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U.S. Department of Defense

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Spotlight on NATO

NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.

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Spotlight on NATO
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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.

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Support for Ukraine
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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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Sweden, Finland Move Closer to NATO Membership

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Biden Awards Medals of Honor to 4 Vietnam War Soldiers

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Russians Retreat From Snake Island, DOD Official Says

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New Eucom Leader Assumes Command Amid War in Ukraine

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Coronavirus: DOD Response

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Press Products


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Defense Department Announces Fiscal Year 2022 Research Equipment Awards to Minority-Serving Institutions

Defense Department Announces Fiscal Year 2022 Research Equipment Awards to Minority-Serving Institutions

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Defense Department Announces Fiscal Year 2022 Research Equipment Awards to Minority-Serving Institutions

Defense Department Announces Fiscal Year 2022 Research Equipment Awards to Minority-Serving Institutions

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Defense Department Announces Atomic Veterans Commemorative Service Medal

Defense Department Announces Atomic Veterans Commemorative Service Medal

From The Services

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Army

Camp Zama Displays Replica Asteroid Samples

Camp Zama Displays Replica Asteroid Samples
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Marine Corps

West Virginia Honors Corps Hero Hershel 'Woody' Williams

West Virginia Honors Corps Hero Hershel 'Woody' Williams
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Navy

6 Graduate From New Senior Amphibious Warfare Officer Course

6 Graduate From New Senior Amphibious Warfare Officer Course
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Air Force

A Transgender Pilot's Advice for Serving Authentically

A Transgender Pilot's Advice for Serving Authentically
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Space Force

Service Chiefs Talk Joint All-Domain Command, Control

Service Chiefs Talk Joint All-Domain Command, Control
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National Guard

Virginia Guardsmen Train in Iowa

Virginia Guardsmen Train in Iowa

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Take a look behind the lens at the missions and accomplishments of the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.

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