Watch live as Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby updates reporters during a Defense Department news briefing at 3 p.m. EDT.
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.
The Defense Department remembers and honors those Americans who were prisoners of war and those who served and never returned home.
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.
Through late October, all spouses of active-duty military members — more than 600,000 of them — can visit the Office of People Analytics survey portal and tell the Pentagon what they think about being 'married to the military.'
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III swore in Christopher Maier as the Defense Department's new assistant secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict.
Each year, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency conducts investigation-and-recovery team missions across the globe to search last known locations of missing American service members.
National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, marks a time to showcase and honor the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the Defense Department and the nation.
The Defense Department observes Suicide Prevention Month in September by bringing greater attention to suicide prevention efforts and connecting the military community to resources.
Robotics teams compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Subterranean Challenge which seeks novel approaches to help revolutionize how we operate underground.
Follow along as an elite mountaineering team set out to climb Alaska’s Denali to highlight that connecting with the outdoors improves resiliency in service members.
Service members train and prepare year-round so when disasters strike, troops are ready to help those in harm's way. Learn how you can prepare, too.
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.