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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
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Spotlight

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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Spotlight

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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Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder Holds a Press Briefing

Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder Holds a Press Briefing

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Hosted a Bilateral in Honor of His Excellency Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Hosted a Bilateral in Honor of His Excellency Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur

From The Services

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Army

Mountain Dragons Earn First Place

Mountain Dragons Earn First Place
A soldier aims an automatic weapon to the left next to a poster of a coin design, while another soldier in historical gear stand behind.
Marine Corps

New Coins Mark 250th Anniversary

New Coins Mark 250th Anniversary
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Navy

Navy, Marines Participate in Pegase

Navy, Marines Participate in Pegase
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Air Force

Leaders Emphasize Role of Ground-Based Nuclear Force

Leaders Emphasize Role of Ground-Based Nuclear Force
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Space Force

Force, Experts Aid Monarch Migration

Force, Experts Aid Monarch Migration
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National Guard

Guard Trains for Peacekeeping Deployments

Guard Trains for Peacekeeping Deployments

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