U.S. Department of Defense

The flags of NATO members blow in the wind.
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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 their fight for sovereignty and freedom. As of April 2022, the U.S. has provided Ukraine with $2.6 billion in security assistance since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked assault on February 24.

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Support for Ukraine
Defense Secretary Austin smiles and shakes hands with a U.S. Military Academy cadet on a podium.
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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

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U.S. Defense Leaders Pleased by Progress of Ukraine Contact Group

U.S. Defense Leaders Pleased by Progress of Ukraine Contact Group
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Feeling Burned Out at Work? Here Are Some Tips to Feel Better

Feeling Burned Out at Work? Here Are Some Tips to Feel Better
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Commencements

Commencements
Spotlight | Know Your Military

Military Spouse Appreciation

Military Spouse Appreciation
Spotlight | Defense News

Coronavirus: DOD Response

Coronavirus: DOD Response

Press Products


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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's Call With Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-sup

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's Call With Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-sup

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Progress of the Naming Commission

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Progress of the Naming Commission

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Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks Visits Norway

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks Visits Norway

From The Services

Soldiers pull a rope attached a car in standing water.
Army

Soldiers Train in Vehicle Recovery

Soldiers Train in Vehicle Recovery
U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Darwin 22, members of the Australian Defence Force, and Indonesian forces fly in an MV-22 Osprey during Exercise Crocodile Response 22 in Nhulunbuy, NT, Australia, May 17, 2022. Exercise Crocodile Response trains MRF-D, the ADF and Indonesian forces to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the Indo-Pacific region.
Marine Corps

Marines, Sailors Rock Exercise Crocodile Response

Marines, Sailors Rock Exercise Crocodile Response
A sailor holds open a book for small children in a classroom.
Navy

Sailors Spend Quality Time With Students

Sailors Spend Quality Time With Students
The vendor floor at the 2019 Air Force IT and Cyberpower Education and Training Event was a popular spot for the thousands of attendees. After going virtual for 2020-2021 due to the pandemic, the event returns to in-person attendance in 2022 at its home in Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 29-31. The name has also changed to the Department of the Air Force IT and Cyberpower Education and Training Event to be more reflective of the department’s role in both air and space. Register for the DAFITC at www.dafitc.com. (U.S. Air Force photo by Billy
Air Force

IT, Cyberpower Event to Resume in Person

IT, Cyberpower Event to Resume in Person
Graphic showing the updates to the service dress uniform.
Space Force

Grooming, Uniform Updates Reflect Excellence, Heritage

Grooming, Uniform Updates Reflect Excellence, Heritage
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Berry, 167th Medical Group medic, assists a veterinarian with a canine tooth extraction at Cheat Lake Animal Hospital, Cheat Lake, West Virginia, May 19, 2022. Berry and four other 167th MDG medics trained at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital and Cheat Lake Animal Hospital.
National Guard

Guard Medics Conduct Trauma Training

Guard Medics Conduct Trauma Training

Interactive Experiences

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