U.S. Department of Defense

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, America's final resting place for those whose remains have not been found or identified, inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning.

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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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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Focus on Indo-Pacific
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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

Face of Defense: From Army 'Brat' to Space Force Guardian

Face of Defense: From Army 'Brat' to Space Force Guardian
Feature | Know Your Military

Sports Heroes Who Served: Minor League Baseball Player Earned Distinction During World War II

Sports Heroes Who Served: Minor League Baseball Player Earned Distinction During World War II
Spotlight | Know Your Military

Military Family Support

Military Family Support
News | Defense News

Biden Approves Global Posture Review Recommendations

Biden Approves Global Posture Review Recommendations
Spotlight | Humanitarian Aid

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Press Products


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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak

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Pentagon Force Protection Agency Director Announced

Pentagon Force Protection Agency Director Announced

Publication |

Memorandum on Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Members of the National Guard and the Ready Reserve

Memorandum on Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Members of the National Guard and the Ready Reserve

From The Services

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Army

Soldiers Conduct Joint Live-Fire Training

Soldiers Conduct Joint Live-Fire Training
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Marine Corps

Corps Divests to Meet Future Threat

Corps Divests to Meet Future Threat
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Navy

Exercise CARAT Bangladesh Kicks Off

Exercise CARAT Bangladesh Kicks Off
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Air Force

Grassroots Innovation Impresses Chief Scientist

Grassroots Innovation Impresses Chief Scientist
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Space Force

Space Operations Chief Talks Security, Leadership

Space Operations Chief Talks Security, Leadership
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National Guard

Colorado Guardsmen Compete in Noble Skywave

Colorado Guardsmen Compete in Noble Skywave

Multimedia

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