U.S. Department of Defense

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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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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, marks a time to showcase and honor the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the Defense Department and the nation.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month
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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

Feature | Know Your Military

Sports Heroes Who Served: Four Football Notables Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

Sports Heroes Who Served: Four Football Notables Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
News | Defense News

Hicks Greets Blue Star Families, Veterans, Civilians in Welcome Week

Hicks Greets Blue Star Families, Veterans, Civilians in Welcome Week
News | Armed With Science

DARPA Hosts Subterranean Challenge to Benefit Warfighters

DARPA Hosts Subterranean Challenge to Benefit Warfighters
Spotlight | Observances

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention
News | Reform

Global Missile Defense From Space Got More Affordable, DOD Official Says

Global Missile Defense From Space Got More Affordable, DOD Official Says

Press Products


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Joint Press Statement for the 20th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue

Joint Press Statement for the 20th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's Phone Call With France Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's Phone Call With France Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly

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Guidance for Continuation of Operations During a Lapse of Appropriations

Guidance for Continuation of Operations During a Lapse of Appropriations

From The Services

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Army

Saber Junction Participants Maximize Interoperability

Saber Junction Participants Maximize Interoperability
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Marine Corps

Marines Conduct Aircraft Mishap Drill

Marines Conduct Aircraft Mishap Drill
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Navy

Carrier Strike Group Returns to South China Sea

Carrier Strike Group Returns to South China Sea
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Air Force

Senior Leaders Visit Liberty Village

Senior Leaders Visit Liberty Village
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Space Force

Space Force Leader Details Path Forward

Space Force Leader Details Path Forward
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National Guard

Guard Clears Roads to Recovery After Ida

Guard Clears Roads to Recovery After Ida

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