Aside from the competence of its troops, America's greatest military advantage is the ability to deploy and sustain service members anywhere in the world, and U.S. Transportation Command is at the heart of that capability, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.
The planet's changing climate has a significant effect on Defense Department missions, plans and installations. DOD is elevating climate change as a national security priority, integrating climate considerations into policies, strategies and partner engagements.
From aerobatic pilots to xylophone musicians, artists and entertainers of all types thrive in DOD, both as hobbyists and military professionals. And through traditions like USO shows, service members also have unique opportunities to enjoy the arts as spectators and fans.
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.
Throughout her career, Heidi Shyu was no stranger to discrimination. The under secretary of defense for research and engineering, shared some of her early experiences and advice in the workplace in a Women in Technology summit.
Small businesses are the engines of the U.S. economy, the heartbeat of communities, the sources of U.S. global economic strength and important to national security.
What makes America's military the finest force in history are its people – the service members, veterans, families and DOD civilians who readily give their time, talents and tenacity.
Patricia "Patty" M. Barron, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, says military families are no longer content to just come along for the ride — they want a loud voice in how to navigate the military journey.
Get to know the nation's service members; find out who they are, what they do, why they serve and how they spend their time out of uniform.
Thousands of American service personnel are missing from previous conflicts and the Defense POW/MIA Agency remains relentless in its mission to provide the fullest possible accounting to their families and the nation, until they’re home.
Robotics teams compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Subterranean Challenge which seeks novel approaches to help revolutionize how we operate underground.
Follow along as an elite mountaineering team set out to climb Alaska’s Denali to highlight that connecting with the outdoors improves resiliency in service members.
Take a look behind the lens at the missions and accomplishments of the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.