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#BREAKING: #USArmy Special Forces (from Delta Force) carried-out an anti-terrorist operation at #Jarabulus near #Aleppo in Northern #Syria. The operation involved two MH-47Gs (this video) & four MH-60Ms of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Video is for 15 mins ago👇
#BREAKING: This video is for almost an hour ago shows two of the four MH-60M Black Hawk helicopters carrying a team of #USArmy Delta Force to Jarabulus near #Aleppo. They attacked a group of #Turkey backed terrorists. One of the helicopters is damaged but was evacuated.
It is reported that the Delta Force team onboard some of these helicopters attacked where it was near position of #Turkey backed Faylaq al-Shām terrorists near Jarabulus. The target most probably was a high ranking #ISIL/#Daesh leader. (possibly protected by #Turkey) Image
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PRIDE MONTH SOLDIER PROFILE – MAJOR GENERAL TAMMY SMITH, FIRST OPENLY GAY GENERAL IN THE U.S. MILITARY
Gen. Smith entered the Army with ordinary aspirations; as a first-generation college student, the U of Oregon’s ROTC program presented a path to a college education.
Upon graduating in 1986, Gen. Smith was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant; although most of her class shipped off to Germany, Gen. Smith was posted in Panama as a platoon leader in a sustainment brigade.

#Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC #Pride2022
As Gen. Smith rose up the ranks, she never expected to become a general officer. Her desire was to excel in roles she enjoyed, and her eclectic career path reflects that drive towards personal fulfillment.

@SecArmy @USArmy @TRADOC
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12 JUNE 1948 - WOMEN'S ARMED SERVICES INTEGRATION ACT
Like its counterparts in the other services, the Women's Army Corps (WAC) had been intended to exist only until six months after the end of World War II.
Efforts to keep the separate female corps in the services during peace time resulted in passage of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, which was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on 12 June 1948.
Although women served with the Army since the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) in 1942, and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in 1943, it was not permanent. When President Truman signed the 1948 legislation, the WAC became a permanent corps of the Regular Army and Army Reserve.
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SOLDIER PROFILE – LIEUTENANT FREDERICK GOTTHOLD ENSLIN
HERITAGE AND PRIDE MONTH
The fraught history of the U.S. Army’s relationship with its gay, lesbian, and bisexual soldiers began 10 March 1778, at the Continental Army’s winter quarters at Valley Forge.
On that day, Lt. Frederick Gotthold Enslin was court-martialed for crimes related to homosexuality, the first recorded incident of an American soldier facing such charges. A German by birth, Lt. Enslin arrived in Philadelphia in 1774, seeking a new life in the New World.
A bachelor in his early 30’s, Lt. Enslin joined the Continentals in March 1777 as an officer in Col. William Malcolm’s Regt. Though the details of Lt. Enslin’s life are scant, the precise writing on his enlistment papers shows that he was educated and could write in English.
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10 JUNE 1953 - BATTLE OF OUTPOST HARRY BEGINS #KoreanWar
The Battle of Outpost Harry was one of the last engagements of the Korean War. Outpost Harry was a small artillery observation post, located at the top of a hill in the vital ‘Iron Triangle’.

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The post was protected by the 3rd Infantry Division and elements from the Greek Expeditionary Forces. Harry was one of the UN's most important observation posts in the area, as it allowed the UN forces to view and call accurate artillery strikes against the Chinese Army.
To capture Harry, the Chinese planned to soften the defenses covering the approach to the summit of the hill with artillery. The Americans used a series of interlocking fields of fire, pre-arranged artillery, barbed wire, and mines to cover the perimeter of their outpost. Image
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PRIDE MONTH ARMY HISTORY – THE REPEAL OF DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL (DADT) The end of the Army’s centuries-long history of discrimination against gay, lesbian, and bisexual soldiers actually began with the implementation of DADT in 1993. Image
Meant as a temporary compromise between an absolute ban and wholly open service, DADT was by design meant to be slowly superseded by more inclusive policies in the future. This process was accelerated with President Obama’s State of the Union Address in January 2010.
The President’s call for outright repeal forced the Joint Chiefs to “get their act together,” and prepare to end DADT, according to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Casey. The DoD commissioned a series of studies and surveys to examine the potential impact of DADT repeal. Image
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2 JUNE 1784 - THE CONTINENTAL ARMY IS DISBANDED & THE AMERICAN REGIMENT AUTHORIZED
With the Revolutionary War won, the Continental Army - which had first been authorized on 14 June 1775 - was no longer needed to secure the new nation's independence. Image
Congress disbanded the Continental Army on 2 June 1784 when it ordered the discharge of "the several officers and soldiers now in the service of the United States, except 25 privates to guard the stores at Fort Pitt, and 55 to guard the stores at West Point and other magazines."
The next day, 3 June, however, the Congress resolved "a body of troops to consist of seven hundred non-commissioned officers and privates, properly officered, are immediately and indispensably necessary for securing and protecting the northwestern frontiers of the United States" Image
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Here's some aircraft that I've found around #Uvalde on 5/24/22. These may have already been found by others already. I'm just poking around.

A chronological thread based on what time each arrived near Uvalde:
#CFCNU A helicopter from #Edmonton #Canada that has since made its way to #Monterrey #Mexico. It approached #Uvalde airport around 9:56am, landed, and continued south around 10:36am. Why not just fly an airplane? Maybe it has a new owner? #Heliqwest globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=c006af&l…
#AE53FB #Ronin42 - I've already tweeted about this one but for the sake of timeline, I'm going to include it. This is a #USArmy recon plane out of #Killeen. It took off around 10:16am and started approach (twice) to #Uvalde around 11:04am. globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae53fb&l…
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#USArmy MC-12W recon plane (#RONIN34/12-00279) left #FortHood/Killeen at 10:15am CT on 5/24. It approached the #Uvalde area ~ 11:02 and flew over #KUVA; entered a pattern at 11:16, & landed at 11:25. At 12:48pm, the plane took off and returned to Ft Hood. globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae53fb&l… Image
Looking back through the historical flights for 2022, it has not landed at Uvalde until 5/24
@thejointstaff @ArmyChiefStaff why was this aircraft in Uvalde for the first time in 2022 at the exact moment that one of the deadliest US shootings was unfolding? Probably coincidence, but there were only a handful of aircraft that came/went that day.
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1/Για να κανουμε και λιγο εποικοδομητικο διαλογο στο θεμα των #ΤΟΜΑ, η περιπτωση των Αμερικανικων ανακατασκευασμενων #Bradley ειναι ενδιαφερουσα καθως αν βρεθουν οχηματα της διαμορφωσης #Μ2Α2 ODS (Κροατια) army-technology.com/news/croatia-a…
2/τότε το κοστος ανακτατασκευης και ΕΜΖ στο επιπεδο ODS (Operation Desert Storm) αγγιζει τα 3.22 εκ $ ανα όχημα. Η #Κροατια μολις προσφατα υπεγραψε για 89 #ΤΟΜΑ απο τα οποια ομως θα έχει επιχειρησιακα 62 , τα υπολοιπα 5 για εκπαιδευση και 22 για ανταλλακτικα.
3/Το οχημα τεχνολογικα ομως εχει καποια μειονεκτηματα σε σχεση με το #Lynx. Τα κυριοτερα απο αυτα ειναι:
-Μεταφερομενη ομαδα 6 ατομων (αντι 8/9)
-Μικροτερη Θωρακιση
-χαμηλη κινητικοτητα ιππο/τοννο
-25mm Πυροβολο χωρις AB munition
-Μηδενικη περαιτερω εξελιξη/αναβαθμιση
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🇺🇸 United States Army RO-6A 16-00397 snuck out of #Iraq, and is flying over Canada now, returning to the United States.

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#AE5F1A #USArmy #ModeS #MLAT #ADSB ImageImageImageImage
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#BREAKING: #USArmy Delta Force just conducted an operation in #Iraq during which they captured several high ranking commanders of #IRGC Quds Force & #KataibHezbollah (#PMU) in Kanaan, Diyala District, North of #Iraq. Here are the vehicles of #IRGCQF & #PMU left behind.
The operation involved at-least four MH-60M Black Hawk & two MH-47G Chinook Special Operations Helicopters of #USArmy's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The helicopters airlifted the Delta Special Forces who arrested commanders of #IRGC Quds Force & #KataibHezbollah.
#Update: According to #Iraqi security forces this happened five days ago (19/04/2022) and its details was published only today right after #US Army released #Iranian captives on request of #Iraqi government. Yaser Mohsen, one of #KataibHezbollah commanders is still under arrest.
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The #USArmy Stryker Weapons Troop (Cavalry Squadron) after 2016 but before the Stryker MGS is retired at the end of 2022. The troop provides anti-tank missile and direct gunfire support to habitually supported Infantry Battalions and Cavalry Troops.
Before 2016, the Stryker MGS was meant to be in Rifle Companies while the ATGM was in the Brigade Engineer Battalion. But readiness levels were never good enough for the MGS to accomplish it across the force. Consolidation was to increase readiness wrt gunnery/maintenance
The MGS will have no *direct* replacement, but many of the direct fire support functions will most likely be handled just fine by the Stryker MCWS (Dragoon successor program) with higher availability (18 MCWS organic to the infantry btn vs. 4-12 MGS attachable).
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#BREAKING: Unable to attack #Israel in retaliation of the death of two #IRGC Quds Force officers in #Damascus on Monday, Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Corps of #Iran just carried-out a combined drone/ballistic missile strike at #US Army base in #Erbil Intl airport in #Iraq!
Total six Fateh-110 ballistic missiles launched from #Iran's #Kermanshah province hit the #USArmy base in #Erbil International Airport in North of #Iraq. Surveillance drones of #IRGC Aerospace Force flew over the base before missiles hit it.
It is unconfirmed but, the pro-#IRGC sources claim that a #USAF's E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) aircraft was one of the targets. It is not clear if it is destroyed or not. The moment ballistic missiles hit military section of #Erbil airport.
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia Vs #Ucrania (día 7) - #IMPORTANTE - Como cada día, en este hilo compartiremos la información más relevante sobre la guerra de Ucrania. Al final del día lo cerraremos una vez más con un informe diario.

Muchas gracias por estar ahí y compartir.
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia Vs #Ucrania (día 7) - Las imágenes que llegan de lugares como #Kharkov o #Kiev son dramáticas, con cada vez más objetivos destruidos por los ataques rusos en su estrategia de creciente imposición de costes. En el vídeo se ve la sede del SBU ucraniano en #Kharkiv.
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia Vs #Ucrania (día 7) - También están apareciendo imágenes de lo acaecido en #Bucha, al NO de #Kiev en días previos, en donde los rusos perdieron un buen número de vehículos al ser arrasada una columna a su paso por la localidad.
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✈️⚡️#Russia/#Ukraine Aircraft Spotting Thread [1]
✈️"FORTE11" likely to be joined tonight by an RQ-4D, bringing significantly more electronic capabilities to the table for the night. #Russia #Ukraine #UkraineConflict #UkraineCrisis #EU #US #NATO #Europe #Crimea #Donbas #DPR #LPR [2]
✈️Unknown flight east of #Siciliy, although we've seen flights like this the past few days. Maritime patrol aircraft of some kind make sense during these times. #Russia #Ukraine #UkraineConflict #UkraineCrisis #EU #US #NATO #Europe #Crimea #Donbas #DPR #LPR [3]
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🧐#TribuneScientifique
Drs Sigoloff/Long-médecins militaires #USArmy &LtCol Chambers-ont comparé Janv-Oct 2021 avec les 5 dernières années
Multiplication
x11,7 #DIC coagulation intravasculaire disséminée
x10 #TroublesNeurologiques
x9 #Dyspnée
x5,9 #HIV
x4,7 #infertilité féminine
x4,7 #embolies pulmonaires
x3,9 #AVC
x3 #Cancers
x3 #faussescouches
x2,5 #GuillainBarrré
x1,6 malfo congénitales (...)
Source: audition de l'avocat #Renz par le Sénateur @SenRonJohnson
Ces déclarations de données sont sous peine de parjure. Leur intention est de soumettre cela aux tribunaux.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/30/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/12/30/dai…
Democracy preserves dignity, a means to an end, not an end itself

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#democracy, #dignity, #society, #individual, #rights, #freedoms
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#BOTD 1921 – 2003 Charles Bronson, (b. Buchinsky), 81, US actor.

At the height of his fame, early 1970s, he was world #1 box office, at $1m per film. When he worked as a coal miner he earned $1 a ton of coal. In WW2 with #USArmy he served in Pacific and received a Purple Heart.
#BOTD 1921 – 2003 Charles Bronson, (b. Buchinsky), 81, US actor.

After WW2, with the help of GI Bill, he joined a theatre group in Philadelphia. Later moving to NYC, then Hollywood. He made his film debut, uncredited, in The Mob (1951), and The People Against O'Hara (both 1951)
#BOTD 1921 – 2003 Charles Bronson, 81, US actor.

Bloodhounds of Broadway * Battle Zone * Pat and Mike * Marrying Kind * Miss Sadie Thompson * House of Wax * Crime Wave * Vera Cruz * Big House, USA * Jubal * Run of the Arrow * Roger Corman's Machine-Gun Kelly (lead role 1958)
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-2 days ago I gave glimpse of technological advances #India is making
-Those were part of my old article out of that many weapons are already in practical use
-Today I talk about advancements in the world #technology
-Some sound like science fiction
insightful.co.in/2020/09/23/ind…
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-Courtesy #Armenia-#Azerbaijan war we all know abt #drones
-Next in line r hypersonic Kamikaze Drones tested by #Pentagon
-Vintage Racer are low-cost
-Capability to stay close to target for 60–90 min
-Due to small size, it will have low radar signature making it more lethal
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-Super Cannon being developed by #USArmy
-Fire rounds >1150 miles
-This distance is approximately same that is between Mumbai & Jaipur
-Complements coastal and other artillery defensive systems
-Utilizes low-cost ammunitions when compared with existing defense systems

#DRDO
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#IndianArmy
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-PLA exposed
-World only knows abt PLA what #CCP tells
-#USArmy releases ATP 7-100.3
-SWOT Analysis
-Older combat systems r expected beyond 2035
-Less important Cmds get discarded eqpt
-Recent upgraded eqpt for #Xinjiang Military District shows importance of region
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-3 types of combined-arms brigades:motorized, mechanized, armored
-18 reserve & militia divs
-Most brigades eqpd with older systems
-Struggles with decentralizing planning & operations at lower tactical echelons,complexities of informationized battlefield & modern mech forces
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-High #technical demands on informationized soldier
-Heavy logistics & maintenance demand on mechanized forces
-Limited combat power of expeditionary forces
-Marine Corps incapable of deploying heavy mechanized forces outside of shared land borders & territorial waters
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#BREAKING: Watch #Taliban extremists celebrating what they call defeat of Americans in #Kabul airport after departure of the last #USArmy troops from 82nd Airborne Division from the airport onboard six C-17As of #USAF minutes ago.
This is #Kabul now under control of #Taliban & #AlQaeda terrorists. They are celebrating departure of the last American forces from #Afghanistan.
At-least two #Taliban extremists are killed due to gunshot wounds caused by their celebration for departure of the last American troops from #Afghanistan at Kabul airport!
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