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Taking Care of Our People

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.

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China Military Power Report

In November 2022, the Department of Defense released its annual report on the Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China, known as the China Military Power Report.

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China Military Power Report
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Support for Ukraine

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.

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak

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Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder Holds an On-Camera Press Briefing

Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder Holds an On-Camera Press Briefing

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Romanian Minister of National Defense Angel Tîlvăr

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Romanian Minister of National Defense Angel Tîlvăr

From The Services

A uniformed soldier crawls outside during a Best Medic competition.
Army

Soldiers Tackle Demanding Best Medic Title

Soldiers Tackle Demanding Best Medic Title
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. George Kiernan, a financial management officer with I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, poses for a photo at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Nov. 15, 2022. Kiernan played for the All-Marine Men's basketball team in the 2022 Armed Forces Men's and Women’s Basketball Championship. The tournament was hosted at Admiral Prout Fieldhouse, Naval Base San Diego, in order to promote friendly competition and unity between services.
Marine Corps

Marine Leaves It All On the Court

Marine Leaves It All On the Court
221127-N-DF135-1024 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Nov. 27, 2022) – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) sits anchored in the harbor of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Nov. 27, 2022. Comfort is deployed to U.S. 4th Fleet in support of Continuing Promise 2022, a humanitarian assistance and goodwill mission conducting direct medical care, expeditionary veterinary care, and subject matter expert exchanges with five partner nations in the Caribbean, Central and South America. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Deven Fernandez)
Navy

Sailors Provide Care in Dominican Republic

Sailors Provide Care in Dominican Republic
The initial planting of Kok-saghyz dandelion, commonly known as TK, is shown at the Amherst Greenhouse in Harrod, Ohio, July 28, 2022. The Air Force Research Laboratory kicked off a multimillion-dollar, multiyear program in spring 2022 with BioMADE, Farmed Materials and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to develop a domestic source of natural rubber from this dandelion species. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Jonathan Taulbee)
Air Force

Force Hopes Tires Will Bloom From Flowers

Force Hopes Tires Will Bloom From Flowers
A Navy officer in a white dress uniform stands at a lectern with flags in the background.
Space Force

Space Force Activates First Overseas Component

Space Force Activates First Overseas Component
First Lady Jill Biden is joined by National Guard family members, state adjutants general and National Guard senior leaders for a roundtable discussion on support for National Guard children in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington Nov. 28, 2022.
National Guard

First Lady: Guard Is a 'Beacon of Hope'

First Lady: Guard Is a 'Beacon of Hope'

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