U.S. Department of Defense

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Hurricane Preparedness

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.

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Hurricane Preparedness
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month
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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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Deputy Secretary, German Defense Leader Meet for Talks

Deputy Secretary, German Defense Leader Meet for Talks
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DOD Says It's Time to Renew Extended ID Cards

DOD Says It's Time to Renew Extended ID Cards
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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention
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New Branding Freshens Up DOD Flagship Website

New Branding Freshens Up DOD Flagship Website
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Transcom Nominee Calls Command a U.S. Asymmetric Advantage

Transcom Nominee Calls Command a U.S. Asymmetric Advantage

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Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

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DOD Authorizes a Temporary Increase to 2021 Basic Allowance for Housing Rates for Certain Locations

DOD Authorizes a Temporary Increase to 2021 Basic Allowance for Housing Rates for Certain Locations

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2021 U.S.-Republic of Cyprus Security Cooperation Dialogue

2021 U.S.-Republic of Cyprus Security Cooperation Dialogue

From The Services

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Army

Snipers Test New Modular Precision Rifle

Snipers Test New Modular Precision Rifle
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Marine Corps

Program Helps Marines Pursue Music

Program Helps Marines Pursue Music
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Navy

French Troops Visit Naval Station Norfolk

French Troops Visit Naval Station Norfolk
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Air Force

Air Force Refines Pilot Candidate Selection Process

Air Force Refines Pilot Candidate Selection Process
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Space Force

Space Force Chief Discusses Achievements, Challenges

Space Force Chief Discusses Achievements, Challenges
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National Guard

Iowa Guardsman Reflects on Heritage

Iowa Guardsman Reflects on Heritage

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