The SITREP: Soldier’s Selfless Act Goes Viral, Navy Tests Texting & More

Tennessee National Guard Col. Jack Usrey pulled his vehicle over and saluted a passing funeral procession in this photo that went viral online. He was subsequently identified and spoke by phone to the woman who snapped his photo on July 6, 2017. (Photo by Erin Hester)

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

  • The story behind the viral photo of a soldier’s funeral salute.
  • Can Navy vessels use shipboard signal lamps for text messaging? One crew is testing it out.
  • Watch as U.S. Marines train alongside Royal Thai Marines during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT).
  • Nearly everyone enjoys sweet treats, but the Military Health System wants you to watch out for hidden sources of sugar.

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