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U.S. Department of Defense

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Taking Care of Our People

We recognize the service and sacrifice of our military and their families, and dedicate resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.

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Taking Care of Our People
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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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Department of Defense Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Strategic Plan

Department of Defense Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Strategic Plan

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Senior Undersecretary Jose Faustino Jr., Officer in Charge, Republic of the Philippines Department of National Defense, Hold a News Conference in Hawaii

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Senior Undersecretary Jose Faustino Jr., Officer in Charge, Republic of the Philippines Department of National Defense, Hold a News Conference in Hawaii

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With the Republic of the Philippines Department of National Defense Senior Undersecretary and Officer in Charge Jose Faustino, Jr.

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With the Republic of the Philippines Department of National Defense Senior Undersecretary and Officer in Charge Jose Faustino, Jr.

From The Services

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Army

Digital Platform Supports Families With Special Needs Members

Digital Platform Supports Families With Special Needs Members
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Marine Corps

Marines Kick Off Major Exercises in Indo-Pacific

Marines Kick Off Major Exercises in Indo-Pacific
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Navy

U.S., Spain Train Together in Ionian Sea

U.S., Spain Train Together in Ionian Sea
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Air Force

Vision Statement Builds on U.S.-Australia Partnership

Vision Statement Builds on U.S.-Australia Partnership
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Space Force

Enlisted Leader Discusses Value of Guardians

Enlisted Leader Discusses Value of Guardians
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National Guard

New York Guard, Air Force Lab Partner on Air War Planning

New York Guard, Air Force Lab Partner on Air War Planning

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