American assault troops in a landing craft huddle behind the protective front of the craft on June 6, 1944 as it nears a beachhead, on the Northern Coast of France. Smoke in the background is Naval gunfire supporting the land. (Photo courtesy: U.S. Army Center of Military History)
From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
- The Army marks the 73rd anniversary of the historic D-Day landings.
- Naval leaders from the United Kingdom, France and the United States signed an agreement designed to increase coordination for anti-submarine warfare activities of the three countries as they operate in the 5th Fleet area of operations.
- While their typical mission is gathering weather data for the National Hurricane Center, the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” spent a few days providing weather information for the Navy’s first Gulf of Mexico oceanography unmanned systems operational demonstration.
- Personnel at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, a Defense Department biomedical facility in Silver Spring, Md., are researching and developing vaccines that can save military and civilian lives.
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