70th Anniversary of D-Day

70th Anniversary of D-Day


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June 6, 1944: 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany. At the invitation of the French government, Task Force Normandy, led by the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), has organized more than 650 U.S. military personnel to support approximately 30 ceremonies in the Normandy region of France from 4-8 June 2014, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings


Veterans Speak after World Leaders at Normandy Veterans Speak after World Leaders at Normandy
℠2014 - After world leaders had their say in the spotlight, D-Day veterans spoke with our news crews on the beaches of Normandy.
4/25 IBCT (ABN) D-Day Jump (B-Roll) 4/25 IBCT (ABN) D-Day Jump (B-Roll)
Full B-Roll of the D-Day commemorative jump executed 8 June 2014 onto Iron Mike Drop Zone outside of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France. Footage was taken using a GoPro...
D-Day 70th Anniversary Airdrop D-Day 70th Anniversary Airdrop
B-roll of Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade preparing fellow service members from the U.S. and Allied nations to perform static line jumps from a Nevada Air...
Memories of Losses in the Shadow of the D-Day Memorial Memories of Losses in the Shadow of the D-Day Memorial
℠2014 - With a population of just 3,000 people, Bedford, VA lost 19 men on D-Day. Two of them were Lucille Boggess' brothers who went ashore in the first wave.
Obama Salutes Greatest Generation at D-Day Ceremony Obama Salutes Greatest Generation at D-Day Ceremony
℠2013 - Commander in Chief Barack Obama told the audience at D-Day ceremonies at Normandy he was honored to pay tribute to "the men and women of a generation that...
WW II Veteran Would Do It All Again WW II Veteran Would Do It All Again
℠2013 - A World War II veteran at the World War II Memorial reflects on his service and the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
Soldiers Get to Know World War II Vet Soldiers Get to Know World War II Vet
℠2013 - A pair of soldiers get a pleasant surprise.
DoD Live: D-Day 70th Anniversary DoD Live: D-Day 70th Anniversary
℠2014 - Marking 70 years since "The Longest Day." Reports from Normandy and DoD News' coverage from around the U.S. and Europe leading up to the commemoration at...
Paratroopers Return to Normandy Paratroopers Return to Normandy
℠2014 - Paratroopers played a key role in the D-Day invasion 70 years ago. And modern day paratroopers recreated the jump on the anniversary.
Breedlove: D-Day Set Standard for Defense of Democracy Breedlove: D-Day Set Standard for Defense of Democracy
℠2014 - NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, U.S. Air Force Gen Philip Breedlove says the D-Day landings show the world the extents today's allies will go to in...
WW II Museum is a Walk Through History WW II Museum is a Walk Through History
℠2014 - Take a virtual tour through the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
Veterans Arrive in Bedford Veterans Arrive in Bedford
℠2014 - An "Honor Flight" brings World War II veterans to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA.

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American supporters greet U.S. Air Force and Air Guard members at Cherbourg Airport, France, June 9, 2014. U.S. military flight crews carried nearly 1,000...
D-Day 70th commemoration D-Day 70th commemoration
Nevada Air National Guard C-130 Hercules Senior Airman Katherine Dew and Master Sgt. Michael Ryan, both crew chiefs from the Reno-based 152nd Aircraft Maintenance...
D-Day 70th commemoration D-Day 70th commemoration
Nevada Air National Guard C-130 Hercules Senior Airman Erin Stewart, loadmaster from the Reno-based 192nd Airlift Squadron, secures paratrooper baggage at Cherbourg...
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A U.S. Army paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team prepares to land in Picauville, France, June 8, 2014, during an event commemorating the 70th...
D-Day 70th anniversary D-Day 70th anniversary
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Lockhart, a combat controller, adjusts his headset to communicate with the control tower, pilots and ground personnel while working...
Allied Forge 2014 Allied Forge 2014
Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations for the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., along with France, Germany,...
Allied Forge 2014 Allied Forge 2014
Soldiers from the U.S., France, Germany, England and the Netherlands participated in the 70th anniversary commemorative D-Day airdrop June 8, 2014. The paratroopers...
Allied Forge 2014 Allied Forge 2014
U.S. Soldiers jumped with the T-11 parachute, the latest tactical assault troop parachute. The soldiers had a mid-air collision and one of the soldiers ended up...
Allied Forge 2014 Allied Forge 2014
U.S. Soldiers jumped with the T-11 parachute, the latest tactical assault troop parachute. The soldiers had a mid-air collision and one of the soldiers ended up...
Allied Forge 2014 Allied Forge 2014
U.S. Soldiers jumped with the T-11 parachute, the latest tactical assault troop parachute. The soldiers had a mid-air collision and one of the soldiers ended up...
Allied forge 2014 Allied forge 2014
U.S. Soldiers jumped with the T-11 parachute, the latest tactical assault troop parachute. The soldiers had a mid-air collision and one of the soldiers ended up...
Allied Forge 2014 Allied Forge 2014
U.S. Soldiers jumped with the T-11 parachute, the latest tactical assault troop parachute. The soldiers had a mid-air collision and one of the soldiers ended up...

Pope Airmen participate in D-Day jump at Fort Bragg Pope Airmen participate in D-Day jump at Fort Bragg
Forty Airmen from the 18th Air Support Operations Group commemorated the 70th anniversary of D-Day by parachuting onto Fort Bragg’s Normandy Drop Zone from C-130...
Spartans return from Normandy Spartans return from Normandy
Twenty-four paratroopers here with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division returned June 12 after spending seven days in Normandy,...
Joint Detention Group hosts 239th Army Birthday Ball Joint Detention Group hosts 239th Army Birthday Ball
As guests entered, they were transported back to the nostalgic era of World War II. The evening customs performed during a tradition military banquet were...