More than just a fighting force, the Defense Department delivers health care, disaster relief and other support to people around the world in humanitarian missions every day.
In addition to providing medical care to military and non-military beneficiaries, Air Force Medical Service personnel play a key role in humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and combat missions.
Airmen delivered more than 56,000 pounds of humanitarian cargo to the Dominican Republic, as part of the Denton Program.
From crackers and sanitation kits for America's fallout shelters during the Cold War to COVID-19 supplies, the Defense Logistics Agency has the power to provide essentials in the nation's time of need.
The U.S. government is still working to continue the flow of American citizens and special immigrant visa holders out of Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.
In recent years, state governments have asked the National Guard to assist with wildfires when primary responders' resources are stretched thin. As always, the National Guard is more than ready to step up to the plate.
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The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.