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U.S. Department of Defense

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Support for Ukraine

The United States is working with allies and partners to support Ukraine in the fight for sovereignty and freedom. The U.S. has provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in security assistance since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked assault on Feb. 24, 2022.

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Support for Ukraine
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Commencements

The president, vice president and defense leaders deliver messages of hope, encouragement and guidance to graduates of the military academies.

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Commencements
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Memorial Day

Each year on the last Monday in May, the Defense Department joins the nation in honoring service members who lost their lives in defense of the nation and mourns with their families.

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Memorial Day
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Remarks Welcoming Kenyan President William Ruto to the Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Remarks Welcoming Kenyan President William Ruto to the Pentagon

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Kenya President William Ruto

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Kenya President William Ruto

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III to Undergo Scheduled Medical Procedure

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III to Undergo Scheduled Medical Procedure

From The Services

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Army

Memorial Day: A Time to Remember and Reflect

Memorial Day: A Time to Remember and Reflect
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Marine Corps

Marines, Sailors Launch CARAT 24 in Indonesia

Marines, Sailors Launch CARAT 24 in Indonesia
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Navy

Officials Confirm Wreck Site of World War II Submarine

Officials Confirm Wreck Site of World War II Submarine
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Air Force

Senate Confirms New Air Force Leader

Senate Confirms New Air Force Leader
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Space Force

Space Force to Accept Air Force Reserve Volunteers

Space Force to Accept Air Force Reserve Volunteers
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National Guard

New York Guard Holds Memorial Day Ceremony

New York Guard Holds Memorial Day Ceremony

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