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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

NCO, Welder Selected as Winner for Dragon's Lair 7

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Ukrainian Forces Make Some Gains in North, South

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DOD Releases First Departmentwide Social Media Policy 

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Air Power!

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Coronavirus: DOD Response

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Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks Visits U.S. Transportation Command, Purdue University

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks Visits U.S. Transportation Command, Purdue University

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Defense Department Awards $2 Million for Universities to Research Hypersonics Technologies

Defense Department Awards $2 Million for Universities to Research Hypersonics Technologies

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Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks Visits the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks Visits the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

From The Services

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Army

V Corps Squad Wins U.S. Army Europe and Africa Competition

V Corps Squad Wins U.S. Army Europe and Africa Competition
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Marine Corps

Marines Launch High-Tech Targeting System

Marines Launch High-Tech Targeting System
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Navy

Missile Defense Exercise Concludes Near Hawaii

Missile Defense Exercise Concludes Near Hawaii
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Air Force

Kendall Discusses Achievements, Challenges

Kendall Discusses Achievements, Challenges
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Space Force

Space Force Takes New Approach to Hiring

Space Force Takes New Approach to Hiring
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National Guard

Alaska Guard Records 5 Saves in 3 Missions

Alaska Guard Records 5 Saves in 3 Missions

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