Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is carefully watching the situation in Russia in regards to the country's conflict with Ukraine, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, America's final resting place for those whose remains have not been found or identified, inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning.
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.
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.
Among the lessons to be taken from the U.S. response to the attack on Pearl Harbor is the importance of operating as part of the joint force, and of striking a balance between training and readiness, a former Army Pacific command historian said.
Tom Woodruff played minor league baseball before joining the military. He saw action in the Pacific Theater as a fighter pilot during World War II, losing his life on a mission near Manila, Philippines, and was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions under fire.
The confidence that Americans have in their military has dropped, according to a recent survey released by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.
The Military Health System supports the National Defense Strategy by providing a medically ready force, a ready medical force and a medical benefit in keeping with the service and sacrifice of more than 9.6 million active-duty personnel, military retirees and their families.
Test your knowledge about the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that took American lives and led the United States into World War II.
Take a glimpse into the daily lives of the Defense Department and its people through the eyes of military photographers during operations, training activities, humanitarian missions and other major events of 2021.
They may not have actual boots on the ground, but you'll find U.S. military working dogs serving wherever American troops do. They are as lovable as they are loyal, but make no mistake – these are highly skilled warriors, trained by the best to serve alongside them.
Take a look behind the lens at the missions and accomplishments of the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.