Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., commander, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, told reporters that Afghan security forces were put to the test and prevailed in 2016.
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Retired Army Staff Sgt. Joseph Ramos recalls the attacks on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago.
As the nation remembers the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Defense Department honors the men and women who lost their lives, and those who fought on to preserve the nation's freedom.

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Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work speaks with reporters during a flight to Arizona, Dec. 1, 2016. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, second from left, makes a point during a wide-ranging discussion with the Defense Senior Enlisted Leadership Council at the Pentagon, Dec. 1, 2016. To the left of the general is Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey, to the right is Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven S. Giordano. The council consists of service and combatant command senior enlisted advisors. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau's Office of Service Member Affairs works to provide financial education and improve consumer protection for military families.
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An Air Force C-130J Super Hercules waits to unload logistical supplies in support of the fight for Mosul at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Oct. 22, 2016. Control of the airfield has enabled the opening of an air corridor to support operations throughout northern Iraq. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Brecht
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Navy Lt. Paul Dauffenbach, center foreground, and Lt. Charles Kreuz signal to an F/A-18E Super Hornet as it launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf, Nov. 17, 2016. The Ike and its carrier strike group are supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch
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Many Lives Were Lost At Pearl Harbor, This Man's Was Just Beginning
David Burpee as an infant in the arms of his mother, Amney Burpee.
Retired Army Col. David Burpee might have the best conversation starter around: He was 1 of 2 babies born at Pearl Harbor on the Day of Infamy.
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Caroline Scott welcomes home husband Sgt. Jerry Scott after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
Military families rely on support to help them face things such as military moves and transitions, deployments and separations, or injuries. Here are some resources to help military families conquer challenges and build resilience.

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