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Today in #US   #Military   #History : 1945 – Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, bringing an end to #WorldWarII . By the summer of 1945, the defeat of Japan was a foregone conclusion.

The Japanese navy and air force were destroyed. The Allied naval blockade of Japan and intensive bombing of Japanese cities had left the country and its economy devastated.
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Ashton Carter answered some of your biggest questions today in the "Worldwide Troop Talk". See what he had to say! --

During First-Ever #WorldWideTroopTalk , Carter Tackles #Servicemembers ' Questions: http://ow.ly/REtKL
(Via +Stars and Stripes)

"Defense Secretary Ash Carter took questions from the ranks Tuesday on issues from budget gridlock to women in combat arms during a first-ever "Worldwide Troop Talk" with servicemembers around the world." #military   #veterans   #news   #pentagon   #dod  
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+Military Benefit Association "LifeTalk" - September 2015 edition is out! In this month's issue:

#Military‬  to civilian transition tip, visit the American Job Center, highlighting MBA #scholarship  winners, MBA's +Military Child Education Coalition program on #cyberbullying‬  and more!
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Today in #US   #Military   #History : 1965 – President Johnson signs into law a bill making it illegal to destroy or mutilate a U.S. draft card, with penalties of up to five years and a $10,000 fine.
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Oopsies... Looks like the DNC may need to research what US troops look like before trying to reach out to them for votes! --

#DNC  Site Mistakes Foreign #Veterans  for Former #US   #Troopshttp://ow.ly/RvdNL (Via +Military Times)

"The original image was posted in several White House photo streams and is captioned only as Obama visiting the Warsaw Tomb of the Unknown Soldier “with veterans,” likely leading to the mistake. Within 90 minutes of being informed of the error by Military Times, Democratic officials swapped out the photo. “We thank Military Times for bringing this to our attention and have now fixed the photograph on our website,” DNC spokesman Eric Walker said in a statement." #military   #news   #militarynews   #veteransnews   #democrats   #election2016  
Democrats’ election outreach efforts to veterans may need to start with a refresher course on what U.S. troops look like.
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This is dad news. But, thankfully the shooter has been identified! --

#Airmen  Killed in Possible Insider Attack Identified as #SpecialOpshttp://ow.ly/RuB2f (Via +Military.com)

"The two servicemembers killed in southern Afghanistan Wednesday by a shooter in an Afghan uniform were Air Force special operations troops, the Pentagon said Thursday." #military   #news   #middleeast   #afghanistan   #waronterror   #terrorism  
 
The two servicemembers killed in Afghanistan Wednesday by a shooter in an Afghan uniform were Air Force special operations troops.
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What are your thoughts on women serving on the "front lines" and in combat? --

Female #AirForce  Commandos Could See Combat By 2018: http://ow.ly/RH9IN (Via +Military Times)

"The Air Force could field its first female commandos by 2018 after a months-long review of physical standards required for its 4,000 special operators, according to military officials. The military services have until the end of this month to petition Defense Secretary Ash Carter for an exception to allowing women into ground combat roles. By Jan. 1, all of the military's jobs, including special operations, will be open to women unless Carter grants an exception." #military   #news   #pentagon   #dod   #departmentofdefense   #veterans   #womenincombat   #opinion   #askgoogle  
The Air Force could field its first female commandos by 2018 following a months-long review of physical standards required for its 4,000 special operators, according to military officials.
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Today in #US   #Military   #History : 1982 – The +United States Air Force Space Command is established. #AirForce  Space Command (AFSPC) is a major command of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. AFSPC supports U.S. military operations worldwide through the use of many different types of satellite, launch and cyber operations.

Operationally, AFSPC is under the Combatant Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. More than 40,000 people perform AFSPC missions at 88 locations worldwide, including military, civilians and contractors. 
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Which plane do you pick? The A-10 Warthog or the all-new F-35 fighter?? --

Comparisons pit A-10 Warthog Against New F-35 Fighter - http://ow.ly/RB1cY (Via +Stars and Stripes)

"...But despite the aircraft's revered status, the Air Force has said it has no choice but to retire the fleet at a time of budget constraints. The A-10, officials have said, is designed for a single purpose — taking out enemy ground troops at close range — a mission that could be taken over by the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon's $400 billion next-generation fighter jet." #pentagon   #military   #news   #militarytech   #aviation   #airforce   #opinion  
After months of debate over which aircraft is better suited for close-air support, the Pentagon's chief weapons tester confirmed that his office plans to pit the A-10 against the F-35 in a series of comparison evaluations starting in 2018.
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Have YOU or any of your relatives ever served in the +U.S. Navy Reserve?? LET US KNOW! --

Today in #US   #Military   #History  : 1916 – Congress created the US Naval reserve.
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Oopsies... Looks like the DNC may need to research what US troops look like before trying to reach out to them for votes! --

#DNC  Site Mistakes Foreign #Veterans  for Former #US   #Troopshttp://ow.ly/RvdNL (Via +Military Times)

"The original image was posted in several White House photo streams and is captioned only as Obama visiting the Warsaw Tomb of the Unknown Soldier “with veterans,” likely leading to the mistake. Within 90 minutes of being informed of the error by Military Times, Democratic officials swapped out the photo. “We thank Military Times for bringing this to our attention and have now fixed the photograph on our website,” DNC spokesman Eric Walker said in a statement." #democrats   #election   #military   #news   #funny   #militarynews  
Democrats’ election outreach efforts to veterans may need to start with a refresher course on what U.S. troops look like.
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If true, this is a big win for us! Although i'm sure there are others with the kills and know-how to pick up where he left off, It doesn't make this kill any less important!- 

#US   #DroneStrike  in #Syria  Reportedly Kills Top #ISIS  Online 'Recruiter': http://ow.ly/Rs9f2 (Via +Fox News)

"A U.S. drone strike in Syria Tuesday reportedly killed a fugitive British computer hacker who had become one of ISIS' top online recruiters. The Wall Street Journal reported the death of Junaid Hussein late Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the operation." #military   #news   #middleeast   #waronterror   #terrorism  
A U.S. drone strike in Syria Tuesday reportedly killed a fugitive British computer hacker who had become one of ISIS' top online recruiters.
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MBA is a non-profit organization that sponsors top quality life and health insurance plans, yearly scholarships, valuable discounts and much more for military members, veterans & federal government employees
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Since 1956, MBA's main goal has been to provide top life and health insurance coverage and other valuable member benefits to our men & women in uniform & their families. 

'We came. We served. We thought: "life insurance should be better for us."'
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