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U.S. Department of Defense

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Spotlight on NATO

NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.

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Spotlight on NATO
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Support for Ukraine

The United States is working with allies and partners to support Ukraine in the fight for sovereignty and freedom. The U.S. has provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in security assistance since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked assault on Feb. 24.

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Support for Ukraine
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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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General Officer Announcement

General Officer Announcement

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov

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FACT SHEET - U.S. Defense Contributions to Europe

FACT SHEET - U.S. Defense Contributions to Europe

From The Services

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Army

Utah Guard Participates in Exercise Africa Lion

Utah Guard Participates in Exercise Africa Lion
John Ligato III, a Marine veteran who served with Alpha Company, First Battalion, First Marine Division, receives the Bronze Star Medal at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 24, 2022.
Marine Corps

Vietnam War Veterans Receive Bronze Star

Vietnam War Veterans Receive Bronze Star
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Navy

USS Forrest Sherman Arrives in Taranto, Italy

USS Forrest Sherman Arrives in Taranto, Italy
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Air Force

Red Flag-Alaska 22-2 Exercise Draws to a Close

Red Flag-Alaska 22-2 Exercise Draws to a Close
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Space Force

Space Force Announces Interservice Opportunities

Space Force Announces Interservice Opportunities
New York Air National Guard Airmen who were part of a 2017 mission to save two badly burned crewmen on board the Slovenian bulk carrier Tamar pose with a painting commemorating the mission during an awards ceremony June 4, 2022, at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, New York.
National Guard

Guardsmen Receive Honors for Dramatic Rescue

Guardsmen Receive Honors for Dramatic Rescue

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