On the 3rd Friday of September, we observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day to remember those who were prisoners of war and those who are missing in action. Learn more about @dodpaa’s efforts to locate, recover and identify those who are still missing at defense.gov/Multimedia/Exp…
"We're going to do things that assert our continued support for the rules-based international order in the Indo-Pacific and our support for our allies and partners."
- Dr. Colin Kahl, undersecretary of defense for @DOD_Policyow.ly/ivxC50KH1vT
#ICYMI: Yesterday, the @USPS Post Office in Benson was renamed the Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Jackson French Post Office to honor the @USNavy#WWII hero from Omaha who saved 15 sailors by towing a raft for eight hours through shark-infested waters.
.@PentagonPresSec: There will be an operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile early tomorrow morning, September 7, from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
“Threats to the U.S. and our partners will not go unanswered. Missions like this #BTF showcase our ability to combine forces to deter and, if necessary, defeat our adversaries.”
- Lt. Gen. Alexus Grynkewich, 9th Air Force (@USAFCENT) commander
"Polish-American cooperation is getting closer. A B-52 bomber arrived in Poland today. Our interoperability and capabilities to defend @NATO's eastern flank are growing."
- Mariusz Blaszczak, Poland's Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defense
USS Louisiana (#SSBN 743) is one of 14 SSBNs that make up the most survivable leg of the nuclear triad. Becoming the Chief of the Boat of a Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine is a big deal made possible only with a distinguished career of proven leadership.
From Baltic to Black Sea, #WeAreNATO
To show 🇺🇸 steadfast commitment to ou@NATOTO Allies, amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge was in Klaipeda, 🇱🇹 Lithuania, as part of a deployment of U.S. Naval Forces Euro0zVI
The U.S. Navy prevented a support ship from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) from capturing an unmanned surface vessel operated by the U.S. 5th Fleet in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 29-30.
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“Today the leash was off and we could finally run with the Grey Wolf.”
- Lt. Col. Mary Clark, 96th Test Wing pilot, as the @usairforce officially took ownership of its new MH-139A multi-mission helicopter.
B-52s from @TeamBarskdale recently trained at the ‘bookends’ of the contiguous United States
- A Stratofortress landed in Maine – the first one in ~29 years: tinyurl.com/mux6amdz
- 4 bombers deployed to Washington for Agile Combat Employment exercises: tinyurl.com/3f4zyw3x
“Our fundamental mission is to deter a strategic attack, which is an existential threat to the U.S. & our allies. Testing our readiness ensures we maintain a safe, secure & reliable strategic deterrent force.”
- Rear Adm. Mark Behning, @SUBGRU9 commander