U.S. Department of Defense

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Coronavirus: DOD Response

The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus: DOD Response
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Tackling the Climate Crisis

The planet's changing climate has a significant effect on Defense Department missions, plans and installations. DOD is elevating climate change as a national security priority, integrating climate considerations into policies, strategies and partner engagements.

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Tackling the Climate Crisis
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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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Feature | Know Your Military

Sports Heroes Who Served: World Series Champion Served in Navy During WWII

Sports Heroes Who Served: World Series Champion Served in Navy During WWII
Feature | Know Your Military

Making Martial Arts Instructors

Making Martial Arts Instructors
Feature | Know Your Military

Medal of Honor Monday: Army Spc. 5th Class Clarence Sasser

Medal of Honor Monday: Army Spc. 5th Class Clarence Sasser
News | Observances

Nation Observes Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm

Nation Observes Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm
Spotlight | Reform

Military Health

Military Health

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Regarding the January 17, 2021 Terrorist Attack on the United Arab Emirates

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Regarding the January 17, 2021 Terrorist Attack on the United Arab Emirates

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Press Briefing Today at 1 p.m.

Press Briefing Today at 1 p.m.

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

From The Services

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Army

General Helps Empower Young Men

General Helps Empower Young Men
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Marine Corps

Marines Participate in Squad Competition

Marines Participate in Squad Competition
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Navy

Sailor Selected as 'IT Senior Officer of the Year'

Sailor Selected as 'IT Senior Officer of the Year'
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Air Force

Northern Strike Brings Arctic Training to Michigan

Northern Strike Brings Arctic Training to Michigan
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Space Force

Space Force Launches New Public Website

Space Force Launches New Public Website
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National Guard

Guard Works With Partners on Winter Storm Response

Guard Works With Partners on Winter Storm Response

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