U.S. Department of Defense

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Spotlight on NATO

NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.

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Spotlight on NATO
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Support for Ukraine

The United States is working with Allies and partners to support Ukraine in their fight for sovereignty and freedom. As of April 2022, the U.S. has provided Ukraine with $2.6 billion in security assistance since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked assault on February 24.

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Support for Ukraine
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III

As the 28th secretary of defense, Lloyd J. Austin III is the principal assistant to the president in all matters relating to the Department of Defense and also serves on the National Security Council.

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III
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News

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U.S. to Resume Small, Persistent Presence in Somalia

U.S. to Resume Small, Persistent Presence in Somalia
Feature | Know Your Military

Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Hospital Corpsman Donald Ballard

Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Hospital Corpsman Donald Ballard
Spotlight | Observances

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Spotlight | Know Your Military

Military Spouse Appreciation

Military Spouse Appreciation
Spotlight | Defense News

Coronavirus: DOD Response

Coronavirus: DOD Response

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Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

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Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing

Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing

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Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby Press Briefing Today at 3 p.m.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby Press Briefing Today at 3 p.m.

From The Services

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Zoe Marie Kimbell Tompkins at U.S. Army South headquarters March 15, 2022.
Army

Soldier Makes the Most of Her 'Second Chance'

Soldier Makes the Most of Her 'Second Chance'
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Marine Corps

Digging Up Women's History at Parris Island

Digging Up Women's History at Parris Island
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Navy

U.S., Estonia Kick Off Exercise Hedgehog 22

U.S., Estonia Kick Off Exercise Hedgehog 22
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Air Force

Kirtland Firefighters Deploy to Fight Largest U.S. Wildland Fire

Kirtland Firefighters Deploy to Fight Largest U.S. Wildland Fire
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Space Force

First Air Force Supports Space Command Operations

First Air Force Supports Space Command Operations
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National Guard

Program Combines Conservation, Education

Program Combines Conservation, Education

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