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Although military personnel won't be administering any COVID-19 vaccines to the American people, U.S. military expertise in logistics will be relied upon to help ensure vaccines are available across the nation.
"In together, out together" was the mantra NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg used in discussing troop levels in Afghanistan at the conclusion of the latest meeting of alliance defense ministers.
The Defense Department has created a website listing the email and postal mailing addresses of the combatant commands so people can report information on civilian casualties.
The Army turned to the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center and Defense Innovation Unit for help in reforming financial systems using artificial intelligence solutions.

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Features

A robot initially designed for shipboard firefighting and maintenance tasks has now been enlisted in the fight against COVID-19. 
Dover Air Force Base is the first Air Mobility Command base to conduct an exercise known as Ready EAGLE, an initiative designed to enhance medical preparedness and response.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, created a new socially distanced music experience for recovering soldiers amid the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, one of the prime missions of Marine Corps Systems Command has been to protect its personnel from the spread of COVID-19.

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Spotlights

The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
Using the resources of the federal government and the U.S. private sector, Operation Warp Speed will accelerate the testing, supply, development, and distribution of safe and effective vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to counter COVID-19 by January 2021.
The Defense Department's Artificial Intelligence Strategy directs DOD to accelerate the adoption of AI and the creation of a force fit for the times.
The National Defense Strategy provides a clear road map for the Department of Defense to meet the challenges posed by a re-emergence of long-term strategic competition with China and Russia. The National Defense Strategy acknowledges an increasingly complex global security environment, characterized by overt challenges to the free and open international order.

Inside DOD

Inside DOD

Do you know when the dog tag tradition started and why they're called that? Learn the history here.
The U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, 75 years ago, bringing an end to World War II and making the Enola Gay one of the most famous B-29s in history.
Kansas Army National Guard soldiers help save a girl who appeared to be considering taking her own life.
A small unit of U.S. airmen continues a 65-year-old tradition of monitoring seismic activity in the Australian outback to maintain nuclear deterrence and help warn others of imminent natural disasters.