Daily SITREP: Zika Virus, Troops in Afghanistan & More

Pilots from the Alaska Air National Guard's 144th Airlift Squadron prepare to take off in a C-130 Hercules at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 17, 2016. The transport mission was one of the last combat missions during the 144th AS's final C-130 deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis)

Pilots from the Alaska Air National Guard’s 144th Airlift Squadron prepare to take off in a C-130 Hercules at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 17, 2016. The transport mission was one of the last combat missions during the 144th AS’s final C-130 deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis)

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Thursday, July 7, 2016:

President Barack Obama announced that 8,400 U.S. service members will remain in Afghanistan through January 2017.

Nicole Bridge, an Air Force wife stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base, was recently awarded the 2016 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year award.

Read how two completely different Air Force squadron’s work together to ensure the single mission of the C-130 Hercules can equip and prepare our forces to stay in the fight another day.

Doctors at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have developed a Zika vaccine that they’ve successfully tested on mice, and they’re now testing it on monkeys and hope to begin testing on humans later this year.

The Army also released this Zika virus awareness video.

Senegal’s Compagnie Fusilier de Marin Commando and U.S. Marines built a partnership through advanced training that took place in Senegal last month.

Very few people have the opportunity to stand alongside those whose traditions they further while serving in the military. Airman Jaylen Carter has the chance to do just that with his father.

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