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News

The climate crisis is a profoundly destabilizing force for the world, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said at the Leaders Summit on Climate.
The Defense Department has adopted and expanded a climate change tool designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to project the effects of climate change on almost 1,400 locations, according to a DOD official.
Navy Adm. Charles Richard, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, briefed the media at the Pentagon.
The Defense Department faces a growing climate crisis that impacts national security, and it must take ambitious and immediate action to ensure readiness and defend the nation, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks said.

Features

Features

Larissa Heslop achieved much success as a student-athlete playing soccer while attending Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to these successes, she also volunteers to help others.
Jamel William Herring, a former Marine, has held the World Boxing Organization junior lightweight title since May 2019. Herring is currently ranked as the fourth-best active junior lightweight in the world.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, which helped the Allies recapture the Philippines during World War II, is one of America's greatest naval triumphs, thanks in large part to Navy Cmdr. Ernest Evans, whose heroism during the battle earned him the Medal of Honor.
Lawrence "Larry" Eugene Doby was the second Black baseball player to break the color barrier in the major leagues, three months after Jackie Robinson made history by signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Spotlights

Spotlights

The planet's changing climate has a significant effect on Defense Department missions, plans and installations. DOD is elevating climate change as a national security priority, integrating climate considerations into policies, strategies and partner engagements.
During April, Month of the Military Child, DOD recognizes military children and youth – from their resilience to their strength. Everything they do is everything to us!
Some 9 million Americans wore the nation's uniform during the Vietnam War period, including more than 58,000 who gave the ultimate sacrifice and more than 1,500 who remain missing in action and unaccounted for. The Defense Department is privileged to assist our nation in thanking and honoring these patriots and their families for their service and sacrifice, and continues to lead the search to locate the missing.
At the direction of President Biden, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III ordered a 90-Day Independent Review Commission (IRC) on Sexual Assault in the Military to take bold action to address sexual assault and harassment in the force. The IRC will make recommendations related to: accountability; prevention; climate and culture; and victim care and support.

Inside DOD

Inside DOD

To mark Women's History Month, Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., is featuring artwork by female veterans.
DOD employees with disabilities have access to about 600 types of assistive technology to help them get their work done.
Army Maj. Walter Reed's contributions to medicine were many. Thanks to him, few know anything about yellow fever and typhoid — diseases that once ravaged military encampments.
Whether they were saving the lives of their comrades or helping strangers, these deserving service members committed themselves to helping others.