U.S. Department of Defense

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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is from June to November, but preparation, response and recovery are ongoing throughout the year. The Defense Department stands ready with troops, equipment and other capabilities to assist local and federal authorities prepare and provide humanitarian and disaster response support.

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Hurricane Preparedness
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, marks a time to showcase and honor the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the Defense Department and the nation.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III

As the 28th secretary of defense, Lloyd J. Austin III is the principal assistant to the president in all matters relating to the Department of Defense and also serves on the National Security Council.

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III
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Austin, Milley: No Debate About Courage, Commitment of Americans Who Served in Afghanistan

Austin, Milley: No Debate About Courage, Commitment of Americans Who Served in Afghanistan
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DOD Official Says Concept of Integrated Deterrence Is Call to Action

DOD Official Says Concept of Integrated Deterrence Is Call to Action
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Austin Checks on Facilities for Afghans at New Jersey Base

Austin Checks on Facilities for Afghans at New Jersey Base
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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention
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Sports Heroes Who Served: 4 Football Notables Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

Sports Heroes Who Served: 4 Football Notables Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Remarks Before the Senate Armed Services Committee (As Prepared)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Remarks Before the Senate Armed Services Committee (As Prepared)

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General Officer Announcement

General Officer Announcement

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DOD Publishes Federal Register Notice for Input on Supply Chain Vulnerabilities and Opportunities

DOD Publishes Federal Register Notice for Input on Supply Chain Vulnerabilities and Opportunities

From The Services

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Army

Housing Pay to Adjust for Some Due to Pandemic

Housing Pay to Adjust for Some Due to Pandemic
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Marine Corps

Marines Learn Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Marines Learn Tactical Combat Casualty Care
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Navy

U.S. Navy, Bahrain To Advance New Unmanned Systems

U.S. Navy, Bahrain To Advance New Unmanned Systems
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Air Force

Service Members, Civilians Partner to Save Lives

Service Members, Civilians Partner to Save Lives
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Space Force

Guardians Train on Process Mapping, Automation

Guardians Train on Process Mapping, Automation
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National Guard

Vermont Guardsman Solves M17 Pistol Issue

Vermont Guardsman Solves M17 Pistol Issue

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