U.S. Department of Defense

Airmen check the advantages of new aircraft stands.
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Transcom Nominee Calls Command a U.S. Asymmetric Advantage

If Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost is confirmed as the next U.S. Transportation Command commander, she said she will make sure it continues to provide the nation with the ability to rapidly project and sustain joint combat power.

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Transcom Nominee Calls Command a U.S. Asymmetric Advantage
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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
Defense Secretary Austin smiles and shakes hands with a U.S. Military Academy cadet on a podium.
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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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Spotlight | Reform

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness
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DLA's Realignment of Industrial Hardware Procurement to Streamline Support, Yield Savings

DLA's Realignment of Industrial Hardware Procurement to Streamline Support, Yield Savings
Spotlight | Observances

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention
News | Reform

Hicks Outlines Strategy to Thwart Sexual Assault in Military

Hicks Outlines Strategy to Thwart Sexual Assault in Military
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Australian Prime Minister, Austin Discuss New Aspect of Trilateral Partnership

Australian Prime Minister, Austin Discuss New Aspect of Trilateral Partnership

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With Israeli Minister of Defense Benjamin "Benny" Gantz

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With Israeli Minister of Defense Benjamin "Benny" Gantz

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Deputy Secretary of Defense Hicks Meets With Mr. Benedikt Zimmer, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany

Deputy Secretary of Defense Hicks Meets With Mr. Benedikt Zimmer, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Defence, Federal Republic of Germany

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Flag Officer Announcement

Flag Officer Announcement

From The Services

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Army

Army to Hire More Civilians for Afghan Welcome Mission

Army to Hire More Civilians for Afghan Welcome Mission
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Marine Corps

Intelligence Leaders Welcome Norwegian Counterparts

Intelligence Leaders Welcome Norwegian Counterparts
Several service members use a tool as they work to construct a building.
Navy

Seabees Support Hospital Construction Project

Seabees Support Hospital Construction Project
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Air Force

Air Force Recognizes 12 Outstanding Airmen for 2021

Air Force Recognizes 12 Outstanding Airmen for 2021
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Space Force

Space Force Chief Discusses Achievements, Challenges

Space Force Chief Discusses Achievements, Challenges
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National Guard

Louisiana Guard Continues Hurricane Ida Response

Louisiana Guard Continues Hurricane Ida Response

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