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News

As November approaches and a new general election is on the minds of most Americans, preserving the security of that election is on the minds of cyber experts at U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency.
The Defense Department must be more innovative and act faster in its pursuit of putting new technology in warfighters' hands, the director of Defense Innovation Unit said.
Defense Department officials applauded retiring Gen. David L. Goldfein's 37 years of service and welcomed Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., who succeeds Goldfein as the Air Force chief of staff and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The United States is sending humanitarian aid, including food, water and medical supplies, to Beirut to provide much-needed assistance in the aftermath of a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital, the chief Pentagon spokesman said.

Features

Features

Army Master Sgt. Henry Erwin suffered horrific burns while saving his bomber crew from almost certain death in a midair accident during World War II, earning him the Medal of Honor in an unprecedentedly quick fashion.
To encourage blood donations, as well as to assist current COVID-19 patients with recovery, the Armed Services Blood Program at Fort Bliss, Texas, is screening all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies.
Okinawa Government representatives met with Marine Corps Installations Pacific leaders and medical professionals to discuss COVID-19-related information at Camp Foster Naval Hospital.
Flying and maintaining aircraft often requires airmen to work close together, so members of the 507th Operations Group found ways to adapt their procedures to ensure a safe environment for crews to perform their mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spotlights

Spotlights

The National Defense Strategy provides a clear road map for the Department of Defense to meet the challenges posed by a re-emergence of long-term strategic competition with China and Russia. The National Defense Strategy acknowledges an increasingly complex global security environment, characterized by overt challenges to the free and open international order.
The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
The Global Positioning System signal and service need to be protected based on the importance of GPS to national security, civil services and the economic benefits to the nation.
The Defense Department pays tribute to all who served the nation during World War II and to the Allied countries whose service members fought side-by-side with America’s forces. DOD honors the troops who perished in the fight, were listed as missing in action or were prisoners of war; the veterans who returned; and the sacrifices of their families in the fight to preserve freedom.

Inside DOD

Inside DOD

Kansas Army National Guard soldiers help save a girl who appeared to be considering taking her own life.
A small unit of U.S. airmen continues a 65-year-old tradition of monitoring seismic activity in the Australian outback to maintain nuclear deterrence and help warn others of imminent natural disasters.
When actor and comedian Craig Robinson joined service members in a virtual chat recently, the laughs that came with it were much appreciated.
Entertainment in the age of the new coronavirus has turned virtual, and that has the USO adapting as well.