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Operation Warp Speed officials provided details on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process and encouraged Americans to educate themselves about the vaccines.
The 2019 Survey of Active Duty Spouses provides the Defense Department with guides on how to adjust family policy in the coming years, the principal deputy under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness said.
The geopolitical world has changed mightily over a generation, but that is nothing compared with the changes in technology, and the U.S. military must keep pace to defend the nation, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
The Defense Department is working to improve the delivery of DOD information technology by consolidating IT systems that are separate from the military services, a senior Defense Department official said.

Features

Features

The 17th Civil Engineer Squadron employed a different approach to disinfecting classrooms at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas.
Through careful planning led by the COVID-19 response team and strict adherence to the guidelines by all on Soto Cano Air Base, the COVID-19 mitigation efforts have remained effective and ensure the small base continues to meet its mission requirements.
Air Force Tech Sgt. Bill Reed is a New York City detective, a job often complemented by his military duties in special warfare, where he embeds with troops across the world to help execute air strikes and other direct offensive air operations.
Soldiers and community volunteers helped prepare and serve to-go Thanksgiving meals to approximately 200 patrons quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic.

Spotlights

Spotlights

The Defense Department is taking innovative and bold actions to ensure space superiority and secure the nation’s vital interests in space now and in the future.
The Defense Department recognizes the service and sacrifice of our military families, and dedicates resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.
The Defense Department's Artificial Intelligence Strategy directs DOD to accelerate the adoption of AI and the creation of a force fit for the times.
Using the resources of the federal government and the U.S. private sector, Operation Warp Speed will accelerate the testing, supply, development, and distribution of safe and effective vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to counter COVID-19 by January 2021.

Inside DOD

Inside DOD

The COVID-19 pandemic has many families rethinking their traditional plans for the holiday season. Here are some tips to keep your gatherings as safe as possible.
The Navy’s submariners thrived in the depths of the world’s oceans, but what do they do if a sub isn’t able to resurface? 
Do you know when the dog tag tradition started and why they're called that? Learn the history here.
The U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, 75 years ago, bringing an end to World War II and making the Enola Gay one of the most famous B-29s in history.