The holiday weekend is almost upon us. Don't forget what it's all about.

Actor and big-time military supporter Gary Sinise gives a shout-out to troops after his band, the Lt. Dan Band, gave a free concert at Fort George G. Meade, Md, to celebrate the base’s 100th anniversary.
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The search never stops.

U.S. Army Spc. Theodore Archacki III connects a pipe to a steel basket in the Gulf of Tonkin near Vietnam. He's part of a Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency underwater recovery team searching for two aviators who are believed to have crashed in the area during the #VietnamWar.

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Blake Midnight
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Mark Jennings
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Erika Torres
Ever hear of a micro-drone swarm?

The #DoD successfully demonstrated one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms last fall at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California. The technology is helping the #military collect important intel.
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Maj. Thomas Lessner, an airman in the Air Force Reserve at Joint Base San Antonio, is scheduled to appear on The View today at 11am EDT/10am CDT. Major Lessner discusses how his family has overcome adversity including an rocket-propelled grenade attack on his helicopter during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Here's more on his story: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
Maj Thomas Lessner an airman in the Air Force Reserve at Joint

Resilience binds reservist’s family during times of trial

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We wouldn't want to get caught on this road, either! U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade
From Armed with Science - DoD: New technology funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) that was originally built to help the military dismantle IED networks in #Iraq and #Afghanistan is now able to use #DNA like a blueprint to essentially build a human.
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DTRA Technology Uses DNA to Predict What a Person Looks Like

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Dewayne Puckett
Clare Ainsworth
Night raid!

U.S. Army #soldiers and Greek service members execute a simulated night raid during Bayonet Minotaur near Thessaloniki, Greece. The bilateral exercise enhances interoperability and develops individual technical skills.

#Army photo by Graigg Faggionato
Night raid US Army soldiers and Greek service members execute a simulated
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Shirley Sanchez
Congratulations, US Air Force Academy graduates!

Watch the ceremony LIVE here or at defense.gov/live.
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President Donald J. Trump's #FY2018 budget request calls for a $52.4B increase in DoD funding, and it looks to focus on these priorities. #budget2018
Learn more about the proposal here: [ Defense.gov Link ]
President Donald J Trumps FY2018 budget request calls for a 524B increase
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Zach Porteous
Anthony J Cartner
Strength. Resilience. Sacrifice.

Visitors to the nation’s capital explain what they think of those who serve in a #military uniform during #MilitaryAppreciationMonth.

Leave your own shout-outs and thanks to the service members in your life, past and present, below!
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Lincoln Williams
What's a deployment without memories to look back on?

Check out the some of the highlights from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit's deployment to the Asia-Pacific region.
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How sweet it is!

#FaceOfDefense: This United States Air Force airman took a one-time thing and turned it into a passion.
How sweet it is FaceOfDefense This United States Air Force airman took

Face of Defense: Airman Takes Up 'Sweet' Hobby

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I've heard of raining cats and dogs, but this is getting out of hand!

501st Parachute Infantry Regiment leaders observe as their follow-on paratroopers exit a United States Air Force C-17 Globemaster III to join in the fight during a joint forcible entry operation exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson JBER (official), #Alaska.
I've heard of raining cats and dogs but this is getting out of hand
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Shirley Sanchez
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#DoD and service branch leaders will conduct a briefing on the Fiscal Year 2018 #defense budget starting at 12 p.m. EDT. Watch LIVE at defense.gov/live. #budget2018 #FY2018
DoD and service branch leaders will conduct a briefing on the Fiscal
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Theodore Karabetsos Jr.
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“To the people of the United Kingdom, and all those affected by this senseless tragedy, please accept our thoughts and prayers. The United Kingdom continues to be one of our closest partners and strongest allies and we stand together with you against this and other acts of terror. We strongly cond...

United States European Command

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Yousuf Khan
He says it’s some of the best pizza in town and he’s giving it away for free – but not to just anyone. During #MilitaryAppreciationMonth, see how this man displays his patriotism, one slice at a time.
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Mathew J. Peterson
We are partners. We are strong. We are secure and prepared. #WeAreNATO
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Gesualdo De Martino
Nobody can say they didn't see this rocket coming.

U.S. Army soldiers operate a high mobility artillery rocket system in support of ground forces in #Afghanistan
Nobody can say they didn't see this rocket coming
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Anthony J Cartner
Don Smith
Are you ready? Fleet Week New York is almost upon us!
The time-honored celebration begins Wednesday and gives civilians a chance to meet U.S. Navy sailors, U.S. Coast Guardsmen and #Marines while witnessing the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. #FleetWeekNYC U.S. Marine Corps
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