U.S. Department of Defense

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Experience |

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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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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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 | Defense News

Austin Tells Reagan Forum How U.S. Will Take on Challenge of China

Austin Tells Reagan Forum How U.S. Will Take on Challenge of China
News | Partnerships

U.S., South Korean Defense Leaders Assess State of Alliance

U.S., South Korean Defense Leaders Assess State of Alliance
Spotlight | Know Your Military

Military Family Support

Military Family Support
News | Reform

Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence, Security Launches at University of Maryland

Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence, Security Launches at University of Maryland
Spotlight | Humanitarian Aid

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Press Products


Release |

A Message from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin II on the Passing of Senator Dole

A Message from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin II on the Passing of Senator Dole

Speech |

Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Reagan National Defense Forum (As Delivered)

Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Reagan National Defense Forum (As Delivered)

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Interview With Bret Baier, Fox News, at 2021 Reagan National Defense Forum

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Interview With Bret Baier, Fox News, at 2021 Reagan National Defense Forum

From The Services

Service members play soccer.
Army

Soldiers Kick Off the Holidays Korean Style

Soldiers Kick Off the Holidays Korean Style
A Marine crawls on grass.
Marine Corps

The Fewer and the Prouder: Women in the Corps

The Fewer and the Prouder: Women in the Corps
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Navy

Naval Forces Conclude Multinational Exercise

Naval Forces Conclude Multinational Exercise
CAP Celebrates 80th Anniversary
Air Force

Civil Air Patrol Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Civil Air Patrol Celebrates 80th Anniversary
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Space Force

University Partnership Program Welcomes New Member

University Partnership Program Welcomes New Member
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National Guard

New York Guard Supports Danish Forces

New York Guard Supports Danish Forces

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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