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News

The Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force has released its final report with findings and recommendations — such as minimizing U.S. reliance on foreign suppliers — that would prevent future supply shortages, threats and vulnerabilities.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has retracted the letter terminating the country's Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States after meeting with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III.
When wildfires happen out west, National Guard service members are there to fight those fires. And for now, they've got a good handle on the effort, the director of the National Guard said.
The Defense Department is harnessing the potential of 3D printing to help warfighters maintain technological overmatch against strategic competitors.

Features

Features

Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon have been exemplifying discipline and professionalism since 1949 with unique performances and calculated drill movements.
Army Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Marks joined the Army in 2008 and was injured in 2010. While recovering from her injuries, and working to be declared fit for duty, she discovered her passion and talent for swimming.
Army veteran Jan Clover Gougeon served in Vietnam and then turned his attention to building and racing boats, winning numerous competitions and a creating safer sailboats.
Soldier-athlete Army 1st Lt. Amber English won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, breaking an Olympic record with 56 shots.

Spotlights

Spotlights

Hurricane season is from June to November, but preparation, response and recovery are ongoing throughout the year. The Defense Department stands ready with troops, equipment and other capabilities to assist local and federal authorities prepare and provide humanitarian and disaster response support.
The Defense Department honors the nearly 2 million Americans who served in the Korean War and remembers their service and sacrifice, including those wounded during the conflict and those who did not return home.
As the 28th secretary of defense, Lloyd J. Austin III is the principal assistant to the president in all matters relating to the Department of Defense and also serves on the National Security Council.
From local competitions to the world stage, military athletes bring the same physical prowess, dedication and spirit of excellence to playing fields that they do the battlefield, and continue to influence the rich history of America's sporting life.

Inside DOD

Inside DOD

World War II Army veteran Robert Pryor is looking forward to all of the things that come with post-pandemic life, especially his 100th birthday!
In 1956, Robert Barger III traveled with the Air Force on a Antarctic expedition to set up a military base at the South Pole. Now, 65 years later, he's finally getting recognition for his work.
Since World War II, deployed troops and military families stationed overseas have been able to stay connected and informed through a vital resource — the American Forces Network.
To mark Women's History Month, Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., is featuring artwork by female veterans.