Armed Forces Day News, Photos, Videos and Tweets

Afghan ceasefire ends amid calls for fresh talks with Taliban

Clashes between Taliban fighters and government forces resume in the Helmand province.

armed forces day - Al Jazeera English
1:28am PDT - May 16th, 2021

Myanmar anti-coup fighters retreat from town as U.S. makes appeal - Reuters

Fighters of a local militia opposed to Myanmar's junta have pulled back from the northwestern town of Mindat after days of assault by combat troops backed by artillery, a member of the group said on Sunday.

armed forces day - Reuters
8:51pm PDT - May 15th, 2021

Ecuador indigenous protestors block access to Petroecuador oil field - Reuters

An indigenous community in Ecuador's Amazon region is blocking access to one of state oil company Petroecuador's main fields in a protest over compensation, prompting the company to request help from the armed forces to deliver supplies.

armed forces day - Reuters
2:41pm PDT - May 15th, 2021

Iraqis hold anti-Israel protests after call by cleric, militias - Reuters

Chanting crowds gathered in several Iraqi cities on Saturday, some burning Israeli and American flags, in protest against the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

armed forces day - Reuters
8:20am PDT - May 15th, 2021

Iraqis hold anti-Israel protests after call by cleric, militias - Reuters Australia

Chanting crowds gathered in several Iraqi cities on Saturday, some burning Israeli and American flags, in protest against the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

armed forces day - Reuters
8:20am PDT - May 15th, 2021

Colombia protesters: 'We're not scared anymore'

Protests in Colombia are in their third week with demonstrators saying they plan to carry on.

armed forces day - BBC News
5:19pm PDT - May 13th, 2021

Israel fires artillery into Gaza amid persistent Palestinian rocket attacks - Reuters

Israel fired artillery and mounted more air strikes on Friday against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip amid constant rocket fire deep into Israel's commercial centre.

armed forces day - Reuters
3:28pm PDT - May 13th, 2021

Israel's bombing of Gaza apartment buildings could be a war crime, human rights groups warn

Summary List PlacementIsraeli airstrikes have targeted and leveled multiple apartment buildings in Gaza amid escalating violence in the region this week, and top human rights groups have warned these actions could amount to war crimes.  "Deliberate targeting …

armed forces day - Business Insider
1:49pm PDT - May 13th, 2021

Hamas: The Palestinian militant group that rules Gaza

Hamas is a militant Palestinian Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip.

armed forces day - BBC News
1:46pm PDT - May 13th, 2021

Active Duty Marine Who Allegedly Assaulted Cops at the Capitol Riot Was Just Arrested

Christopher Warnagiris is accused of forcing his way past a line of police officers and allowing rioters into the building.

armed forces day - Vice News
12:35pm PDT - May 13th, 2021

Brazil health agency calls for halt to AstraZeneca vaccine for pregnant women - Reuters

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa recommended the immediate suspension of the use of AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women, according to a statement late on Monday.

armed forces day - Reuters
4:07am PDT - May 11th, 2021

Israeli military suspends drill to focus on possible escalation in violence - Reuters

The Israeli military said on Monday it was suspending for a day a major drill in order to focus efforts on preparing for a possible escalation of violence as tensions simmer with Palestinians in Jerusalem.

armed forces day - Reuters
7:15am PDT - May 10th, 2021

Israel boosts security forces ahead of tense night in Jerusalem - Reuters

Israel said it was beefing up security forces on Saturday in anticipation of more confrontations with Palestinian protesters, a day after fierce clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.

armed forces day - Reuters
7:51am PDT - May 8th, 2021

Colombia's Duque meeting with opponents, hoping to calm deadly protests - Reuters

Colombia's President Ivan Duque has begun meetings with civil society groups and political opponents who want action taken on poverty and unemployment and an end to police violence, in an effort to calm protests after more than 20 deaths.

armed forces day - Reuters
10:25am PDT - May 7th, 2021

Ethiopia's crackdown on ethnic Tigrayans snares thousands - Reuters

Across Ethiopia, Tigrayans are being fired and jailed since fighting erupted in their home region. The tensions are complicating efforts to end one of the world’s bitterest civil conflicts and threatening the unity of the country.

armed forces day - Reuters
3:34am PDT - May 7th, 2021

During Mass Protests, Colombia's President is Asking Citizens to Report “Urban Terrorists”

The death toll from the protests, now in their eighth day, is rising.

armed forces day - Vice News
10:42am PDT - May 6th, 2021

Almost 5000 children separated in Tigray conflict - aid group - Reuters

Conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region has separated nearly 5,000 children from their parents, Save the Children said on Tuesday.

armed forces day - Reuters
8:03am PDT - May 4th, 2021

Congo to impose military rule in troubled eastern provinces - Reuters

Congo will replace civilian authorities with military administrations in two conflict-hit provinces for a month, the government said on Monday, announcing the details of a state of siege to address worsening bloodshed in the east.

armed forces day - Reuters
1:17am PDT - May 4th, 2021

DR Congo declares state of siege over eastern bloodshed - Reuters

Militants killed at least 19 people, including 10 soldiers, in raids on two villages in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, hours after President Felix Tshisekedi declared a state of siege in two provinces.

armed forces day - Reuters
2:21am PDT - May 2nd, 2021

Congo declares state of siege over eastern bloodshed - Reuters

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Friday declared a state of siege over the worsening violence in the eastern provinces of Ituri and North Kivu that has killed hundreds this year and displaced more than 1.5 million.

armed forces day - Reuters
6:57pm PDT - April 30th, 2021

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan violence: Deadly clash amid water dispute

Thousands of people are evacuated following some of the worst border fighting in years.

armed forces day - BBC News
12:00am PDT - April 30th, 2021

Libyan oil minister seeks budget approval to hit 1.5 mln bpd target - Reuters

Libya's oil production target of 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) by the end of 2021 depends on parliament approving the national budget quickly, Oil Minister Mohamed Oun told Reuters on Thursday.

armed forces day - Reuters
11:04am PDT - April 29th, 2021

Libyan oil minister seeks budget approval to hit 1.5 mln bpd target - Reuters

Libya's oil production target of 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) by the end of 2021 depends on parliament approving the national budget quickly, Oil Minister Mohamed Oun told Reuters on Thursday.

armed forces day - Reuters
11:00am PDT - April 29th, 2021

Burkina Faso government confirms three foreigners killed in ambush - Reuters

Burkina Faso's government on Tuesday confirmed that three foreigners were killed in an ambush on an anti-poaching patrol the previous day.

armed forces day - Reuters
1:48pm PDT - April 27th, 2021

Burkina Faso confirms four missing after ambush, bodies not formally identified - Reuters

The government of Burkina Faso said on Tuesday that four people - three foreigners and a Burkinabe national - were missing after armed individuals attacked a convoy of security forces and expatriates in an eastern region the previous day.

armed forces day - Reuters
6:47am PDT - April 27th, 2021

RT @AlexKokcharov: On this day in 2014 Ukrainian armed forces liberated #Mariupol, #Donetsk region, east #Ukraine, from the #Russia|n proxi…

yarko (@yarkot)
6:01am PDT - June 14th, 2021

Pennovation Center member, @VergeAero gave armed forces a drone show for Armed Forces Day! Drone shows – and Verge Aero’s flight planning software – have reached incredible new levels of precision and complexity. Check out a recap here >> https://t.co/WWYjFCICf3

Pennovation Works (@PennovationWork)
6:00am PDT - June 14th, 2021

RT @SenSWilliams: State Senator Frank Hoagland and I sponsored a bill that created June 12th as Women’s Veterans Day. I met so many women…

Ohio Senate Dems (@OHSenDemCaucus)
5:58am PDT - June 14th, 2021

RT @bea_rmc: I am very proud to announce that I’ve been awarded TWO good conduct stripes and I can put them onto my blues ready for the Arm…

David Cleak (@DaveCleak)
5:57am PDT - June 14th, 2021

RT @TonyRobbins: Traumatic Brain Injury impacts 2M people/year. Watch Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain & see how veterans who suffered T…

Sophie Zollmann (@SophieZo)
5:46am PDT - June 14th, 2021
A new museum known as the National Museum of the @USArmy is reopening on the branch's 246th birthday!

A special day for the Armed Forces and special place in Fairfax County. It tells the story of the oldest and largest branch. https://t.co/AlCJLSVDRd https://t.co/2DKFo866to

A new museum known as the National Museum of the @USArmy is reopening on the branch's 246th birthday! A special day for the Armed Forces and special place in Fairfax County. It tells the story of the oldest and largest branch. https://t.co/AlCJLSVDRd https://t.co/2DKFo866to

7News DC (@7NewsDC)
5:30am PDT - June 14th, 2021

RT @kibromhft: Following the threat of armed forces and offensive attack operations to be launched, #TigrayGenocide survivors are being put…

Abreham (@jeganu2)
5:29am PDT - June 14th, 2021

RT @kibromhft: Following the threat of armed forces and offensive attack operations to be launched, #TigrayGenocide survivors are being put…

Aregawi (@Aregawii11)
5:12am PDT - June 14th, 2021

RT @kibromhft: Following the threat of armed forces and offensive attack operations to be launched, #TigrayGenocide survivors are being put…

tsegay (@tsegay42218643)
5:10am PDT - June 14th, 2021

RT @TelfordWrekin: Our Armed Forces flag is now raised ahead of national Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June. We look forward to hopefull…

Telford and Wrekin Mayor (@TandWMayor)
4:33am PDT - June 14th, 2021

RT @stoll_veterans: Stoll is excited to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Friday 25th June 2021. We will commemorate the service of men and wom…

@jacqui vosper #take of your mask (@VosperJacqui)
4:32am PDT - June 14th, 2021
Stoll is excited to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Friday 25th June 2021. We will commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces in The Gardens at Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions from 12:00-15:00.

#ArmedForcesDay #ArmedForcesDay2021 https://t.co/FOcEACwqvG

Stoll is excited to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Friday 25th June 2021. We will commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces in The Gardens at Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions from 12:00-15:00. #ArmedForcesDay #ArmedForcesDay2021 https://t.co/FOcEACwqvG

Stoll (@stoll_veterans)
4:30am PDT - June 14th, 2021

RT @TheBGLibrary: SPECIAL EVENT: Have you served in our nation's armed forces? You're invited to our upcoming Military Appreciation Day. En…

Chuck Glover (@bamabum88)
4:04am PDT - June 14th, 2021

RT @bea_rmc: I am very proud to announce that I’ve been awarded TWO good conduct stripes and I can put them onto my blues ready for the Arm…

Tom Magnum (@DogLovesWine)
4:01am PDT - June 14th, 2021
I am very proud to announce that I’ve been awarded TWO good conduct stripes and I can put them onto my blues ready for the Armed Forces day. 

I worked really really hard for these and I hope to be adding my LCpl soon.

@BrigMikeTanner @SasDuffin       @JohnNicholRAF @LT_CCF_SBr https://t.co/z6odrLDLlE

I am very proud to announce that I’ve been awarded TWO good conduct stripes and I can put them onto my blues ready for the Armed Forces day. I worked really really hard for these and I hope to be adding my LCpl soon. @BrigMikeTanner @SasDuffin @JohnNicholRAF @LT_CCF_SBr https://t.co/z6odrLDLlE

RMCBea (@bea_rmc)
3:58am PDT - June 14th, 2021

RT @US_EUCOM: We wish our German allies congratulations on their Tag der Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces Day). We celebrate with you in hon…

U.S. Army Europe and Africa (@USArmyEURAF)
8:15am PDT - June 12th, 2021
On this day in 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the Women's Armed Service Integration Act, enabling women to serve as permanent, regular members of the armed forces. Today, we salute all women veterans living in the U.S. today.  Today and every day, we honor you. # https://t.co/C3AGteW25m

On this day in 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the Women's Armed Service Integration Act, enabling women to serve as permanent, regular members of the armed forces. Today, we salute all women veterans living in the U.S. today. Today and every day, we honor you. # https://t.co/C3AGteW25m

LEOSA - Defense Consulting Services (@DCSLEOSA)
8:12am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @thierrymarigny: To salute army and security soldiers for their bravery, @orangejo supported the national celebration of Army Day @TheBo

Enas Haddad (@HaddadEnas)
8:12am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @Jorgensen4POTUS: Thank you to all the women in our Armed Forces who have served and sacrificed for our freedom - especially to those me…

x - Gavin (@gpstrickland315)
8:06am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @anujdhar: Thought for the day: A Gandhian will never join armed forces, but would not mind becoming defence minister.

KD Kedarta (@KDKedarta)
8:03am PDT - June 12th, 2021
Women's Veterans Day - Saluting those who served. Read more about the day  and how the Red Cross supports our veterans on our blog: https://t.co/mcaJoeF6WH https://t.co/J7PBAlBDZ7

Women's Veterans Day - Saluting those who served. Read more about the day and how the Red Cross supports our veterans on our blog: https://t.co/mcaJoeF6WH https://t.co/J7PBAlBDZ7

Kansas Red Cross (@KSRedCross)
8:00am PDT - June 12th, 2021
Women's Veterans Day - Saluting those who served. Read more about the day  and how the Red Cross supports our veterans on our blog: https://t.co/kI8AUA6Ut2 https://t.co/n547tyctZw

Women's Veterans Day - Saluting those who served. Read more about the day and how the Red Cross supports our veterans on our blog: https://t.co/kI8AUA6Ut2 https://t.co/n547tyctZw

Red Cross Oklahoma (@RedCrossOK)
8:00am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @Jorgensen4POTUS: Thank you to all the women in our Armed Forces who have served and sacrificed for our freedom - especially to those me…

June7572804 (@June7572804)
7:59am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @US_EUCOM: We wish our German allies congratulations on their Tag der Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces Day). We celebrate with you in hon…

GMlog via GeigerNT (@k1a1zzz)
7:55am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @GermanAmbUSA: Today Germany celebrates Armed Forces Day. Our service members proudly participate in the @NATO alliance alongside our Am…

ernesto isturiz (@ivolkman)
7:54am PDT - June 12th, 2021

Nigerian politicians can’t see the irony of having to deploy this much armed forces to disperse protesters on democracy day. In countries where their democracy is actually meaningful, people would be out on the street celebrating and not protesting.

Seyi (@MansaSeyi)
7:53am PDT - June 12th, 2021
#SilotechGroup celebrates Women Veterans Day! On this day in 1948, President Truman signed into law the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, enabling women to serve as permanent, regular members of the armed forces. #Thankyou to all of our #WomenVeterans! https://t.co/WMxFFDQCCc

#SilotechGroup celebrates Women Veterans Day! On this day in 1948, President Truman signed into law the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, enabling women to serve as permanent, regular members of the armed forces. #Thankyou to all of our #WomenVeterans! https://t.co/WMxFFDQCCc

Silotech Group Inc (@SilotechGroup)
7:50am PDT - June 12th, 2021

Let me remind Nigerians and the world that today is Democracy Day but the armed forces are shooting at peaceful protesters in Nigeria. Mr Buhari, you are evil! #keepiton #BuhariMustGo #June12Protests #June12thProtest

Mr Naija (@newnigeriapikin)
7:42am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @Jorgensen4POTUS: Thank you to all the women in our Armed Forces who have served and sacrificed for our freedom - especially to those me…

Mama Magie Ward is still #scribbling...⌨ (@PenumbraMine)
7:41am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @anujdhar: Thought for the day: A Gandhian will never join armed forces, but would not mind becoming defence minister. https://t.co/SR…

वैदिकः (@Vaidikah)
7:35am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @Dili_billion: Today Nigeria is celebrating democracy day yeah but in reality the irony is the case, they sent out armed forces to disru…

PorscheApE (@Damolachi)
7:34am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @Jorgensen4POTUS: Thank you to all the women in our Armed Forces who have served and sacrificed for our freedom - especially to those me…

jason evans (@jaynzack)
7:32am PDT - June 12th, 2021
In honor of Women Veterans Day, we salute all women who served and still serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Your sacrifices to defend freedom deserve our lasting gratitude. Who are the women you recognize today? @seanvoskuhl #AARPSalutesVets https://t.co/AVy86s7C9R

In honor of Women Veterans Day, we salute all women who served and still serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Your sacrifices to defend freedom deserve our lasting gratitude. Who are the women you recognize today? @seanvoskuhl #AARPSalutesVets https://t.co/AVy86s7C9R

AARPOklahoma (@AARPOklahoma)
7:30am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @SheriffEd_HCSO: Thank you to all the women in our Armed Forces who have served and sacrificed for our freedom - especially our team mem…

HCSO Parks Division (@HCSO_Parks)
7:28am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @TexasVLB: .@TexasVLB salutes all female Veterans today, on Women Veterans Day. The first commander of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps,…

Mallory Morris (@MalloryMorris)
7:24am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @GermanyinUSA: It's German Armed Forces Day, and we're honoring service members. At 6pm, we'll broadcast a celebratory video with statem…

GermanEmbassyOttawa (@GermanyInCanada)
7:20am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @SheriffEd_HCSO: Thank you to all the women in our Armed Forces who have served and sacrificed for our freedom - especially our team mem…

TOCSSFoundationNIG&TOCSS FDN INTLUSA-IndiefilmsToo (@TocssFoundation)
7:17am PDT - June 12th, 2021

RT @TigRapeVictims: Day 208: #TigrayGenocide #WeaponizedRape We kindly call on the women of the world to be voices of the voiceless & silen…

Abeba Hialu አጆና ተዓወቲ ኢና (@AbebaHialu)
10:07pm PDT - June 8th, 2021

RT @TigRapeVictims: Day 208: #TigrayGenocide #WeaponizedRape We kindly call on the women of the world to be voices of the voiceless & silen…

Gebrekidan Gidey (@GebrekidanGide2)
9:59pm PDT - June 8th, 2021

RT @SpiritofHo: Tiananmen Square was not a massacre. Hundreds of mostly PLA soldiers were killed by armed pro "democracy" forces aligned…

Owl Queen (@OwlQueen)
9:58pm PDT - June 8th, 2021