The Pentagon is safe and secure after an incident that caused several casualties, Woodrow Kusse, the chief of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, said.
Navy and Space Command share a lot in terms of what they do, and there's opportunity for both to leverage off of each other to increase their effectiveness in carrying out their missions.
Hurricane season is from June to November, but preparation, response and recovery are ongoing throughout the year. The Defense Department stands ready with troops, equipment and other capabilities to assist local and federal authorities prepare and provide humanitarian and disaster response support.
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.
Following in her Vietnam War veteran father's footsteps, Jane Hoelscher enlisted in the Army in 1975. She said the Army gave her integrity, dignity, respect and a firm work ethic.
The nominee for commander of U.S. Southern Command told Congress she would work diligently with U.S. partners to ensure Southcom fully accounts for the defense challenges and opportunities in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Climate change affects national security and DOD needs to compete for the energy technologies that will define the future, the senior climate advisor to the secretary of defense said.
The United States has always been a maritime nation, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the Navy League of the United States' Sea-Air-Space Global Maritime Exposition.
From local competitions to the world stage, military athletes bring the same physical prowess, dedication and spirit of excellence to playing fields that they do the battlefield, and continue to influence the rich history of America's sporting life.
The U.S. Navy has grown into one of the largest and most respected maritime forces in the world since its founding in 1775. Missions are carried out at sea, on land and in the air and the various uniforms reflect that versatility.
Service members train and prepare year-round so when disasters strike, troops are ready to help those in harm's way. Learn how you can prepare, too.
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The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.