''We helped build a state, but we could not forge a nation,'' Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III told the Senate Armed Services Committee, encapsulating America's 20-year involvement in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.
How the Afghanistan conflict ended must not obscure the pride Americans should have for the men and women who fought there, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.
The new vision of integrated deterrence is multi-domain, spans numerous geographic areas of responsibility, is united with allies and partners, and is fortified by all instruments of national power, a Defense Department official said.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III traveled to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, to visit the facilities provided for Afghan evacuees at Liberty Village on the base.
The Defense Department observes Suicide Prevention Month in September by bringing greater attention to suicide prevention efforts and connecting the military community to resources.
Four football players served in the military and were killed in action. For paying the ultimate sacrifice, they can be listed as some of America's greatest heroes.
Thousands of American service personnel are missing from previous conflicts and the Defense POW/MIA Agency remains relentless in its mission to provide the fullest possible accounting to their families and the nation, until they’re home.
Robotics teams compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Subterranean Challenge which seeks novel approaches to help revolutionize how we operate underground.
Follow along as an elite mountaineering team set out to climb Alaska’s Denali to highlight that connecting with the outdoors improves resiliency in service members.
Get a closer look at the lives of the men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces through compelling photos and videos.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.