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On Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, Germany unconditionally surrendered its military forces to the Allies, including the United States.
On May 8, 1945, the Nazis officially surrendered, bringing an end to World War II in Europe. How much do you know about Victory in Europe Day — or V-E Day — and World War II?
The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest medal for valor in combat, first authorized in 1861 for sailors and Marines, and soldiers the following year. How much do you know about the award and its recipients?
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.
Most people are familiar with the iconic photo of Marines raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima, but there's much more to the story of this epic battle in the Pacific that lasted five weeks, from Feb. 19 to March 26, 1945.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program works to ensure service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens have the tools and resources to successfully vote from anywhere in the world.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.