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 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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News

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DOD Names Lead for Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee

DOD Names Lead for Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee
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U.S. to Resume Small, Persistent Presence in Somalia

U.S. to Resume Small, Persistent Presence in Somalia
Spotlight | Observances

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Spotlight | Know Your Military

Military Spouse Appreciation

Military Spouse Appreciation
Spotlight | Defense News

Coronavirus: DOD Response

Coronavirus: DOD Response

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Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

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DOD Announces Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee Membership, Charter, and Projected Site Visit Schedule

DOD Announces Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee Membership, Charter, and Projected Site Visit Schedule

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USD PR Memo, Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee

USD PR Memo, Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee

From The Services

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Army

Soldiers Use Float Bridge System in Poland

Soldiers Use Float Bridge System in Poland
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Marine Corps

Communications Modernization Key to Warfighting Future

Communications Modernization Key to Warfighting Future
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Navy

Navy Helps Seize $39 Million in Drugs

Navy Helps Seize $39 Million in Drugs
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Air Force

Airman Evacuates Mother From Ukraine to U.S.

Airman Evacuates Mother From Ukraine to U.S.
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Space Force

First Air Force Supports Space Command Operations

First Air Force Supports Space Command Operations
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National Guard

California Guard Completes Readiness Exercise

California Guard Completes Readiness Exercise

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