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U.S. Department of Defense

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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

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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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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Readout of Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Sasha Baker's Travel to the United Kingdom, 3rd U.S.–U.K. Strategic Policy Dialogue

Readout of Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Sasha Baker's Travel to the United Kingdom, 3rd U.S.–U.K. Strategic Policy Dialogue

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Readout of U.S.-Kosovo Bilateral Defense Consultations

Readout of U.S.-Kosovo Bilateral Defense Consultations

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DOD, Mongolian Ministry of Defense Conduct Bilateral Defense Framework

DOD, Mongolian Ministry of Defense Conduct Bilateral Defense Framework

From The Services

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Army

Regiment Refines Air Defense Skills

Regiment Refines Air Defense Skills
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Marine Corps

Marine Demonstrates Commitment to Service, Community

Marine Demonstrates Commitment to Service, Community
the front of the USS Gunston Hall is seen from above as the ship  approaches snow banks in Harstad, Norway.
Navy

USS Gunston Hall Arrives in Norway

USS Gunston Hall Arrives in Norway
Soldiers on horses draw a flag-draped casket along a road in a cemetery with trees and headstones in the backdrop.
Air Force

Airmen Honor Chief Master Sergeant's 75-Year Legacy

Airmen Honor Chief Master Sergeant's 75-Year Legacy
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Space Force

Victus Nox Mission Concludes With Success

Victus Nox Mission Concludes With Success
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National Guard

Guardsmen Conduct Disaster Readiness Exercise

Guardsmen Conduct Disaster Readiness Exercise

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