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Taking Care of Our People

We recognize the service and sacrifice of our military and their families, and dedicate resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.

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Taking Care of Our People
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Hurricane Preparedness

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.

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Hurricane Preparedness
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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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Senior Military Official Holds a Background Briefing

Senior Military Official Holds a Background Briefing

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Trilateral Defense Ministers Meeting With Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles and Japanese Minister of Defense Hamada Yasukazu

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Trilateral Defense Ministers Meeting With Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles and Japanese Minister of Defense Hamada Yasukazu

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense

From The Services

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Army

Scientists Produce Melanin Through Biomanufacturing

Scientists Produce Melanin Through Biomanufacturing
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Marine Corps

Trans-Pacific Flight Showcases Osprey Versatility

Trans-Pacific Flight Showcases Osprey Versatility
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Navy

USNS Mercy Concludes Pacific Partnership 2022

USNS Mercy Concludes Pacific Partnership 2022
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Air Force

Air Force Boosts Recruiting Efforts for Child Care Employees

Air Force Boosts Recruiting Efforts for Child Care Employees
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Space Force

Space Development Agency Transfers to Space Force

Space Development Agency Transfers to Space Force
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National Guard

Brigade Completes Honduras Deployment

Brigade Completes Honduras Deployment

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