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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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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

The Defense Department remembers and honors those Americans who were prisoners of war and those who served and never returned home.

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day
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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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DOD Policy Chief Kahl Discusses Strategic Competition With Baltic Allies

DOD Policy Chief Kahl Discusses Strategic Competition With Baltic Allies
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North Macedonian, U.S. Officials Unveil Flag in Pentagon's NATO Corridor

North Macedonian, U.S. Officials Unveil Flag in Pentagon's NATO Corridor
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month
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Nation Will Never Leave a Fallen Comrade, Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Says

Nation Will Never Leave a Fallen Comrade, Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Says
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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

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Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl's Meeting With Minister of Defense Radmila Shekerinska of North Macedonia

Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl's Meeting With Minister of Defense Radmila Shekerinska of North Macedonia

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General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. Commander of U.S. Central Command and Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Hold a Press Briefing

General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. Commander of U.S. Central Command and Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Hold a Press Briefing

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DOD Awards $647 Million in Contracts for Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test Kits

DOD Awards $647 Million in Contracts for Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test Kits

From The Services

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Army

Military Leaders Brush Up Wargame Tactics

Military Leaders Brush Up Wargame Tactics
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Marine Corps

Marines, Sailors Take Part in 'Try Scuba' Program

Marines, Sailors Take Part in 'Try Scuba' Program
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Navy

USS Curtis Wilbur Arrives in New Homeport of San Diego

USS Curtis Wilbur Arrives in New Homeport of San Diego
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Air Force

Airmen Hone Skills at 'Rally in Rockies' Exercise

Airmen Hone Skills at 'Rally in Rockies' Exercise
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Space Force

Guardians Begin Migration to Space Force CACs

Guardians Begin Migration to Space Force CACs
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National Guard

Missile Defense Brigade Assists With Flight Test

Missile Defense Brigade Assists With Flight Test

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