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Army Yuma Proving Ground

The U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the world with a mission to ensure the success and dependability of weapon systems and munitions used by American military forces.

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    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Article > Encouraging Young Students To Pursue STEM Careers by Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News

    Attracting young people to embrace education in STEM subjects ... science, technology, engineering and math ... and sparking their interest in STEM careers is critical to keeping the nation first in technology.

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      WTI 1-22 - UH 1Y Fire In The Sky

      U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), conduct an aerial gunnery range during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-22, near Yuma, Arizona.

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        Soldiers Helocast Into Mott Lake

        U.S. Army 37th Brigade Engineer Battalion and 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a helocast into Mott Lake, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - U.S. Air Force Weapons School Takeoffs

          Pride inducing air power scenes showing aircraft taking off during a U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration exercise at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

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            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Article > Twin Brothers Define What Army Leadership Means by U.S. Army Danae Johnson, Training and Doctrine Command

            For identical twin brothers, Sgt. Maj. Thomas (TJ) Baird and Lt. Col. Dereck Baird leadership takes desire and nobility to inspire ... with perspective critical.

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              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USS Daniel Inouye Pearl Harbor Arrival

              The U.S. Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) sails through Pearl Harbor as Sailors man the rails.

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                Marines Conduct Platoon Attacks - SLT1-22

                U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, conduct platoon attacks with multiple weapons on Range 410A during Service Level Training Exercise 1-22 (SLT1-22) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.

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                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Article > White Mountain Apache Native American Marine by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Karis Mattingly

                  U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Hunter Barber uprooted his life at 20 to pursue an opportunity that was of greater importance than his comfortable and familiar lifestyle ... joining the Marines ... as a way to carry on his Native American heritage.

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                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Thanksgiving Meal At Fort Bragg

                    Senior Non Commissioned Officers and Senior Officers served Paratroopers lunch as part of the Thanksgiving tradition on U.S. Army Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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                      Paratroopers Conduct Weapons Live-Fire - ES21

                      U.S. Army paratroopers conduct weapons live-fire and other combat operations during exercise Eagle Storm 21 (ES21) in the Croatian Army range "Eugene Kvaternick", Slunj.

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                        A-10 and F-35 Demo Teams - 2021 TLOA Air Show

                        The A-10 and F-35 Demonstration Teams perform during the 2021 Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona (TLOA) Air Show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Article > Advancing Cyber Warfare Training With Escape Room by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Seth Haddix

                          Accelerating and changing the possibilities of learning, the U.S. Air Force 333rd Training Squadron implemented a new cyber escape room to test knowledge and sharpen the skillsets of cyber warfare students.

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                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Turkey Bowl 2021

                            3d Transportation Battalion, 3d Marine Logistics Group (3d MLG) Marines conduct a Turkey Bowl, a series of physical events, to boost morale and camaraderie within the battalion on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.

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                              Marines Conduct Infiltration Mission - NJ21

                              U.S. Marines conduct a 15-kilometer infiltration mission focusing on coastal defense and counter-landing operations across a distributed maritime environment during Noble Jaguar 2021 (NJ21).

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                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Article > Warrior Toughness: Skills for Every Warfighter by Naval Service Training Command

                                Warrior Toughness training at Recruit Training Command develops toughness in Sailors throughout the Navy, enhancing their ability to focus and perform well under pressure.

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                                  USS Daniel Inouye Completes Maiden Voyage

                                  The U.S. Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye transits Pearl Harbor and arrives at its home port Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Article > Lessons On Survivability by U.S. Army SFC Jedhel Somera

                                    Senior leadership from across all brigades of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) came together for a day of professional development hosted by the division’s commanding general, Maj. Gen. JP McGee, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky during Operation Lethal Eagle.

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                                      Soldiers Secure Town, Combatants

                                      Soldiers with 2-506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division secure a small town and subdue enemy combatants during Joint Readiness Training Center-Fort Polk, Louisiana.

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                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > New Perspective, Appreciation Of Life At Sea by U.S. Marine Corps Author

                                        U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Holden L. Mesimer, a Marine Air-Ground Task Force planning specialist, has a new perspective of the life at sea by fellow Marines, including the limited amount of space they share.

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                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Blue Sky Flyby Of Full Moon

                                          U.S. Air Force UH-1N Iroquois assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron conducts a training mission over Yokota Air Base, Japan with the moon in the blue sky background.

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                                            Marines Conduct MOUT - SLTE 1-22

                                            U.S. Marines conduct Military Operations on Urban Terrain during Service Level Training Exercise 1-22 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.

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                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > A Veteran's Career Unimagined by U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey

                                              Master Sgt. Lisa Espinoza could not have imagined the situations, opportunities, places she would travel and people her career would bring to her life when she joined the Air Force twenty years ago.

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                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Super Hornet Lands On USS Harry S. Truman

                                                A Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the "Red Rippers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 11, lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.

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                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Excelling Through Faith, Dedication, and Drive To Serve by U.S. Navy MC1 Diana Quinlan

                                                  For Hospital Corpsman 1st Class David Cooley, a fifth-generation military member, he knew early on that the Navy was his destiny ... with being part of something bigger than himself and serving the nation seemed like the thing to do.

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                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Soldiers Test Grit, Toughness

                                                    U.S. Army soldiers test their grit and toughness during a combatives event during Marne Week on Fort Stewart, Georgia.

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                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Marine Corps Helos Train Over Colorado

                                                      An AH-1Z Viper helicopter and two UH-1Y Venom helicopters assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 train in a cold-weather, high-altitude environment to increase proficiency in expeditionary advanced basing operations as they fly over Lamar, Colorado.

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                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Developing Better Decision Makers Through Wargaming by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Yvonna Guyette

                                                        Incorporating history based wargaming in the training and education of leaders to better develop decisions against a thinking enemy was seen as an ideal for a learning continuum.

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                                                          NG Soldiers Fire Artillery DF21

                                                          U.S. Army Illinois National Guard Soldiers train on artillery fire missions during exercise Dynamic Front 21 (DF21) Phase 2 at Polatli Training Area, Turkey.

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                                                            JBA Honor Guard Mission

                                                            An informative look at the Honor Guard's mission and training at Joint Base Andrews (JBA) in Maryland that includes ... flag folds, colors, rifle teams, and other missions to support military honors.

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                                                              Joint Maritime Forces - MALABAR 2021

                                                              Slow-motion view of ships and aircraft from the U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Indian Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force participating in MALABAR 2021.

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                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Securing The Red Line and Beyond by U.S. Space Force Staff Sergeant Draeke Layman

                                                                When the red flag billows at the 30th Security Forces Combat Arms Training and Maintenance section building, the safety’s off. That is to say at least, when the time comes for weapons qualifications.

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                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Simulated Aircraft Fire Training

                                                                  Firefighters assigned to the Patrick Space Force Base Fire Department battle a simulated aircraft fire at Patrick Space Force Base, Florida.

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                                                                    WTI 1-22 - Day Battle Drills

                                                                    U.S. Marines conduct battle drills with aerial and vehicle interdiction operations during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-22, at K-9 Village, near Yuma Proving Grounds, Yuma, Arizona.

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                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Connecting Cyberspace and Airspace by U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Makensie Cooper

                                                                      The MDT is made up of a team of cyber and communication professionals designated to defend a specific aircraft, preventing adversaries from invading the airspace and manipulating aircraft data.

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                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > NPS Students Take Top Honors In NavalX Challenge by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James Norket

                                                                        The core purpose of 2021 NavalX Agility Summit Challenge is to gather, present and refine ideas, methods and capabilities that will contribute to making unmanned systems a trusted and sustainable part of the Naval force.

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                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Veterans Day Full Honors Wreath-Laying

                                                                          President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. participates in a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of the National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery.

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                                                                            Paratroopers Mass Jump At Ginkelse Heide

                                                                            U.S. Army and partner nation paratroopers participate in a mass jump event at Ginkelse Heide drop zone, Netherlands.

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                                                                              Veterans

                                                                              "Veterans" honors the dedicated men and women, who served our beloved, great USA in Her armed forces ... and ... deserve the deepest gratitude and respect for their proud, brave duty to country ... with many of their comrades paying the ultimate sacrifice ... and more becoming wounded warriors with varying life long scars including disabling ones!

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                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Veterans Day 2021

                                                                                The theme for Veterans Day 2021 poster is centered on the centennial commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Located at Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb was initially dedicated by the Army on Armistice Day, November 11, 1921.

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                                                                                  WTI 1-22 - Live-Fire Close Air Support

                                                                                  U.S. Marine Corps infantrymen with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment,1st Marine Division, conduct a live fire close air support exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-22, at Yodaville, near Yuma, Arizona.

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                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Firing First XM-1147 AMP Round by U.S. Army Capt. Tobias Cukale

                                                                                    Two crews from Crazy Horse Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division made armor history at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, a testing and training complex first developed by Gen. George Patton.

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                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Marine Corps' 246th Birthday

                                                                                      U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Jorge L. Ortiz, (right), sergeant major, Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, Marine Aircraft Group 31, observes Capt. Zachery Ybarra, (left), adjutant, VMFAT-501, MAG 31, cut the Marine Corps' 246th Birthday cake, during VMFAT-501’s cake-cutting ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina.

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                                                                                        Barksdale Airmen Demo Air Readiness

                                                                                        Airmen at Barksdale Airbase located in Louisiana demonstrate air readiness with B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers.

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                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Marine Corps Family Exudes Sacrifice, Perseverance by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Levi Guerra

                                                                                          Serving as dual-military Marines with a family in demanding Fleet Marine Force assignments overseas requires sacrifice, perseverance, strength, and teamwork to be successful ... that Lt. Col. Christie Everett and Lt. Col. Brian Everett have done with flying colors.

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                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USS Billings Sailor Fires Machine Gun

                                                                                            U.S. Navy Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Manuel Iduate fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15).

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                                                                                              Marines' Boat Raid At Red Beach

                                                                                              U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, I Marine Expeditionary Force, participate in a boat raid course at Red Beach, Camp Pendleton, California.

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                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Final Salute To Gen. (ret.) Colin Powell

                                                                                                Members of an Armed Forces Body Bearer Team render a final salute to Gen. (ret.) Colin Powell at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

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                                                                                                  Paratroopers Conduct Sniper Ops - ES21

                                                                                                  U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to Scout Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct sniper operations with M110, XM2010 and M107 - 50 cal. rifles during exercise Eagle Storm 21 (ES21) in the Croatian Army range “Eugene Kvaternick”, Slunj.

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                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Chapel Dog Helps Connect, Comfort People by U.S. Air Force Jason Wilkinson, 502ABW PA

                                                                                                    U.S. Air Force Chapel dog Maverick, a Siberian Husky, is part mascot, motivator, and therapy dog that puts people at ease.

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                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Fox Marines Graduate

                                                                                                      New Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion during graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Platoons marched in formation past the reviewing center rendering honors to the parade reviewing officers.

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                                                                                                        USS Carter Hall Returns To Homeport

                                                                                                        The U.S. Navy Dock Landing Ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) returns to its homeport of Joint Base Little Creek Fort Story with loved ones waiting to greet their sailors.

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                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > The Power of Navy Medicine by David Bennett, Naval Medical Forces Pacific

                                                                                                          As Navy Medicine’s regional command responsible for medical personnel working in 10 military hospitals from San Diego to Okinawa, and eight medical research and development commands, Naval Medical Forces Pacific’s military and civilian staff have been at the forefront in support of Navy and Marine Corps units throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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                                                                                                            WTI 1-22 -  AOD Close Air Support

                                                                                                            September 21, 2021 - U.S. Marines with Air Officer Department (AOD), Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), demonstrate close air suppor...

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                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > Soldier Serves To Unlock Potential by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mary S. Katzenberger

                                                                                                              U.S. Army Spc. Yacob Warsame decided to join the military, because he saw it as an opportunity to gain technical computer skills before studying the subject in college ... Warsame said the experience of failing and then trying again helped him tap into inner-resources he did not think he possessed.

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                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - U.S. Biathlon Rifle Practice At CEATS

                                                                                                                Vermont Army National Guard Soldiers who are members of the U.S. Biathlon team dry fire Biathlon rifles during a practice session at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site (CEATS) in Jericho, Vermont.

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                                                                                                                  Soldiers Rappel - GTA Air Assault Course

                                                                                                                  U.S. Soldiers assigned to various units from all over Europe rappel during an air assault course at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), Germany.

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                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Honoring Fallen MWD

                                                                                                                    U.S. Space Force Security Forces Squadron hold a memorial ceremony for a fallen military working dog (MWD) stationed at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.

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                                                                                                                      Airmen Extinguish Vehicle Fires

                                                                                                                      Airmen with the U.S. Air Force 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services train to extinguish vehicle fires at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.

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                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Celebrating 'National Veterans and Military Families Month' by David Vergun, DOD News

                                                                                                                        The Defense Department recognizes that 3 million military family members have important roles to play in supporting a strong and ready force ... and honors those who make it possible.

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                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - B-1B Lancer Middle East Presence Patrol

                                                                                                                          A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer flies non-stop over the Persian Gulf on a presence patrol above the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility.

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                                                                                                                            Tartan Eagle 21 - Phase One

                                                                                                                            British Royal Marines ... assisted by U.S. Marines ... review and conduct close-quarters battle techniques during exercise Tartan Eagle 21 (Phase ) on Iams Range at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Chesapeake, Virginia.

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                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Volunteering To Honor With Dignity by U.S. Air Force Leticia Cunningham, 55th Wing PA

                                                                                                                              Handpicked to serve as a member of the USAF Honor Guard, my standards of conduct and level of professionalism must be above reproach ... Obligated by my oath, I am constantly driven to excel by a deep devotion to duty and a strong sense of dedication.

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                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Dragon Vale Trick Or Treat

                                                                                                                                Children trick or treat at U.S. Navy Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo’s (CFAS) Dragon Vale housing area on Halloween.

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                                                                                                                                  USS Carl Vinson Flight Ops In Philippine Sea

                                                                                                                                  Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducts day and night flight operations in the Philippine Sea over several days.

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                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Growing Up On The Sea by U.S. Navy MC3 Isaak Martinez

                                                                                                                                    Sailors sometimes join the Navy as a tradition or to find new experiences. In the case of Operations Specialist Seaman Jordan Massey, his father’s 20-plus years of naval experience reflected onto him in the best of ways.

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                                                                                                                                      Soldiers Show Sniper Skills - IPACC 21

                                                                                                                                      Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, silently show their skills as snipers with the only sound coming from the rifle being fired during the Indo-Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (IPACC) at U.S. Army Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

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                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Soldier Called To Serve by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Carolyn Hart

                                                                                                                                        Being of service can mean different things for different people. For some, volunteering on the weekends is their call to action and for others, like Maj. Shawn Scott, the executive officer for 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, being of service meant joining the Army.

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                                                                                                                                          Recon Marines MOUT Training

                                                                                                                                          U.S. Marines with Force Recon Company, 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division, conduct military operations on urban terrain training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Gung-Ho Lance Corporal William Miller by U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Zachary Bodner

                                                                                                                                            U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal William Miller received the Corporals Course 1-22 Gung-Ho award for being the best possessed with intellectual honesty and moral courage to put aside self-interest for the good of his unit along with the tenacity and self-discipline in keeping with what is known as the avenger spirit.

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                                                                                                                                              Soldiers Conduct Support By Fire - IPACC 21

                                                                                                                                              Soldiers conduct support by fire during live-fire rehearsals associated with the 25th ID Capabilities Exercise (CAPEX) that demonstrates the full range of combat power local to 25th ID.

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                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Proud Serving As An American Woman by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing

                                                                                                                                                Air Force Lt. Col. Lisa Guzman casually strolled into a crowded auditorium when the sudden eruption of music, “American Woman, stay away from me!” rang out over the speakers ... She teared up as she recalled the celebration her Wingmen planned when she finally became a U.S. citizen.

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                                                                                                                                                  Golden Gate Parade Of Ships - SFFW 2021

                                                                                                                                                  U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships transit under the Golden Gate Bridge during San Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW) 2021 parade of ships.

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                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Cheyenne Mountain SFS 'Boulder' Entry Sign

                                                                                                                                                    Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station, Colorado, updated its 'boulder located base entry sign to reflect its name in honor of the new military branch, the U.S. Space Force.

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                                                                                                                                                      USMC Silent Drill Platoon In Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                      September 10, 2021 - U.S. Marines assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon rehearse aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The Silent Drill Platoon t...

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                                                                                                                                                        National Museum USAF - 4th Bldg, Space Gallery

                                                                                                                                                        An up close encompassing drone view of the aircraft and spacecraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force 4th Building / Space Gallery including the Ge...

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                                                                                                                                                          Marines Conduct Live-Fire Scenarios - K21

                                                                                                                                                          U.S. Marines conduct live-fire scenarios with various mounted weaponry using armored vehicles over the course of two days during Exercise Koolendong 21 (K21) at Bradshaw Field Training Area, NT, Australia.

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                                                                                                                                                            Marines Conduct Live-Fire Scenarios - K21

                                                                                                                                                            U.S. Marines with Combined Anti-Armor Team (CAAT) Red platoon with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin conduct live-fire scenarios over the course of two days d...

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                                                                                                                                                              Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunnery At DPTA

                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Army Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew members of Charlie Company “Fighting Aces” conduct table six gunnery qualifications to maintain readiness at Konotop range, Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area (DPTA), Poland.

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                                                                                                                                                                Mechanized Infantry Assault - Koolendong 21

                                                                                                                                                                A helmet camera view from a U.S. Marine participating with his fellow Marines in a mechanized infantry assault with Australian Army soldiers during Exercise Koolendong 2021 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, NT, Australia.

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                                                                                                                                                                  USS Carl Vinson Multiple Carrier Strike Group Ops

                                                                                                                                                                  October 3, 2021 - Ships transit the Philippine Sea during a multinational exercise with Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).The United Kin...

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                                                                                                                                                                    Army 2-34th Armored Regiment Sniper Selection

                                                                                                                                                                    August 27, 2021 - U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, holds a rigorous sniper selection a...

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                                                                                                                                                                      Marines Conduct Mechanized Raid, Beach Extraction

                                                                                                                                                                      August 25, 2021 - U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division execute a mechanized raid, and beach extraction during a mechaniz...

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                                                                                                                                                                        Eliminating Opposition At Kunsan AB

                                                                                                                                                                        October 1, 2021 - U.S. Air Force 8th Security Forces eliminate an opposition force in foggy conditions during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, Re...

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                                                                                                                                                                          USS Montpelier Returns To Homeport

                                                                                                                                                                          September 19, 2021 - The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) returns to Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut t...

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                                                                                                                                                                            Soldiers Qualify On M240 MG At DPTA

                                                                                                                                                                            August 26, 2021 - U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conduct qualification of the M240 m...

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                                                                                                                                                                              Marines Conduct Deliberate Attack - Super Squad 21

                                                                                                                                                                              August 25, 2021 - U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a live-fire deliberate attack on Range 800 for Super Squ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Project Origin RCV Joins JRTC Rotation by U.S. Army Dan Heaton, NGCV CFT

                                                                                                                                                                                In an historic first, U.S. Army Soldiers integrated a Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) surrogate into the opposing force during a recent rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - MWD Detains Intruder During Riot

                                                                                                                                                                                  U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colin Schwier, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, holds MWD Edy as they watch a fellow airman secure an intruder detained by Edy in the flightline during a simulated riot for Samurai Readiness Inspection at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > DOD Demonstrates Mobile Microgrid Technology by David Vergun, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Defense for Research and Engineering and the Department of the Army recently demonstrated a mobile, fast-forming, secure and intelligent vehicle-centric microgrid prototype that will power next-generation warfighting capabilities and joint warfighting concepts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Remembering U.S. Coast Guard WWII Veteran Michael Brewer by U.S. Coast Guard PO3 Diolanda Caballero

                                                                                                                                                                                      Even before Michael Brewer enlisted, he was known for being mischievous. It’s what ultimately drove his mother to push the pen in paper and sign his enlistment papers in 1945, the final year of World War II.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        AAVs Waterborne Ops At Camp Schwab

                                                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Marines with Company B, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion and Marines with 3d Battalion, 5th Marines conduct waterborne operations with Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAVs) at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > First-Time Deployers Seek Professional Growth by U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Tamara R. Dabney

                                                                                                                                                                                          Despite being faced with challenges, first-time deployers Staff Sgt. Jalisse Vazquez and 2nd Lt. Ryan Ordille see their deployment as an opportunity for professional growth.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Super Hercules Over Scenic Alaska

                                                                                                                                                                                            A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules performs low level maneuvers during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-2 over scenic Alaska with snow covered mountains in the background.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              Flight Line Ops - Poseidon's Rage 21

                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Air Force's 48th Fighter Wing launches out with Hellenic Air Force's 115th Combat Wing, in support of exercise Poseidon's Rage at Souda Bay, Greece.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > A Split Second Chance by U.S. Navy MC1 Jacob Sippel

                                                                                                                                                                                                Caitlin Sullivan gripped the M9 service pistol. The scorching hot sun beamed down as sweat rolled down her face. She pushed off the safety, touched the trigger, aimed and readied to shoot a real person who had come over the fence. It required a split-second decision ... and she chose not to shoot.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  USS Gerald R. Ford Full Ship Shock Trial

                                                                                                                                                                                                  A slow motion look at the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completing the first scheduled explosive event of Full Ship Shock Trials while underway in the Atlantic Ocean.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > The Sky Is The Limit For Four Female Aviators by U.S. Army Sgt. Savannah Roy

                                                                                                                                                                                                    An all-female flight crew took to the skies in an HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter to participate in a fly-over for the 3rd Infantry Division change of command ceremony at Fort Stewart, Georgia. It was the crew’s first time participating in an all-female flight.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Independence Day At MCB Quantico

                                                                                                                                                                                                      America’s 245th Independence Day celebration at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico that included performances by the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Quantico Marine Corps Band followed by the fireworks show at Lejeune Field.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        MPs Conduct Close Quarter Battle - AL21

                                                                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Army 551st Military Police Company conducts close quarter battle training during African Lion 2021 (AL21) in Tantan, Morocco.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > A Marine's Marine - Arifaj by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samuel Fletcher

                                                                                                                                                                                                          As a senior drill instructor with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Gunnery Sgt. Anton Arifaj brings his passion for service every day to his platoon. He knows the energy and discipline he receives from his recruits and drill instructors will only be as much as he gives in return.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marines Live-Fire Weapons At Mount Bundey

                                                                                                                                                                                                            U.S. Marines with Rotational Force - Darwin conduct a live-fire range with the M240B medium machine gun, M2 heavy machine gun and Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > DOD Missile Defense Strategy by David Vergun, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                              As missile technology matures and proliferates among potential adversaries China, Russia, North Korea and Iran, the threat to the USA, deployed forces, allies and partners is increasing ... with missile defense playing a key role in U.S. national security.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Independence Day Cannon Gun Salute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fort Sam Houston Army Soldiers fire cannons during a Salute to the Nation ceremony, at the Joint Base San Antonio Main Flag Pole at MacArthur Parade Field at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The Soldiers fired 50 rounds as a salute to each of the 50 United States.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  USAF 34th WS Attack Helicopter - GS21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The U.S. Air Force 34th Weapons Squadron (WS) competes in Gun Smoke 2021 (GS21) with an attack helicopter at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Air Force MSGT Reflects On 30 Year Service by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Treven Cannon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Master Sgt. Cynthia Wahl, a curriculum developer at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center here, has experienced many different jobs during her time in the Air Force including dental technician, protocol, personnel, Enlisted Professional Military Education instructor, and finally to curriculum development ... It all started on Memorial Day as a third-grader, during a 4-H event walking through a cemetery.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marines Conduct Artillery Raid - RT21.2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      April 28, 2021 - U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, 2nd Landing Support Battalion (LSB), 2nd Marine Logistic Group and...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Goats and Glory Connects With Gamers by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Austin Breum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Headsets on, controllers in hand, at their new digs in Memphis, Tennessee ... the Navy’s esports Goats and Glory team is competition ready ... livestreaming their gameplay to the Navy’s Twitch channel to reach a diverse and growing community in the esports realm.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Rescue Airmen Ready To Respond

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Airmen at the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, assigned to the U.S. Air Force 332 Air Expeditionary Wing, in an undisclosed desert location somewhere in Southwest Asia, are ready to respond at a moment's notice with their HH-60W Combat Rescue helicopter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USS Ronald Reagan Flight Ops In South China Sea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, conducts routine flight operations in the South China Sea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > Soldier Continues Legacy Of Family Service by Carrie Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 80 percent of veterans have an immediate family member who served in the military, showing that most veterans leave a legacy of service to their families ... as does U.S. Army 1st Lt. Bradley Cho.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USS Cheyenne Arrives At New Homeport

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut for a scheduled homeport shift.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Green Beret Snipers - Red Flag-Alaska 21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  U.S. Army Green Berets from Alpha Company 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group "Airborne" fire at a target from 1 mile away during Red Flag-Alaska 21-02.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Marine Raiders Certified For Deployment Through RAVEN by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Brennan Priest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The RAVEN exercise places Marine Raiders with Marine Forces Special Operations Command into a notional country, simulating a deployment. The training environment includes a vast network of internet simulation and civilian and military role-players that comprise the host-nation military security forces.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Soldiers Fast Rope Night Ready

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy Air Assault instructors stand flashlight ready for a night rooftop insertion during a Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System and Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction System (FRIES/SPIES) Master course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Infantry Marine Course - Camp Pendleton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, participated in the first iteration of the Infantry Marine Course (IMC) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Vandenberg AFB Gets New U.S. Space Force Name by U.S. Space Force Michael Peterson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vandenberg Air Force Base was officially renamed Vandenberg Space Force Base during a U.S. Space Force ceremony held at the base parade grounds ... The establishment of the U.S. Space Force is a significant step forward in the recognition of space as a warfighting domain.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Marines MRF Ship Search

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            U.S. Marines attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit search the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans during a Maritime Raid Force (MRF) training evolution with USS Germantown.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > 'Rosie’s Riveters' Nose Art Immortalizes Legacy Of WWII Pilot by U.S. Air Force Karen Abeyasekere

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              One of the 100th Bombardment Group’s most iconic, legendary World War II pilots (Lt. Col. Robert “Rosie” Rosenthal) has been immortalized into the newest heritage nose art of a 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker – tail number 58-0089 – which was unveiled at a ceremony at RAF Mildenhall.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > The Best Decision Of My Life by Daniel Puleio, U.S. Navy Recruiting Command

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Damage Controlman 1st Class Casey Dean was born and raised in Salt Lake City. It was there that he and his two best friends decided to embark on a life-changing journey into the U.S. Navy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B-52H Weapons Load At MORóN AB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, LA, is loaded with munitions a day prior to a sortie at MORóN Air Base in Spain.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > World War II Veteran (99) Receives Purple Heart by Amanda Hay-Caroffino, U.S. Army IMC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. James C. McConville, presented the Purple Heart to 99-year-old World War II veteran Osceola "Ozzie" Fletcher more than 76 years after being wounded during the Battle of Normandy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Space Launch Delta 30 Inspiring Command Change

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      U.S. Space Force Col. Robert A. Long, who just assumed command of Space Launch Delta 30, is saluted by Guardians as they stand at attention during the inspiring ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Marines Live-Fire Artillery - RT21.2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        April 25, 2021 - U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, live-fire artillery in Exercise Rolling Thunder 21.2 (RT21.2) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > One Marine's Foundations by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Annika Moody

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black shares a little bit of his prequel, one that predates his time in the Marine Corps, but would come to define it and his life as a whole.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Thunderbolts Alaskan Beauty Taxi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A beautiful scenic look of U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as the taxi during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 21-02 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska with snow covered mountains under the clear blue sky in the background.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              USS Ross Weapons Live-Fire - AL21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) participates in a live-fire exercise involving sailors shooting machine guns, the Phalanx Close-In Weapons Systems, and Mark 45 five-inch rapid-fire deck gun ... as part of African Lion 2021 (AL21) in the Atlantic Ocean.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Space Defense Agency Sends Up Satellites For First Time by C. Todd Lopez, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Space Development Agency — charged with building the National Defense Space Architecture — for the first time, putting satellites into orbit aboard SpaceX's Transporter 2 commercial rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USS Gerald R. Ford Shock Trial

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completes the first scheduled explosive event of Full Ship Shock Trials to confirm that the warship can continue to meet demanding mission requirements under harsh conditions they might encounter in battle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Artillery Live-Fire, Relocation - ARTP 21.1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    U.S. Marines live-fire and relocate artillery during Artillery Relocation Training Program (ARTP) 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Honoring Terminally Ill Boy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mason Fletcher, 7, and his father Sgt. 1st Class Darrin Fletcher walk through an honor shield of applauding U.S. Army and Navy recruiting service members, prior to a surprise birthday party held for Mason, who has terminal brain cancer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Prepare, Load, and Fire Rounds Down Range - DF21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Battalion 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, prepare, load, and fire artillery rounds down range during Dynamic Front 21 in Torun, Poland.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > From Spouse To Officer Nearing Two Decades Of Military Service by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rachel Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          After serving 18 years as a significant other in the military, Amanda Martinez added onto her role by raising her right hand and joining the ranks of the U.S. Air Force.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - New Marines Formation March

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New Marines of Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march in formation during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marines Conduct Squad Defense Drills - DC 21.1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, participate in live-fire squad attack drills as part of exercise Dynamic Cape (DC 21.1) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Unleashing The Potential Of Unmanned Systems by U.S. Navy Warren Duffie, ONR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The testing of new unmanned technologies reflects the Navy and Marine Corps’ commitment to rethinking concepts of operations ... that will complement, not replace, manned assets, and will provide warfighters far more options in combat.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > U.S. Military Academy 2022 Cadet Learns To Lead, Serve by Jorge Garcia, USMA at West Point

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As the regimental commander for this summer’s U.S. Military Academy Cadet Field Training, Cadet Holland Pratt is ready to make a difference, inspire passion for the profession, and refine her leadership styl

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WTI 2-21 - Close Air Support

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), conduct day and night close air support with live-fire in a simulated hostile environment, during Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21 at Yodaville near Yuma, Arizona.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > From Iraq To USA ... Becoming A Marine by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dana Beesley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Abdullah Alshimmari still remembers the fragile line between chaos and peace ... His desire to take care of his Marines and recruits in the future is that much stronger because of what he survived.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Quantum Frontier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In the race to master and harness advanced technology, the Air Force is making strides within quantum research, bringing "Q-Day" to fruition sooner.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > DOD Role In Chinese Pacing Threat, Integrated Deterrence by Jim Garamone, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          China is America's pacing threat ... China is the only country that can pose a systemic challenge to the United States in the sense of challenging us, economically, technologically, politically and militarily.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Strike Eagles Live Weapons Load

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 492nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, load live weapons on F-15E Strike Eagles prior to takeoff during exercise Poseidon’s Rage at Souda Bay, Greece.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marines Kick In Doors - IMC 2021

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, learn to patrol and clear urban environments during the thirteenth week of the Infantry Marine Course (IMC) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Combatant Assault Crafts High-Speed Pass

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Two combatant assault crafts assigned to the U.S. Navy Special Boat Team TWENTY perform a high-speed pass alongside the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) in the Mediterranean Sea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Navy Aerial Live-Fire, Casualty Evacuation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sailors assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 perform a live-fire exercise and a casualty evacuation exercise in the Arabian Gulf.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Air Force Reserve - Keeping The Door Open by U.S. Air Force Leticia Cunningham

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Air Force Reserve provides and maintains qualified trained units. If needed, Air Force reservists respond in times of war or national emergency filling in stateside service positions when active duty are overseas.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Chinook Fastrope

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and the Royal Moroccan Army, fast-rope out of a CH-47 Chinook in Tifnit, Morocco. Africa Lion 2021 is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2021 USMC Championships Marksmanship Competition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Marines compete in the 2021 Marine Corps Championship Marksmanship Competition that inspires unit cohesion and mission readiness by allowing Marines to compete and improve lethality with a range of weapon types.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Don't Be A Lady ... Be A Legend by U.S. Navy Lt. Ayifa Brooks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Many females served in war zones alongside their male compatriots, as did U.S. Army Lt. Col. Nancy Christ, a decorated veteran in the nurse corps, who served for 20 years ... completing two deployments to Vietnam and being awarded mutliple medals including the Bronze Star. The women veterans, who served with pride, created an impeccable legacy that active duty service members continue through today.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Niklaus McMann stands next to a Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System (LMADIS) that allows Low Altitude Air Defense Marines to keep pace with the maneuver force in order to protect it from precision fires and enemy close air support.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Soldiers Fire M109 Paladin Howitzer - DF21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, operate and fire the M109 Paladin Howitzer during Dynamic Front 21 in Torun, Poland dur...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Ret. Army MSgt. Linda Berry Reflects On Family, Career by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jennifer Reynolds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Retired Army Master Sgt. Linda Berry didn’t set out to follow her father’s footsteps into the Army when she enlisted. Instead, she set out to be all she could be, including a mother, in her twenty-three years of service in the U.S. Army.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  U.S. Army Birthday 2021 Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On June 14, 2021, the Army will recognize 246 years of Soldiers making sacrifices, supporting the nation, and most importantly, their courage. For 246...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Eyes To The Sky by U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Melissa Marnell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Drone Buster is one of the Marine Corps’ newest Counter-UAS assets. It is a hand-held jammer which has the ability to force a UAS to descend or to return to its operator.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HMLA-267 MRX Flight Ops

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 267 conduct flight operations with live-fire during a mission rehearsal exercise (MRX) over Okinawa, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > DOD Plans For Responsible Artificial Intelligence by DoD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From the battlefield to the back office, artificial intelligence has the potential to transform how the Defense Department does business in areas like increasing the speed of decision making, making sense of complex data sets and improving efficiency in back-office operations.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Seeing The Nuclear Deterrence Bigger Picture by U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Heather N. Heiney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The alarm was blaring on the launch control console, messages were flashing across the screens for a training simulation intercontinental ballistic missile launch correctly ... My heart raced and I was both immediately overwhelmed and amazed at what misileers actually do.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WTI 2-21 - Assault Support Training

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and aircraft attached to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, participate in Assault Support Training 3 with aerial fire and infantry assault on an urban area during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI), 2-21.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > From Would-Be Rocker To Rock Star Recruiter by U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Todd Macdonald

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gabriel King was convinced he was going to be a rock star. However, he eventually learned that the U.S. Navy could be his way to a better life ... then met his wife and found his work ethic in the Navy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Retiring CMSgt Keene Receives Legion of Merit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Keene receives the Legion of Merit for his meritorious service during his retirement after dedicating nearly 30 years of service to the U.S. Air Force.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Cancer Can't Stop Guardsman From Deploying by Maj. Robert Taylor Idaho, Army National Guard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Wayne Cridland was diagnosed with Stage 4A squamous cell carcinoma in February 2009. In September 2010, he deployed to Iraq with the Army National Guard’s 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation New Dawn.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - E-2D Hawkeye Launches From USS Ronald Reagan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    An E-2D Hawkeye attached to the Tiger Tails of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 launches from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan currently in the Philippine Sea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marines Conduct Combat Live-Fire - FV21.3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, conduct a live-fire combat rehearsal with a variety of weapons, including explosives, during Fuji Viper 21.3 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Excellence Is Forged In The Night by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jacqueline Parsons

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        After months of preparation and planning, 2d Marine Division conducted the first iteration of night live-fire training on range G-36 equipped with night vision optics to navigate the terrain.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Bradley Fighting Vehicle Attack Mode

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A Bradley Fighting Vehicle with 1st Battalion, 635th Armored Regiment, Kansas Army National Guard, moves in attack mode to a staging position during maneuvers at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            National Museum USAF - Southeast Asia War Gallery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            An up close encompassing drone view of the aircraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Southeast Asia War Gallery. The aircraft are seen from a variety of flight directions and heights.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Silent Drill At Pro Football Hall of Fame

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Marines with the Silent Drill Platoon perform at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an exhilarating museum and attraction that pays tribute to the talents and triumphs of pro football’s greatest legends.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WTI 2-21 - Support By Fire Evolution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                U.S. Marine Corps infantrymen, with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a support by fire evolution, in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21, at Site 50 training area.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Combat Casualties Aren’t Always Human by U.S. Air Force Maj. John T. Stamm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Military Working Dogs have become an integral part of military operations and security, yet many people don’t realize dogs are vulnerable to the same environmental and occupational hazards.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Flight Ops In Arabian Sea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conduct flight operations in the Arabian Sea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Disruptive Technologies ... Re-imagining The Future Force by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James Norket

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The United States military is changing and forging ahead in the modern era of Great Power Competition with the biggest obstacles in the acquisition field, as things are being invented faster than we can get them to the warfighter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WTI 2-21 - UH 1Y Venom Crew Live-Fire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        April 15, 2021 - U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Liam Hogan, a UH-1Y crew chief, assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), operate...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Soldier’s Journey From Refugee To Pilot by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Jaccob Hearn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If there is someone who knows a thing about hard work and determination, it’s U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Valdeta Mehanja, a pilot with the 1-131st Aviation Regiment. Mehanja is an Albanian native born in Kosovo and a US citizen.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marne Air Soldiers Conduct Warhorse II

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marne Air Soldiers of U.S. Army 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division conduct their Warhorse II exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > Modern Problem, Modern Solutions by U.S. Marine Corps Author

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Just a little under 10 years ago, deployed Marines on patrol would have their eyes scanning for the greatest threat at the time – IEDs. Now, forward deployed to the their eyes are directed upwards for the newest threat – Drones.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Memorial Day Salute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                U.S. Air Force Col. Kurt Wendt, 501st Combat Support Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Keene, 501st CSW command chief, salute their wing’s laid wreath during the Memorial Day ceremony at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site, England.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WTI 2-21 - Emergency Extract Exercise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One conduct an emergency extract exercise utilizing various aircraft in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21, at Observation Point Feets, in Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Space-Based Capabilities Critical To U.S. National Security by Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Space-based capabilities are vital to U.S. national security in today's era of de-stabilizing challenges from Russia and undeniable strategic competition with China.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Calling Inspires Lasting Legacy In by Texas Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Agustin Salazar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes, U.S. Air Force chaplain Col. Paula Payne is retired. No, she is not done serving her country. Payne's life of service began in 1981 at St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, where she was working as a secondary and adult education teacher.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        President Biden Honors Troops' Service, Sacrifice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        President Joe Biden discusses sacrifices made by service members and expresses his appreciation for their service at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia a few days before Memorial Day 2021.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - History Of Memorial Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A solemn reminder about the reason and importance of the sacred national holiday ... Memorial Day ... that honors the fallen ones, who died in the line of service for beloved USA!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Navy Forging Relationships With Middle School Students by Burrell Parmer, Navy Recruiting Command

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To forge relationships with young students in Military City USA, members of the Central Texas Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association and leadership of Navy Talent Acquisition Group San Antonio visited Nimitz Middle School.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Squad Live-Fire, Maneuver On Camp Lejeune

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, execute a squad live-fire and maneuver training event on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Olympic Hopeful Soldier ... 'Breakin' Barriers by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Sheldon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Brianna Pritchard’s path to the Olympics is not through a traditional sport, but the competitive sport called breaking ... that was called 'Break Dancing' in the 1980s.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - OCS Student Sounds Off

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) class 14-21 student, at Officer Training Command, Newport, Rhode Island, sounds off while running in place during a Room, Locker and Personnel inspection.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Ready To Respond At A Moment's Notice by U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Tess LaBossiere

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marines with 1st MAW conducted this Alert Contingency Marine Air-Ground Taskforce (ACM) drill in order to maintain readiness as the III Marine Expeditionary Force’s Air Combat Element of the ACM in the Indo-Pacific.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - 2021 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Approximately 80 soldiers from across the nation participate the 2021 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior/Best Squad Competition at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, May 19-28. It brings in the best Soldiers and squads from across the U.S. Army Reserve to earn the title of “Best Warrior” and “Best Squad” among their peers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Six-Ship Dissimilar Formation Maneuvers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A six-ship dissimilar formation consisting of two T-1A Jayhawks, two T-38 Talons, and two T-6A Texan II aircrafts from Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, practice advanced maneuvering.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Warfare, Strategy Future Dictates Special Ops Action by Jim Garamone, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The future of warfare will dictate how special operations forces operate ... Warfare is going to be multi-domain ... Our goal is to maintain a strategic advantage.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Marines Watery Amphibious Raid Offload

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            U.S. Marines unload off of a combat rubber raiding craft after completing an amphibious raid rehearsal at Kin Blue training area, Okinawa, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marines Conduct Machine Gun Range - FV21.3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, conduct a M240 Bravo and M2 Browning .50-caliber machine gun range with a variety of weapons during Fuji Viper 21.3 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Small Unit, Big Job by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kristine Legate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                U.S. Army fixed-wing aircraft detachments are small communities spread throughout the United States with everyone likely to cross paths at one point or another due to the nature of their missions.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Soldiers Live-Fire With ENVG Binoculars

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, conduct a platoon live-fire using the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Battling Cancer In Combat Boots by U.S. Space Force Senior Airman Danielle McBride

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Capt. Kathryn Nay, a defender currently assigned to the 140th Wing as the executive officer for the Colorado Air National Guard, was only 37 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Top Three Leaders Aboard U.S. Warship From Same State by Commander, Naval Forces Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It is extremely unusual for the top three leaders aboard a U.S. warship to come from the same state, as is the case aboard the USS Mustin.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WTI 2-21 - Assault On Village

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Marines simulate an assault on a village during Assault Support Tactics 1 in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 2-21 at combat village, near Wellton, Arizona.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Leslie Hobbs - Seventh Decade In Service To Army Reserve by U.S. Army Reserve Zachary Mott

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Leslie Hobbs began his Army service in 1959, retiring 33 years later as a lieutenant colonel. He now in his seventh decade, he has worked various jobs around the U.S. Army reserve center in Independence, Missouri doing what he can to help Soldiers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Tuskegee Airman 2021 Wreath Laying Ceremony

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Retired Lt. Col. Vorry Moon of the Tuskegee Airman "Hooks" Jones Chapter (center) salutes during the playing of the national anthem during a Tuskegee Airman wreath-laying ceremony in the Honor Garden at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              USS Gerald R. Ford Launches Missiles - CSSQT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              An evolved sea sparrow missiles and a rolling-airframe missiles launch from USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) weapons sponsons during combat systems ship qualification trials (CSSQT).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Modernizing Marine Corps Infantry Capabilities by U.S. Marine Corps Matt Gonzales, Systems Command

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Marine Corps has been investing time, money and resources into modernizing the force ... with no investment more important than those in support of the infantry Marine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Sailors Transit Atlantic In RHIB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sailors aboard a Rigid Inflatable Hull Boat (RHIB) assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) transit the Atlantic Ocean during exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Combat Activities On Range 400 - ITX 3-21

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    U.S. Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, conduct combat activities on range 400 during supported Company Attacks at Range at Range 400 while participating in Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 3-21 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > A Blur Differentiating Between State Actors, Criminals In Cyber by C. Todd Lopez, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Who's hacking U.S. networks? It's not an easy question to answer, defense leaders told lawmakers, as determining if a malicious cyber attacker is a foreign government, a cyber criminal or a cyber criminal supported by a foreign government is never clear.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Paladin At Camp Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Utah National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery participate in a recruiting and family day live-fire artillery demonstration using the M109A6 Paladin at Camp Williams, Utah.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Black Jack Brigade Shoots Bradley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team ("Black Jack" Brigade) shoots the Bradley Fighting Vehicles during a range at Fort Hood in Texas.