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Daily SITREP: Army announces Dakota Access Pipeline news, Tuskegee Airman Reflects & More

Retired Master Sgt. Leroy Smith became a Tuskegee Airman at the age of 16 in 1943. Smith said getting to know the Tuskegee aircrew was one of his best memories. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff. Sgt. Regina Edwards)

Retired Master Sgt. Leroy Smith became a Tuskegee Airman at the age of 16 in 1943. Smith said getting to know the Tuskegee aircrew was one of his best memories. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Staff. Sgt. Regina Edwards)

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

  • The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works has announced.
  • The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of European allies and regional and coalition partners as part of a routine deployment this week.
  • Marine Corps Systems Command is proactively seeking feedback on the products developed and delivered by the command to maintain technological dominance, now and in the future.
  • “I’ve come a long way from picking cotton in the fields with my grandfather,” a Tuskegee Airman reflects on his time in the U.S. Air Force.

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