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USS Sterett Fires Mark 45 and Mark 38

December 30, 2020 - The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun and Mark 38 25mm machine gun during a live fire exercise....

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    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Devil Raider Finds Ways To Enhance Life For Airmen, Families by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kelly Young, 621st Contingency Response Squadron self-inspection program manager, over the years, has been a driving force in his squadron, helping those in need.

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      Marines Conduct VBSS Training By Air, Sea

      U.S. Marines with the All-Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a visit, board, search and seizure training event by air and sea.

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        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Training Information Warfare Professionals With Innovative Technology by U.S. Navy Glenn Sircy, CIWT

        The Center for Information Warfare Training is focused on new opportunities to develop and employ the most effective and sophisticated means available to train information warfare professionals into skilled combat-ready warfighters.

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          Enemy Overwatch and Observation - Polar Ascent

          Scouts from U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, “Spartan Brigade,” coordinate their movements before conducting overwatch and observation of enemy forces during a reconnaissance exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

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            USA Patriotism! ... Article > An Army Officer's Humble Beginnings by U.S. Army Author

            What’s up bud ... Matthew Mickey remembers an Army recruiter asking him outside, before the homeless teen ever stepped into the station. Mickey spent the previous morning on September 11, 2001 watching hijacked airplanes change the world forever.

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              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Airman Attaches Air Intercept Missile To F-15C

              U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 493rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit attaches an air intercept missile to an F-15C Eagle during the quarterly load crew competition at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.

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                Dogs of War Air Assaults

                November 4, 2020 - U.S. Marines with E Company, 2d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, and U.S. Army Soldiers with 4/3 Assault Helicopter Bat...

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                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > South Korean's Journey To Becoming U.S. Marine by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Sarah Ralph

                  Jung Hyun Ahn is currently on a journey to a dream come true by becoming a part of the Marine Corps later in 2021 during the summer, attending recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

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                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USS North Dakota Happy Return

                    The Virginia-class submarine USS North Dakota (SSN 784) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut with the sailors being greeted by happy family members.

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                      USS America - 2020 Glimpse

                      December 30, 2020 - A glimpse at the Navy’s forward-deployed amphibious flagship ... USS America (LHA 6) ... 2020 operations wherever international law allow...

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                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Sharing Innovative Approaches To Top Strategic Challenges by U.S. Department of Defense News

                        The purpose of the 7th annual Cyber Beacon Conference was to gather today's top thought leaders and experts on strategic cyberspace issues for discussion and learning ... supporting the lines of effort of the National Defense Strategy.

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                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Soldiers Conduct Obstacle Course NCOPD

                          Soldiers with U.S. Army 40th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, conduct an obstacle course during a Noncommissioned officer professional development session near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

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                            Marines Conduct Aerial Live-Fire From Venoms

                            November 3, 2020 - U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom helicopter crew chiefs with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 (HMLA-469) fire a GAU-21 .50 caliber...

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                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Heavy Lifting Log Drills

                              Recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct heavy lifting log drills at U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

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                                Soldiers Conduct Medical Triage, Chemical Decon

                                November 20, 2020 - Soldiers from 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade and 110th Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Battalion, ...

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                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Fear Of Failure ... Beyond The Blue by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alan Ricker

                                  Senior Master Sgt. Alan Gage shared the importance of preparing for failure and being resilient. To help with his resiliency, he has continuous conversations with family, friends and a mental healthcare provider.

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                                    Immediate Action Drills - MEFEX 21.1

                                    November 3, 2020 - U.S. Marines participate in fire team immediate action drills as part of Marine Expeditionary Force Exercise 21.1 on Fort Drum, New York. ...

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                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > NC1 Rydberg Earns Top Navy Recruiting Accolade For 2020 by U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Joshua Keim

                                      Navy Counselor 1st Class Paul Rydberg was selected as the national (Active Component) Enlisted Recruiter of the Year (ROY) for Navy Recruiting Command; Enlisted Nuclear ROY for NRC Region West; Naval Special Warfare/Naval Special Operations (NSW/NSO) ROY; and, Division Three ROY for NTAG Houston. He also clinched the coveted Centurion Award.

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                                        Brave Young

                                        The Brave Young video illustrates a poem about a Marine telling his father about a near death miss while deployed in Iraq. It also honors all America's troops, wounded warriors, and fallen heroes for valiantly going beyond self for country sake.

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                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Australian Army Veteran Becomes WAARNG Flight Paramedic by U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz

                                          Washington Army National Guard Sgt. Abraham Boxx's time in the Australian Army sent him on several deployments as a combat medic, to Malaysia, Singapore and Pakistan ... Boxx moved to the U.S. in 2016 and is now a critical care flight paramedic with the 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Battalion.

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                                            Amphibious Assault - Keen Sword 21

                                            November 1, 2020 - U.S. Marines teamed up with Japan's Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade to conduct an amphibious assault on Gaja Jima, a small island off ...

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                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Super Hornet Approaches USS Nimitz Flight Deck

                                              U.S. Navy Lt. Joseph Bayo operates as arresting gear officer as an F/A-18F Super Hornet approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to provide close-air support to Operation Octave Quartz.

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                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Future Of Space Force Enlisted Guardians by Jim Garamone, DOD News

                                                The development of the culture of the Space Force, the training Space Force personnel will receive, the balance between enlisted and officer ranks in the new service, and how the force will be constituted were among the issues that Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, the new service's first senior enlisted advisor, discussed.

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                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Soldier Fire Ready

                                                  A U.S. Army solider with 25th Combat Aviation Brigade prepares to fire his rifle during Operation Wardog Kila at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

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                                                    Marines Conduct Aerial Fire Support - Bougainville II

                                                    October 30, 2020 - U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, conduct a fire support coordination exercise during Bougainville II aboard ...

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                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Marines Corps Color Guard Presents The Colors

                                                      A U.S. Marines Corps color guard with Marine Wing Communications Squadron (MWCS) 18 present the colors to Lt. Col. Kwabena K. Gyimah, the commanding officer of MWCS-18, during a unit re-designation and activation ceremony at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.

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                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Mother, Son Joined Air Force Reserve Together by U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Erin Zimpfer

                                                        For many people, deciding to enlist in the military is one of the biggest decisions of their lives. But for Senior Airman Amanda Guzman and her son Senior Airman Stanley Fairchild III, it was life changing for the entire family.

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                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Wardog Kila Artillery Live-Fire

                                                          The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and 25th Infantry Division Artillery units worked alongside sister force, the U.S. Marine Corps, in an exercise called Operation Wardog Kila for a joint live-fire exercise at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

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                                                            Marines Increase Toughness In Harsh Jungle

                                                            U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, participate in a Tactical Small Unit Leaders course at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan d...

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                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > Never Stopped Trying ... Kept Going! by U.S. Navy Seaman Caitlin Flynn

                                                              U.S. Navy Lt. Amy Blades-Langjahr started breaking ground early in her career. As an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class, she secured herself a backseat ride in an EA-6B Prowler, despite not being a rate that had any business in that aircraft.

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                                                                Space Force Wins Call of Duty Endowment Bowl 2020

                                                                December 11, 2020 - The first competitive Space Force esports team competes in the Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) Bowl 2020, an inter-service esports tourname...

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                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Home In The Jungle by U.S. Army Sgt. Tyvel Clement

                                                                  After accepting the role of a senior jungle instructor, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Steven Mason began leading Soldiers through twelve days of rigorous training required to obtain the jungle tab upon completion of Jungle Operators Training Course.

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                                                                    Marines Conduct Force On Force - KS21

                                                                    October 27, 2020 - U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, conduct force on force training during exercise Keen Sword (KS) 2...

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                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Marine Corps Begins Widespread Fielding Of Suppressors by U.S. Marine Corps Matt Gonzales, Systems Command

                                                                      Marine Corps Systems Command has taken another step toward increasing lethality and protection for Marines. The command began the process of fielding thousands of suppressors to infantry, reconnaissance and special operation units for employment on the M27, M4 and M4A1 rifles.

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                                                                        F-35A Lightning IIs At Hill AFB

                                                                        Hill Air Force Base is home to over seventy-five F-35A Lightning II aircraft. The 388th and Reserve 419th are the Air Force's first combat-capable F-35A unit...

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                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Black Flag - Innovation Through Integration by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Savanah Bray

                                                                          Established as the test counterpart to Red Flag, an event designed to train like we fight, Black Flag allows the Air Force to test like we fight. While Red Flag builds readiness, Black flag builds capability and is essential to national defense.

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                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Strike Eagle Twilight Refuel

                                                                            A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle departs in the twilight sky after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during an air refueling mission over Southwest Asia.

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                                                                              Marines Conduct Urban Assault - Bold Quest 20.2

                                                                              October 27, 2020 - Marines of Mobility Assault Company, 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, 2d Marine Division conduct an assault on a Military Operations Urban Tr...

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                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Sailor Serves With Religious Ministries In Horn of Africa by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Natalia Murillo

                                                                                One way that U.S. Navy Religious Program Specialist 1st Class Barry Menges gives back at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti is by overseeing the base’s ceremonial flag program.

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                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Sailors Conduct Tactical Room-Clearing

                                                                                  Sailors conduct tactical room-clearing as part of the Navy Security Force Sentry (NSFS) course aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain.

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                                                                                    Nimitz Carrier Strike Group

                                                                                    The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting...

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                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > 'Sisters In Arms' Help Empower Female Soldiers by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Miriam Espinoza

                                                                                      2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team leadership understands that with women in combat MOSs there are challenges and they are leading the way in giving these female Soldiers a platform to interact and learn from other women by starting "Sisters in Arms", a Brigade Female Mentorship Program.

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                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Tank Illuminates Snowy Conditions

                                                                                        An M1 Abrams tank’s main gun fires with its flash illuminating the snowy conditions at the Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania.

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                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Soldier's Unbreakable Bond With Military Working Dog by U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Tawny Schmit

                                                                                          Showcases pride of the United States of America with patriotic poems, music, articles, stories, quotes, photos, videos, tributes, images, references, gifts and more.

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                                                                                            Marines Conduct Mission Patrol - Bold Quest 20.2

                                                                                            October 27, 2020 - Marines of Mobility Assault Company, 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, 2d Marine Division conduct a mission patrol in support of the Bold Ques...

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                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > Graven Brothers Join Marines Same Time by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Grace J. Kindred

                                                                                              The Graven brothers met their recruiter together, and joined the Marine Corps using the buddy program. By using the buddy program, Pfc. and LCpl. Graven shipped out to Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego on the same day, and ended up in the same platoon.

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                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Oahu Flyover Pilot View

                                                                                                U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Brendon Connor, pilot, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268, flies his MV-22 Osprey over the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

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                                                                                                  Green Berets, Soldiers Conduct Night Time Raid

                                                                                                  November 20, 2020 - Green Berets from 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) with soldiers from additional support units conduct a night time training raid on M...

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                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Space Force Guardians by Jim Garamone, DOD News

                                                                                                    On behalf of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence annuounced that the men and women of the United States Space Force will be known as 'Guardians'. Currently, there are roughly 4,000 Guardians in the U.S. Space Force ... all from the Air Force.

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                                                                                                      Marines Conduct Demolition Range At Camp Fuji

                                                                                                      October 26, 2020 - U.S. Marines with 9th Engineer Support Battalion conduct a demolition range at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan to refine ta...

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                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Developing Next Generation of Arctic Leaders by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham

                                                                                                        In addition to projecting sovereign Arctic presence, the heavy icebreaker Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star’s unusual, far north winter patrol is gathering experience and honing ice navigation proficiency to fortify the country’s future generation of Arctic sailors and mission leaders.

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                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Four Brothers ... 100 Years of Service by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Agustin Salazar

                                                                                                          One family has more than just the holidays to celebrate this year. The Connelly brothers ... Bill, Mark, John, and Michael ... have accumulated 100 years of service in the Air Force.

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                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Reinforcing Sailor Warrior Toughness and Resiliency by U.S. Navy MCS Seaman Neo B. Greene III

                                                                                                            A new initiative hosted by the Corry Station Chapel onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station reinforces warrior toughness and resiliency for new-accession Sailors attached to Information Warfare Training Command.

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                                                                                                              Marines Conduct Artillery Live Fire - ARTP 20.3

                                                                                                              October 26, 2020 - U.S. Marines conduct artillery live-fire during the Artillery Relocation Training Program (ARTP) 20.3 at Combined Arms Training Center, Ca...

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                                                                                                                Aircraft Taxi, Take Off - Nellis AFB WSINT

                                                                                                                December 10, 2020 - Various aircraft taxi and take off during Weapons School Integration (WSINT) at Nellis Air Force Base. Aircraft included are ... B-52s, F...

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                                                                                                                  Navy Hospital Ships

                                                                                                                  Hospital ships have played an integral role in treating and saving lives, both in peacetime and war, from almost as long as there has been a Navy Medicine. H...

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                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > U.S. Marines, Japan GSD Force Seize and Defend Islands by U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Nicholas Royer

                                                                                                                    With MV-22 Ospreys and CH-47 aircraft operating overhead, U.S. Marines and Japanese soldiers manned machine guns, managed interlinked sensor screens, and provided targeting information for long-range fires assets in preparation to defend against an amphibious assault and enable a fast-hitting counterattack into enemy-held territory.

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                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Soldiers' Christmas Cheer In Iraq

                                                                                                                      U.S. Soldiers with 4-4 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion hold an "Organization Day" in Iraq, where they enjoyed Christmas cheer with food and good company.

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                                                                                                                        Marines Small Boat Train Alongside USS Somerset

                                                                                                                        October 24, 2020 - U.S. Marines with the All-Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participate in a small boat training event alo...

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                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Technology In Government by U.S. Service Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News

                                                                                                                          Technology innovation is about people and making sure the best are hired, the deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said in a discussion on "Driving Technology in Government" at the virtual 2020 Aspen Cyber Summit.

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                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Reserve Marines Collect Toys For Tots

                                                                                                                            U.S. Marines with the 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, proudly display the toys that were donated during a Toys for Tots collection event at the local Walmart in Frederick, Maryland.

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                                                                                                                              First Space Force Trainees Complete BEAST Week

                                                                                                                              December 10, 2020 - The first U.S. Space Force trainees conduct (1) manning Entry Control Points (ECP) as part of Defensive Fighting Posture (DFP) Training; ...

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                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Achieving A Military Internet Of Things With F-22, F-35 Aircraft by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

                                                                                                                                The joint force took another step toward achieving a military Internet of Things when fifth-generation aircraft overcame long standing connectivity limitations to share actionable operational data in their native secure digital “languages” with and through multiple sources for the first time.

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                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Presidential Coin Toss At Army-Navy Football Game

                                                                                                                                  President Donald J. Trump tosses a coin at mid-field prior to the start of the 121st Army-Navy football game at the U.S. Military Academy's Michie Stadium in West Point, New York.

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                                                                                                                                    Green Berets Train With 2-2 SBCT Soldiers

                                                                                                                                    November 17, 2020 - Green Berets from 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) train with Soldiers from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division (2-...

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                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > The Unforgettable Welcome Home by U.S. Army Samantha Tyler, Materiel Command

                                                                                                                                      Soldiers coming home from Vietnam typically did not receive a warm welcome home ... It wasn’t uncommon for people to jeer at Soldiers in uniform as they came home. James experienced this bitterness during his journey home, but when he landed back in Alabama, his experience was different.

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                                                                                                                                        Marines Conduct Long Range Convoy - MTE 1-21

                                                                                                                                        October 22, 2020 - U.S. Marines perform a long range convoy during Mountain Training (MTE) Exercise 1-21 at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center...

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                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Marine Corps Begins Fielding Amphibious Combat Vehicle by Matt Gonzales, USMC Systems Command

                                                                                                                                          The Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) is a next-generation, eight-wheeled vehicle designed to move Marines from ship to shore. The vehicle will be the primary means of tactical mobility for the Marine infantry battalion at sea and ashore, replacing the Corps’ aging Assault Amphibious Vehicle.

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                                                                                                                                            Marines Conduct Squad Supported Attack - Bougainville II

                                                                                                                                            U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conduct live-fire and maneuver squad supported attacks on Range 10 during exercise Bougainville 2 at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.

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                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Special Warfare Airmen Cold, Snowy Wait

                                                                                                                                              U.S. Air Force special warfare Airmen, assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, wait in a rugged cold snow covered area as an Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 1st Battalion lands to pick them up during small unit training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

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                                                                                                                                                Combat Live-Fire On Range 400 - ITX 1-21

                                                                                                                                                October 19, 2020 - U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct Range 400 with a variety of combat live-fire activities...

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                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Combat Drill With Rifles

                                                                                                                                                  U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, demonstrate a combat drill with rifles for Niigata Prefecture dignitaries during exercise Forest Light Eastern Army in mainland Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Fight Night Combatives

                                                                                                                                                    U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the 3rd and 4th Squadrons, 2d Cavalry Regiment (2CR) compete in different weight classes during the annual 2CR Fight Night combatives event at the Memorial Gym, Rose Barracks, Germany.

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                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Creating Virtual Undersea Environments To Advance Underwater Autonomy by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Huy Tonthat

                                                                                                                                                      With undersea warfare remaining a key domain for U.S. defense strategies, the ability to map and navigate the depths of the world’s oceans becomes increasingly essential to maintaining an advantage.

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                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Army Prepares To ReARMM by U.S. Army Warren Marlow

                                                                                                                                                        Since 2006, the U.S. Army has employed the Army Force Generation model, in which units go through a cycle of resetting, training, and availability. This construct will be replaced by the Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model (ReARMM), which is meant to increase predictability, enable modernization, and help the Army win in global conflicts.

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                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Seabees and Marines Power III MEF and MCIPAC by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Karis Mattingly

                                                                                                                                                          Seabees assist in wartime construction, aid in humanitarian efforts worldwide and are responsible for emergency and corrective maintenance. Marines are trained for combat that includes 'expedient' construction and maintenance.

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                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > U.S. Military Keeping Up With Global, Technology Changes by Jim Garamone, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                            The United States military has been involved in counterinsurgency warfare. At the same time, China and Russia took stock of American military prowess and modernized ... There are five to 10 rapidly approaching technologies that are going to have fundamental, significant impacts on the conduct of military operations.

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                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Operation Holiday Hope Brings Santa and Joy by U.S. Air Force Natalie Stanley, 926th Wing PA

                                                                                                                                                              The holidays were made brighter for families of the 926th Wing during the Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Operation Holiday Hope at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada with Santa and toys for the kids.

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                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Taking Care Of Family by U.S. Navy Recruiting Command

                                                                                                                                                                The first time Engineman 1st Class Eden Avelino walked into a recruiting station, she was in the Philippines, trying to join their version of the Recruit Officer Training Corps ... The next time Avelino walked into a recruiting station, she was living with family in Lompoc, California and the Navy became her destiny.

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                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Bringing Space To The Fight by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Rognstad

                                                                                                                                                                  Space-based assets, such as satellite communications, missile defense warning and surveillance, are necessary to defeat an adversary, and the space experts in an Army Space Support Team bridge the gap between these assets and the user.

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                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Coastal Caribbean Warrior by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.

                                                                                                                                                                    U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division traveled nearly 1,600 miles to conduct open-water and dive training with Netherlands Marines from the 32nd Raiding Squadron in Savaneta, Aruba.

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                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Joint All-Domain Command, Control Framework Belongs To Warfighters by Jim Garamone, DOD

                                                                                                                                                                      The Joint All-Domain Command and Control framework is not just the bailiwick of communications personnel ... it is warfighting business. The framework is DOD's effort to amalgamate sensors with shooters across all domains, commands and services.

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                                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Drones On Goodfellow by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Abbey Rieves

                                                                                                                                                                        Goodfellow Airforce Base became a benchmark example within the Air Education and Training Command with drone operators who are fully validated, approved and authorized for ‘combined ops’ in the Small Unmanned Aircraft System Program. This multi-use program is applicable to fire training, SFS, and emergency management mission essential task lists.

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                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > All Hands On Deck by U.S. Navy Seaman Juel Foster

                                                                                                                                                                          The deck department is an integral part of many shipboard evolutions including flight deck operations, small boat operations, mooring, anchoring, and underway replenishments ... The most involved evolution for Boatswain’s Mates is sea and anchor. Like other littoral combat and legacy ships, Boatswain’s Mates run the sea and anchor “show” on the forecastle and fantail.

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                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Command Sgt. Maj. Rebecca Myers' 30 Year Career by U.S. Army Spc. Noelle Wiehe

                                                                                                                                                                            Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rebecca Myers began her military career as a military police Soldier in Panama and chose to close it out with the same unit now stationed on Fort Stewart.

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                                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > A Battalion and The Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) by U.S. Marine Corps 2d MARDIV

                                                                                                                                                                              Leaders from 6th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division recently welcomed “The Beirut Battalion” to their ranks, as the Marines and Sailors of 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment were formally awarded the historic French Fourragere, known as the Croix de Guerre, by 6th Marines at a ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune.

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                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Cyber Resilience Critical To Protecting DoD Systems, Mission by David Vergun, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                While the USA, allies and partners are working diligently to defend against malicious and destabilizing activities in cyberspace, those defenses may not be robust enough and adversaries are taking advantage of that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Air Force Vietnam War Vet Recalls Experience In Son Tay Raid by U.S. Air For

                                                                                                                                                                                  Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Jay Strayer was one of the pilots during the Son Tay Raid rescue attempt during the Vietnam War in 1970 in response to an increasing number of American prisoners dying from beatings, torture and starvation by their North Vietnamese captors.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > NSW Intelligence Team Trainer Sharpens Spears Of Sailors by U.S. Navy Lt. Joseph Chua,

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Naval Special Warfare Intelligence Team Trainer at Information Warfare Training San Diego provides intelligence officers and enlisted (E4-O4) personnel the skills to conduct real time masters-level intelligence support to special operations forces in deployed remote environments with little to no supervision.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > First Museum To Tell The Entire Army Story by C. Todd Lopez, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                      The National Museum of the United States Army officially opened on November 11, 2020 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. It is the first museum to tell the entire story of the Army, which has existed since June 14, 1775 ... even before the existence of the United States itself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Future Of Foreign Ordnance Exploitation by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher A. Madero

                                                                                                                                                                                        A loud “whump” precedes an earth-shaking shockwave. Dirt lifts from the floor. One can feel a rattle in the center of their chest and an intense heat wave radiates through the air. A sound like thunder erupts and disappears into the Okinawan jungle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Bold Quest Event Builds Interoperable Fires For Tomorrow by Jim Garamone, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                          The DoD Joint Staff's Bold Quest 2020 event at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, allowed the services and partners to demonstrate and assess U.S. and coalition interoperability. The annual event that allows participants to assess systems and capabilities in a realistic operational environment.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Total Force Readiness With Palmetto Challenge by U.S. Air Force Airman Gage

                                                                                                                                                                                            Palmetto Challenge gives Airmen the ability to experience a simulated deployment that includes different real-world situations ranging from simulated gas attacks and Mission Oriented Protective Posture readiness ... to security forces arming a Mobile Anti-Drone Systems Kit.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > NRL Finds Supermassive Black Holes Launching New Radio Jets by U.S. Naval Research Labo

                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers led a team of scientists who discovered some of the youngest known radio jets launched by growing supermassive black holes in the centers of distant galaxies ... Understanding the evolution of jets in active galaxies is important for day-to-day tools like GPS.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Veteran Looks Down The Sights Of Legacy, Brotherhood by U.S. Army Anthony Housey

                                                                                                                                                                                                In March 26, 1970 near the Cambodian border, sniper Spc.4 Rick Hokenson used his 7.62mm M-14 rifle and powerful scope to busily pick off any hapless North Vietnamese Army soldiers, who made the mistake of exposing a face or body part. Fifty years later, he shared his combat experience with Minnesota National Guard members of the Sniper Platoon, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion – 136th Infantry Regiment on Camp Ripley.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Two Sets Of Sisters Graduate Marine Recruit Training by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dana Bee

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Five Marine Corps sisters ... Amber and Ashley Valentine and Maria, Melissa and Vanessa Placido Jaramillo ... graduated from MCRD Parris Island on November 13, 2020. They now not only share the bond of sisterhood, but the pride of becoming United States Marines.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > JAIC's Substantial Growth Aids The Warfighter by Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                    It was just two years ago in 2018 ... when the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) was created to grab the transformative potential of artificial intelligence technology for the benefit of America's national security, and it has grown substantially from humble beginnings.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > 48 Years In Uniform by U.S. Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Adam Keele

                                                                                                                                                                                                      When Craig Thomas enlisted as an Aerial Port Squadron Technician in the U.S. Air Force in December 1971, he never imagined he would become a doctor, let alone that he would go on to serve for over 48 years.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Lumbee Roots and Navy Boots by U.S. Navy Megan Mills, NAS Sigonella

                                                                                                                                                                                                        With his sandy hair and blue eyes, U.S. Navy Engineman 2nd Class Jason Rogers is aware that you may not recognize his Native American ancestry at first glance.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Soldier's Service Vital To European Mission by U.S. Army Sgt. H. Marcus Mcgill

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thousands of American Soldiers, along with our NATO allies, work diligently to enhance deterrence of nearby potential threats and increase readiness as part of Atlantic Resolve ... Staff Sgt. Breanna Gray not only works hard to do what she needs to as one of those individuals, she consistently makes those around her better at what they do, as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Red Poppies Commemorate Great War, Honor All Fallen by U.S. Marine Corps Lau

                                                                                                                                                                                                            The humble Red Poppy has come to mean remembering those who gave their lives in wars Americans have fought in. The simple poem "In Flanders Field" inspired the use of this flower as a symbol of support and remembrance.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > Addressing Shortfalls Of Defensive Hypersonic Weapons by David Vergun, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                              During a visit to Travis Air Force Base, California, WWII ace pilot Clarence "Bud" Anderson and fellow WWII legend pilot Dean "Diz" Laird were able to experience first-hand what the most modern iteration of their former profession looks like.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > WWII Aviation Legends Meet Fighter Pilots by U.S. Air Force Author

                                                                                                                                                                                                                During a visit to Travis Air Force Base, California, WWII ace pilot Clarence "Bud" Anderson and fellow WWII legend pilot Dean "Diz" Laird were able to experience first-hand what the most modern iteration of their former profession looks like.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > A Final Salute by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony Flynn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Following the playing of “Taps,” the detail begins to fold an ensign amid the lingering smell of gunpowder from rifle fire. The folded flag is then passed from Sailor to Sailor before being presented.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > After War, It's The Families Who Deserve The Honor by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason Hale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Army veteran Dennis Stack served as a Crew Chief on a Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter (commonly known as a ‘Huey’) in Vietnam over 50 years ago, manning the M60-machine gun while in the air. "Veterans Day is just another day to me because it isn’t about me ... I think it’s the families that deserve the honor and the awards."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Japan, U.S. Marines Exercise Amphibious Capabilities by U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Division

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In the early hours of November 1, 2020, the silence is broken by the sound of an amphibious assault featuring Japan Self-Defense Force CH-47JA Chinooks touching down and delivering streams of Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade troops, while U.S. Marines hit the beach via small boats briskly navigating over the horizon from the USS Ashland to Gaja-Jima.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Strategic Goals For Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority by U.S. Department of Defense

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The "2020 Department of Defense Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy" is a road map for how the U.S. military can maintain freedom of action in the electromagnetic spectrum at the time, place, and parameters of its choosing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > From Cameroon To USAF Pilot by U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jake Jacobsen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For many, becoming a pilot in the United States Air Force is a dream that can be achieved through the traditional means of commissioning, but every so often a unique story is brought to life in this process. One such story is of student pilot 2nd Lt. Clifford Mua, who was selected from Cameroon’s population from a U.S. government immigration lottery.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Strike Pilot Detachment Makes Impact by Chief of Naval Air Training

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For three and a half weeks, Navy and Marine Corps student naval aviators dropped their first MK-76 practice bombs from T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft and flew their first low-level routes over Southern California completing more than 700 sorties ... They learned how to maneuver in combat spread and were introduced to bandit engagement with a wingman.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > Looking Across The River by U.S. Army Vincent Byrd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Army Officer Cadet Kristel Burgeis found herself standing on the Northeast Lawn of the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, surrounded by friends and family. She stood at the position of attention, wearing her “dress blues”, as the sunlight reflected off of her second lieutenant rank.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Marine Corps, Navy Finding New Ways To Integrate Capabilities by 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Over the course of a recent deployment, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) enhanced interoperability between the Navy-Marine Corps team, challenging old patterns and finding new ways to integrate capabilities.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Technologies Drive Joint Warfighting Concept by USD(R&E) and JS,JFIC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  To achieve its National Defense Strategy goals, defense officials have said the Defense Department must increase the pace by which critical technologies are integrated into the force.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Delivering AI To Warfighters Is Strategic Imperative by David Vergun, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Department of Defense's vision for AI is guided by the National Defense Strategy, which describes an increasingly complex security environment with technological challenges from adversaries in every domain.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Irregular Warfare Annex To National Defense Strategy by David Vergun, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The unclassified summary of the Irregular Warfare Annex to the 2018 National Defense Strategy allows the Defense Department to communicate to interagency and industry partners, along with the American public, about the proactive efforts by the department to avoid crisis.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Laotian Immigrant A Proud Sailor by U.S. Navy TACG NP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Machinery Repairman 1st Class Fue Lor, a Navy Sailor assigned to Navy Talent Acquisition Group Northern Plains, is living a life that he could only dream of as a young man. He has a house in a St. Paul suburb, a wife, two children and works mostly during regular business hours.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > 'SWAT Team of Nerds' Tackles Tough Tech Challenges by David Vergun, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Defense Digital Service reports directly to the secretary of defense and has a team of 82 engineers, data scientists and computer scientists, working on some of the hardest problems in the Defense Department. They are a ... 'SWAT team of nerds'.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Longer Armor Training Increase Skills, Lethality by U.S. Army Franklin Fisher, Fort Benning PAO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            When Soldiers just out of Armor training are sent to the Army's tank and scout forces, they'll arrive more fully trained, more lethal with their weapons, and more physically fit, because the Army lengthened Armor One-Station Unit Training.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > VMM-163 Squadron Deploys Oceanographic Sensors by USMC 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For the first time ever, Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 launched four oceanographic sensors from MV-22B Ospreys into the Pacific Ocean as part of Trident Warrior 20. By deploying these sensors, Marines were able to capture critical information about features that increase battlespace awareness.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Soldier Shoots Her Way To Olympic Dream by U.S. Army Author

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Many Soldiers join the Army as a step towards achieving their goals and dreams. That was reversed for one Soldier going through Advanced Individual Training on Fort Jackson. She qualified for the Olympics in a sport equally suited for the Army – marksmanship.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Space Force Galactic Mission by David Vergun, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A war that begins or extends into space will be fought over great distances at tremendous speeds, posing significant challenges with Russia and China posing possible future challenges.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Dominating Electromagnetic Warfare Through The EMS by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Carlin Leslie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) is at the forefront of technological development supporting the Air Force, especially through the progression of electromagnetic warfare.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Virtually Attracting Naval STEM College Student Talent by Warren Duffie Jr., Office of Naval Research

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Naval Horizons virtual effort is designed to inspire college students by raising their awareness of the real-world science and technology challenges of today.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Special Forces Soldiers Reinforce Arctic Combat Skills by U.S. Army 1SF Group (Airborne)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As great power competition between the United States, China, and Russia intensifies, the Arctic has developed into an international competition space and potential future battlefield ... Special Operations and conventional military forces will have crucial roles to play in competition, deterrence, and combat.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Until The Corps Calls Upon Them Again by U.S. Marine Corps II MEF Information Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          While the U.S. Marine Corps' aggression is renowned for inciting fear into the hearts of America’s adversaries, the Marine Corps is lesser known for how it prepares to achieve that goal, fight after fight, victory after victory ... The answer is aggressively restructuring itself internally for the next potential adversary.