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LIVE: @FLOTUSBiden  holds an eve @Transition46t  at , announcing the priorities of the next phase of the Joining Forces initiative, which supports military & veteran families, caregivers & survivors.

LIVE: DOD medical leaders provide an update from the Pentagon on #COVID19  vaccination efforts.

@PentagonPresSec : "Today, @LloydAustin  is directing several immediate actions [from the extremism Stand Down] and the establishment of the Countering Extremism Working Group (CEWG) as we continue to address this issue proactively."

Sunday Rewind: Sky Soldiers partnered with @IDF  and the Italian Folgore Brigade to conduct training operations in Poland during Exercise Swift Response 18. Today, @LloydAustin Lloyd J. Austin III meets with his Israeli counterpart during a visit to Tel AvivIL .

Happy #PurpleUpDay ! Purple references the joint environment of the military – encompassing all service branches. Wear purple today to show your support for #MilKids ! @MilKidsConnect  #MonthoftheMilitaryChild  #PurpleUp 

Mighty military kids! April is the #MonthoftheMilitaryChild , and we are celebrating them for their resilience and sacrifice.

Tomorrow is #EarthDay , and this year’s theme is #RestoreOurEarth ! Learn how @MCIWPendletonCA  is actively working to protect and restore the environment at one of the largest @USMC  installations.

Big shoes to fill: Our #MilKids  are watching and learning from the best! Happy#MonthoftheMilitaryChild .

As we celebrate #EarthDay  together, service members across the world, like this airman at @RobinsAFB_GA , are working to protect the environment & clean up the communities they live in. Learn how the DOD is taking action in a spotlight premiering later today.

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On this #EarthDay , we're spotlighting the DOD’s efforts to prioritize climate change. There is little about what the Department does to defend the American people that is not affected by it. It's a national security issue, and we must treat it as such.

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

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

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.

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

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