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USA Patriotism! ... Article > The Marine Corps Third Option by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Erin Morejon

Marines can transition directly from active duty into the Marine Corps Reserve. They can retain many benefits of active service while gaining greater flexibility.

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    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Special Operations Forces' Contributions To National Security by David Vergun, DOD News

    Although U.S. Special Operations Command makes up just 3% of the joint force, it has suffered over half of all combat casualties over the past few years ... Special Operations Forces maintain a high level of operational readiness.

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      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USAF F-15EX Eagle II Unveiled

      The Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-15EX Eagle II, was revealed and named during a ceremony on April 7, 2012 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

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        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Aircraft Formation Above USS Theodore Roosevelt

        Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 11 and the Royal Malaysian Air Force fly above the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

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          Marines Conduct Snow, Cold Platoon Live-Fire

          U.S. Marines utilize ground scouts and light armored vehicles (LAV) to conduct a snow, cold platoon live-fire range in Blatind, Norway during arctic cold-weather and mountain warfare training.

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            USA Patriotism! ... Article > First Class Completes Naval Aviation Training Next - Project Avenger by U.S. Navy Anne Owens, CNAT

            The first class of student naval aviators completed Naval Aviation Training Next - Project Avenger ... a prototype primary flight training syllabus designed to develop a more capable, self-sufficient aviator, proficient in a dynamic and fluid environment ... increasing fleet naval aviator readiness.

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              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Army Jungle School Waterborne Operation

              U.S. Army Jungle School Students conduct a waterborne operation on day six of Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC) at East Range, Hawaii.

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                USS John S. McCain Conducts Live-Fire

                The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) conducts a multiple gun live-fire exercise with slow motion scenes afterwards.

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                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Cyber Soldiers Inducted Into Sergeant Audie Murphy Club by U.S. Army Steven Stove

                  Sgt. Maj. Nathaniel Piper, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber), and Staff Sgt. Daniel Colón, E Company, 782nd MI Battalion (Cyber), were inducted into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) for contributing significantly to the development of a professional Noncommissioned Officer Corps and a combat ready Army.

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                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Super Stallion Helicopter Over Desert

                    Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 maneuver a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter over the desert at Marine Air-Ground Combat Center, California.

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                      U.S. Paratroopers and Slovenian AF Conduct ES21

                      U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Slovenian Armed Forces conduct Exercise Eagle Sokol 21 (ES21) at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia.

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                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Enduring Lessons For Success From Operation Desert Storm by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie

                        February 28, 2021 marked 30 years since the end of Operation Desert Storm. An operation that lasted only 43 days, Desert Storm was the United States’ first major armed conflict with Iraq.

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                          Marines Conduct SPIE Drills

                          U.S Marines with Force Reconnaissance Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, practice special patrol insertion and extraction (SPIE) rigging drills at Landing Zone 1, Jungle Warfare Training Center.

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                            Special Tactics Airmen Conduct Water Ops

                            U.S. Air Force Special Tactics operators with the 24th Special Operations Wing conduct water operations with U.S. Navy aircrew members assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 in a MH-60 Sea Hawk Helicopter during Emerald Warrior 21.1 at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

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                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Air Force Reservist Saves Motorcyclist's Life by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mary Begy

                              U.S. Air Force Reservist 2nd Lt. Max Atkinson in training to become a KC-135 Stratotanker pilot saved the life of a local motorcyclist thrown from his motorcycle in an accident on the highway while returning to Vance Air Force Base.

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                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - F-16 Fires AIM-9M Sidewinder

                                A F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 49th Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico fires an AIM-9M Sidewinder during training and evaluation at Weapons System Evaluation Program-East at Tyndall AFB, Florida.

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                                  2AABn Marines Conduct Underwater Egress

                                  U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2d Marine Division, attend an underwater egress training class on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Texas High School Senior Earns Navy Scholarship by U.S. Navy Author

                                    America’s Navy awarded the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship to Conner Stevenson, 18, during a ceremony held at Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch, Texas.

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                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Theodore Roosevelt CSG Sails Indian Ocean

                                      The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), front, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), center right, the Indian Navy Shivalik-class guided-missile frigate INS Shivalik (F47), right, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59), sail in formation.

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                                        USS Winston S. Churchill Returns To Homeport

                                        The guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) returns to Naval Station Norfolk, after nearly nine months deployed in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.

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                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Army Tomb Guards Reflects On Accomplishment by C.J. Lovelace, U.S. Army MLC

                                          U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Danyell Walters, the first African-American woman to serve as a tomb guard, vividly remembers the first time she witnessed the spectacle of what it took to be a sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Live-Fire At Grafenwoehr Training Area

                                            U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173 Airborne Brigade, participate in a live-fire exercise at 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

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                                              Force On Force By U.S. and Hellenic Army Armored Units

                                              U.S. Army soldiers from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, joined the Hellenic Army's 25th Armored Cavalry Division, to conduct a joint force-on-force simulated training exercise near Xanthi, Greece.

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                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > U.S. Marines Joint Partners Test Networked EABO by U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Nicholas Royer

                                                U.S. Marines in Japan and Hawaii teamed up with joint partners to execute networked Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) spanning five separate islands in a complex display of modern littoral warfare.

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                                                  Marines, Airmen Conduct Air Assault - Castaway 21.1

                                                  U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, and U.S. Airmen conduct an air assault via MV-22 Ospreys on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan as a part of Castaway 21.1.

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                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > TSgt. Katherine Roy - Besting The Warrior Competition by Airman 1st Class Laura Weaver, TANG

                                                    Texas Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Katherine Roy, is the only female to make the cut in the demanding four-day warrior competition involving 18 other Citizen Soldiers and Airmen at Camp Swift, Texas.

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                                                      Marines Live-Fire On TMI Targets At MCBH

                                                      U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marines conduct live-fire training with Trackless Moving Infantry (TMI) Targets aboard K-Bay Range, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH).

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                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > From Special Ops To Spiritual Ops by U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Daniel Meade

                                                        Retired Navy SEAL Steven Doyan returned to military service with the New York Air National Guard’s 107th Attack Wing as a chaplain. He now can add spiritual ops with his special ops service.

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                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Old Glory Balance Beam Performance

                                                          U.S. Air Force Academy Gymnastics' Cam Barber performs on the balance beam with Old Glory in the background during a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Dual against San Jose State at the Academy's West Gym in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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                                                            F-15Es Slow Motion Takeoffs, Maneuvers

                                                            A slow motion look at F-15E Strike Eagles with the 48th Fighter Wing taking off and maneuvering at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.

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                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > Forging Navy Linguists To Fight, Win In Great Power Competition by U.S. Navy CCT Amos Hoover

                                                              With continuing threats from global terrorism and new potential threats in this era of Great Power Competition, the language, regional expertise, and cultural skills these Sailors will bring to the fight are more important than ever to ensure our continued success.

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                                                                USS Russell Surface Target Live-Fire

                                                                The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) crew fires its multiple guns during a surface target exercise.

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                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Service To Family and Country by Kari Hawkins, U.S. Army Materiel Command

                                                                  Vietnam War veteran Danny Sims (84) deployment started in 1967 at Udorn Royal Thai Air Base in Thailand, one of eight Thai bases from where U.S. air strikes were flown over North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

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                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USS Ashland Fires Rolling Airframe Missile

                                                                    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) fires a rolling airframe missile (RAM) during a live-fire exercise.

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                                                                      Soldiers Live-Fire M4 Carbines At BMTA

                                                                      U.S. Army Soldiers with 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, "Wings of Victory," conduct M4 carbine live-fire on Range 21 at Baumholder Maneuver Training Area, Germany.

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                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Woman Marine Of 34 Years Leaves Lasting Legacy by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Naomi May

                                                                        Lt. Col. Sally Ann Falco is the first woman Marine to retire after 30 consecutive years of active service. She is the recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, six Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and other decorations.

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                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Paratroopers Fire M240 Machine Guns

                                                                          U.S. Army paratroopers live-fire M240 machine guns during long range marksmanship as part of Eagle Pangea in the Italian Army Capo Teulada Major Training Area on the island of Sardinia, Italy.

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                                                                            Marines Sniper Live-Fire In Arctic Cold Weather

                                                                            U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, conduct an arctic cold-weather snowy integrated live-fire sniper training event with scout snipers from Force Reconnaissance Detachment 21.1 and Norwegian partners in Setermoen, Norway.

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                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Marine Sniper Prepares To Fire

                                                                              A camouflage sniper with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines prepares to fire at a target during exercise Cast Away 21.1 on near Okinawa, Japan.

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                                                                                USCG Cutter Douglas Munro - The Last Patrol

                                                                                The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro (WHEC 724) took its final patrol with its returns home to Kodiak, Alaska after completing its final patrol on March 16, ...

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                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Allies, Partners Critical To U.S. European Command by Terri Moon Cronk, DOD News

                                                                                  Everything we do is about generating peace. We compete to win … and if deterrence fails, we're prepared to respond to aggression, primarily through NATO.

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                                                                                    Marines Conduct LAR Gunnery Range

                                                                                    U.S. Marines with 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, 2d Marine Division, fire a M242 Bushmaster weapon system during a semiannual gunnery qualification range on Camp Lejeune, NC.

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                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USCG Cutter Seneca's Crew Prepares To Launch Small Boat

                                                                                      U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca's crew prepares the ship's 26-foot Over the Horizon small boat to be launched for Living Marine Resources Fisheries boardings at an undisclosed location off the U.S east coast.

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                                                                                        Space Delta 2 Mission

                                                                                        The Space Delta 2 mission showcasing the U.S. Space Force space operation command's capabilities and resources.Space Delta 2 (DEL 2) Space Delta 2, headquart...

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                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > First FSS Airmen Complete Extreme Cold Weather Course by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Anthony Agosti

                                                                                          Two Airmen from the 118th Wing achieved something no one else has up to this point, becoming the first force support Airmen in the Air Force’s history to complete the U.S. Army’s Cold Weather Operations Course.

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                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Pilots Fly First F-15EX To Eglin AFB

                                                                                            U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Turner, Commander, 40th Flight Test Squadron, and Lt. Col. Jacob Lindaman, Commander, 85th Test & Evaluation Squadron, deliver the first F-15EX to its new home station, Eglin AFB, Florida.

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                                                                                              National Museum USAF - World War II Gallery

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

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                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Training NSGL’s Military Working Dogs by U.S. Navy Author

                                                                                                Naval Station Great Lakes’ military working dogs are consistently training in a variety of skills such as drug sniffing and controlled aggression. These furry friends train with their handlers to be the fierce force focused on maintaining the mission.

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                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USS John S. McCain Fires 5-Inch Gun

                                                                                                  Officers and other crewmembers observe as John S. McCain’s 5-inch gun fires at an unmanned aerial vehicle during a counter unmanned aerial strike training exercise.

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                                                                                                    Marine Helicopter Support Team Aerial Lift - HF21

                                                                                                    U.S. Marines with 3d Landing Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 3 work together with Marines from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW), to conduct a helicopter support team aerial lift of a U.S. Navy skid steer from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 during Hagåtña Fury 21 (HF21) at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan.

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                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > JROTC Cadets Compete At Raider Challenge 2021 by Michael Maddox, U.S. Army Cadet Command

                                                                                                      ROTC Cadets from across the nation turned out to compete in a grueling two-days of chilly temperatures, maneuvering through muddy obstacles, and sometimes becoming completely drenched during the U.S. Army JROTC Raider Challenge in Molena, Georgia.

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                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Casualty Life Saving Treatment

                                                                                                        U.S. Army paratroopers treat a simulated casualty as a part of a life saving exercise as part of Eagle Sokol 21 at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia.

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                                                                                                          NRL 2020 Year In Review

                                                                                                          Here is a look at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), the U.S. Navy‘s corporate laboratory, activities during 2020.The NRL is the principal in-house compone...

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                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Red Hats Give Marines A Better Chance To Survive by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Rachel Young-Porter

                                                                                                            Marines teaching as Mountain Warfare Instructors (MWIs) are given a lesser-known, colloquial name “red hats,” to represent the bright-colored beanies and helmets that they don while instructing various training cycles.

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                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Marine Fires M40A6 Sniper Rifle

                                                                                                              U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Ackernecht with 2d Reconnaissance Battalion (Recon Bn.), 2d Marine Division, fires an M40A6 sniper rifle on range G-21, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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                                                                                                                M240B Live-Fire At Cao Malnisio Range

                                                                                                                U.S. Army Paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, engages pop-up targets with an M240B machine gun during marksmanship training at Cao Malnisio Range in Pordenone, Italy.

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                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Joint Warfighting Is The Future by C. Todd Lopez, DOD News

                                                                                                                  For most of the last 20 years, the U.S. military has been fighting a counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist war ... It has taken a joint multinational effort ... the model we're going to follow from now on.

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                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Eagle Scout Project Honors USAF 48th FW Heritage by U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte

                                                                                                                    Decades of airmen have walked the grounds and played their role in shaping the USAF 48th Fighter Wing as it stands today. Eagle Scout Cole Heard, son of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Heard with the 48th Fighter Wing, had the vision to honor that history by building a heritage arch.

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                                                                                                                      Marines Conduct Air Assault On Okinawa

                                                                                                                      U.S. Marines with Lima Company, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, currently attached to 3d Marine Division, conduct an air assault at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan.

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                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Navy and Marine Corps Aviator Student Strike Pilot Training by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Drew Verbis

                                                                                                                        Chief of Naval Air Training conducted strike pilot training with Navy and Marine Corps student naval aviators. The students learned to deliver inert ordnance to identified targets along with practicing tactical formation, low level, section low level, and road reconnaissance flights.

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                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USAFA Wing Open Boxing Championships

                                                                                                                          USAFA Cadets participate in several of the 12 contests during the 63rd edition of the annual U.S. Air Force Academy’s Wing Open Boxing Championships in Clune Arena.

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                                                                                                                            Night Takeoffs, Landings At RAF Lakenheath

                                                                                                                            February 2, 2021 - The U.S. Air Force 48th Fighter Wing conducts night operations with aircraft takeoffs and landings at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England....

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                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Article > Soldier's Journey From Enlisted To Officer by U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane

                                                                                                                              Once Command Sergeant Major, now 1st Lt. Daniel Truex, will soon to be the executive officer for the 617th Military Police Company. He is an example of taking on challenges and pursuing a goal no matter the obstacles. He joined the Army National Guard shortly after his 4 years with the Marines Corps ended.

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                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Military Working Dog Handler With Rocky

                                                                                                                                Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Dakota L. Love, a military working dog (MWD) handler, with her MWD Rocky after a training exercise held at the dog kennel onboard Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                  USS Nimitz Arrives At NAS North Island

                                                                                                                                  February 26, 2021- Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrives at Naval Air Station North Island after a more than 10-month deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet and...

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                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Bringing Revolutionary Technology To Warfighters by David Vergun, DOD Newsr

                                                                                                                                    Quantum science is important for the Defense Department, because of the revolutionary technologies that it will bring to warfighters, including advances in missile and aircraft tracking.

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                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Paratroopers Conduct Eagle Sokol 21

                                                                                                                                      U.S. Army Paratroopers conduct several combat activities (moving toward an objective, sniper target engagement, rifle ready building entry, and fire a TOW missile) during Eagle Sokol 21 at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia.

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                                                                                                                                        Tank and Armored Vehicle Live-Fire - YA20

                                                                                                                                        U.S. and Indian soldiers conduct tank and armored vehicle live-fire at Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan, India during Yudh Abhyas 20 (YA20) in Februar...

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                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - First Stinger Fired On Mark VI Boat

                                                                                                                                          U.S. Marines with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire a stinger launch simulator from a Mark VI patrol boat during a live-fire exercise in the Philippine Sea.

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                                                                                                                                            Marines Conduct Hagåtña Fury 21

                                                                                                                                            February 23, 2021 - U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, conduct exercise Hagåtña Fury 21 with a variety of combat activities including aeria...

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                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Artic Training by U.S. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill

                                                                                                                                              Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape training focuses on rescuing Airmen from behind enemy lines and bringing them back to safety ... as is the case in San Isabel National Forest above 14,000 feet with the temperature at -5 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind chill impact making it feel even colder.

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                                                                                                                                                Space Force NSSL Team's Mission Success

                                                                                                                                                The U.S. Space Force's National Security Space Launch (NSSL) Team at the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base has maintained an unprecedented mission success record.

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                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Women In The U.S. Navy ... Making Waves by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Tristan Lotz

                                                                                                                                                  Women in today’s U.S. Navy proudly serve alongside their male counterparts, with great opportunity ahead of them and a wake of history and perseverance behind them.

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                                                                                                                                                    Marines Conduct Machine Gun Range On Camp Hansen

                                                                                                                                                    U.S. Marines with India Co., 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division conduct a machine gun range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Soldier Self-Amputates Leg To Aid Battle Buddies by Elaine Sanchez, Brooke Army Medical Center PA

                                                                                                                                                      A year after his accident and the loss of his leg, Spc. Ezra Maes is still amazed at the circumstances that led to his survival. “I thought I had dislodged my leg, but when I moved away, my leg was completely gone.”

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                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Aerial Change Of Command

                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Navy Cmdr. Eric Reeves (blue T-45C Goshawk jet aircraft) relinquishes command of the "Sabrehawks" of Training Squadron (VT) 86 to U.S. Navy Cmdr. George Zintak (red T-45C) during an aerial change of command ceremony above Pensacola, Florida.

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                                                                                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Article > Marine Corps, Army Collaborate To Strengthen Programs by Matt Gonzales, U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command

                                                                                                                                                          Marine Corps Systems Command recently joined forces with the Army to identify partnership opportunities that could benefit both organizations.

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                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Paratrooper's Snow Jump

                                                                                                                                                            A paratrooper from 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division (Spartan Brigade) executes a parachute landing fall covered with snow during an airborne operation into Malemute Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

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                                                                                                                                                              Marines Conduct Artillery Relocation Training 20.4

                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Marines assigned to 3d Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, conduct artillery live-fire along with other combat training during Artillery Relocation Training Program 20.4 at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan.

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                                                                                                                                                                USA Patriotism! ... Article > Hypersonics Development Strategy by David Vergun, DOD News

                                                                                                                                                                The Defense Department has identified hypersonics as one of the highest priority modernization areas, as Russia and China develop their own capable systems. Hypersonic systems are able to travel on extended flights within the upper atmosphere — 80,000 to 200,000 feet — at speeds near and above Mach 5.

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                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Venom Helicopter Alongside USS Somerset

                                                                                                                                                                  A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (Reinforced), 15th MEU, flies alongside the USS Somerset (LPD 25), during a Bab el-Mandeb Strait transit.

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                                                                                                                                                                    USS Sterett Returns To San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                    Guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) returns to its homeport of Naval Base San Diego after a more than 10-month deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet, which included freedom of navigation operations and participation in Operations Freedom’s Sentinel, Inherent Resolve and Octave Quartz.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Non-Lethal Weapons Training At Camp Lejeune

                                                                                                                                                                      U.S. Marines with 2d Combat Engineer Battalion (2d CEB), conduct a Non-Lethal Weapons Training exercise involving riot control using riot shields and sticks on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

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                                                                                                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Articles > ACE Academy Creates Flexible Airmen by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman

                                                                                                                                                                        Agile Combat Employment (ACE) Academy trains Airmen in a range of career fields to perform a variety of different tasks from setting up tents to building cargo pallets in order to promote a highly flexible force, capable of deploying anywhere at a moment’s notice.

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                                                                                                                                                                          AZARNG Soldiers Conduct Wildfire Training

                                                                                                                                                                          Arizona Army National Guard (AZARNG) Soldiers conduct a wildfire certification training exercise for future support of state and federal response efforts in Arizona.

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                                                                                                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Bringing Math To Life by Naval Facilities AC

                                                                                                                                                                            One truly unique experience is often all it takes to launch a young student on a trajectory that leads to their life-long career choice, as high school students with the DODEA Naples Naval STEM program were able to do.

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                                                                                                                                                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Wounded Airman Rescue

                                                                                                                                                                              Pararescue Airmen assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron prepare to transport a wounded Airman during a simulated rescue mission at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia.

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                                                                                                                                                                                Marines Pre-Sniper Qualification - Camp Hansen

                                                                                                                                                                                U.S. Recon Marines participate in a pre-sniper qualification course at Camp Hansen. The pre-sniper course is designed to prepare, instruct, and evaluate Recon Marines identified to attend the scout sniper Basic Course.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Recalling First 'Space War' by Jason Cutshaw, U.S. Army SMDC

                                                                                                                                                                                  This year marks 30 years since Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces occupying Kuwait were defeated and forcefully removed by American and coalition partners during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USS Nimitz Returns To Naval Air Station North Island

                                                                                                                                                                                    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) returns to Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island in San Diego after a more than 10-month deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Marksmanship At Cao Malnisio Range

                                                                                                                                                                                      A U.S. Army Paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, engages pop-up targets with an M240B machine gun alongside his spotter during marksmanship training at Cao Malnisio Range in Pordenone, Italy.

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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! ... 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.