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From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.
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Once known as a “lost boy,” U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Deng Pour went from surviving the Sudanese civil war to becoming an American airman.
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Retired Air Force Medal of Honor recipient Leo K. Thorsness clasps the Citizen Service Before Self Honors medal around Jesse Shaffer III, as son Jesse Shaffer IV and Army Medal of Honor recipient Harold A. Fritz, far right, look on during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va., March 25, 2013. The Shaffers received the medal for rescuing 120 people by boat from streets that had flooded Braithwaite, La., after Hurricane Isaac swept through their community in August 2012.

21 Medal of Honor recipients gathered recently to recognize four civilians whose selfless acts of courage earned them the country’s highest civilian honor.
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In  our news roundup for Friday, September 7: President Barack Obama visited troops at Fort Bliss, Texas. There he thanked troops for their work in Iraq and Afghanistan and explained the military’s role in Afghanistan moving forward. Following Hurricane Isaac, units …
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The knowledge and experience men and women get in the military can take them down some unexpected paths. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, an Air Force veteran went from helicopter gunner to reality TV-Star on the Discovery Channel’s hit show “Sons …
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