Daily Snapshots of what's happening in the Defense Department.
U.S. Marines, sailors, and civilians attend the deactivation ceremony for Delta Company, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 9, 2020. As part of the Commandant of the Marine Corps guidance on force modernization, the Marine Corps is divesting its tank battalions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Colton Brownlee)
U.S. Marines with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) Band perform for Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd MAW, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug. 20, 2020. The band performed as part of their mission to provide musical support for military units, civilian community relations, recruiting and troop morale.
Civilian and military firefighters train together at the Ohio Fire Academy, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, to practice disaster response and fire fighting techniques for Vigilant Guard 19-4, Ohio's largest Air and Army National Guard joint exercise.