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The Defense Department marks its birthday on Aug. 10. Celebrate along by testing your knowledge of the department, its history and the people who make it work.
The U.S. Navy has grown into one of the largest and most respected maritime forces in the world since its founding in 1775. Missions are carried out at sea, on land and in the air and the various uniforms reflect that versatility.
Take a closer look at the Korean War Veterans Memorial, which was dedicated in 1995 in Washington, D.C., to honor the nearly 2 million Americans who served in the three-year conflict.
For service members who carry out the bravest and most selfless acts in combat, the military bestows its most esteemed valor awards: the Medal of Honor, the Service Crosses and the Silver Star.
Marine Corps uniforms and equipment have evolved to fit the needs and mission of each Marine and every deployment, perpetually increasing warfighters' survivability, mobility and lethality.
Army uniforms have changed considerably since 1775, but they share a common thread: keeping soldiers safe, on the move and on mission. Take an interactive look at how warfighters' clothes and gear have evolved to meet the times.
America's submarines have come a long way since the first hand-cranked wooden rigs. Today's state-of-the-art vessels are able to support hundreds of sailors working and living together under the sea for months at a time.
This collection showcases the work of military photographers in 2020, when U.S. service members continued to conduct around-the-clock training and operations worldwide to ensure the nation's security, even while responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Pentagon Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to honoring the 184 people whose lives were lost when hijackers flew a jetliner into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
V-J Day, or Victory over Japan Day, marks the end of World War II, one of the deadliest and most destructive wars in history.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.