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Seventy-five years ago today, U.S. forces landed on a tiny Japanese island in the Western Pacific called Iwo Jima, beginning a fierce five-week battle that would cost thousands of American lives.
Some U.S. forces stationed in Europe are preparing to head north where they will take part in Cold Response 2020, an exercise aimed at sharpening the military capabilities of U.S. and NATO troops in a rugged Arctic environment.
The president’s fiscal year 2021 budget request enables irreversible implementation of the National Defense Strategy.

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Service members, eligible family members and U.S. citizens overseas have the right to vote, and DOD has the tools and resources to help them do so — from anywhere in the world. - Service members, eligible family members and U.S. citizens overseas have the right to vote, and DOD has the tools and resources to help them do so — from anywhere in the world.

A view of a sniper’s weapon looking down the barrel. - A view of a sniper’s weapon looking down the barrel at the US Army Sniper School in Fort Benning Fort Benning, Ga., Feb. 28, 2019.

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Art of the Shot

A picture of a photographer with a set of images overlaying the background. - The men and women of the U.S. military who train and conduct operations around the world are also family members, friends and neighbors with a range of interests. Get a glimpse into their lives and their work as we turn to military photographers for a chronicle of the year.

Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force – an interactive look at how each service branch is organized. - Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force – an interactive look at how each service branch is organized.

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Know Your Military

Discover the new #KnowYourMil showcasing the men and women who serve in your military — who they are, what they do and why they do it.

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