Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III landed in Fairbanks, Alaska, beginning a weeklong trip to the Indo-Pacific. It's the secretary's second trip to what he has called the Defense Department's "priority region" since taking office in January.
With the reviews of some 40 defense-related advisory committees now complete, the secretary of defense is reviewing the findings and making decisions on the futures of each of those committees.
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.
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.
Leaders of special operations forces discussed reforms including diversity and inclusion efforts, programs for families, and efforts to reduce the high operational tempo during a budget hearing on Capitol Hill.
The Defense Department requires timely, insightful and accurate data to counter evolving threats and ensure the U.S. doesn't fall behind its competitors in information technology.
The Defense Innovation Unit and Global Fishing Watch, a nonprofit that uses satellites to provide a view of global fishing activities, announced a new xView3 Challenge to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
The Defense Department is committed to working with allies, partners and like-minded nations in the Indo-Pacific and to upholding a free and open region founded on respect for international rules, laws and norms.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is due to visit Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines during his second trip to what he called America's "priority theater of operations."
The U.S. Navy has grown into one of the largest and most respected maritime forces in the world since its founding in 1775. Missions are carried out at sea, on land and in the air and the various uniforms reflect that versatility.
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The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.