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President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III participated in Memorial Day events at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.
We recognize the service and sacrifice of our military and their families, and dedicate resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.
The president, vice president and defense leaders deliver messages of hope, encouragement and guidance to graduates of the military academies.
The United States is working with allies and partners to support Ukraine in the fight for sovereignty and freedom. The U.S. has provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in security assistance since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked assault on Feb. 24.
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.
See that chevron on your uniform, badge on your cap, or the seal that adorns the building you walk into every day? Over the past 100 years, someone at The Institute of Heraldry was likely responsible for it.
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.
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.