorThem  #PearlHarbor7979 

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“I am here today to announce that I have directed the Special Operations civilian leadership to report directly to me, instead of through the current bureaucratic channels.” A/SD Chris Miller

“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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