Profile: DVIDS

Dept of Defense Media Distribution

DVIDS is a state-of-the-art, 24/7 operation that provides a timely, accurate and reliable connection between the media around the world and the military serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.
Through a network of portable Ku-band satellite transmitters located in-theater and a distribution hub in Atlanta, Georgia, DVIDS makes available real-time broadcast-quality video, still images and print products as well as immediate interview opportunities with service members, commanders and subject matter experts.
All media on the site is produced by U.S. DoD or Federal Agency

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The Army’s Silent Warriors: Intel Soldiers’ Impact

While Hollywood portrayals of military intelligence focuses on the likes of “Mission Impossible” and “James Bond,” the real-world application of intelligence revolves around deliberate collection and analysis.

Category: Military History

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A Memorial Day To Remember

On Memorial Day 2011, I was presented an offer I could not refuse and will never forget, “Would you like to ring the bell for fallen Marines?” How could I say no?

Category: Memorial Day

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Love in War, Part 3

This is the final installment in a three-part series about a wounded veteran and his wife. To start with Part 1, click here.
Story by Sgt. Heather GoldenSmall

Category: Military History

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Love in War: Part 2

This is the second installment in a three-part series about a wounded veteran and his wife. Check back each week in the Observation Post for the next installment of Anthony and Jessica’s story. To start with Part 1, click here.
Story by Sgt. Heather GoldenSmall

Category: Military History

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World War II Navy Ace Recalls Harrowing Mission

When the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor occurred, America sought retribution and finally took up arms. It wasn't until almost three years later that the country would receive its final closure.
By Jian DeLeon
Emerging Media, Defense Media Activity

Category: Military History

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Love in War: Part I

This is the first in a three-part series about a wounded veteran and his wife. Check back each week in the Observation Post for the next installment of Anthony and Jessica’s story.
Story by Sgt. Heather GoldenSmall

Category: Military History

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Dogs Demonstrate Intelligence During Fleet Week

Bark in the Park was conducted as an opportunity for service members, San Francisco government agencies and the citizens of San Francisco to display the different capabilities that can be provided by military working dogs.

Category: Lifestyle

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Intel Soldiers’ Impact On Military Might

According to the Creed of the Military Intelligence Corps, the core task of a military intelligence Soldier is finding, knowing, and never losing the enemy. The phrase is hardly clichéd, and for the Soldiers of the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, exemplifying that creed takes on a sense of urgency and duty, especially in light of emerging global threats.
By Sgt. Dominique M. Clarke, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs

Category: Military History

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Diving Into History: The Archaeological Team

For the average Sailor, a day on a rigid-hull inflatable boat consists of a ride with shipmates, skipping across the water of one of the world's oceans.
The shore remains far from sight, with nothing but the open water and the destination in view. This is not the scene playing out in the Savannah River this summer, however; the RHIB is filled with Navy divers, explosive ordnance disposal technicians, and veterans of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' underwater archeological and conservation team. This is just an average morning on the way to the dive site of the CSS Georgia salvage in Savannah.

Category: Military History

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Last Surviving Hiroshima Crewman: 70th Anniv.

In a small one-bedroom apartment in Clearwater, Florida, 91-year-old Russell Gackenbach sits on his floral patterned sofa thumbing through a photo album containing originals of some of the most iconic people and events in United States military history.
"This is me and Tibbets (Col. Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay)," Gachenback says, as he points to two Army Air Corps officers standing next to one another. "This was me and Necessary Evil, the plane I flew on as we dropped the bomb on Hiroshima."

Category: Military History

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A Rainy Day In June: My 1st Mission Was D-Day

Every day for nearly five weeks, Toombs and his crew had been flying around England in a B-24 Liberator, getting the lay of the land and learning to maintain aerial formations. On that particular morning, he had just finished eating when everyone was called for a mission briefing. Sitting in the cramped room, Toombs said he was prepared for an ordinary training mission. He wasn’t ready for what the executive officer said when he began the briefing.
"{#uGentlemen," the executive officer began, pulling back a curtain to reveal a map of Normandy, France. "This morning we’re going to invade the continent."
As the briefing ended, the 19-year-old from Little Rock, Arkansas, sat in complete shock as the minutes before the invasion ticked away, June 6, 1944.
"My first mission was D-Day,” Toombs said.

Category: Military History

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