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News

The nation's top military leaders discussed challenges to getting hypersonic weapons from blueprint to production during a question-and-answer session at a Washington think tank.
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper visited U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha, Neb., for meetings with leaders and a tour of a new command and control facility.
The fiscal year 2021 defense budget request places a high priority on modernizing the nation's nuclear triad, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper emphasized at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.
Convincing more people to choose engineering as their career is one of the nation's most critical tasks, the Defense Department's chief technology officer said.

Features

Features

Aerial refueling — the process of transferring fuel from a military tanker aircraft to another military aircraft — helps to make global reach a reality.
Seventy-five years ago today, U.S. forces landed on a tiny Japanese island in the Western Pacific called Iwo Jima, beginning a fierce five-week battle that would cost thousands of American lives.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony Martinez is so good at his job as a hospital corpsman that Naval Medical Readiness Training Center Bremerton, Wash., named him its 2019 Sailor of the Year.
Most Medal of Honor recipients earned the award during combat, but Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Owen Francis Patrick Hammerberg is one of the few recipients who earned it for his heroic efforts outside of normal duty.

Spotlights

Spotlights

The president’s fiscal year 2021 budget request enables irreversible implementation of the National Defense Strategy.
The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
"Our most important resource is our people. We have a responsibility to take care of our people, their families and the communities where we serve." - Bob McMahon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment

Inside DOD

Inside DOD

Occasionally, military journalists get to do crazy things like cover the Oscars red carpet. Here's what the experience was like for one lucky sailor.
The Defense Department’s Cyber Crime Center Vulnerability Disclosure Program welcomes certain hackers to keep them on their toes.
Modeling and simulation training is the key to keeping our warfighters ready in an ever-changing battlespace. Team Orlando is making sure that innovation and advancement continues.
The approval of an Ebola vaccine represents the culmination of nearly two decades of efforts by DOD teams and the public and private sectors.