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Critical Supply Chain Task Force Releases Recommendations

The Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force has released its final report with findings and recommendations — such as minimizing U.S. reliance on foreign suppliers — that would prevent future supply shortages, threats and vulnerabilities.

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Critical Supply Chain Task Force Releases Recommendations
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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is from June to November, but preparation, response and recovery are ongoing throughout the year. The Defense Department stands ready with troops, equipment and other capabilities to assist local and federal authorities prepare and provide humanitarian and disaster response support.

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Hurricane Preparedness
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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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U.S., Vietnam Discuss COVID-19 Aid, New Program to Find War Dead

U.S., Vietnam Discuss COVID-19 Aid, New Program to Find War Dead
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Guard Well-Equipped to Handle West Coast Wildfires

Guard Well-Equipped to Handle West Coast Wildfires
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DOD Promotes Additive Manufacturing Expansion, Standardization, Training

DOD Promotes Additive Manufacturing Expansion, Standardization, Training
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Austin Reaches Out to Service Members on Olympic, Paralympic Teams

Austin Reaches Out to Service Members on Olympic, Paralympic Teams
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DOD Directs Employees to Start Wearing Face Masks Again

DOD Directs Employees to Start Wearing Face Masks Again

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Passing of Former Senator Carl Levin

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Passing of Former Senator Carl Levin

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Navy to Christen Submarine Rickover

Navy to Christen Submarine Rickover

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Holds a Joint Press Conference With Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Manila, Philippines

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Holds a Joint Press Conference With Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Manila, Philippines

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Army

Army Paratroopers From Alaska Jump Down Under

Army Paratroopers From Alaska Jump Down Under
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Marine Corps

Sea Breeze 21 Tests Warfighting Capabilities

Sea Breeze 21 Tests Warfighting Capabilities
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Navy

USS Independence Decommissions in San Diego

USS Independence Decommissions in San Diego
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Air Force

U.S., Israel Conclude Juniper Falcon 21-2

U.S., Israel Conclude Juniper Falcon 21-2
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3 Installations Update Name to Include 'Space Force'

3 Installations Update Name to Include 'Space Force'
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Tennessee Guardsman Wins Soldier of the Year Title

Tennessee Guardsman Wins Soldier of the Year Title

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