National Native American Heritage Month

The Defense Department honors the storied legacy of American Indians and Alaska Natives who, from the Revolutionary War to present-day missions around the world, contribute greatly to national defense.


From The Services |

Comanche Soldier, Lakota Vet Celebrate Heritage

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Feature | Know Your Military

Navy Boots, Lumbee Roots

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Feature | Observances

Pima Indian Helped Raise American Flag on Iwo Jima During World War II

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Feature | Observances

Engineer Became Highest Ranking Native American in Union Army

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American Indian/Alaska Native Personnel in the Defense Department

American Indian/Alaska Native Service Members

12.8k .......... Enlisted

1.6k .......... Officers

1.3M .......... Total Active-Duty Service Members

1.1% 98.9%

1 out of every 100 DOD civilians are American Indian/Alaska Native.