A metal placard reading "DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE" is displayed on a building facade.
News |

'Zero-Based' Reviews of DOD Advisory Committee Nearly Complete, Decisions Come Soon

With the reviews of some 40 defense-related advisory committees now complete, the secretary of defense is reviewing the findings and making decisions on the futures of each of those committees.

Read More
'Zero-Based' Reviews of DOD Advisory Committee Nearly Complete, Decisions Come Soon
Satellite image of a spacecraft orbiting earth with a hurricane in full development.
Spotlight |

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is from June to November, but preparation, response and recovery are ongoing throughout the year. The Defense Department stands ready with troops, equipment and other capabilities to assist local and federal authorities prepare and provide humanitarian and disaster response support.

Read More
Hurricane Preparedness
Defense Secretary Austin smiles and shakes hands with a U.S. Military Academy cadet on a podium.
Spotlight |

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.

Read More
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III
This is a simulated response.

Explore

News | Reform

Leaders Discuss Reforms in the Special Operations Community

Leaders Discuss Reforms in the Special Operations Community
News | Reform

DOD to Modernize Intelligence Information Apparatus With 'Back to Basics' Approach

DOD to Modernize Intelligence Information Apparatus With 'Back to Basics' Approach
News | Armed With Science

DOD Announces AI Competition to Detect, Defeat Illegal Fishing

DOD Announces AI Competition to Detect, Defeat Illegal Fishing
Spotlight | Partnerships

Focus on Indo-Pacific

Focus on Indo-Pacific
News | Partnerships

Austin Details Messages He Will Deliver in Indo-Pacific, Discusses Afghanistan

Austin Details Messages He Will Deliver in Indo-Pacific, Discusses Afghanistan

Newsroom


Release |

Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl's Meeting With Croatian Minister of Defence Mario Banožić

Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl's Meeting With Croatian Minister of Defence Mario Banožić

Release |

Department Statement on DJI Systems

Department Statement on DJI Systems

Advisory |

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Pre-Trial Hearing

Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Pre-Trial Hearing

From The Services

A man pours a bucket of goldfish into a pond.
Army

Garrison Rescues Thousands of Goldfish

Garrison Rescues Thousands of Goldfish
Marines talk in front of an audience.
Marine Corps

Marines Attend Amphibious Planners Conference

Marines Attend Amphibious Planners Conference
A ship travels through waters.
Navy

Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Kicks Off

Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Kicks Off
Two airmen hold on after opening the cargo door ramp of an aerial aircraft.
Air Force

Airmen Put to the Test During Training in Alaska

Airmen Put to the Test During Training in Alaska
Space Force logo
Space Force

Guardians to Adopt New Fitness Assessment Alternatives

Guardians to Adopt New Fitness Assessment Alternatives
A group of soldiers talk in a group.
National Guard

Senegalese Soldiers Observe Training in Louisiana

Senegalese Soldiers Observe Training in Louisiana

Photos, Videos & More

Get a closer look at the lives of the men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces through compelling photos, videos and quizzes that test your knowledge.

Photos Videos Quizzes