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The official account of the U.S. Department of Defense. Following, RTs, links, and likes ≠ endorsement. #KnowYourMil

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.@173rdFW pilots step out of the cockpit to get their feet wet for survival training. Press ▶️ to watch how these p… https://t.co/0ObW3lqoXaHad our first National Defense Strategy implementation meeting yesterday w/DOD senior leadership to ensure we are m… https://t.co/SHLE8N0Kjc
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseWatch Marines operate and evaluate aquatic technologies that improve ship-to-shore maneuvers and complement the… https://t.co/cqkgXH1pEv
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseThe @usnavyband brings together musicians from across the nation to bring music to world-class stages and in classr… https://t.co/fBLN8wU6Th
8/20
2019
#MedalofHonorMonday: @USArmy Pvt. Wilburn Ross made a career out of his military service during #WWII. His actions… https://t.co/KkogD9BAPf.@USMCFEA Marines complete exercise #AgileSpirit 2019 in Orpholo, Georgia 🇬🇪. Agile Spirit is a joint, multinationa… https://t.co/az60zL0xuU#Technology around the 🌎. @USNavy Cmdr. David Besachio explains the innovative surgery performed on a 4 yr old pati… https://t.co/PlsOFemRiA
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseIt’s #WorldHumanitarianDay! The @DeptofDefense frequently participates in humanitarian assistance & disaster resp… https://t.co/kxcsLJi0ZeFlying V! Navy @BlueAngels demonstrate their precision prowess in a fly-by of the Space Needle at @SeafairFestival.… https://t.co/301kCEGC8sIt’s a bird! No, it’s a plane! It’s #NationalAviationDay! Today we celebrate how far the aviation industry has ad… https://t.co/VCSLqb1SND
8/19
2019
Tunnel vision. A @USMC Marine conducts a weapon maintenance check during a training exercise at Marine Corps Air G… https://t.co/CBs9F5OLFNCheck out my family! 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 A @USNavy petty officer shows his family photos to children at an elementary school… https://t.co/K90ARiK2c4
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseWatch as @NAVSCIATTS instructors teach students from Argentina and Trinidad and Tobago to fly an RQ-11 Raven remote… https://t.co/Xiy267sJxRNow I just need a call sign. Donovan Stringer became an honorary second lieutenant and #PilotForADay in a C-130 He… https://t.co/G7lmKJ3nIiThere’s my ride! 🚁 @USArmy paratroopers assigned to the @173rdAbnBde prepare to board a CH-47 Chinook to hone thei… https://t.co/UsksabIdCV
8/18
2019
Picture perfect. A @usairforce airman assigned to a forward area refueling point program, poses in front of a C-17… https://t.co/5R0pYA2U4P.@USNavy explosive ordnance disposal unit members talk about working w/their counterparts in the Japan Maritime Sel… https://t.co/fYNNTtVzzMNo hesitation. 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team paratroopers take part in an airborne operation above the Frida… https://t.co/yty2bxQtNZ
8/17
2019
Families of fallen service members visited the Pentagon for the patriotic art exhibit “We Will Tell Their Stories.”… https://t.co/4sCod4eKZYFriday reflection. @usairforce airmen prepare to wash an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz… https://t.co/ep3xmYVOeB#OTD in 1949, @USArmy Gen. Omar Bradley was sworn in as the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by Secretar… https://t.co/L1LaIva6Q8
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseThe exhibit, sponsored by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, is intended to ensure we remember the sacri… https://t.co/k3gG2xq8Fo
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseKim Joiner, Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Strategic Engagement, met with family members of falle… https://t.co/mOYv3gxHHw
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseGet to #KnowYourMil by joining our military supporters and receive a monthly toolkit to help educate fellow America… https://t.co/vAzAKdtIL1Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. @USArmy paratroopers assigned to @USSOCOM Africa & Europe execute a stat… https://t.co/wZ6KdUfgepFuture airmen? More than 100 children from a youth center on #FairchildAFB, Wash., learned about @usairforcehttps://t.co/X4GSmo35cX
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseA SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-18 rocket launches at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. CRS-18 is the latest mission in… https://t.co/GKYOYvrczg
8/16
2019
Heavy lift. A @USNavy sailor organizes ordnance aboard @TheCVN69 r during a transfer with @Stennis74 in the Atlant… https://t.co/GFI7IwVPkmPress ▶️ to watch @USNavy medics learn how to handle a rigorous 10-day jungle combat course. The course is designed… https://t.co/hyIWbrKcqhWelcome home! Airmen from the @48FighterWing, RAF Lakenheath, England, reunite with their loved ones after returni… https://t.co/iYaoiwUDTc
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseThe @ArmyERDC's Geotechnical and Structures Lab has refined the technique to repair large areas of damaged airfield… https://t.co/bdUvjg3biF
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseToday marks the 75th anniversary of the Operation Dragoon landing. Often overshadowed by the Normandy landings, thi… https://t.co/fBhVRUCIIH
8/15
2019
Here’s some #WednesdayWisdom from @USArmy Gen. Omar Bradley, our first chairman: This is as true in everyday life… https://t.co/7CWlItOMd7
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseHuey send-off. 🚁 A @USNavy sailor sends off a Huey helicopter on the flight deck of #USSAshland in the Philippine… https://t.co/PLFBL32aQOThe DOD is continuing to commemorate the 75th anniversary of #WWII this year to thank & honor our veterans, & educa… https://t.co/QLF8PWFg06Slow and steady approach. A 168th Wing, @AKNationalGuard, KC-135R Stratotanker flies overhead on final approach to… https://t.co/etNkHczjqWA @USArmy paratrooper jumps out of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter onto Castle drop zone in West Kingston, R.I., during… https://t.co/ErbnUQ3Gz4
8/14
2019
OTD, in 2009, 30 #WWII veterans were finally recognized for their efforts in #OperationDragoon, the allied invasion… https://t.co/BLfhiQqsQxThe other half of me. A @USNavy sailor aboard #USNSComfort is reunited with her father, who is from Colon, Panama,… https://t.co/hwvtj0vusFFamily members bow their heads during a burial at sea in honor of @USNavy Radioman 3rd Class Jack Goldwater, Ford I… https://t.co/bZEIdab3Gx
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseWhen service members don’t make it home from conflicts, the @dodpaa makes it their mission to reunite families with… https://t.co/3jdqKG94Ce
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseCockpit view. Press ▶️ to ride along with the crew of an F-15 Strike Eagle from RAF Lakenheath, England 🇬🇧. The… https://t.co/jjTsHdG5PrLast week, a #USCG boarding team and a fishing vessel crew abandoned ship after the 160-foot Ecuadorian f/v began l… https://t.co/CXE8pKFe3U
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8/13
2019
CORRECTION: The location is Iraq.Take a moment today to remember Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer who was killed Aug. 10 in Afghanistan. The Depart… https://t.co/U624173cwL#MedalofHonorMonday: D-Day was just the beginning of the Allied invasion of Europe during #WWII. @USArmy Sgt. John… https://t.co/n7QXS6tG6VBehind the badge. 👮 Press ▶️ to hear how @USArmy Spc. Timothy Moore is learning to become a military police office… https://t.co/v00XwpuakdDo you know B.A.T.M.A.N.? Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge is the @AFResearchLab's advanced technolo… https://t.co/eKDU2yr41B
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseA @USMC Marine holds up trash during a shoreline cleanup in the waters near Gottschalk Marina at @camp_lejeune, N.C… https://t.co/eP0HtvYsMH
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseFire! 💥 @USMC Marines assigned to the @1st_Marine_Div fire an M-777 howitzer during Fire Exercise at… https://t.co/mHEeQlZbtB
8/12
2019
Ready for a challenge? @usairforce Tactical Air Control Party airmen are highly trained experts that endure intens… https://t.co/GdB7uviyLgI’ve got you! @USArmy @25ID soldiers conduct special patrol insertion and extraction training from a CH-47 Chinook… https://t.co/eZir3LKdm1 @USArmy @25ID soldiers conduct special patrol insertion and extraction training from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter off… https://t.co/QD8c19eEriThey grow up so fast, don't they? How are you observing #NationalSonAndDaughterDay? #KnowYourMil #KidsServeToo https://t.co/SCOcYQNDOK
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of Defense#HonoringTheFallen An airman from the 134th Air Refueling, Knoxville, Tenn., visits the grave of her great uncle -… https://t.co/p7cMfmXHJj
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of Defense🔊 Sound up! 🔊 Marines train with mounted M2 .50-caliber machine guns during exercise Fuji Viper at Combined Arms T… https://t.co/IiSQMcm4WoRank flex! 💪 A @usairforce Europe band airman flexes his rank with a Romanian child at the Ortal Orphanage after a… https://t.co/iBy5E4Ful9
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8/11
2019
Freedom never rests. A @usairforce Fly Away Security Team member guards a #C130J Super Hercules assigned to the 774… https://t.co/w6Chy7ZofESince 1949, the dedicated men and women of the DOD have worked tirelessly to defend our Nation abroad & at home. We… https://t.co/xnMaruMEJ3Winning matters. See my first message to the Total Force. https://t.co/L3viLt2r2Z
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseFire mission - one round! 💥 Press ▶️ for some weekend motivation courtesy of the @USArmy as they demonstrate how t… https://t.co/bOwXQsUeoKAt my confirmation hearing, I committed to actively seek opportunities to reallocate resources & reinvest back into… https://t.co/d8yyNCeZ8I
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseAug. 10, 1949, marks the official birthday of the Defense Department, which unified the military under the secretar… https://t.co/TexnqucCpH"The Army has been changing since the Army has been in existence. We're going to make sure that we are ready and l… https://t.co/EqYShVUG8K
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8/10
2019
My first trip as Secretary of Defense to meet with our Indo-Pacific partners and allies is complete! No one Nation… https://t.co/CohYrXkIvy
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseTough it out! @AF_Academy class of 2023 basic cadets complete the assault course, Part 2 of basic cadet training a… https://t.co/nB9ivMNaFyAs @EsperDoD mentioned, “The Army is in the midst of a renaissance…” and @15thSMA Dailey was the consummate leader… https://t.co/le6aQsCfqX
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseAnd to GEN Milley, thank you for your steadfast leadership for the past 4 years. I look forward to working with you… https://t.co/VVVUWyovz8
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseCongratulations to GEN McConville for assuming the duties of the 40th @ArmyChiefStaff. GEN McConville’s exceptional… https://t.co/rZrBH5Qw4d
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseThank you @USAirforce & @USArmy for the rides and @StateDept for the support in country. https://t.co/l3nI9skLwW
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseDC-Honolulu-Sydney-Auckland-Tokyo-Ulaanbaatar-Seoul-DC. Five flights on an E-4B. Two flights on a C-17. Four helo l… https://t.co/eJomZwL36E
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseSpectacular view on the Chinook flight! Thank you to the incredible professionals with the @USArmy 3-2nd General Su… https://t.co/hA1TseZdK7
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseHighlights of Mrs. Esper’s outreach to support DOD families on our trip through the Indo-Pacific: meeting with spou… https://t.co/aIMxHt4EmJ
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseThe Army's new Chief of Staff, Gen. James McConville, talks about taking care of people, and his other priorities i… https://t.co/W2GhcY3DSC
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseIt is truly humbling to serve our Soldiers, Families & Army Civilians as the 16th SMA. You make @usarmy the world's… https://t.co/DrHLfrG0jr
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseIt’s been the honor & privilege of a Soldier’s lifetime to serve as 15th SMA. I’m truly humbled by the talented, pr… https://t.co/WyS23U2aGu
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseEnhancing the capabilities of the U.S.-Japan alliance! 🇺🇸 🇯🇵 A squadron of @PACAF RQ-4 Global Hawks arrives at Yoko… https://t.co/cTGwItdOuO“Our most important resource is our people. We have a responsibility to take care of our people, our families and t… https://t.co/ZHphn2FHUYAsst. Sec. of Defense for Sustainment and Task Force Chair Bob McMahon kicked off DOD's first PFAS Task Force meeti… https://t.co/1nuduoiL14Congratulations to GEN McConville for becoming Chief of Staff of the Army. Having worked closely with you, I know y… https://t.co/yIvobON0a3
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of Defense#HappeningNow: Gen. James McConville & Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Grinston assume responsibility as the 40th Army Ch… https://t.co/9YLNghHdsC
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseAn intelligence analyst from the @30thSpaceWing, Calif., volunteers as a princess during a book reading at a local… https://t.co/ry6SFuPSL0
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseImagine conducting ship checks and training aboard a ship without ever leaving your office. It’s happening now at… https://t.co/9AG9OxvlyY
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseHold your breath! Republic of Korea & @2INFDIV pilots & crews conduct helicopter overwater survival training at… https://t.co/kYID5R0oKmIn recognition of our shared history and sacrifice, @EsperDoD presents MinDef @Jeong_doo with an Oct. 21, 1951, let… https://t.co/iqxPDHQrg0
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseLeaving South Korea confident that the U.S.-ROK alliance is ironclad and that our two countries share a vision of a… https://t.co/8RFabs5Jpv
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseU.S. troops have stood alongside our South Korea allies for over 70 years. Honored to meet with some of the service… https://t.co/5e90F58JXp
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseA very productive engagement w/President Moon Jae-in where we discussed current security challenges on the Korean P… https://t.co/EZplEZ2UCp
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseAt Yokota Air Base in Japan, she met with members of the 21st Special Operations Squadron who are charged with the… https://t.co/KuFJ67o4ZD
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseAt the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Hawaii, she met with those who have the solemn and sacred duty of recov… https://t.co/yl5jGnUgHS
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseMrs. Esper has been meeting with service members and families across the Indo-Pacific during our trip to discuss is… https://t.co/2uwakriqFV
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseA pleasure to meet with South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha and discuss our shared interests in… https://t.co/Sd3cHXqAGo
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseThe #USROKAlliance is ironclad & remains the linchpin of peace & security on the Korean Peninsula & in Northeast As… https://t.co/tijoRF8MlQ
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseThe U.S. & ROK share a bond of friendship, forged in combat. We will continue to "go together" to support a vision… https://t.co/lXw2ZBX2QR
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8/9
2019
@TeamCharleston @USForcesKorea Great job, @TeamCharleston! 🙌 Thanks for the lift!Dive! @USNavy explosive ordnance disposal divers talk to sailors on a rigid-hull inflatable boat after surfacing d… https://t.co/75OskenZYDPaying tribute to Brent Taylor, former mayor of North Ogden and courageous @UTNationalGuard soldier, who was killed… https://t.co/e1L1CbmVgOHere kitty, kitty 🐈 A @USNavy child plays with a kitten during a PAWS animal shelter and rescue fundraiser at Yoko… https://t.co/2r3V8JybBN
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseLooking forward to meeting with President Moon Jae-in, Minister of Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo and Minister of Foreign… https://t.co/1V5q1ejjgf
Retweeted by U.S. Dept of DefenseArrived in South Korea for the final stop of my first international trip as Secretary of Defense, where I was greet… https://t.co/XenzBCgXjW
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8/8
2019

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