An official website of the United States Government
Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

.gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

U.S. Department of Defense

The flags of NATO members blow in the wind.
Spotlight |

Spotlight on NATO

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

Read More
Spotlight on NATO
Rows of pallets of cargo sit inside an aircraft.
Spotlight |

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.

Read More
Support for Ukraine
Defense Secretary Austin smiles and shakes hands with a U.S. Military Academy cadet on a podium.
Spotlight |

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.

Read More
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III
This is a simulated response.

News

News | Defense News

Russians Retreat From Snake Island, DOD Official Says

Read More
News | Partnerships

New Eucom Leader Assumes Command Amid War in Ukraine

Read More
News | Defense News

Biden Says NATO Meets Challenges of Today, Prepares to Counter Threats of Tomorrow

Read More
Feature | Know Your Military

Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Corps Pfc. Melvin Newlin

Read More
Spotlight Defense News

Coronavirus: DOD Response

Read More

Press Products


Transcript |

Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing

Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing

Release |

$820 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

$820 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

Publication |

Consolidated DoD COVID-19 FHP Guidance - Revision 1

Consolidated DoD COVID-19 FHP Guidance - Revision 1

From The Services

A soldier looks at a display.
Army

Replica Asteroid Samples on Display at Camp Zama

Replica Asteroid Samples on Display at Camp Zama
A look overhead at a casket in a rotunda.
Marine Corps

Marines Honor Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel 'Woody' Williams

Marines Honor Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel 'Woody' Williams
NA
Navy

6 Graduate From New Senior Amphibious Warfare Officer Course

6 Graduate From New Senior Amphibious Warfare Officer Course
An airman poses for a photo.
Air Force

A Transgender Pilot's Advice for Serving Authentically

A Transgender Pilot's Advice for Serving Authentically
Space Force logo
Space Force

Service Chiefs Talk Joint All-Domain Command, Control

Service Chiefs Talk Joint All-Domain Command, Control
Guardsmen stand around a large desk.
National Guard

Virginia Guardsmen Train in Iowa

Virginia Guardsmen Train in Iowa

Interactive Experiences

Multimedia

Take a look behind the lens at the missions and accomplishments of the men and women who serve in the U.S. armed forces.

Photos Videos All Multimedia