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News

News

Nuclear deterrence remains the Defense Department's highest priority mission, the acting assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities said, adding that more is needed to confront these growing, multifaceted threats. 
The Biden administration's cancellation of border barriers returns $2.2 billion to the Defense Department, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.
Defense intelligence leaders addressed the capabilities and gaps of military intelligence during a hearing before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations.
With nations such as North Korea, Iran, Russia and China all maturing their missile technology, the Defense Department plans to launch a review of its own missile defense policies, strategies and capabilities over the next few months.

Features

Features

Woodrow Wilson Keeble was recruited by the Chicago White Sox in 1941, but he joined the Army when World War II broke out and was later awarded the Medal of Honor for valorous actions during the Korean War.
Army Cpl. Rodolfo Perez Hernandez joined the service to help earn money for his family, but with his hard work and heroism he left the service a Medal of Honor recipient.
Army Staff Sgt. Amanda Elsenboss and her teammates on the All Guard Marksmanship Team will represent the National Guard against other U.S. military services in the Interservice Rifle Championships later this month.
Air Force Master Sgt. Namir G. Laureano grew up watching her mother's love and passion for family, community and soldiers. It was the selfless service of her mom that influenced Laureano to join the military.

Spotlights

Spotlights

From local competitions to the world stage, military athletes bring the same physical prowess, dedication and spirit of excellence to playing fields that they do the battlefield, and continue to influence the rich history of America's sporting life.
The president, vice president and defense leaders deliver messages of hope, encouragement and guidance to the class of 2021.
The president’s fiscal year 2022 budget request makes key investments that defend our nation while innovating and modernizing, taking care of our warfighters and building strong relationships with our allies and partners alongside other elements of national security.
The Defense Department serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect all Americans – on and off the battlefield.

Inside DOD

Inside DOD

In 1956, Robert Barger III traveled with the Air Force on a Antarctic expedition to set up a military base at the South Pole. Now, 65 years later, he's finally getting recognition for his work.
Since World War II, deployed troops and military families stationed overseas have been able to stay connected and informed through a vital resource — the American Forces Network.
To mark Women's History Month, Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., is featuring artwork by female veterans.
DOD employees with disabilities have access to about 600 types of assistive technology to help them get their work done.