U.S. Department of Defense

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, America's final resting place for those whose remains have not been found or identified, inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning.

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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National Veterans and Military Families Month

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month. The Defense Department recognizes the service and sacrifice of our military families, and dedicates 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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National Veterans and Military Families 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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News

News | Reform

Prototype Aims to Reduce Fuel Use, Improve Tactical Vehicle Performance

Prototype Aims to Reduce Fuel Use, Improve Tactical Vehicle Performance
News | Observances

Bidens Share 'Friendsgiving' Dinner With Fort Bragg Troops, Families

Bidens Share 'Friendsgiving' Dinner With Fort Bragg Troops, Families
Spotlight | Observances

National Native American Heritage Month

National Native American Heritage Month
Feature | Know Your Military

Sports Heroes Who Served: Minor League Baseball Players Answered the Call

Sports Heroes Who Served: Minor League Baseball Players Answered the Call
Spotlight | Humanitarian Aid

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

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Advisory |

Secretary Austin Travels to South Korea, California

Secretary Austin Travels to South Korea, California

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Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks Addresses the Bucharest-Nine Defense Ministerial

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks Addresses the Bucharest-Nine Defense Ministerial

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Defense Secretary Makes Thanksgiving Calls to Deployed Service Members

Defense Secretary Makes Thanksgiving Calls to Deployed Service Members

From The Services

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Army

Comanche Soldier, Lakota Vet Celebrate Heritage

Comanche Soldier, Lakota Vet Celebrate Heritage
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Marine Corps

Marines, Sailors Rehearse Maritime Strikes in Pacific

Marines, Sailors Rehearse Maritime Strikes in Pacific
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Navy

USS The Sullivans Completes Historic Deployment

USS The Sullivans Completes Historic Deployment
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Air Force

Air Force Prepares to Introduce B-21 Bomber

Air Force Prepares to Introduce B-21 Bomber
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Space Force

Space Operations Chief Talks Security, Leadership

Space Operations Chief Talks Security, Leadership
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National Guard

Guard Assists COVID-19 Testing Efforts in Schools

Guard Assists COVID-19 Testing Efforts in Schools

Multimedia

Take a look behind the lens at the missions and accomplishments of the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.

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