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Tackling the Climate Crisis

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.

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Tackling the Climate Crisis
The Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, perform.
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Arts & Entertainment

From aerobatic pilots to xylophone musicians, artists and entertainers of all types thrive in DOD, both as hobbyists and military professionals. And through traditions like USO shows, service members also have unique opportunities to enjoy the arts as spectators and fans.

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Arts & Entertainment
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III

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.

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III
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News

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First Lady Calls Military Spouse Employment a National Security Imperative

First Lady Calls Military Spouse Employment a National Security Imperative
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DOD Officials Testify Before Senate Panel on U.S. Actions in Afghanistan

DOD Officials Testify Before Senate Panel on U.S. Actions in Afghanistan
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U.S. Government Still Working to Evacuate Afghans

U.S. Government Still Working to Evacuate Afghans
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Sports Heroes Who Served: National Guardsmen Realize Olympic Dream

Sports Heroes Who Served: National Guardsmen Realize Olympic Dream
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Face of Defense

Face of Defense

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Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

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DOD Announces 2021 Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Winners

DOD Announces 2021 Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Winners

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Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et al. Pre-Trial Hearing

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et al. Pre-Trial Hearing

From The Services

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Army

Ardent Defender Exercise Wraps Up in Canada

Ardent Defender Exercise Wraps Up in Canada
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Marine Corps

Scientists Protect Turtles in Hawaii

Scientists Protect Turtles in Hawaii
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Navy

Super Hornet Readiness Program Receives Award

Super Hornet Readiness Program Receives Award
An F-15EX Eagle II Fighter Jet sits on a runway.
Air Force

F-15EX Undergoes Testing at Nellis Air Force Base

F-15EX Undergoes Testing at Nellis Air Force Base
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Space Force

Materiel Command Declares Full Space Force Support

Materiel Command Declares Full Space Force Support
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National Guard

New York Guard Hosts Biological, Chemical Drill

New York Guard Hosts Biological, Chemical Drill

Multimedia

Take a look behind the lens at the missions and accomplishments of the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.

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