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โ€œWere it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima.โ€- Maj. Howard Connor, 5th Marine Division signal officer. Today, we honor the legacy and invaluable service of the @USMCโ€™s Navajo Code Talkers. #NavajoCodeTalkersDay #HonorThem
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Eyes in the sky. @USMC Marines assigned to @3d_Marine_Div conduct aerial sniper drills from a UH-1Y Venom helicopter at Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan.
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Mortar crew mettle. A @USArmy mortar crew fires rounds during the @USArmyEURAF Best Squad Competition at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
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Golden hour Globemaster. ๐ŸŒ… A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the @USAFReserveโ€™s 911th Airlift Wing waits on the flight line at Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station.
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Showing some love. A @USNavy sailor aboard USS Harry S. Truman watches an MH-60 Sea Hawk deliver cargo from USNS Supply in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Marines volunteered with a turtle conservation organization in Okinawa, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan. They worked to protect nesting sites by eliminating a ghost net, which is an abandoned fishing net that can threaten the lives of endangered turtles.
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Class is in session. The @USArmy has opened the Abrams Tank Training Academy at Biedrusko Training Area, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland. The academy will teach Polish crews how to operate and maintain M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams Main Battle Tanks.
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#ICYMI: @MilitaryHealthโ€™s MHS Minute update highlights a webpage dedicated to educate women and their partners on the health care services and resources available to them. To learn more, visit go.usa.gov/xS6zH.
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In-flight pit stop. โ›ฝ @USCG Coast Guardsmen refuel an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter while aboard USCGC Mohawk in the Atlantic Ocean. USCGC Mohawk is on a scheduled deployment to defend U.S., allied and partner interests in the @USNavyEurope area of operations.
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.@SecDef: Militaries must play their legitimate role. That means defending human rights and protecting the rule of law, not toppling civilian governments or wallowing in corruption.
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Creating an entry point. ๐Ÿ’ฅ @USArmyReserve soldiers assigned to the 344th Engineer Company take cover while detonating a charge during exercise Pershing Strike at Camp Shelby, Miss.
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Air power on display. @USNavy aircraft assigned to Carrier Airwing 9 fly over USS Abraham Lincoln during an air power demonstration over the Pacific Ocean.
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Happy birthday, DoD! The U.S. military has been around for over 200 years, but the name โ€œDepartment of Defenseโ€ was adopted after an amendment to the National Security Act on Aug. 10, 1949. Test your knowledge of DoD history with this quiz: go.usa.gov/xSHKh.
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.@SecDef: Letโ€™s be clear. We seek no confrontation and pose no threat to Russia. Our updated posture simply reflects our ongoing and solemn commitment to Article Five. And an attack on one @NATO ally is an attack on every NATO ally. #WeAreNATO
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