U.S. Department of Defense

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Tackling the Climate Crisis

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.

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Tackling the Climate Crisis
The Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, perform.
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Arts & Entertainment

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.

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Arts & Entertainment
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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, Milley Welcome New Transcom Commander

Austin, Milley Welcome New Transcom Commander
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DOD Undersecretary Shares Tech Career Advice With Women

DOD Undersecretary Shares Tech Career Advice With Women
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Why Small Businesses Are Essential to U.S. National Security

Why Small Businesses Are Essential to U.S. National Security
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Stars Behind the Stripes

Stars Behind the Stripes
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Face of Defense

Face of Defense

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Readout of Defense Talks With Kosovo

Readout of Defense Talks With Kosovo

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Remarks at the USTRANSCOM Change of Command (As Delivered)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Remarks at the USTRANSCOM Change of Command (As Delivered)

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DODEA Celebrates 75 Years of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Military-Connected Students

DODEA Celebrates 75 Years of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Military-Connected Students

From The Services

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Army

Building Better Soldiers Strengthens Unit Cohesion

Building Better Soldiers Strengthens Unit Cohesion
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Marine Corps

Marines Land First F-35B Aboard Japanese Ship Izumo

Marines Land First F-35B Aboard Japanese Ship Izumo
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Navy

U.S., Indian Navy Leaders Visit USS Carl Vinson

U.S., Indian Navy Leaders Visit USS Carl Vinson
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Air Force

Airmen Provide Medical Help on Commercial Flight

Airmen Provide Medical Help on Commercial Flight
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Space Force

Vice Chief Shares Vision for New Field Command

Vice Chief Shares Vision for New Field Command
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National Guard

Off-the-Shelf Technology Aids Student Pilots

Off-the-Shelf Technology Aids Student Pilots

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.

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