U.S. Department of Defense

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Tackling the Climate Crisis

The planet's changing climate has a significant effect on Defense Department missions, plans and installations. DOD is elevating climate change as a national security priority, integrating climate considerations into policies, strategies and partner engagements.

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Tackling the Climate Crisis
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First African American Joint Chiefs Chairman Also Was the Youngest

Retired Army Gen. Colin L. Powell, who was an ROTC cadet, rose to become the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the youngest, and later served as secretary of state, died today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland.

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First African American Joint Chiefs Chairman Also Was the Youngest
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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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Feature | Know Your Military

Sports Heroes Who Served: Supporting Roles

Sports Heroes Who Served: Supporting Roles
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Adam Driver Draws Parallels Between Acting, Military Careers

Adam Driver Draws Parallels Between Acting, Military Careers
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Face of Defense

Face of Defense
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U.S., Georgia Defense Leaders Sign Memo to Continue Training Effort

U.S., Georgia Defense Leaders Sign Memo to Continue Training Effort
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Stars Behind the Stripes

Stars Behind the Stripes

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Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 23) Revision 1, Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Attestation, Screening Testing, and Vaccination Verification

Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 23) Revision 1, Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Attestation, Screening Testing, and Vaccination Verification

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Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 23) Revision 1, Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Attestation, Screening Testing, and Vaccination Verification

Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 23) Revision 1, Department of Defense Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Attestation, Screening Testing, and Vaccination Verification

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Acting Chief Prosecutor Named for Military Commissions

Acting Chief Prosecutor Named for Military Commissions

From The Services

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Army

Garrison Recognizes Hundreds of Volunteers

Garrison Recognizes Hundreds of Volunteers
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Marine Corps

Marines Participate in New Annual Rifle Qualification

Marines Participate in New Annual Rifle Qualification
USS Germantown Arrives in San Diego
Navy

USS Germantown Completes Japan Deployment

USS Germantown Completes Japan Deployment
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Air Force

KC-46A Aircraft Gains Approval to Conduct New Tasks

KC-46A Aircraft Gains Approval to Conduct New Tasks
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Space Force

Vice Chief Shares Vision for New Field Command

Vice Chief Shares Vision for New Field Command
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National Guard

Nevada Guard Wraps Up Firefighting Mission

Nevada Guard Wraps Up Firefighting Mission

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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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