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U.S. Department of Defense

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Austin Delivers Message on Military Service

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III described how an all-volunteer force serves the nation and how the Defense Department is working to take care of all service members, their families and veterans.

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Austin Delivers Message on Military Service
Two service members pull straps around the tail boom of a helicopter as it is loaded tail-first into the cargo hold of an aircraft.
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Support for Ukraine

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, 2022.

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Support for Ukraine
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Focus on Indo-Pacific

The Defense Department is committed to working with allies, partners and like-minded nations in the Indo-Pacific and to upholding a free and open region founded on respect for international rules, laws and norms.

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Focus on Indo-Pacific
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Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on President Joe Biden

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on President Joe Biden

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call(s) With Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call(s) With Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant

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Readout of U.S. Meetings With Senior Bahrain National Security Officials

Readout of U.S. Meetings With Senior Bahrain National Security Officials

From The Services

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Army

Soldiers Train for Rapid Deployment

Soldiers Train for Rapid Deployment
Service members engage in self-defense techniques during a noncommissioned leadership course.
Marine Corps

Noncommissioned Officers Test Skills

Noncommissioned Officers Test Skills
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Navy

Navy Hosts Safety Summit

Navy Hosts Safety Summit
Service members load gear onto an aircraft.
Air Force

Air Force Welcomes Arctic Defender 24

Air Force Welcomes Arctic Defender 24
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Space Force

Force Leader Focuses on Integrated Defense

Force Leader Focuses on Integrated Defense
Service members secure a simulated casualty to a stretcher during training.
National Guard

Guard Learns From Brazilian Counterparts

Guard Learns From Brazilian Counterparts

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Take a look behind the lens at the missions and accomplishments of the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.

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