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U.S. Department of Defense

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Taking Care of Our People

We recognize the service and sacrifice of our military and their families, and dedicate resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.

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Taking Care of Our People
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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.

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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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DoD Announces 2022 Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Winners

DoD Announces 2022 Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Winners

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Joint Statement on the U.S.-Romanian Bilateral Defense Relationship

Joint Statement on the U.S.-Romanian Bilateral Defense Relationship

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Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing

Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing

From The Services

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Army

Slovakia Hosts Chemical Warfare Exercise

Slovakia Hosts Chemical Warfare Exercise
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Marine Corps

Marines Test Radio Frequency Missile

Marines Test Radio Frequency Missile
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Navy

Woman Trailblazer Celebrates 100th Birthday

Woman Trailblazer Celebrates 100th Birthday
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Air Force

Air Force Rolls Out New NextGen 2.0 Helmet

Air Force Rolls Out New NextGen 2.0 Helmet
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Space Force

Enlisted Leader Discusses Value of Guardians

Enlisted Leader Discusses Value of Guardians
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National Guard

Oregon Guard Supports Wildland Firefight

Oregon Guard Supports Wildland Firefight

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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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