The SITREP: Marine Helps in Boy’s Rescue, Army Teams with FEMA & More

Capt. Justin Griffis, an operations and training officer with Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, assisted in the rescue of a 7-year old Japanese boy who almost drowned at Maeda Flats, Okinawa, Japan.

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

  • The Army and the Department of Defense are at the forefront of preparing for any potential disasters in the southwestern United States. Soldiers and DOD employees with U.S. Army North’s Task Force 51 participated in exercise Vigilant Guard in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • USS John C. Stennis returned to its homeport after successful sea trials, completing the last phase of its planned incremental availability five days early.
  • While some may think the gap between the civilian and military sectors in national security has grown over the years, an inside look at airmen and defense factory collaboration demonstrates just how valuable they are to one another.
  • Marine comes to the relief of a 7-year-old Japanese boy on a beach in Okinawa, Japan.

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The SITREP: Marine Helps in Boy’s Rescue, Army Teams with FEMA & More