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From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Mills, an aviation survival technician, trains in the swimming pool at Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Cape Cod in Massachusetts on Jan. 19, 2017. This rescue technique is what rescue swimmers use when bringing survivors to the basket to be hoisted into the awaiting MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to bring them home safely. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll.

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017.
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Marcus Foiles and Air Force Lt. Col. Gregg Montijo in an A-10 flight simulator in July 1989. Foiles was 10 years old in 1989 when he was granted a trip to Davis-Monthan AFB via the Make-A-Wish Foundation after being diagnosed with leukemia. Foiles made the trip back to Davis-Monthan AFB to reconnect with Montijo, the pilot who hosted the tour 28 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Nathan H. Barbour)

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.
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The all African American Life-Saving Service crew at Pea Island. For decades, the station served as a singular success story in a service with few other examples of racial progress. (Photo: Coast Guard Collection)

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
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Tank crews from the 761st Tank Battalion await orders to clean out scattered Nazi machine gun nests in Coburg, Germany, April 25, 1945. The 761st Tank Battalion was the first African-American tank battalion to go into battle, and spent 183 continuous days in combat. The unit earned four campaign medals, 11 Silver Stars, 69 Bronze Stars and about 300 Purple Hearts. A Medal of Honor and a Presidential Unit Citation came later. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of the National Archives)

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.
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