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 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.
Military and civilian engineers share a unique mission within the Defense Department – to advance cutting-edge engineering technology, systems and practices in specializations that range from cyber and space to hypersonics and quantum science and more, all in support of the warfighter.
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.
Ten rockets were launched at the U.S. and ally-occupied Al Asad military base in Iraq. One American contractor suffered a "cardiac episode," and later died as a result, the Pentagon press secretary said.
Joint warfighting is at the heart of the Defense Department's Data Strategy, which has three focuses with eight guiding principals containing four essential capabilities, the DOD chief data officer said.
The Arizona National Guard joined with the Gila River Indian Community and several other organizations during a large-scale, drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination event in Phoenix.
The three Defense Department service academy leaders told lawmakers that taking care of people amid the challenges of COVID-19 is among their top priorities.
Whether in war or peace, it is second nature for U.S. service members to want to help and protect their fellow citizens. They are doing the same in the war on COVID-19.
America's submarines have come a long way since the first hand-cranked wooden rigs. Today's state-of-the-art vessels are able to support hundreds of sailors working and living together under the sea for months at a time.
Army uniforms have changed considerably since 1775, but they share a common thread: keeping soldiers safe, on the move and on mission. Take an interactive look at how warfighters' clothes and gear have evolved to meet the times.
The triad, along with assigned forces, provide 24/7 deterrence to prevent catastrophic actions from our adversaries and they stand ready, if necessary, to deliver a decisive response, anywhere, anytime.
Get a closer look at the lives of the men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces through compelling photos, videos and quizzes that test your knowledge.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.