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In the last month, the U.S. pledged more than $1.4 billion in security assistance to Ukraine. Some of that assistance is aimed at helping the Ukrainian military better defend their coast and waterways.
NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.
The United States is working with allies and partners to support Ukraine in the fight for sovereignty and freedom. The U.S. has provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in security assistance since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked assault on Feb. 24.
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.
Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy was an avid defender of others. In Afghanistan, he gave his life to save his team members from an overwhelming force — a sacrifice that made him the first sailor since Vietnam to receive the Medal of Honor,
President Joe Biden has given DOD authorization for a drawdown of up to $450 million to meet Ukraine's critical arms needs in the face of the Russian invasion — the 13th presidential drawdown of DOD stocks since August 2021.
With a brutal war raging in neighboring Ukraine and wary of nearby Russia, the Eastern European democracy of Moldova is rapidly strengthening its national defense — and looking to the North Carolina National Guard for help.
The Berlin Airlift, America's first major test of resolve during the Cold War and one of the largest humanitarian aid missions in history, began 74 years ago.
The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
From its introduction into the Navy in the late 1800s, baseball became a phenomenon that U.S. sailors — many of whom were Major League pros — helped to spread around the world.
More than three decades ago, the movie Top Gun not only had everyone feeling "the need for speed," it also introduced the Navy's elite fighter weapons school to the world.
Take a look behind the lens at the missions and accomplishments of the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.