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71st Anniversary of D-Day

2:46 PM6/10/2015
George Shenkle, World War II veteran and former U.S. Army Soldier with the Easy Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, reacts as U.S. Army Soldiers parachute over the historic La Fiere drop zone near Sainte Mere Eglise, Normandy, France, June 7, 2015, to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of D-Day. More than 380 U.S. service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units participated in the 71st Anniversary air drop as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 71. The task force, based in Sainte Mere Eglise, France, is supporting local events across Normandy, from June 2-8, 2015, to commemorate the selfless actions by all the Allies on D-Day that continue to resonate 71 years later. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Brian Bahret)
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SWIFT RESPONSE 16

5:36 PM7/13/2016
U.S. Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment prepare for movement during Swift Response 16 training exercise at the Hohenfels Training Area, a part of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, in Hohenfels, Germany, Jun. 22, 2016. Exercise Swift Response is one of the premier military crisis response training events for multi-national airborne forces in the world. Swift Response 16 includes more than 5,000 Soldiers and Airmen from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United States and takes place in Poland and Germany, May 27-June 26, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Bryan Rankin/Released)
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11:22 AM7/28/2016
OMAHA BEACH, France - Soldiers, veterans and civilians circled around the 1st Infantry Division Monument to honor the men of the "Big Red One" who fought in the invasion of Normandy with a ceremony the 72nd anniversary of D-Day. The over 30 ft. tall obelisk is engraved with the names of each man killed in action. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Crista Mary Mack)
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

5:57 PM6/7/2017
All throughout the Normandy region of France, soldiers, leaders, and enthusiasts gather alike all week long to celebrate the anniversary of D-Day.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

1:58 PM6/8/2017
WWII re-enactors gather together for D-Day 73 celebrations in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

1:59 PM6/8/2017
Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division participate in a comemmorative D-Day jump near St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:01 PM6/8/2017
Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division serve as Color Guard for the "Iron Mike" dedication in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:02 PM6/8/2017
The "Iron Mike" memorial in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:03 PM6/8/2017
The USAREUR Band performs while soldiers of the 82nd Airborne division participate in a commemorative D-Day jump. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:04 PM6/8/2017
Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division participate in a comemmorative D-Day jump near St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:05 PM6/8/2017
SACEUR General Michael Scaparotti & Charles Schmidt, National Commander of the American Legion, unveil a memorial to "Iron Mike" in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:06 PM6/8/2017
Drum Major Staff Sgt. Redentor Aledia stands with the "Iron Mike" memorial in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:07 PM6/8/2017
The USAREUR Band participates in the "Iron Mike" memorial dedication in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:08 PM6/8/2017
WWII re-enactors gather together for D-Day 73 celebrations in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:10 PM6/8/2017
WWII re-enactors gather together for D-Day 73 celebrations in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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73rd D-Day Marked with Ceremony and Celebration in Normandy, France

2:10 PM6/8/2017
WWII re-enactors gather together for D-Day 73 celebrations in St. Mere-Eglise, France. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Agacinski/released.
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“A job to do” on Utah Beach

2:27 PM6/8/2017
World War II veteran, Milton 'Milt' Staley, 98, is escorted into the Utah Beach wreath-laying ceremony, June 6, 2017 at Normandy, France. This ceremony commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.’ steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. servicemembers from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017. 
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

2:37 PM6/8/2017
Berets and wreaths. MONTEBOURG, France--More than 100 U.S. Army Soldiers, join the commanding general, French compatriots and people of Montebourg, France, during a march from the town center to the town's World War II memorial wall. Select Soldiers from "Fighting Eagles," 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Div., participated in the march to the memorial dedication hosted by Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, commanding general of the 4th Inf. Div., Monteburg civic leaders, French compatriots and veterans. The Soldiers of 3rd ABCT are currently deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. forces' commitment to the collective security of eastern Europe, conducting bilateral training and multinational exercises with NATO Allies and Partners. The last time the 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Regt. deployed to Europe the Fighting Eagle Soldiers landed at Utah Beach with the Assault Division on D-Day in 1944. The 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Regt., currently stationed in Romania, sent Soldiers who had recently earned the Expert Infantryman's Badge during testing earlier this year. The Soldiers served as guests of honor at the ceremony, where Gonsalves and community leaders laid wreaths at the memorial. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Anthony Clas, 7MPAD)
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

2:40 PM6/8/2017
Get in Step. MONTEBOURG, France--First Sgt. Ernest Ramirez, center, first sergeant, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, marches more than 100 U.S. Army Soldiers through Montebourg, France, following a ceremony honoring the 4th Inf. Div.'s role in the liberation of Normandy, June 3, 2017. Ramirez and the "Fighting Eagles" Soldiers of 3rd ABCT, attended a dedication ceremony for a memorial in the town's center with Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, commanding general of the 4th Inf. Div., to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the 4th Inf. Div.'s assault at Utah Beach and the following liberation of Montebourg. Select Soldiers from 1st Bn., 8th Inf. Regt., 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., participated in the march, the dedication ceremony at Montebourg's World War II memorial, and dinner hosted by township's civic leaders. The Soldiers of 3rd ABCT are currently deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. forces' commitment to the collective security of eastern Europe conducting bilateral training and multinational exercises with NATO Allies and Partners. The Soldiers were guests of honor at the ceremony, where Gonsalves and community leaders laid wreaths at the memorial. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Brent M. Williams, MCE Public Affairs, 4th Inf. Div.)
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

2:42 PM6/8/2017
March in remembrance. MONTEBOURG, France--The commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division leads U.S. Army Soldiers deployed and serving in Europe marching to the World War II monument in Montebourg, France, to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, June 3, 2017. More than 100 Soldiers, joined the commanding general, French compatriots and people of Montebourg, during a march from the town center to the memorial wall. Select Soldiers from the "Fighting Eagles" 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., participated in the march, the memorial dedication ceremony and dinner hosted by Montebourg civic leaders. "Today, we remember those sacrifices and honor the courage of the 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers and our Allies who fought here in Montebourg, the first significant objective off of Utah Beach, where nearly a yearlong advance began to liberate the continent," said Gonsalves, dedicating the memorial to the Soldiers who led the Allied-invasion into German-occupied Europe. Led by Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the Soldiers of 8th Inf. Regt. assaulted the northern coast of Normandy's Utah Beach, pushing through to Ste. Maire-Eglise, Montebourg and Cherbourg within 23 days. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Anthony Clas, 7th MPAD)
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

2:57 PM6/8/2017
Montebourg World War II Memorial. MONTEBOURG, France--Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves marked the 73rd anniversary of the 4th Inf. Div.'s D-Day landing with U.S. Army Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, during a dedication ceremony for Motnebourg's World War II memorial wall in the heart of the city center. Gonsalves joined the Deputy of the Manche Phillipe Gosselin and Mayor Jean-Pierre Mauquest to unveil the placard adorning a wall from the ruined 15th century fortress of St. Marcouf-Les-Gougins. The monument was set in the town center in honor of the U.S. Army Soldiers of the 4th Inf. Div. who liberated Montebourg June 19, 1944, after 15 days of fighting.Led by Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the Soldiers of 8th Inf. Regt. assaulted the northern coast of Normandy's Utah Beach, pushing through to Ste. Maire-Eglise, Montebourg and Cherbourg in 23 days. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Anthony Clas, 7th MPAD)
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73 years later, Iron Horse Soldiers continue D-Day legacy, commemorate service, sacrifice of WWII

3:03 PM6/8/2017
Render Honors. MONTEBOURG, France--Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division, pays honor to Ivy Division Soldiers who served during World War II at a memorial dedication in Montebourg, France, June 3, 2017. Gonsalves joined the Deputy of the Manche Phillipe Gosselin and Mayor Jean-Pierre Mauquest to unveil the placard adorning a wall from the ruined 15th century fortress of St. Marcouf-Les-Gougins. The monument was set in the town center in honor of the U.S. Army Soldiers of the 4th Inf. Div. who liberated Montebourg June 19, 1944, after 15 days of fighting.Led by Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the Soldiers of 8th Inf. Regt. assaulted the northern coast of Normandy's Utah Beach, pushing through to Ste. Maire-Eglise, Montebourg and Cherbourg in 23 days. "The stories of their bravery, of their generoisty, and of their leadership is more relevant now than it has ever been," Gonsalves told the city's hosts Deputy of the Manche and the mayor of Montebourg, distinguised guests, veterans and compatriots. "It is up to us, today's generation, to carry that legacy into the future. Today, together, we pledge to do so and reaffirm our commitment as a free people that tyranny must be met with resolve, and that liberty is always the achievement of courage," said Gonsalves. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Brent M. Williams, MCE Public Affairs, 4th Inf. Div.)
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Sky Soldiers hit one hundred on D-Day 73

3:27 PM6/8/2017
A young French spectators eagerly claps and awaits for two Paratroopers as they come off the drop zone following the commemorative jump by airborne forces into Normandy France for D-Day 73. Paratroopers from across the armed forces and NATO jumped into Normandy to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of Operation Overlord, also known as D-Day.
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Sky Soldiers hit one hundred on D-Day 73

3:28 PM6/8/2017
U.S. Army Paratroopers watch the airborne operation on Iron Mike II Drop Zone in Normandy, France on June 4, 2017. Paratroopers from across the armed forces and NATO jumped into Normandy to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of Operation Overlord, also known as D-Day.
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Sky Soldiers hit one hundred on D-Day 73

3:28 PM6/8/2017
Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin Velez of the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducts pre-jump training on June 3, 2017 in Normandy, France. The airborne operation on June 4, 2017 commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and airborne operation in history. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day 73 events from May 31 - June 7, 2017
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815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73

3:48 PM6/8/2017
Col. Brian May, commander of the 403rd Operation Group, gives a speech during a ceremony in Picauville, France. This ceremony commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteleone)
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Airpower on display at Paris Air Show

12:20 PM6/20/2017
U.S. aircraft and Department of Defense personnel are on display at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, June 19-25.
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Airpower on display at Paris Air Show

12:30 PM6/20/2017
The Patrouille de France air demonstration team performs a flyby to signify the official start of the Paris Air Show June 19, 2017 at Le Bourget, France. Held every year, the Paris Air Show represents a unique opportunity for the United States to showcase its leadership in aerospace technologies. Direct participation in the air show supports U.S. government security policy and strategic defense objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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Airpower on display at Paris Air Show

12:44 PM6/20/2017
An F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, performs a flight demonstration for an audience at the Paris Air Show June 19, 2017 at Le Bourget, France. Held every year, the Paris Air Show represents a unique opportunity for the United States to showcase its leadership in aerospace technologies. Direct participation in the air show supports U.S. government security policy and strategic defense objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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Airpower on display at Paris Air Show

10:45 AM6/21/2017
An F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, lands after performing a flight demonstration at the Paris Air Show June 20, 2017 at Le Bourget, France. This is the first time the F-35 has performed aerial demonstrations at an international air show. Aside from the F-35, the U.S. has static displays of an F-16 Fighting Falcon, a CH-47 Chinook, an AH-64 Apache, a P-8 Poseidon, a C-130J Super Hercules and a CV-22 Osprey. The Paris Air Show offers the U.S. a unique opportunity to display their leadership in aerospeace and technology on an international scale. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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Airpower on display at Paris Air Show

10:50 AM6/21/2017
An F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off to perform a flight demonstration at the Paris Air Show June 20, 2017 at Le Bourget, France. This is the first time the F-35 has performed aerial demonstrations at an international air show. Aside from the F-35, the U.S. has static displays of an F-16 Fighting Falcon, a CH-47 Chinook, an AH-64 Apache, a P-8 Poseidon, a C-130J Super Hercules and a CV-22 Osprey. The Paris Air Show offers the U.S. a unique opportunity to display their leadership in aerospeace and technology on an international scale. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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Airpower on display at Paris Air Show

11:09 AM6/21/2017
An F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is displayed in the U.S. corral at the Paris Air Show June 20, 2017 at Le Bourget, France. Aside from the F-35, the U.S. is displaying an F-16 Fighting Falcon, a CH-47 Chinook, an AH-64 Apache, a P-8 Poseidon, a C-130J Super Hercules and a CV-22 Osprey. The Paris Air Show offers the U.S. a unique opportunity to display their leadership in aerospeace and technology on an international scale. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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Airpower on display at Paris Air Show

11:13 AM6/21/2017
An F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is displayed in the U.S. corral at the Paris Air Show June 20, 2017 at Le Bourget, France. Aside from the F-35, the U.S. is displaying an F-16 Fighting Falcon, a CH-47 Chinook, an AH-64 Apache, a P-8 Poseidon, a C-130J Super Hercules and a CV-22 Osprey. The Paris Air Show offers the U.S. a unique opportunity to display their leadership in aerospeace and technology on an international scale. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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Airpower on display at Paris Air Show

11:19 AM6/21/2017
F-35A Lighting II pilots from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, pose for a photo in the U.S. corral at the Paris Air Show June 20, 2017 at Le Bourget, France. Aside from the F-35, the U.S. is displaying an F-16 Fighting Falcon, a CH-47 Chinook, an AH-64 Apache, a P-8 Poseidon, a C-130J Super Hercules and a CV-22 Osprey. The Paris Air Show offers the U.S. a unique opportunity to display their leadership in aerospeace and technology on an international scale. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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Thunderbirds prepare for Bastille Day in Paris

1:17 PM7/12/2017
The Thunderbirds flew over several historic sites in France during a practice fly-by of Paris, France for Bastille Day.
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Thunderbirds prepare for Bastille Day in Paris

1:23 PM7/12/2017
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds receive aerial refueling from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England en route to the practice fly by of Bastille Day in Paris, France, July 11, 2017. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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Thunderbirds prepare for Bastille Day in Paris

2:52 PM7/12/2017
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over fields in Paris, France during a practice procession of Bastille Day, July 11, 2017. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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Thunderbirds prepare for Bastille Day in Paris

3:01 PM7/12/2017
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly off coast of Normandy Beach, Normandy, France, July 11, 2017. The Thunderbirds flew over several historic sites during a practice fly by of Paris, France for Bastille Day. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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Thunderbirds prepare for Bastille Day in Paris

3:11 PM7/12/2017
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly by Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France, July 11, 2017. The Thunderbirds flew over several historic sites during a practice fly by of Paris, France for Bastille Day. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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Thunderbirds prepare for Bastille Day in Paris

3:21 PM7/12/2017
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly by the Eiffel Tower during a practice procession in Paris, France, July 11, 2017. The Thunderbirds, along with more than 90 aircraft, will be in attendance to help France celebrate the 2017 Bastille Day festivities. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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Thunderbirds prepare for Bastille Day in Paris

3:27 PM7/12/2017
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds receive aerial refueling from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, July 11, 2017. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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Thunderbirds prepare for Bastille Day in Paris

3:56 PM7/12/2017
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly by the Louvre Museum during a practice procession of Bastille Day in Paris, France, July 11, 2017. The Thunderbirds, along with more than 90 aircraft, will be in attendance to help France celebrate the 2017 Bastille Day festivities. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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Americans to Lead Bastille Day 2017 Parade: France Honors US for WWI Centennial

6:01 PM7/12/2017
200 American service members will lead the Military Parade on Bastille Day, July 14, 2017, along the famous Champs-Elysées in Paris in commemoration of the U.S. entry into WWI.
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French and U.S. service members rehearse for the Military Parade on Bastille Day

10:25 AM7/13/2017
SATORY, France (July 12, 2017) The U.S. formation marching in the Military Parade on Bastille Day in Paris, France, July 14, 2017, is reviewed as part of the final rehearsal. This year, the U.S. will lead the parade as the country of honor in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I – as well as the long-standing partnership between France and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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French and U.S. service members rehearse for the Military Parade on Bastille Day

10:27 AM7/13/2017
PARIS (July 12, 2017) Almost 200 U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, stand in ranks during a rehearsal for the Military Parade on Bastille Day to be held July 14, 2017. This year, the U.S. will lead the parade as the country of honor in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I – as well as the long-standing partnership between France and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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French and U.S. service members rehearse for the Military Parade on Bastille Day

10:35 AM7/13/2017
170712-N-AC979-431 SATORY, France (July 12, 2017) U.S. Soldiers from1st Infantry Division meet a French service member during a break in rehearsal for the Military Parade on Bastille Day to be held in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. A U.S. formation consisting of almost 200 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen, most of them assigned to units in Europe, will lead this year’s parade as the country of honor in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I – as well as the long-standing partnership between France and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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French and U.S. service members rehearse for the Military Parade on Bastille Day

10:36 AM7/13/2017
PARIS (July 12, 2017) Almost 200 U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde during a rehearsal for the Military Parade on Bastille Day to be held July 14, 2017. This year, the U.S. will lead the parade as the country of honor in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I – as well as the long-standing partnership between France and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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French and U.S. service members rehearse for the Military Parade on Bastille Day

10:37 AM7/13/2017
SATORY, France (July 12, 2017) French and U.S. service members march during a rehearsal for the Military Parade on Bastille Day to be held in Paris, France, July 14, 2017. A U.S. formation consisting of almost 200 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines will lead the parade as the country of honor in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I – as well as the long-standing partnership between France and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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Bastille Day Parade Illustrates Depth of U.S.-French Alliance

5:42 PM7/13/2017
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived in France on Thursday morning. President Trump will visit the U.S. Embassy for a meet and greet with staff followed by a working lunch with senior members of his delegation and U.S. Military leaders participating in the Bastille Day festivities.
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Bastille Day Parade Illustrates Depth of U.S.-French Alliance

6:21 PM7/13/2017
President Trump visits the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France for a meet and greet with staff and service members from U.S. European Command followed by a working lunch with senior members of his delegation and U.S. Military leaders participating in the Bastille Day festivities July 13, 2017. A historic first, nearly 200 American service members will lead the Military Parade on Bastille Day, July 14, 2017, along the famous Champs-Elysées in Paris in commemoration of the U.S. entry into WWI. The French government traditionally invites a country of honor to lead the parade, which is linked to a historical event and highlights a symbolic gesture of friendship.
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Bastille Day Parade Illustrates Depth of U.S.-French Alliance

6:22 PM7/13/2017
Service members assigned to U.S. European Command pose for a group photo July 13, 2017. Nearly 200 American service members will lead the Military Parade on Bastille Day, July 14, 2017, along the famous Champs-Elysées in Paris in commemoration of the U.S. entry into WWI. The French government traditionally invites a country of honor to lead the parade, which is linked to a historical event and highlights a symbolic gesture of friendship.
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Bastille Day Parade Illustrates Depth of U.S.-French Alliance

6:22 PM7/13/2017
Nearly 200 American service members will lead the Military Parade on Bastille Day, July 14, 2017, along the famous Champs-Elysées in Paris in commemoration of the U.S. entry into WWI. The French government traditionally invites a country of honor to lead the parade, which is linked to a historical event and highlights a symbolic gesture of friendship.
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Bastille Day Parade Illustrates Depth of U.S.-French Alliance

6:22 PM7/13/2017
President Trump visits the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France for a meet and greet with staff and service members from U.S. European Command followed by a working lunch with senior members of his delegation and U.S. Military leaders participating in the Bastille Day festivities July 13, 2017. A historic first, nearly 200 American service members will lead the Military Parade on Bastille Day, July 14, 2017, along the famous Champs-Elysées in Paris in commemoration of the U.S. entry into WWI. The French government traditionally invites a country of honor to lead the parade, which is linked to a historical event and highlights a symbolic gesture of friendship.
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Bastille Day Parade Illustrates Depth of U.S.-French Alliance

6:22 PM7/13/2017
Nearly 200 American service members will lead the Military Parade on Bastille Day, July 14, 2017, along the famous Champs-Elysées in Paris in commemoration of the U.S. entry into WWI. The French government traditionally invites a country of honor to lead the parade, which is linked to a historical event and highlights a symbolic gesture of friendship.
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U.S. Forces Honored on Bastille Day in Paris

5:46 PM7/16/2017
The U.S. led the way down the Avenue des Champs-Elysées for the Military Parade on Bastille Day as the country of honor in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I (WWI) here July 14, 2017.
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U.S. Forces Honored on Bastille Day in Paris

5:52 PM7/16/2017
170714-N-AC979-354 PARIS (July 14, 2017) French aircraft conduct a flyover over the Avenue des Champs-Elysées during the Military Parade on Bastille Day. This year’s parade included more than 90 aircraft and helicopters, 200 vehicles and 3,700 participants. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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U.S. Forces Honored on Bastille Day in Paris

5:53 PM7/16/2017
170714-N-AC979-148 PARIS (July 14, 2017) U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, stand in ranks before the start of the Military Parade on Bastille Day. An historic first, the U.S. led the parade as the country of honor this year in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I and the long-standing partnership between France and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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World War I Centennial

3:54 PM10/19/2017
170714-N-AC979-294 PARIS (July 14, 2017) French Alphajets, followed by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and two F-22 Raptors, conduct a flyover while displaying blue, white and red contrails during the Military Parade on Bastille Day. An historic first, the U.S. led the parade as the country of honor this year in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I and the long-standing partnership between France and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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World War I Centennial

3:55 PM10/19/2017
170714-N-AC979-386 PARIS (July 14, 2017) Almost 200 U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, march in front of the Presidential Tribune, officiated by French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump, at the Place de la Concorde during the Military Parade on Bastille Day. An historic first, the U.S. led the parade as the country of honor this year in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I and the long-standing partnership between France and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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World War I Centennial

3:55 PM10/19/2017
170714-N-AC979-381 PARIS (July 14, 2017) Almost 200 U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, march down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde during the Military Parade on Bastille Day. An historic first, the U.S. led the parade as the country of honor this year in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I and the long-standing partnership between France and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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World War I Centennial

3:57 PM10/19/2017
170714-N-AC979-048 PARIS (July 14, 2017) In step with a color guard donning World War I-era uniforms, U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, stand in ranks before the start of the Military Parade on Bastille Day. An historic first, the U.S. led the parade as the country of honor this year in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I and the long-standing partnership between France and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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World War I Centennial

3:22 PM10/27/2017
170714-N-AC979-495 PARIS (July 14, 2017) U.S. and French service members display each country’s respective flag during the Military Parade on Bastille Day. An historic first, the U.S. led the parade as the country of honor this year in commemoration of the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I and the long-standing partnership between France and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb/Released)
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USEUCOM Memorial Day Ceremony (photo 1 of 4)

7:00 PM5/28/2018
180526-N-FO714-012 SAINT-QUENTIN, France (May 26, 2018) The color guard, dressed in American World War I uniforms, present the colors at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial during a World War I commemoration event. This week's memorial ceremonies honor the American fallen that fought and died 100 years ago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deanna C. Gonzales/Released)
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USEUCOM Memorial Day Ceremony (photo 2 of 4)

7:03 PM5/28/2018
180526-N-FO714-018 SAINT-QUENTIN, France (May 26, 2018) Members of the French military attend the ceremony at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial in honor of those who perished during World War I. This week's memorial ceremonies honor the American fallen that fought and died 100 years ago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deanna C. Gonzales/Released)
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USEUCOM Memorial Day Ceremony (photo 3 of 4)

7:05 PM5/28/2018
180526-N-FO714-001 SAINT-QUENTIN, France (May 26, 2018) Staff Sergeant Justin Gray, assigned to Headquarters, United States Army, Europe, renders a salute at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial in honor of those who perished during World War I. This week's memorial ceremonies honor the American fallen that fought and died 100 years ago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deanna C. Gonzales/Released)
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USEUCOM Memorial Day Ceremony (photo 4 of 4)

7:07 PM5/28/2018
180526-N-FO714-024 SAINT-QUENTIN, France (May 26, 2018) Soldiers assigned to Headquarters, United States Army, Europe, attend a Memorial Day event at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial in honor of those who perished during World War I. This week's memorial ceremonies honor the American fallen that fought and died 100 years ago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deanna C. Gonzales/Released)
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USEUCOM Memorial Day Photos

11:06 AM5/31/2018
SAINT-QUENTIN, France (May 26, 2018) LT General Timothy Ray, Deputy Commander of the United States European Command, renders a salute at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial. This week's memorial ceremonies honor the American fallen that fought and died 100 years ago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deanna C. Gonzales/Released)
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USEUCOM Memorial Day Photos

11:17 AM5/31/2018
SAINT-QUENTIN, France (May 26, 2018) Mr. Philippe Gyselinck, Mayor of Bony, Aisne in France, and others, participate in a presentation of wreaths at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial. This week's memorial ceremonies honor the American fallen that fought and died 100 years ago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deanna C. Gonzales/Released)
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USEUCOM Memorial Day Photos

11:21 AM5/31/2018
SAINT-QUENTIN, France (May 26, 2018) Mr. Philippe Gyselinck, Mayor of Bony, Aisne in France, gives a memorial address at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial. This week's memorial ceremonies honor the American fallen that fought and died 100 years ago. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deanna C. Gonzales/Released)
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United States European Command Image

12:03 PM6/5/2018
This year marks the 74th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 -- most commonly known as D-Day. An epic multinational amphibious and airborne operation, D-Day forged partnerships and reinforced transatlantic bonds that remain strong today. Overall, U.S. service members from 20 units in Europe and the U.S. will participate in events and ceremonies May 30-June 7, 2018, in almost 40 locations throughout the Normandy region of France as part of Joint Task Force Normandy 74
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United States European Command Image

12:03 PM6/5/2018
This year marks the 74th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 -- most commonly known as D-Day. An epic multinational amphibious and airborne operation, D-Day forged partnerships and reinforced transatlantic bonds that remain strong today. Overall, U.S. service members from 20 units in Europe and the U.S. will participate in events and ceremonies May 30-June 7, 2018, in almost 40 locations throughout the Normandy region of France as part of Joint Task Force Normandy 74
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United States European Command Image

12:03 PM6/5/2018
This year marks the 74th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 -- most commonly known as D-Day. An epic multinational amphibious and airborne operation, D-Day forged partnerships and reinforced transatlantic bonds that remain strong today. Overall, U.S. service members from 20 units in Europe and the U.S. will participate in events and ceremonies May 30-June 7, 2018, in almost 40 locations throughout the Normandy region of France as part of Joint Task Force Normandy 74
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Memorial Day 2019

4:14 PM5/27/2019
Major General Andrew Rohling, Deputy Commanding General U.S. Army Europe, lays a wreath to commemorate the men and women who gave their lives in service of their country during WWII at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Lorraine American Cemetery in Saint-Avold, France, May 24, 2019. Throughout the course of U.S. history, service members have paid the ultimate price in defense of our Nation. Memorial Day is a time to honor their sacrifice and remember their legacy. This Memorial Day weekend, service members from United States European Command will participate in ceremonies at 21 American WWI and WWII military cemeteries across Europe. This year marks the 75th anniversary of WWII. The partnerships forged 75 years ago endure today as U.S. forces in Europe remain committed to European allies and partners.
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Memorial Day 2019

4:15 PM5/27/2019
U.S. Army Soldiers of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at the Lorraine American Cemetery in Saint-Avold, France, May 24, 2019. Throughout the course of U.S. history, service members have paid the ultimate price in defense of our Nation. Memorial Day is a time to honor their sacrifice and remember their legacy. This Memorial Day weekend, service members from United States European Command will participate in ceremonies at 21 American WWI and WWII military cemeteries across Europe. This year marks the 75th anniversary of WWII. The partnerships forged 75 years ago endure today as U.S. forces in Europe remain committed to European allies and partners.
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D-Day 2019

7:30 PM6/1/2019
Members of Team Ramstein exit from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, May 30, 2019. The men and women of the U.S. military remain forever indebted to World War II veterans who demonstrated selfless service and sacrifice that characterize the greatest generation in denfense of global peace and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristof J. Rixmann)
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D-Day 2019

6:18 PM6/3/2019
WWII veterans pay respect to the U.S. flag at the 30th ID Old Hickory memorial ceremony on June 2 at Mortain, France. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Alied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being held June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

2:38 PM6/6/2019
A moment of silence is taken for all the fallen Native American WWII veterans at the Charles Shay memorial ceremony at Omaha Beach, France, June 5, 2019, part of commemorations honoring the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day
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D-Day 2019

2:47 PM6/6/2019
General Paul M. Nakasone, commander of U. S. Cyber Command, escorts WWII veteran Charles Shay to the Charles Shay memorial ceremony at Omaha Beach, France June 5, 2019, part of commemorations honoring the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day.
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D-Day 2019

10:19 AM6/7/2019
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump places flowers at the grave of an American service member buried at the Normandy American Cemetery, June 6, 2019. The First Lady, U.S. President Donald J. Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and French First Lady Brigitte Macron were at the cemetery to take part in a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The ceremony is the apex of more than 80 events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlighted the U.S. steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo)
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D-Day 2019

2:54 PM6/7/2019
A bugler with the U.S. Army Europe Band plays "Taps" during a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, at the Normandy American Cemetery in France, June 6, 2019. The ceremony is the apex of more than 80 events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlighted the U.S. steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Edward A. Salcedo)
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D-Day 2019

7:26 PM6/8/2019
Submerged in rain, Brig. Gen John Stephens, Regional Health Command, US Army Europe, delivers a speech for the memorial ceremony commemorated to the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force ,SHAEF, and Dwight D. Eisenhower in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

7:26 PM6/8/2019
Rain covered soldier renders honors at the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial ceremony in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

7:27 PM6/8/2019
Honors are rendered by all at the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial ceremony in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

7:29 PM6/8/2019
Brig. Gen John Stephens, Regional Health Command, US Army Europe, greets flag bearers at the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial ceremony in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

7:30 PM6/8/2019
Honors are rendered by all at the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial ceremony in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

7:30 PM6/8/2019
Bagpipes are played to begin the memorial ceremony for the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force ,SHAEF, and Dwight D. Eisenhower in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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D-Day 2019

7:31 PM6/8/2019
A French local attends the Allied Prison of War Camp ceremony in Foucarville, France, June 8, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

7:32 PM6/8/2019
A U.S Army Service Member salutes the flags at the Allied Prison of War Camp ceremony in Foucarville, France, June 8, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019.
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D-Day 2019

8:02 PM6/9/2019
Service Members form different militaries trade unit patches prior to airborne operation at Cherbourg – Maupertus Airport on June 9. More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day June 9, 2019. Allied Forces began the liberation of Europe on the beaches and in the skies of Normandy during WWII. Nineteen aircraft from multiple nations and paratroopers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, United Kingdom and the United States dropped civilians and Soldiers, both freefall and static line, in front of tens of thousands of spectators. Over 1,300 U.S. personnel have been supporting more than 80 ceremonies in the region since June 1. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
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D-Day 2019

10:02 AM6/10/2019
Honors are rendered by all at the first advanced headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial ceremony in Tournieres, France on June 7. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members, partnered with with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-day. Upwards of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dommnique Washington, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.
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