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Spotlight on NATO

NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.

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Spotlight on NATO
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Support for Ukraine

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.

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Support for Ukraine
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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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NATO Military Leaders Address Security in Wake of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

NATO Military Leaders Address Security in Wake of Russian Invasion of Ukraine
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Additional $100 Million in Howitzers, Tactical Vehicles, Radars Headed to Ukraine

Additional $100 Million in Howitzers, Tactical Vehicles, Radars Headed to Ukraine
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Austin, Robles Stress NATO Unity During Pentagon Meeting

Austin, Robles Stress NATO Unity During Pentagon Meeting
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Military Spouse Appreciation

Military Spouse Appreciation
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Coronavirus: DOD Response

Coronavirus: DOD Response

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Colombian Minister of National Defense Diego Molano, May 20, 2022

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Colombian Minister of National Defense Diego Molano, May 20, 2022

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Deputy Defense Secretary Dr. Kathleen Hicks' Remarks at the National Capital Region Joint Commissioning Ceremony (As Delivered)

Deputy Defense Secretary Dr. Kathleen Hicks' Remarks at the National Capital Region Joint Commissioning Ceremony (As Delivered)

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Navy to Commission Future Littoral Combat Ship Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Navy to Commission Future Littoral Combat Ship Minneapolis-Saint Paul

From The Services

Guardsmen and civilian partners practice crisis response procedures.
Army

Wisconsin Guard Preps for Crisis Response

Wisconsin Guard Preps for Crisis Response
U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and U.S. Airmen with 40th Helicopter Squadron from Malmstrom Air Force Base Great Falls, Montana, control aviation fires during Exercise Garnet Rattler at Gowen Field Air National Guard Base, Idaho, May 4, 2022. Garnet Rattler is a joint training exercise between elements of the 3rd Littoral Anti-Air Battalion, 3rd MLR, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force to conduct simulated sea control operations and joint time on target strikes.
Marine Corps

Marines Conduct Joint Exercise

Marines Conduct Joint Exercise
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Navy

Vigilance Activity Neptune Shield Begins

Vigilance Activity Neptune Shield Begins
Air Force jets make a perfect line on a flightline.
Air Force

Base Celebrates F-35 Beddown Completion

Base Celebrates F-35 Beddown Completion
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Space Force

Space Force, Air Force Welcome Project Tuskegee

Space Force, Air Force Welcome Project Tuskegee
Alabama Army National Guard Sgts. Tymicheal Avery and Portia Staton test purified water during Operation Tradewinds 2022 at Price Barracks, Belize, May 13, 2022. Avery, Statonand the 1208th Quartermaster Company are supplying potable water for cooking, personal hygiene, and drinking to partner nations.
National Guard

Guardsmen Hydrate Partner Nations

Guardsmen Hydrate Partner Nations

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