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Sweet Skeet Feat! Soldier Takes Olympic Gold, Sets Record

Soldier-athlete Army 1st Lt. Amber English won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, breaking an Olympic record with 56 shots.

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Sweet Skeet Feat! Soldier Takes Olympic Gold, Sets Record
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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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Sports Heroes Who Served: Vietnam Veteran Was Legendary Boatbuilder

Sports Heroes Who Served: Vietnam Veteran Was Legendary Boatbuilder
News | Reform

DOD Focuses on Aspirational Challenges in Future Warfighting

DOD Focuses on Aspirational Challenges in Future Warfighting
Spotlight | Know Your Military

Military Athletes Go for Gold in Tokyo

Military Athletes Go for Gold in Tokyo
News | Reform

Climate Change Has National Security Implications, DOD Official Says

Climate Change Has National Security Implications, DOD Official Says
News | Defense News

Austin Says Alaska Is Strategic Hotspot for Indo-Pacific, Arctic Operations

Austin Says Alaska Is Strategic Hotspot for Indo-Pacific, Arctic Operations

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Recent Confirmation of Frank Kendall III as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Recent Confirmation of Frank Kendall III as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force

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Secretary of Defense Remarks at the 40th International Institute for Strategic Studies Fullerton Lecture (As Prepared)

Secretary of Defense Remarks at the 40th International Institute for Strategic Studies Fullerton Lecture (As Prepared)

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Joint Statement by United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Singapore Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen

Joint Statement by United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Singapore Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen

From The Services

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Army

Soldiers Help Host Olympic Events

Soldiers Help Host Olympic Events
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Marine Corps

High Mobility Rocket System Keeps Marines Ready

High Mobility Rocket System Keeps Marines Ready
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Navy

Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 Begins

Exercise Cutlass Express 2021 Begins
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Air Force

Virtual Reality Helps Modernize Tech Training

Virtual Reality Helps Modernize Tech Training
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Space Force

Guardians to Adopt New Fitness Assessment Alternatives

Guardians to Adopt New Fitness Assessment Alternatives
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National Guard

Guardsmen Complete Cyber Shield Exercise

Guardsmen Complete Cyber Shield Exercise

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