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Moments ago, newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III entered the Pentagon to begin his tenure as leader of the Defense Department.

“Today, U.S. forces in Afghanistan total 2,500 -- a force level conducive to both our counterterrorism mission and our resolve, with our NATO partners, to support Afghan Security Forces working to secure peace in their country.” A/SD Chris Miller

#USSSanAntonio is the first ship to administer the #COVID19Vaccine  to crew members aboard the ship. #KnowYourMil  #InThisTogether 

Today, we honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as a national day of service. It’s a day on, not off. #MartinLutherKingJrDay 

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In the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 6, DOD officials re-emphasized zero tolerance for service members or employees who engage in extremism, white supremacy or belong to organizations that look to overturn the U.S. Constitution:

You got my back! @MDNG  soldiers improvise while filling out #COVID19Vaccine  paperwork as they stand in line at the Capitol complex in Washington. #InThisTogether 

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#COVID19 has changed how the DOD delivers health care. Find out how @MilitaryHealth  is developing enterprise virtual health capabilities that connect service members and their families to optimal health care — wherever and whenever it is needed.

50th formation. USS Mount Whitney, the flagship for @USNavyEurope , celebrates its 50th anniversary near its forward-deployed location of Gaeta, Italy.

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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 

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

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

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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

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.

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

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