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U.S. Department of Defense

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Taking Care of Our People

We recognize the service and sacrifice of our military and their families, and dedicate resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.

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Taking Care of Our People
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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is from June to November, but preparation, response and recovery are ongoing throughout the year. The Defense Department stands ready with troops, equipment and other capabilities to assist local and federal authorities prepare and provide humanitarian and disaster response support.

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Hurricane Preparedness
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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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Pentagon Press Secretary Brigadier General Pat Ryder and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura K. Cooper Hold a Press Briefing

Pentagon Press Secretary Brigadier General Pat Ryder and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura K. Cooper Hold a Press Briefing

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa

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DoD Awards $4.5 Million to University of Virginia for Applied Hypersonics Research

DoD Awards $4.5 Million to University of Virginia for Applied Hypersonics Research

From The Services

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Army

Silver Arrow Closes With a Bang!

Silver Arrow Closes With a Bang!
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Marine Corps

Marine Achieves Guinness World Record

Marine Achieves Guinness World Record
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Navy

USS Sioux City Returns From Historic Deployment

USS Sioux City Returns From Historic Deployment
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Air Force

Airmen Deliver Aid for Haitian Children

Airmen Deliver Aid for Haitian Children
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Space Force

Space Development Agency Transfers to Space Force

Space Development Agency Transfers to Space Force
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National Guard

Virginia Guard Prepares for Severe Weather

Virginia Guard Prepares for Severe Weather

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