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Month of the Military Child

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!

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Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military

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.

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Commemorating the Vietnam War

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.

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Russia Needs to Answer Questions Regarding Military Buildup Near Ukraine

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Austin Orders Immediate Changes to Combat Extremism in Military

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Leaders Say AI Key to Maintaining Military, Economic Advantages

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First Lady Calls Joining Forces Effort a National Security Imperative

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DOD Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccinations to Those Deployed

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