U.S. Department of Defense

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Spotlight on NATO

NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.

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Spotlight on NATO
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Support for Ukraine

The United States is working with Allies and partners to support Ukraine in their fight for sovereignty and freedom. As of April 2022, the U.S. has provided Ukraine with $2.6 billion in security assistance since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked assault on February 24.

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Support for Ukraine
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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

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Sweden, Finland Apply for NATO Membership

Sweden, Finland Apply for NATO Membership
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U.S. Meets Milestone in Chemical Weapons Stockpile Destruction

U.S. Meets Milestone in Chemical Weapons Stockpile Destruction
Spotlight | Observances

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Spotlight | Know Your Military

Military Spouse Appreciation

Military Spouse Appreciation
Spotlight | Defense News

Coronavirus: DOD Response

Coronavirus: DOD Response

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$100 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

$100 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

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Readout of U.S. - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Strategic Joint Planning Committee (SJPC) May 17-18, 2022

Readout of U.S. - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Strategic Joint Planning Committee (SJPC) May 17-18, 2022

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin "Benny" Gantz, May 19, 2022

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin "Benny" Gantz, May 19, 2022

From The Services

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Army

Medevac Team Supports Swift Response in Norway

Medevac Team Supports Swift Response in Norway
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Marine Corps

Marines Conduct Combat Vehicle Exercise

Marines Conduct Combat Vehicle Exercise
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Navy

Destroyer Named for Filipino Medal of Honor Recipient

Destroyer Named for Filipino Medal of Honor Recipient
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Air Force

Travis Air Force Base Hosts Wings Over Solano

Travis Air Force Base Hosts Wings Over Solano
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Space Force

Project Tuskegee Comes to Maxwell Air Force Base

Project Tuskegee Comes to Maxwell Air Force Base
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National Guard

Ukrainian Emigrant Gives Back With Guard Service

Ukrainian Emigrant Gives Back With Guard Service

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