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Law enforcement will take the lead and be the force of choice should it be necessary for keeping the peace and allowing for peaceful protests in Washington, D.C., the acting Army secretary said.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order overturning the previous administration's ban on the service of transgender individuals in the military.
The Defense Department has played an integral role in the ramped-up effort to produce N95 respirators for health care and frontline workers across the nation.
Threats by Russia and China to deny U.S. access and capability in space make the Space Force critical to national security, said the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Features

Army Pfc. Jose F. Valdez volunteered to hold off 200 Germans so his fellow soldiers could escape an onslaught during World War II. That heroism cost him his life, but earned him a posthumous Medal of Honor. 
A device patented by Army researchers at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland is being commercialized as a tool in the study of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic wiped away long-held health care delivery practices and assumptions as virtual health care went from limited use in specific settings to a core capability that is here to stay.
As a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, Edward C. Meyer led the lacrosse team to the national championships in 1951. He rose to become Army chief of staff from 1979 to 1983.

Spotlights

Spotlights

Service members from the around the country supported inaugural proceedings as Joe Biden became the nation's 46th president and commander in chief.
The Department of Defense Expeditionary Civilian program allows civilians to apply capability, experience and knowledge as a crucial part of helping DOD accomplish its mission abroad.
The Defense Department is taking innovative and bold actions to ensure space superiority and secure the nation’s vital interests in space now and in the future.
The Defense Department recognizes the service and sacrifice of our military families, and dedicates resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.

Inside DOD

Inside DOD

Whether they were saving the lives of their comrades or helping strangers, these deserving service members committed themselves to helping others.
COVID-19 may have changed the way we celebrate the holidays, but it can't stop the spirit of the season.
The COVID-19 pandemic has many families rethinking their traditional plans for the holiday season. Here are some tips to keep your gatherings as safe as possible.
The Navy’s submariners thrived in the depths of the world’s oceans, but what do they do if a sub isn’t able to resurface?