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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, 2022.

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Taking Care of Our People

We recognize the service and sacrifice of our military and their families, and dedicate resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.

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Taking Care of Our People
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Focus on Indo-Pacific

The Defense Department is committed to working with allies, partners and like-minded nations in the Indo-Pacific and to upholding a free and open region founded on respect for international rules, laws and norms.

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Remarks Welcoming Slovak Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister Robert Kalinak to the Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Remarks Welcoming Slovak Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister Robert Kalinak to the Pentagon

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Slovak Minister of Defense Robert Kalinak

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Slovak Minister of Defense Robert Kalinak

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Army

Soldier Discusses Drive for Leadership

Soldier Discusses Drive for Leadership
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Marine Corps

Decorated Veteran Discusses Celebrated Career

Decorated Veteran Discusses Celebrated Career
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Navy

Sailors Begin Africa Deployment

Sailors Begin Africa Deployment
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Air Force

Airmen Train With Swedish Air Force

Airmen Train With Swedish Air Force
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Space Force

Commander Visits Troops in North Dakota

Commander Visits Troops in North Dakota
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National Guard

U.S., African Partners Train in Justified Accord

U.S., African Partners Train in Justified Accord

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