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DOD Unveils 2021 POW/MIA Recognition Day Poster

The Defense Department creates a poster each year in advance of POW/MIA Recognition Day, which highlights ongoing efforts made by the department to provide the fullest possible accounting of service members still missing from past conflicts.

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DOD Unveils 2021 POW/MIA Recognition Day Poster
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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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Spacecom Leader Discusses the Value of Partnerships in Defending Space

Spacecom Leader Discusses the Value of Partnerships in Defending Space
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Austin Emphasizes Partnership in Singapore Speech

Austin Emphasizes Partnership in Singapore Speech
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Sports Heroes Who Served: Vietnam Veteran Was Legendary Boatbuilder

Sports Heroes Who Served: Vietnam Veteran Was Legendary Boatbuilder
News | Partnerships

Austin Arrives in Singapore to Highlight U.S. Reliability

Austin Arrives in Singapore to Highlight U.S. Reliability
Spotlight | Know Your Military

Military Athletes Go for Gold in Tokyo

Military Athletes Go for Gold in Tokyo

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Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 15) Revision 2 - Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Laboratory Testing Services

Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 15) Revision 2 - Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Laboratory Testing Services

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FHP Guidance (Supplement 15) Revision 2 - DOD Guidance for COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Services

FHP Guidance (Supplement 15) Revision 2 - DOD Guidance for COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Services

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Recent Confirmation of Frank Kendall III as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Recent Confirmation of Frank Kendall III as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force

From The Services

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Army

Leaders Encourage Women to Fill STEM Roles

Leaders Encourage Women to Fill STEM Roles
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Marine Corps

Marines Test Skills in High Frequency Competition

Marines Test Skills in High Frequency Competition
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Navy

Surface Force Commander Discusses Priorities

Surface Force Commander Discusses Priorities
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Air Force

Elite Firefighters Serve in Austere Environments

Elite Firefighters Serve in Austere Environments
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Space Force

Guardians to Adopt New Fitness Assessment Alternatives

Guardians to Adopt New Fitness Assessment Alternatives
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National Guard

South Dakota Guard Trains in Minnesota

South Dakota Guard Trains in Minnesota

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