Watch live at 12:30 p.m. EDT as Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brief reporters from the Pentagon.
NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.
The United States is working with Allies and partners to support Ukraine in their fight for sovereignty and freedom. As of April 2022, the U.S. has provided Ukraine with $2.6 billion in security assistance since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked assault on February 24.
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.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III provided opening remarks at a virtual meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group.
A C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft loaded with 132 pallets of specialty infant formula flew into Indianapolis International Airport carrying 78,000 pounds of the precious cargo from Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
After he was badly wounded taking out two German machine gun nests near Anzio, Italy in 1944, Army Staff Sgt. George John Hall had to self-amputate his leg to survive. His bravery and fearlessness earned him the Medal of Honor.
The Defense Department recognizes the strength and contributions of our nearly 1 million military spouses and offers extra support and activities focused on real-world needs on Military Spouse Appreciation Day each May, and year-round.
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.
From its introduction into the Navy in the late 1800s, baseball became a phenomenon that U.S. sailors — many of whom were Major League pros — helped to spread around the world.
Take a closer look at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which was dedicated in 1982, fulfilling a promise to never forget those who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War.
More than three decades ago, the movie Top Gun not only had everyone feeling "the need for speed," it also introduced the Navy's elite fighter weapons school to the world.
Take a look behind the lens at the missions and accomplishments of the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.