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U.S. Department of Defense

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Austin Delivers Message on Military Service

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III described how an all-volunteer force serves the nation and how the Defense Department is working to take care of all service members, their families and veterans.

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Austin Delivers Message on Military Service
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Spotlight

Support for Ukraine

The United States is working with allies and partners to support Ukraine in the fight for sovereignty and freedom. The U.S. has provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in security assistance since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked assault on Feb. 24, 2022.

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Support for Ukraine
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Spotlight

Focus on Indo-Pacific

The Defense Department is committed to working with allies, partners and like-minded nations in the Indo-Pacific and to upholding a free and open region founded on respect for international rules, laws and norms.

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Focus on Indo-Pacific
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DOD Announces Winners of the Fiscal Year 2023 Nunn-Perry Award, Recognizing Excellence in the Mentor-Protégé Program

DOD Announces Winners of the Fiscal Year 2023 Nunn-Perry Award, Recognizing Excellence in the Mentor-Protégé Program

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on President Joe Biden

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on President Joe Biden

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call(s) With Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call(s) With Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant

From The Services

A soldier sits on a ledge to connect a pod to a long range hypersonic weapon transporter erector launcher.
Army

Army Debuts Hypersonic Weapon Battery

Army Debuts Hypersonic Weapon Battery
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Marine Corps

Marines Get Job Done in Mojave Heat

Marines Get Job Done in Mojave Heat
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Navy

Navy Develops 5G Tech for Use Across Fleet

Navy Develops 5G Tech for Use Across Fleet
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Air Force

'Collective Agility' Needed in Evolving Strategic Environment

'Collective Agility' Needed in Evolving Strategic Environment
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Space Force

U.S., U.K. Share Vision on Air and Space Cooperation

U.S., U.K. Share Vision on Air and Space Cooperation
A service member wearing a stethoscope leans over a table to check a person's blood pressure.
National Guard

Mission Brings Medical Care to Blackfeet Tribe

Mission Brings Medical Care to Blackfeet Tribe

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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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