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Marines Fire Mk 19 Grenade Launcher

U.S. Marines with 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group fire a Mk 19 grenade launcher at range K-500A during a battalion field exercise on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Marine Corps Officer Giving Life Everything He Has by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Sarah Ralph

    U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gordon Emmanuel did not come into this world with the brightest path, or under the most positive circumstances ... During his freshman year of high school, Gordon randomly selected Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps ... and since day one of the class he was hooked.

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      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Snow Cold Suppressive Fire

      A U.S. Marine with Kilo Company, Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1 (MRF-E), Marine Forces Europe and Africa, provides suppressive fire during a live-fire range under snow cold conditions in Setermoen, Norway.

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        Thunderbirds 2020

        Highlights of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds 2020 season ... exhibiting some of the maximum capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Helping Underrepresented Youth On STEM Initiatives by David Vergun, DOD News

          NextFlex, the Department of Defense Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute is partnering with the nonprofit Capital Youth Empowerment Program to guide participants into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-based education and career pathways.

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            Marines Conduct Multi-Force Live Fire - ITE 2-21

            U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a live-fire multi-force range with a variety of weapons on Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.

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              USS Rafael Peralta Arrives At CFA Yokosuka

              The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka after completing a homeport change from San Diego, California to join U.S. 7th Fleet.

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                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Air Force Assists Army In Sub-Zero Training by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Spalding

                Primed with extreme cold-weather gear, a mind-over-matter tenacity and a varsity mentality, over 25 Air Force aircrew members assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing were deployed from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to support the more than 500 Army paratroopers for Exercise Arctic Warrior 21 in Alaska.

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                  Marines Conduct Joint Littoral Strike - FV 21.2

                  U.S. Marines conduct joint exercise Littoral Strike, the culminating event for Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan. An air assault, weapons live-fire, and combat patrol are involved.

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                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Ice Dive Training For Navy Divers and EOD Techs by U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jeff Atherton

                    Ice diving is very unique and it can be hazardous without the proper training ... Familiarization and training on all aspects must be conducted prior to operating in an arctic environment.

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                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - F-15 Eagles' Cope North Flight

                      U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Cope North 21 near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

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                        Snowy Airborne Joint Forcible Entry - AW21

                        Spartan Brigade paratroopers conduct a snowy airborne joint forcible entry operation during Exercise Arctic Warrior 21 (AW21) at Donnelly Training Area, Alaska.

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                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Passion For Healing Forges Leaders Of Military Medicine by Marcy Sanchez, U.S. Army Landstuhl RMC

                          Lee Phillips' passion for healing drove him toward work with the Department of Defense with him currently working as a Defense Health Agency civilian employee in Germany.

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                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USS Rafael Peralta Arrives At CFA Yokosuka

                            The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka after completing a homeport change from San Diego, Calif., to join U.S. 7th Fleet.

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                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > Improved Optic To Identify Threats From Longer Distances by Matt Gonzales, U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command

                              Marines recently received an innovative new optic that better prepares them to engage adversaries from longer distances.

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                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - M1A2 Abrams Tank Live-Fire

                                U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo fires a U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams tank during a visit with U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

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                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Cyber-Investigation In The Blink Of An Eye by Daniel Gaffney, DTRA

                                  The Cybersecurity experts at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) are on the cusp of implementing a new system, called Bird Dog, with the potential to greatly enhance the cybersecurity defenses for the DoD community ... in the blink of an eye.

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                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Snowmobile Night Training

                                    A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, participates in a snowmobile night training event in Setermoen, Norway.

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                                      Close Air Support and Mortar Range - FV 21.2

                                      U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conduct fixed wing live-fire close air support in support of 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment along with live 60mm mortar range as part of Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.

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                                        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Air Force Medics Deliver Diverse Deployed Care by Shireen Bedi, U.S. Air Force Medical Service

                                        Deployed medicine is often understood in the context of severe injuries on the battlefield, however trauma care is only one aspect of the Air Force’s deployed requirement and capability. Deployed medicine consists of both trauma and primary care.

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                                          Aircraft Take Off At Nellis AFB - RF 21-1

                                          A variety of Air Force aircraft take-off during Red Flag 21-1 (RF 21-1) after an early morning snowfall at Nellis Air Force Base.

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                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Future Of Surface Warfare Tactical Training by Naval SMWDC

                                            The U.S. Navy Surface Force kicked off the 2021 New Year with a six-month pilot program designed to align and standardize Surface Warfare training from a knowledge-based to a skills-based approach.

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                                              Marines Conduct UTV Drivers Course

                                              U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, conduct the Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) Drivers Course to become certified UTV operators on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. 3d Reconnaissance Battalion uses UTV to efficiently conduct mounted insertions during reconnaissance missions.

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                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > New Potentials For Comms, Spectrum Awareness and Electronic Warfare by Patricia Riippa, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

                                                Army researchers built a new quantum sensor that can analyze the full spectrum of radio frequency and real-world signals ... unleashing new potentials for soldier communications, spectrum awareness and electronic warfare.

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                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Strike Eagles Prepare To Take Off

                                                  Two U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) prepare to take off at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

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                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Social Media Network For Marines To Support Needs by Matt Gonzales, U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command

                                                    Marine Corps Systems Command drew inspiration from social media and video games to create an information hub catering to the needs of the 21st century Marine.

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                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Sailor Gives Super Hornet Launch Signal

                                                      U.S. Navy Lt. Travis Boller signals the launch of an an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Golden Warriors” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.

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                                                        Marines Conduct M240 Range - FV 21.2

                                                        U.S. Marines with Kilo Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conduct a M240 machine gun range as snow falls during exercise Fuji Viper 21.2 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.

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                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Great Power Competition Adds To Challenges In Middle East by Jim Garamone, DOD News

                                                          Russia and China are vying for power and influence through all aspects of national power in the Middle East. This power competition is on top of the risks posed by Iran and violent extremist groups.

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                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Snowy Capture Of Escaping Enemy

                                                            U.S. Army paratroopers capture an escaping opposing force soldier after a successful attack on the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility in the Donnelly Training Area under cold, snow covered conditions in association with Exercise Arctic Warrior 21.

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                                                              USS Nevada Undocks

                                                              A time-lapsed look at the successful undocking of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) at Trident Refit Facility Bangor (TRFB).

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                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - LongShot UAV

                                                                When the LongShot air-launched unmanned air vehicle (UAV) becomes available, it will have the ability to employ multiple air-to-air weapons that can significantly extend engagement ranges, increase mission effectiveness, and reduce the risk to manned aircraft.

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                                                                  Marines Squad Competition At Camp Gonsalves

                                                                  U.S. Marines attached to 4th Marine Regiment participate in a week-long squad competition at Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan ... testing jungle survival skills, basic infantry tactics, and excellence in weapons handling.

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                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Air Force Chaplain's Journey To Citizenship by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Heather Cozad Staley

                                                                    Every day Father (Capt.) Pedro Jimenez Barros, a chaplain with the 446th Airlift Wing, celebrates Mass, administers the sacraments, and provides pastoral care to the Catholic community on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He has cherished similar responsibilities since he was ordained in Spain fifteen years ago.

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                                                                      Soldiers Engage Targets With M4

                                                                      Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa engage pop-up targets with an M4 carbine during marksmanship training at Cao Malnisio Range in Pordenone, Italy.

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                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > A Chief Who Strives For More by U.S. Navy MC3 Brandon Roberson

                                                                        When you walk the passageways aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), you cross paths with a number of different Sailors. Among them is Chief Yeoman AJhourni K. McClain ... Not only will he greet every Sailor, he will answer any question presented, both professional and casual.

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                                                                          11th MEU ADRD - Dive and Rubber Raid Craft Ops

                                                                          U.S. Marines and Sailors with the All Domain Reconnaissance Detachment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct dive and Combat Rubber Raid Craft operations during a combatant dive exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.

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                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > DATE World - Army’s Authoritative Training Environment by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

                                                                            In order to defeat America’s enemies, the U.S. Army must have a way to train against them. Since the Army cannot train against the real thing, enemies must be simulated. Enter the Decisive Action Training Environment World, otherwise known as DATE World.

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                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Marines Fire Howitzers - ARTP 20.4

                                                                              U.S. Marines assigned to 3d Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, fire a M777A2 155mm Howitzer during Artillery Relocation Training Program 20.4 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.

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                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Parris Island Black Shirts by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Samuel C. Fletcher

                                                                                In Marine Corps Recruit training, drill instructors are challenged with turning civilians into recruits and then into Marines. But, it’s the black shirts' men and women of Field Training Company, who are tasked with making these recruits into field Marines.

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                                                                                  Breaching, Clearing At MCAS Iwakuni

                                                                                  U.S. Marines with the Provost Marshal’s Office (PMO), Military Police (MP) and Special Reaction Team (SRT) conduct a breaching and clearing training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

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                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Air Force Brothers Reunite In Germany by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alex Miller

                                                                                    Master Sgt. Aaron Farris is 13 years older than his brother, Daniel, and left home to join the Air Force when was 19. Fifteen years later, they are serving together in the Air Force at Spangdahlem Air Base.

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                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Searching For Missing Mariner

                                                                                      The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL-756) and a Navy P-8 Poseidon aircrew search for a missing mariner off Guam.

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                                                                                        B-52s Take Off For Middle East

                                                                                        U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress' take off from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana during a bomber task force mission over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in the Middle East.

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                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Active Duty Sailor Is A NASCAR Driver by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Anderson

                                                                                          While some Sailors may dream about starting new careers after leaving the Navy, Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Matt Perry is not content to wait. He already had an established career of what many rookie race car drivers aspire to be ... a NASCAR driver.

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                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Pacific Defender Urban Combat

                                                                                            Defenders with the U.S. Air Force 736th Security Forces Squadron conduct urban-combat during Pacific Defender 21-1 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

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                                                                                              Marines, Japan GSDF Conduct Air Assault - FL21

                                                                                              U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) conduct an air assault during exercise Forest Light 21 (FL21) in mainland Japan.

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                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Selfless Service To Soldiers To The End by U.S. Army Sgt. Ryan Tatum

                                                                                                Soldiers and family members shared in the final career moment of Command Sgt. Maj. Ernest Peterson after 31 years of service to the Nation. "I would not change anything. Every duty station, every assignment, every deployment happened for a reason."

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                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Small Boat Attack Drill

                                                                                                  A Naval Submarine Base New London harbor patrol boat participates in a small boat attack drill in support of Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021.

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                                                                                                    NSF MW Dog Team Apprehend Suspect

                                                                                                    A Navy Security Forces Military Working Dog and handler apprehend a mock barricaded active shooter suspect with a hostage and suspicious package onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola.

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                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Siblings Graduate Together In Same USMC Company by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michelle Brudnicki

                                                                                                      Lazaro and Mayra Cisneros share the unique bond of brother and sister. Now, they share yet another unique bond ... as U.S. Marines, graduating together in the same company.

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                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Snow Covered Mountain Jump

                                                                                                        U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, conduct an airborne operation after exiting a U.S. Air Force 86th Air Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft at Frida Drop Zone, Pordenone, Italy with snow covered mountains in the background.

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                                                                                                          Marines First Live-Fire On Range G-36

                                                                                                          U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, conduct the first live-fire training at the new G-36 company assault range on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Defeating Swarm Of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems With AI by C. Todd Lopez, DOD News

                                                                                                            Defeating a swarm of small unmanned aircraft systems may one day require faster decision making than what a single human being can provide, and may mean the use of artificial intelligence to make those decisions.

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                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Helicopter Raid On Ie Shima

                                                                                                              U.S. Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct a helicopter raid on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan.

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                                                                                                                Artillery Live-Fire - Bull Wings EDRE

                                                                                                                Artillerymen from B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 25th Infantry Division Artillery conduct artillery live-fire at night in response to Operation Bull Wings Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.

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                                                                                                                  Marines Conduct Live-Fire Assault - SK/DB 21

                                                                                                                  U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, conduct a live-fire assault during exercise Steel Knight / Dawn Blitz (SK/DB) 21 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.

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                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Joint Training Forges Winning Warfighters by U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dwane Young

                                                                                                                    The Red-Flag exercise environment matches allies together with a common goal, pits them against expert opposition and allows them to work together, building a stronger, more lethal and adaptable force.

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                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > NPS Railgun Lab Award-Winning Research by U.S. Navy PO2 Huy Tonthat

                                                                                                                      The Naval Postgraduate School's Railgun Laboratory has empowered students and faculty with the facilities to conduct advanced, applied research in hypervelocity projectile (HVP) technology.

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                                                                                                                        Marines Breach Obstacles - SK/DB 21

                                                                                                                        December 10, 2020 - U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, breach obstacles during exercise Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz (SK/DB) 21...

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                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > WWII Army Veteran Recalls Battle of the Bulge by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Lietz

                                                                                                                          WWII Army veteran Richard Idstein (95) remembers the day the Battle of the Bulge started. He was 19, assigned to an intelligence and reconnaissance squad with a mission ... move to the front lines to assist “B” Company and provide reinforcements for Cannon companies already positioned in front line bunkers.

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                                                                                                                            National Museum USAF - Early Years Gallery

                                                                                                                            An up close drone view of historical aircraft in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Early Years Gallery.The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, loc...

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                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > 8th Marine Regiment Deactivates After 70 Year Run by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Chase Drayer

                                                                                                                              The Marine Corps faced several cuts last year, and the trend continues into 2021 as 8th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV), ends its most recent, 70-year, activation period with a deactivation ceremony on January 28, 2021.

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                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Falcon 9 Launches With 143 Spacecraft

                                                                                                                                A Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceX's Transporter-1 payload launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The Falcon 9 carried 143 spacecraft into orbit, marking a new global record for the most spacecraft launched at once.

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                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Space Force Exists To Deal With Threats In Space Domain by David Vergun, DOD News

                                                                                                                                  Threats by Russia and China to deny U.S. access and capability in space make the Space Force critical to national security.

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                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - B-52 Stratofortress Task Force Mission

                                                                                                                                    A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress flies over an undisclosed location of the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility during a bomber task force mission.

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                                                                                                                                      Marine Battalion Air Assault - SK/DB 21

                                                                                                                                      U.S. Marines conduct a battalion-sized air assault during exercise Steel Knight/Dawn Blitz (SK/DB) 21 at Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California.

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                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Tropical Watery Reenlistment

                                                                                                                                        Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Nieshia Sledge recites the oath of reenlistment with Capt. R. Wade Blizzard, the commanding officer of NSF Diego Garcia, during a reenlistment ceremony in the tropical water a few feet from the beach.

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                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > USS Colorado Continues Submarine Battle Flag Tradition by U.S. Navy PO2 Alfred Coffield

                                                                                                                                          Sailors aboard USS Colorado created a submarine battle flag highlighting accomplishments they made throughout its deployment. The flag is comprised of patches stitched together, each one symbolizing an achievement or memory made.

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                                                                                                                                            Naval IWCP Battlespace EMR

                                                                                                                                            The Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific's Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality laboratory is a space for innovative thinkers to leverage low cost commercial sector technology in the mixed reality space for collaboration between warfighter, researcher, government, industry and academia.

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                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Two-Man Sniper Team

                                                                                                                                              U.S. Army Snipers Spc. Jarrod Thomas and Cpl. Dalton Palmer conduct a two-man sniper team mission during a movement, cover, and concealment training exercise.

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                                                                                                                                                Platoon Attack - Fuji Viper 21.1

                                                                                                                                                U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3d Marine Division as a part of the Unit Deployment Program, conduct platoon attack ranges during exercise Fuji Viper 21.1 at the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Horses Help Soldiers Recover, Overcome by Christine Aurigema, U.S. Army Recovery Care Program

                                                                                                                                                  Grooming, saddling and riding a horse may not seem like the typical activities of a modern-day Soldier, but that’s exactly what some in the Army Recovery Care Program are doing as part of their adaptive reconditioning.

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                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Marines Fire Javelin

                                                                                                                                                    U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Anthony Depalma, an anti-tank missileman with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, fires a Javelin Man-Portable Anti-Tank Missile with fellow Marines observing at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                      Soldiers Conduct Fire Support At JBLM

                                                                                                                                                      U.S. Army soldiers conduct a Fire Support Coordination Exercise with live rounds and simulated mortar rounds on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Corporals’ Course ... Making Better Marines by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Shelby Karr

                                                                                                                                                        The Corporals’ course places emphasis on leadership foundations and a working knowledge of general military subjects. It consists of classroom training, sword manual, land navigation, drill and a culminating event.

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                                                                                                                                                          Marines Snowy Platoon Live-Fire Attack

                                                                                                                                                          U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, participate in a platoon live-fire attack range in snowy, rugged Setermoen, Norway.

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                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Artificial Intelligence Is A Work In Progress by David Vergun, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                            There are a lot of moving parts to AI that must come together to make it all work for the warfighter ... The real game-changer for AI will be the third wave, where symbolic is meshed with statistical to get the best of both worlds.

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                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Innovation Drives Warfighting Force Improvement by U.S. Air Force Stephen Warns, IMSC Public Affairs

                                                                                                                                                              Staff Sgt. Jordon Varnier, crime prevention program manager for the 30th Security Forces Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base believes innovation is the key to developing a more efficient and reliable warfighting force.

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                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Sniffing For Hidden Explosive Aid

                                                                                                                                                                U.S. Air Force military working dog handlers Sergeant Angel Trejo and Sergeant Colton Grimm interact with their dogs as they sniff search for a hidden explosive aid during training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Combat Readiness Evaluation At JWTC

                                                                                                                                                                  U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division participate in a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves, Okinawa, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Fire Controlman Aboard John S. McCain by USS U.S. Navy MC2 Markus Castaneda

                                                                                                                                                                    Petty Officer Second Class Dondre Summers is a Fire Controlman, or FC, serving aboard USS John S. McCain. Fire controlmen operate and maintain combat and weapons direction systems, surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missile systems and gun fire control systems aboard U.S. Navy ships.

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                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Firing 'Old Glory' Mark 45 Gun

                                                                                                                                                                      The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) fires its 'Old Glory' Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise portion of Exercise Atlas Handshake in the Atlantic Ocean.

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                                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Soldier Paints Cultural Awareness Through Art by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mariah Jones

                                                                                                                                                                        The U.S. Army 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade’s Equal Opportunity Program created an EO Art Contest to enhance cultural awareness and foster esprit de corps within the Imperial Brigade ... with Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Brouillet earning overall winner for his art work depicting Hispanic Heritage.

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                                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > National Guard Provides Assistance For Peaceful Transition Of Power by 2nd Lt. Deborah Ou-Yang, DC National Guard

                                                                                                                                                                          The reality of life during a pandemic brought anticipated changes to meet current and future support requirements for the 59th Presidential Inauguration, the National Guard received support requests from the Secret Service, Capitol Police, and Park Police and were authorized to provide additional Guard members that was eventually increased to over 25,000.

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                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - 59th Presidential Inauguration Security

                                                                                                                                                                            At least 25,000 U.S. National Guard soldiers and airmen conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and district authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Marines Live-Fire M240Bs, M16A4s At Fort Drum

                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Marines live-fire M240B machine guns and M16A4 service rifles during Marine Expeditionary Force Exercise 21.1 (MEFEX 21.1) at Fort Drum, New York.

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                                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > From Wedding Shoes To Marine Corps Combat Boots by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Warren Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                Making the commitment to go to Officer Candidates School and ultimately commission in the U.S. Marine Corps is a rare feat. Making that commitment, while married and as a couple ... is nearly unheard of ... but David and Brianna Whitehead did just that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USMC Hotel Company Crucible

                                                                                                                                                                                  Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion take on the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    MacDill Air Force Base

                                                                                                                                                                                    An operational look at MacDill Air Force Base located in Tampa, Florida. The host wing is the 6th Air Mobility Wing of the Air Mobility Command's 18th Air Force. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Aircraft Operations Center and its "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft are also located at MacDill.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Autonomous Vessel's Transit Test, Exercise Dawn Blitz Participation by C. Todd Lopez, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                                      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 Parachute Jump At Camp Lejeune

                                                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Marines assigned to the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct a parachute operation exercise at Camp Lejeune.

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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 sunl