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Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Norquist paid tribute to prisoners of war and service members missing in action during a Pentagon ceremony marking POW/MIA Recognition Day, saying Americans should keep POWs and MIAs in their hearts every day.
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper assured sailors aboard the USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific Ocean that aircraft carriers will continue to play a pivotal role in the nation's defense strategy.
U.S. Cyber Command has taken a comprehensive and proactive approach that includes working with allies and partners to respond to cyber and other threats before they reach the homeland.
The nuclear enterprise has reached a critical juncture beyond which failure to act will have devastating consequences, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.

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Features

Members of three Connecticut National Guard squadrons combined with the 103rd Medical Group to conduct key readiness training while protecting the health of participants.
Not only is flu season about to begin, the COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing, further stressing the importance of the flu vaccine.
Members of the 167th Airlift Wing are working with West Virginia health officials to contact people who have tested positive for COVID-19, guide them through quarantine protocols and collect voluntarily-provided data.
Soldiers conducted COVID-19 testing during Exercise Noble Partner 20 to help minimize the spread of the virus and preserve the safety and readiness of the force.

Spotlights

Spotlights

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.
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.

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.