Welcome toDefense.gov

What's New

Explore

The National Defense Strategy provides a road map for DOD to address the reemergence of strategic competition from China and Russia, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said at a hearing on the 2021 defense budget request.
The U.S. military remains the best trained, best equipped and best led military force in the world, but that lead is eroding, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
From being born into African royalty to losing everything and growing up on the mean streets of the Bronx, Remi Adeleke's story of becoming a Navy SEAL reads like a movie script.

Experience

Making a Mark - Army Marksmanship Unit - Imagine spending all day, every day, practicing trick shots with a shotgun, taking out 10 moving targets with a pistol in six seconds flat, or perfecting your shot toward a target the size of a period.

Service members, eligible family members and U.S. citizens overseas have the right to vote, and DOD has the tools and resources to help them do so — from anywhere in the world. - Service members, eligible family members and U.S. citizens overseas have the right to vote, and DOD has the tools and resources to help them do so — from anywhere in the world.

USS New York: A City on the Sea - USS New York: A City on the Sea

A historic photo of Women's Army Corps members. - Women's Army Corps Maj. Charity Adams, 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion commander, and Army Capt. Abbie Noel Campbell, 6888th CPD executive officer, inspect the first soldiers from the unit to arrive in England, Feb. 15, 1945. The only all-African-American Women's Army Corps unit sent to Europe during World War II, the 6888th was responsible for clearing years' worth of backlogged mail in both England and France. National Archives photo

Know Your Military

Discover the new #KnowYourMil showcasing the men and women who serve in your military — who they are, what they do and why they do it.

Discover