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U.S. Department of Defense

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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 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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News

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Austin Inducts Medal of Honor Recipients Into Hall of Heroes

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News | Partnerships

Sweden, Finland Move Closer to NATO Membership

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Biden Awards Medals of Honor to 4 Vietnam War Soldiers

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Russians Retreat From Snake Island, DOD Official Says

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Coronavirus: DOD Response

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Press Products


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Consolidated Department of Defense Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance – Revision 1

Consolidated Department of Defense Coronavirus Disease 2019 Force Health Protection Guidance – Revision 1

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Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at a Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony for Six Medal of Honor Recipients (As Delivered)

Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at a Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony for Six Medal of Honor Recipients (As Delivered)

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Defense Department Announces Atomic Veterans Commemorative Service Medal

Defense Department Announces Atomic Veterans Commemorative Service Medal

From The Services

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Army

Reserve Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Statistics

Reserve Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Statistics
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Marine Corps

Marine Receives Award for Saving Child's Life

Marine Receives Award for Saving Child's Life
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Navy

USS Rhode Island Arrives in Faslane, Scotland

USS Rhode Island Arrives in Faslane, Scotland
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Air Force

Undersecretary Visits Tinker Air Force Base

Undersecretary Visits Tinker Air Force Base
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Space Force

Service Chiefs Talk Joint All-Domain Command, Control

Service Chiefs Talk Joint All-Domain Command, Control
The first groups of the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group Headquarters return to Norfolk, Virginia, June 17, 2022, and reunite with loved ones, after supporting Operation Inherent Resolve at multiple locations Oct. 7, 2021, to June 6, 2022. The 329th’s mission was to provide mission command and base life support to Al Asad Air Base, Erbil Air Base and Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center in Iraq and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
National Guard

Guardsmen Return From Active Duty in Iraq, Kuwait

Guardsmen Return From Active Duty in Iraq, Kuwait

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