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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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News

Feature | Know Your Military

Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy

Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy
News | Defense News

President Authorizes Another $450 Million Drawdown to Support Ukraine

President Authorizes Another $450 Million Drawdown to Support Ukraine
News | Partnerships

In Moldova, Guard Chief Finds a Nation Strengthening Armed Forces

In Moldova, Guard Chief Finds a Nation Strengthening Armed Forces
Feature | Observances

The Berlin Airlift: What It Was, Its Importance in the Cold War

The Berlin Airlift: What It Was, Its Importance in the Cold War
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Coronavirus: DOD Response

Coronavirus: DOD Response

Press Products


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DOD and NSF Kick-Off Resilient, Intelligent NextG Systems Program

DOD and NSF Kick-Off Resilient, Intelligent NextG Systems Program

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Media Invitation to Observe Hearings for Detained Al-Qaeda Commander Post-Guilty Plea

Media Invitation to Observe Hearings for Detained Al-Qaeda Commander Post-Guilty Plea

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Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing

Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing

From The Services

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Army

New Policy Eases Tattoo Restrictions

New Policy Eases Tattoo Restrictions
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Marine Corps

Unit Changes Advance Corps Modernization Effort

Unit Changes Advance Corps Modernization Effort
USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) returns to homeport at Mayport, Fla.
Navy

USS Jason Dunham Returns to Home Port

USS Jason Dunham Returns to Home Port
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Air Force

Air Force Selects Future Aircrew Helmet

Air Force Selects Future Aircrew Helmet
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Space Force

Space Force Announces Interservice Opportunities

Space Force Announces Interservice Opportunities
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National Guard

Wisconsin Soldiers Train With TOW Missiles

Wisconsin Soldiers Train With TOW Missiles

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