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U.S. Department of Defense

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Taking Care of Our People

We recognize the service and sacrifice of our military and their families, and dedicate resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.

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Taking Care of Our People
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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is from June to November, but preparation, response and recovery are ongoing throughout the year. The Defense Department stands ready with troops, equipment and other capabilities to assist local and federal authorities prepare and provide humanitarian and disaster response support.

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Hurricane Preparedness
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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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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Trilateral Defense Ministers Meeting (TDMM) With Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles and Japanese Minister of Defense Hamada Yasukazu

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Trilateral Defense Ministers Meeting (TDMM) With Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles and Japanese Minister of Defense Hamada Yasukazu

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense

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Secretary of Defense Visits Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Meets With Hawaii State Officials and Families

Secretary of Defense Visits Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, Meets With Hawaii State Officials and Families

From The Services

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Army

Thousands of Guardsmen Support Hurricane Ian Response

Thousands of Guardsmen Support Hurricane Ian Response
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Marine Corps

More Than a Job: Firefighters Serve Community

More Than a Job: Firefighters Serve Community
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Navy

U.S., Brazilian Navies Conduct Bilateral Exercise

U.S., Brazilian Navies Conduct Bilateral Exercise
SECAF visits JBLE
Air Force

Leader Makes First Visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis

Leader Makes First Visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis
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Space Force

Enlisted Leader Discusses Value of Guardians

Enlisted Leader Discusses Value of Guardians
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National Guard

Louisiana Guard Joins Ian Response in Florida

Louisiana Guard Joins Ian Response in Florida

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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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