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U.S. Department of Defense

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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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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Saudi Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Saudi Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With Malaysian Minister of Defense Hishammuddin Hussein

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With Malaysian Minister of Defense Hishammuddin Hussein

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Tactical High-speed Offensive Ramjet for Extended Range (THOR-ER) Team Completes Ramjet Vehicle Test

Tactical High-speed Offensive Ramjet for Extended Range (THOR-ER) Team Completes Ramjet Vehicle Test

From The Services

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Army

Soldiers Host Army Ten-Miler in Poland

Soldiers Host Army Ten-Miler in Poland
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Marine Corps

Marine Trains Military Working Dog for Air Show

Marine Trains Military Working Dog for Air Show
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Navy

San Francisco Celebrates Fleet Week

San Francisco Celebrates Fleet Week
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Air Force

Air Force Introduces New Training Program

Air Force Introduces New Training Program
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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

Wisconsin Guardsmen Prep for Africa Deployment

Wisconsin Guardsmen Prep for Africa Deployment

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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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