U.S. Department of Defense

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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.

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Focus on Indo-Pacific

The Defense Department is committed to working with allies, partners and like-minded nations in the Indo-Pacific and to upholding a free and open region founded on respect for international rules, laws and norms.

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Focus on Indo-Pacific
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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

News | Reform

Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence, Security Launches at University of Maryland

Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence, Security Launches at University of Maryland
News | Defense News

NATO Warns Russia of 'Serious Consequences' for Ukraine Actions

NATO Warns Russia of 'Serious Consequences' for Ukraine Actions
News | Defense News

For Contingencies in Indo-Pacom, Army Will Serve as 'Linchpin' for Joint Force

For Contingencies in Indo-Pacom, Army Will Serve as 'Linchpin' for Joint Force
Spotlight | Know Your Military

Military Family Support

Military Family Support
Spotlight | Humanitarian Aid

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

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Advisory |

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Pre-Trial Hearing

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Pre-Trial Hearing

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U.S. and PRC Hold Working Level Meeting on DOD 2021 Annual Report

U.S. and PRC Hold Working Level Meeting on DOD 2021 Annual Report

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General Officer Announcements

General Officer Announcements

From The Services

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Army

Snow Greets Preparations for Exercise Combined Resolve

Snow Greets Preparations for Exercise Combined Resolve
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Marine Corps

Pilot Program Brings New Ideas, Awareness to Corps

Pilot Program Brings New Ideas, Awareness to Corps
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Navy

Harry S. Truman Strike Group Begins Deployment

Harry S. Truman Strike Group Begins Deployment
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Air Force

Air Force Set to Launch Operation Christmas Drop

Air Force Set to Launch Operation Christmas Drop
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Space Force

University Partnership Program Welcomes New Member

University Partnership Program Welcomes New Member
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National Guard

Washington Guard Defended U.S. After Pearl Harbor

Washington Guard Defended U.S. After Pearl Harbor

Multimedia

Take a look behind the lens at the missions and accomplishments of the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.

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