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Imagine a buffet with an endless supply of your favorite foods for free, now revert to your childhood, exchange food for toys and you might grasp the sheer joy and excitement the ninth annual Holiday Open House delivered to Arizona military families at the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing, in Tucson, Dec. 17.
While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace.
New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets -- all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.
The Army is now working to tie together all of its simulations for combined-arms training to allow for the eventual inclusion of both joint and multi-national partners.