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 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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Biden Salutes Naval Academy Graduates

Biden Salutes Naval Academy Graduates
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Memorial Day Race Caps Off Monthlong Military-NASCAR Partnership

Memorial Day Race Caps Off Monthlong Military-NASCAR Partnership
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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

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Readout of the 10th Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue

Readout of the 10th Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue

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Navy to Commission Virginia-Class Fast Attack Submarine Oregon

Navy to Commission Virginia-Class Fast Attack Submarine Oregon

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Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Press Briefing at 12 p.m.

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Press Briefing at 12 p.m.

From The Services

A soldier poses for a photo.
Army

Soldier Carries on Mother's Legacy

Soldier Carries on Mother's Legacy
A Marine fires a weapon.
Marine Corps

Snipers Test New Rifle

Snipers Test New Rifle
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Navy

Sailors Receive Medals for Saving Shipmate's Life

Sailors Receive Medals for Saving Shipmate's Life
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Air Force

Sentry Savannah Builds Readiness, Lethality

Sentry Savannah Builds Readiness, Lethality
Graphic showing the updates to the service dress uniform.
Space Force

Grooming, Uniform Updates Reflect Excellence, Heritage

Grooming, Uniform Updates Reflect Excellence, Heritage
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National Guard

Idaho Guard Conducts Medevac, Casualty Training

Idaho Guard Conducts Medevac, Casualty Training

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