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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, America's final resting place for those whose remains have not been found or identified, inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning.

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Commemorating World War II

The Defense Department pays tribute to all who served the nation during World War II and to the Allied countries whose service members fought side-by-side with America’s forces. DoD honors the troops who perished in the fight, were listed as missing in action or were prisoners of war; the veterans who returned; and the sacrifices of their families in the fight to preserve freedom.

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Commemorating World War II
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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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Taiwan Has Proven Possibilities of Alternative Path to Chinese Communist Party, DOD Official Says

Taiwan Has Proven Possibilities of Alternative Path to Chinese Communist Party, DOD Official Says
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Concept of Integrated Deterrence Will Be Key to National Defense Strategy, DOD Official Says

Concept of Integrated Deterrence Will Be Key to National Defense Strategy, DOD Official Says
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Admiral Describes DOD's Response to Global Threats, Challenges

Admiral Describes DOD's Response to Global Threats, Challenges
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Time for Guam Missile Defense Build-Up Is Now

Time for Guam Missile Defense Build-Up Is Now
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Memorandum on Establishment of the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer

Memorandum on Establishment of the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer

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Readout of Principal Director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Policy, Nathaniel Adler, Virtual Participation in a Georgian Ministry of Defense Briefing

Readout of Principal Director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Policy, Nathaniel Adler, Virtual Participation in a Georgian Ministry of Defense Briefing

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Update for Establishing a Consistent Methodology for the Analysis of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Media Other Than Drinking Water

Update for Establishing a Consistent Methodology for the Analysis of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Media Other Than Drinking Water

From The Services

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Army

Soldiers Compete in Lifting Tournament

Soldiers Compete in Lifting Tournament
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Marine Corps

Marines Participate in Exercise Yama Sakura 81

Marines Participate in Exercise Yama Sakura 81
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Navy

USS Barry Wins Spokane Trophy

USS Barry Wins Spokane Trophy
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Air Force

Tuskegee Airman Celebrates 102nd Birthday

Tuskegee Airman Celebrates 102nd Birthday
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Space Force

Space Force's 2021 Campaign Support Plan

Space Force's 2021 Campaign Support Plan
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National Guard

Guardsman Saves Woman From Car Fire

Guardsman Saves Woman From Car Fire

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