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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 Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, marks a time to showcase and honor the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the Defense Department and the nation.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month
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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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Australian Prime Minister, Austin Discuss New Aspect of Trilateral Partnership

Australian Prime Minister, Austin Discuss New Aspect of Trilateral Partnership
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Low-Level Commanders Need Authority to Counter Information Operations, Northcom Leader Says

Low-Level Commanders Need Authority to Counter Information Operations, Northcom Leader Says
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Army, Navy Satellite Communication Mission Areas Shift to Space Force

Army, Navy Satellite Communication Mission Areas Shift to Space Force
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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention
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Deputy Defense Secretary, U.K. Counterpart Discuss Defense, Security Priorities

Deputy Defense Secretary, U.K. Counterpart Discuss Defense, Security Priorities

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Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks and Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby Hold a Press Briefing

Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks and Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby Hold a Press Briefing

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

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Commencing Department of Defense Actions and Implementation to Address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Military. Independent Review Commission Recommendation-Implementation Roadmap.

Commencing Department of Defense Actions and Implementation to Address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Military. Independent Review Commission Recommendation-Implementation Roadmap.

From The Services

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Army

Army to Hire More Civilians for Afghan Welcome Mission

Army to Hire More Civilians for Afghan Welcome Mission
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Marine Corps

Intelligence Leaders Welcome Norwegian Counterparts

Intelligence Leaders Welcome Norwegian Counterparts
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Navy

Seabees Support Hospital Construction Project

Seabees Support Hospital Construction Project
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Air Force

Air Force Recognizes 12 Outstanding Airmen for 2021

Air Force Recognizes 12 Outstanding Airmen for 2021
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Space Force

Space Force Chief Discusses Achievements, Challenges

Space Force Chief Discusses Achievements, Challenges
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National Guard

Louisiana Guard Continues Hurricane Ida Response

Louisiana Guard Continues Hurricane Ida Response

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