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No Sign of Operations Tempo Slowing, National Guard Bureau Chief Says

Some 120,000 members of the National Guard have responded this year to natural disasters, have participated in global military operations, responded to civil disturbances and responded to COVID-19, the chief of the National Guard Bureau said.


Gold Star Families

  • Defense.gov
  • July 2, 2020 | 1:14

As the nation observes its independence, Defense Department officials remind us all to acknowledge and remember the sacrifices of the nation’s Gold Star families.

Video by Department of Defense, Military One Source


Victory in Europe Day: Time of Celebration, Reflection

On Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, Germany unconditionally surrendered its military forces to the Allies, including the United States.

Making a Mark - Army Marksmanship Unit

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.

You Can Vote From Anywhere

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.


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