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The forward-deployed @USNavy aircraft carrier #USSRonaldReagan (CVN 76) is prepared for an underway replenishment as it approaches the fleet replenishment oiler #USNSTippecanoe (T-AO 199) in the Philippine Sea.
Justice Ginsburgโ€™s 27 years of service on the Supreme Court are appreciated by a grateful nation and a grateful military.
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I was proud of the precision of our military funeral detail today, which rendered our countryโ€™s final respects with dignity & honor to her and her lifeโ€™s work.
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A two-month journey. @USCG cutter Myrtle Hazard receives a warm welcome as it arrives in Apra Harbor, Guam. The Myrtle Hazard sailed over 10,000 nautical miles to be Guam's first Coast Guard fast response cutter.
September is #SuicidePrevention Month. If coping with the #COVID19 pandemic is affecting your mental health, reach out for help. Call 1-800-273-8255, or text 838255. #BeThere
#ICYMI: At Thursdayโ€™s virtual town hall meeting, Defense Department leaders discussed diversity and inclusion in the department and the ongoing #COVID19 response:
The accomplishments of the @DeptofDefenseโ€™s many service members of Hispanic heritage have left an indelible mark on the nation. #NationalHispanicHeritageMonthโ€ฆ
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Could wearable devices provide an early warning of #COVID19 infections? @doddtra and @DIU_x are applying commercial technology for that purpose. #KnowYourMil
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The @USArmy Confidence Course is more than a physical challenge. It helps to instill #armyvalues, build confidence and raise #personalcourage. These courses build teams that can overcome any obstacle.
Forward. Faithful. Focused. @IIIMEF Marines and sailors embody the values passed down from @USMC Marines throughout history.
Arctic Air Defense Four U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation with two Canadian CF-188 Hornets over Labrador, Canada. The aircraft participated in a @NORADCommand arctic air defense operation. #KnowYourMil
As @EsperDoD mentioned in today's live town hall, for those seeking more information on paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave related to COVID, visit these links:โ€ฆ
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Armed Forces Civilian Service Medal for Department of Defense Coronavirus Operations and Activitiesโ€ฆ
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The @USArmy is approaching its goal of destroying chemical weapon agents by 2023.
LIVE: @EsperDoD, #GenMilley, & #SEAC4 โ€œCZโ€ Colรณn-Lรณpez hold a virtual town hall meeting on diversity & #COVID19โ€ฆ
WATCH LIVE: @EsperDoD, Chairman @thejointstaff #GenMilley & #SEAC4 Ramรณn โ€œCZโ€ Colรณn-Lรณpez hold a virtual town hall meeting to discuss diversity, inclusion and #COVID19 response at 10 a.m. EDT
๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‹๏ฟฝ@USNavyUSNavy sailors aboar#USSPhillipineSeaineSea ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ wave to sailors@ItalianNavylianNavy Durand de la Penne ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น while passing near Greece. These sailors are depl@USNavyEuropeNavyEurope to support our regional allies and #KnowYourMilnz0C4TSSnnU
A strong meeting today with Japanโ€™s National Security Advisor, Shigeru Kitamura. The robust US-Japan Alliance remains a stabilizing force in the Indo-Pacific.
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A long walk. A @usairforce airman refuels a C-130J Super Hercules during exercise Valiant Shield at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
The mission must continue. Find out how the @USArmyReserve is welcoming incoming soldiers amid the #COVID19 pandemic.
LIVE: DOD official participates in @DefenseOneโ€™s โ€œNew Orbit: Space & an All-Domain Futureโ€ eventโ€ฆ
What goes on inside the @USNavyโ€™s Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment? Watch sailors make repairs to keep aircraft in top shape at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น#KnowYourMili#CoolJobsbFq
#Innovation at work. @DARPA researchers tested autonomous air and ground vehicles as part of a program to develop teams of collaborative, autonomous systems to support ground forces in urban environments. #KnowYourMil
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Versatile vehicles like the air-cushioned landing craft are the bridge between the @USNavy and @USMC LCACs enable Marines to unload equipment from a ship quickly and support our efficient, amphibious force. #KnowYourMil
Happy to see @GenCQBrownJr recognized for what the @DeptofDefense has known for 40 years. Congratulations on being named one of @TIMEโ€™s top 100
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Israel is the United Statesโ€™ most important partner in the Middle East and the bonds between our countries are unshakable. Glad to welcome Minister of Defense Benny Gantz back to the Pentagon today.
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Great discussion today with small- and mid-sized companies on the hypersonic industrial base.
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Air defense. An @usairforce airman removes a ladder from an F-15C Eagle prior to take off during exercise Astral Knight 2020 at @48FighterWing, England.
Ukrainian and Polish #SpecialOps soldiers conduct fast rappelling training as part of Rapid Trident 2020, a multinational exercise that includes the efforts of 10 allied and partner nations. #KnowYourMil
Refueling Time U.S. and Israeli aircraft approach a KC-10 Extender to refuel during Exercise Enduring Lightning II over southern Israel. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๏ฟฝfBpd
This Thursday, September 24 at 10 am EDT, @EsperDoD, #GenMilley & #SEAC4 will hold a virtual town hall meeting to answer questions from service members on diversity/inclusion & #COVID19.
Tranquil Training Sailors and Marines participate in a maritime training exercise at @nbguam ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บI2
LIVE: DOD official testifies about Afghanistan strategy at a House Subcommittee on National Security hearingโ€ฆ
Time to unload! @USMC Marines unload cargo for a forward arming and refueling point exercise at Naval Air Facility Misawa in Japan.
Tomorrow the department welcomes Israelโ€™s defense minister, Benjamin โ€œBennyโ€ Gantz, to the Pentagon with an enhanced honor cordon.
Strength and resolve, demonstrated by allies and partners across the globe, remains the bedrock of maintaining peace and stability in the global commons.
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With the snap-back of @UN sanctions, the @DeptofDefense stands ready to deter Iranian aggression. We will protect US forces, our allies, and civilian populations across the region.
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#MedalofHonorMonday: @USMC Lance Cpl. Jedh Barker was only 22-years-old when he took the brunt of a grenade blast to save his fellow Marines. His bravery and sacrifice earned him the Medal of Honor. This is his story: #KnowYourMil
Over the past two years, Tehran has carried out attacks on international shipping, regional infrastructure, and on U.S. and partner nation forces. This included missile strikes by Iranian-backed proxy militias against U.S. bases and personnel in Iraq.
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Taking care of our own. Last week, a rescue crew from @USCGNortheast Air Station Cape Cod performed a successful medical evacuation of a crewmember. Bravo Zulu, Coast Guard!
Damage assessments from the ground can be difficult, but @LANationalGuard is getting help from the @WAANGCC using satellite imagery to provide more detailed damage reports and warning of unsafe conditions. Find out more at: #InThisTogether #KnowYourMil
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What are @EsperDoDโ€™s top-10 priorities to implement the National Defense Strategy? Do you know the lines of effort? What has year one looked like? Make sure to check out our NDS spotlight โžก๏ธ
WATCH LIVE: @EsperDoD, @SecPompeo, @USTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin & @SecretaryRoss deliver remarks at the @StateDept on Iran sanctions at 11 a.m. EDT
A new computer application called CHIKRisk uses statistical modeling to help predict the risk of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. @doddtra collaborated with @USRAedu to monitor the risk of acquiring the virus anywhere in the world. #KnowYourMil
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Sunny Sail ๐Ÿ›ณ The guided missile destroyer#USSMustinn conducts a replenishment with the aircraft carrier#USSRonaldReagann@Gipper_766 in the Philippine Sea.G
Training down under. @MrfDarwin wrap up exercise #Koolendong with #YourADF ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ a bilateral combined arms training that tested their ability to conduct a range of crisis-response and contingency operations in the Indo-Pacific#KnowYourMiliCh
Military members: this week I'll be hosting a live town hall with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the SEAC. Have a question on diversity & inclusion, COVID, or another topic? Post it below. We'd like to hear your questions.
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