Operationinherentresolve Photos & Videos

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Lance Cpl. Caleb Eudy first stepped on the yellow footprints in 2016, and on April 26, he'll finally depart Parris Island, South Carolina as a United States Marine. Though recruit training is typically just three months long, for Eudy it was an uphill battle that took 956 days.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just a month after arriving at boot camp, Eudy was diagnosed with Lymphoma.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve #cancer #survivor #crucible #cancersurvivor #bootcamp #lymphoma #warrior #neverquit #inspiration #beatcancer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/marine-recruit-beats-cancer-graduates

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3 days ago

The Navy is investigating reports that a female Marine discovered a hidden camera in one of the women's restrooms aboard the USS Arlington, an amphibious transport dock that's currently on at port in Greece, NBC News originally reported.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is looking into "a recording device in the head" according to NBC News. The Marine found the device in March, which is able to "record images," but military officials who spoke with NBC stopped short of specifying whether it could record still photos or video.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/hidden-camera-uss-arlington

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3 days ago

#Repost @taskandpurpose with @get_repost ・・・ A Marine veteran who ran the Boston Marathon on Monday to honor three men who died by his side in Afghanistan finished the race the only way he could — on his hands and knees.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Micah Herndon, a 31-year-old Ohio native assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines and veteran of several deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, crawled across the finish line of the grueling 26-mile slog he entered to honor two fellow Marines, Mark Juarez and Matthew Ballard, and British journalist Rupert Hamer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/marine-crawls-boston-marathon-video

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3 days ago

Happy Easter! Whether you're religious or not, today is a great excuse to #stayconnected and reach out to those you love, even those you might haven't talked to in a while 😉 🇺🇸 #Easter #balance #priorities #adulting #stayingconnected #deployed #deployeddads #deployedmoms #deployedparenting #longdistanceparenting #militaryparenting #militarydads #militarymoms #military #operationresolutesupport #operationinherentresolve #USArmy #USAF #USN #USMC #Soldier #Airman #Sailor #Marine #murica

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4 days ago

An American servicemember died Saturday in a noncombat incident in northern Iraq, the military said. The identity of the servicemember, who died in Nineveh province, would not be released until after next of kin were notified, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a brief statement that gave no further information about the circumstances of the death. U.S. troops are continuing to serve in Iraq as part of a coalition to train, advise and assist local forces in the fight against an Islamic State insurgency, after helping bring an end to the terrorist group’s physical “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria. #operationinherentresolve

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5 days ago

It's been 30 years since an explosion inside the number two gun turret on the USS Iowa killed 47 American sailors, but for Mike Carr, it still feels like yesterday.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I knew all 47 guys inside that turret because as part of the ship's policy we had rotated between all three turrets," Carr, who served as a gunner's mate in the Iowa's aft 16-inch turret, told Task & Purpose. "We all knew each other rather intimately."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On April 19, 1989, the day of the blast, the ship was preparing for live-fire training at Vieques, Puerto Rico Naval Training Range.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve #USSIowa #USN #history #battleship #SanPedro #California #PortofLosAngeles #LongBeach⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/iowa-explosion

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6 days ago

Iraq's parliament voted on Wednesday to ban Fortnite, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and several other popular online video games due to their "negative" influence on a population still reeling from years of sectarian violence, Reuters reports.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The idea for the ban emerged "due to the negative effects caused by some electronic games on the health, culture, and security of Iraqi society, including societal and moral threats to children and youth," as the resolution put it, per Reuters.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve #fortnite #pubg #gaming #battlegrounds #playerunknowns #iraq #gamer ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/iraq-bans-fortnite-pubg-games

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6 days ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump just before releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Barr, the top U.S. law enforcement official and a Trump appointee, revealed that the report detailed 10 episodes of potential obstruction of justice by the president.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/full-mueller-report-trump-russia

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7 days ago

A Marine veteran who ran the Boston Marathon on Monday to honor three men who died by his side in Afghanistan finished the race the only way he could — on his hands and knees.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Micah Herndon, a 31-year-old Ohio native assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines and veteran of several deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, crawled across the finish line of the grueling 26-mile slog he entered to honor two fellow Marines, Mark Juarez and Matthew Ballard, and British journalist Rupert Hamer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/marine-crawls-boston-marathon-video

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7 days ago

Jackie Huber was one of the few, but she never felt particularly proud as a woman Marine.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She spent 20 years in the Marine Corps, from 1984 to 2004, and rose from the enlisted ranks to chief warrant officer. She worked in MISSO, the Manpower Information System Support Office, entering data about service members at installations on the East and West coasts. She volunteered for the same duty in Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope and lived in a sand-filled camp that smelled of dirt and death.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/female-marine-corps-jackie-huber

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7 days ago

The husband of a fallen U.S. soldier was deported last week — leaving his 12-year-old daughter with her grandparents — and then quickly readmitted to the country on Monday without explanation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jose Gonzalez Carranza married Army Pfc. Barbara Vieyra in 2007, three years after he came to the U.S. illegally from Veracruz, Mexico, The Arizona Republic reports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/ice-deported-husband-fallen-soldier

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8 days ago

The Air Force's variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to fly combat operations if needed, a defense official said on Monday.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "They were already scheduled to come out here for an exercise," the defense official told Task & Purpose. "But they are operational, so when or if they get called to get on an ATO [air tasking order], they will be on one." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/air-force-f-35-deploy-middle-east

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9 days ago

The Coast Guard arrested a Canadian national last week for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly 200 gallons of liquid methamphetamine, according to the Department of Justice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While on routine patrol April 9, Coast Guard Cutter Alert spotted a U.S.-flagged sailing vessel traveling north about 225 nautical miles from Newport, Oregon, the Justice Department said. When Coast Guard personnel tried to communicate with the boat's sole occupant, 65-year-old John Phillip Stirling, he "went below deck and would only respond via VHF radio." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/cg-meth-arrest

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11 days ago

After months of testing, and a year after its scheduled fielding date, the Army's new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B) is going to an armored brigade combat team bound for South Korea in October. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Army Lt. Gen. James Richardson, deputy commander of Army Futures Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee last week that the ENVG-B has taken soldiers "from marksman to expert" while trying it out on the range. He also said the goggles are "better than anything I've experienced in my Army career." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/army-new-night-vision

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12 days ago

First Lt. Matthew Kraft, who has been missing in the High Sierra backcountry for more than a month, likely has died after being "overcome by severe winter storms," the Marine Corps concluded Thursday, April 11. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/marine-corps-matthew-kraft-dead

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13 days ago

There's really only one message you can send when you roll up in your neighborhood with a 90mm cannon on the back of your vehicle: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Humvee with what appears to be a heavily-modified turret from an armored car was spotted cruising through the Libyan town of Wadi al Rabith just south of the capitol of Tripoli over the weekend.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/libya-technical-humvee-90mm-cannon

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13 days ago

Is that what we're doin? I didn't get that memo.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/assange-arrest-video

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14 days ago

President Donald Trump has officially nominated Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to take over as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Tuesday.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trump announced Milley's nomination last December, though he did not specify when Miley would take over for the current Chairman, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, who is set to retire on October 1st.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ President Trump has nominated Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville to take over as the Army Chief. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/trump-nominates-milley-joint-chiefs

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15 days ago

"You have a chance to be a part of one of the fastest growing industries in the world, while also contributing to improving people's lives. I really believe that. If you really get involved with a great team of people in this space you can wake up every day, just being excited with what you're doing." -Shon Williams, Lt Col (Ret.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/veterans-cannabis-industry

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17 days ago

That says average service member that's not including outlayers in those statistics 🤣🤣🤣. See @estradaarmory...I'm "normal" #Repost @taskandpurpose • • • • • That old line about drinking like a sailor isn't bullshit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To probably no one's surprise, U.S. service members drink more days out of the year than any other industry, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2013 through 2017 and analyzed by the Delphi Health Group.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the survey of 27,000 service members, the average American warfighter spent 130 total days drinking in the last year, well above the average of 91 across more than any of the other 24 industries, including mining, construction, finance, and education.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/armed-forces-binge-drinking

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18 days ago

U.S. Army modernization officials told Congress recently that the service will begin fielding the 6.8mm weapons that will replace M249 squad automatic weapons and M4/M4A1 carbines in fall 2021.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee's Airland subcommittee that the Army will down-select the winning automatic rifle and carbine versions of the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) as early as fall 2020.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/army-next-generation-squad-weapon-fielding-date

3k81
20 days ago

John Shannon Simpson claimed he retired from the Marine Corps as a master sergeant after 20 years as an elite Recon Marine and drill instructor, and that his charitable organization was raising money to help recent Marine recruits and their families visit Disneyland.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In reality, Simpson never made it higher than an E-3 and was working as a basic disbursing clerk when he went AWOL for an entire year in the late 1990s, according to the Department of Justice — and most of the nearly half million he extracted from young Marines and their families over two years went straight into his pockets.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read more at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/marine-mickey-disneyland-fraud

1k43
20 days ago

"I don’t think the bonds that they’ve made here with their fellow soldiers will ever break. I understand now what it means when you go to a veterans’ ceremony and you see the old veterans get together and hug and cry and you never really understood it. I understand it now." - Lt Col. Volesky ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve #firstcavalrydivision #1stCav⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/unsung-heroes-sgt-1st-class-led-way-unarmored-humvee-battle-sadr-city

9465
21 days ago

A Russian surveillance jet based out of Travis Air Force Base in northern California has been enjoying access to restricted air space that are off limits to U.S. passenger planes since last week.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In turn, Russia has allowed U.S. spy planes to fly over its nation's most sensitive military bases.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/russian-spy-plane-military-bases

2k124
21 days ago

T Walls, Palms, sunshine and a beautiful culture 🇮🇶🌴Best regards to my iraqie comrades🤙🏻🙏stay safe and keep on fighting against the IS!!!! @zentauron @northeasternarms @blackcreeklaboratories @ufprogear @nextorch_deutschland @dynamicarmsresearch . #operator #pmc #cpo #diplomatic #specialforces #security #oir #operationinherentresolve #baghdad #walsum #iraq #kurdistan #fightisis #soldier #sniper #germanarmy #veteran #sof #swat #ar15 #military #tactical #germany #guns

5k31
21 days ago

A disabled U.S. Marines veteran has received a $250,000 settlement from the U.S. government after a national park park ranger allegedly used excessive force to arrest him over the use of a handicapped parking space.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dominic Esquibel of San Diego sued the Department of Interior and the National Park Service, among others, for assault, false arrest and false imprisonment over the 2012 incident at Sequoia National Park east of Fresno, California. The civil rights case was scheduled to go to trial last week in U.S. District Court but was recently settled.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/dominic-esquibel-national-park-lawsuit

7k141
22 days ago

The Army has settled on its next submachine gun for security forces responsible for protecting top military leaders downrange.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Monday, Army Contracting Command awarded Swiss defense contractor Brugger & Thomet a $2.5 million contract to outfit the personal security details with the APC9K semi-automatic carbine.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/army-apc9k-submachine-gun

4k72
23 days ago

Cqb training, 2016 *reenactment*

35513
24 days ago

In an interview Thursday with the podcast Zero Blog Thirty, Meyer said he still blames himself for not being able to reach four Marines trapped by enemy fire sooner. It took him five attempts to fight through the ambush to reach the Marines, who were dead when he arrived. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/dakota-meyer-medal-honor

2k18
24 days ago

"I don't know if y'all are aware of this," Tillis said, waving what appeared to be a copy of an NDA. "But here's what I'd like to find out if we can do immediately: Rescind every damn one of these that have been signed. Because it looks to me — and I don't mean to be cynical — but this is a practice by the housing providers, they better come up with a damn good reason for having someone sign onto this, because I've been a landlord before, it would have never occurred to me to say 'I want you to sign away your right to say you're living in inadequate conditions.'" Get the full story at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://taskandpurpose.com/patrician-military-housing

1k21
25 days ago

A member of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service’s second school crawls in the mud to take cover during the final exercise of integration phase at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq. This exercise was the last assessment needed for students to graduate the elite CTS Academia as operators. 📸(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sarah K. Anwar) جهاز مكافحة الإرهاب العراقي Icts #warriorswanted #otzwarriorsteam #goarmy #usarmy #armystrong #armyrecruiting #america #americansoldier #usarmysoldier #jobs #armyreserve #habloespañol #careers #sanantoniotexas #sanantonio #texas #usarec #armyrecruiter #boricuasensanantonio #northsideisd #iraq #operationinherentresolve #sanantoniorecruiter #brandeishighschool #tomcclarkhighschool #utsa #sanantonioriverwalk #downtownsanantonio ✅SOJF-OIR at San Antonio, Texas

661
25 days ago

A Coalition Forces member surveils the landscape from a helicopter in Southwest Asia. Coalition Forces maintain situational awareness and readiness to engage the enemy on the ground and in the air. Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, along with partner forces, remain committed to the enduring defeat of Daesh. 📸 (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ray Boyington) ✅SOJTF-OIR #warriorswanted #otzwarriorsteam #goarmy #usarmy #armystrong #armyrecruiting #america #americansoldier #usarmysoldier #jobs #armyreserve #operationinherentresolve #careers #sanantoniotexas #sanantonio #texas #usarec #armyrecruiter #boricuasensanantonio #northsideisd #sanantoniorecruiter #brandeishighschool #tomcclarkhighschool #utsa #sanantonioriverwalk #downtownsanantonio at San Antonio, Texas

541
25 days ago

WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the summer 2019 rotation to Iraq of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team will replace the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. "The Arctic Wolves are trained, equipped and exceptionally well led at echelon. The brigade has readied itself for any mission," said Col. Matthew W. Brown, commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. "We are privileged to be joining the international coalition that will defeat ISIS and set conditions for increased regional stability." For more information, contact the U.S. Army Alaska public affairs officer, Lt. Col. Martyn Crighton, martyn.y.crighton.mil@mail.mil, 907-384-1542. #usarmy #usarmysoldier #usarmysoldiers #1ststrykerbrigadecombatteam #25thinfantrydivision #1stbrigadecombatteam #101stairborne #operationinherentresolve

520
26 days ago

Less exciting perhaps than often portrayed, #deployedlife is typically mundane. All the things that go into making a city run efficiently are replicated in a forward-operating base, and people are needed to do those jobs. A quiet night in the Middle East masks the work of electricians, pipelayers, sewage specialists, fuel crews, security police, IT workers, road repairs personnel, construction contractors, and countless others. The Air Force is more than fighter pilots. #operationinherentresolve #usaf #GWOT #armedforces #foblife #waronterror #airforce #southwestasia #troops

331
27 days ago

I get paid to travel the country and tell stories about amazing Marines. This month it was Captain Kelsey Casey, the only female Harrier pilot in the Marine Corps. She is currently deployed to the Middle East to support coalition forces as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. She truly is Captain Marvel. I can’t wait to tell my daughters about her. Godspeed, Captain Casey! #womenshistorymonth #marineofficer at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

1k23
27 days ago

The SR-71 Blackbird is a legend, a spy plane that has captured imaginations since it first went Mach 3.5 over Soviet spymasters in the 1960s; you may recognize its distinct profile from spy flicks, espionage novels, and in multiple Marvel universe movies as the X-Men's chief mode of transport.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, for all of us who grew up nerding out over a plane that could outrun a missile, there's the Lego SR-71 Blackbird by Plane Bricks. It's a sight to behold, and it costs a dime, too.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read more at the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #military #usmilitary #usarmy #army #usmc #marines #usnavy #navy #usaf #airforce #vet #veteran #veterans #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #OIR #operationinherentresolve http://bit.ly/2HYT83p

5k51
28 days ago

During the invasion of Iraq the US conducted precision strikes. One of the Targets on the hit list was Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath Party HQ. The building was struck with one JDAM which completely destroyed a huge portion of the building. Today I had the opportunity to observe the damage with my own eyes and it is crazy. #SENDIT #paratroopers #JDAM #CJTF #operationinherentresolve

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