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 | Partnerships

Long-Term U.S., Australian Relationship Will Ensure Free, Open Indo-Pacific Region

Long-Term U.S., Australian Relationship Will Ensure Free, Open Indo-Pacific Region
News | Partnerships

Australian, U.S. Defense Leaders Discuss Future of Alliance

Australian, U.S. Defense Leaders Discuss Future of Alliance
Spotlight | Observances

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention
News | Defense News

Official Says Domestic, Partner Nation Industrial Capability Critical to Security

Official Says Domestic, Partner Nation Industrial Capability Critical to Security
News | Armed With Science

DOD Taking Measures to Protect Nuclear Weapons, Space Assets

DOD Taking Measures to Protect Nuclear Weapons, Space Assets

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DOD Wants You to 'Connect to Protect' for Suicide Prevention Month

DOD Wants You to 'Connect to Protect' for Suicide Prevention Month

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Anomalous Health Incidents

Anomalous Health Incidents

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Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing

From The Services

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Army

Fort Lee Continues Key Role in Operation Allies Welcome

Fort Lee Continues Key Role in Operation Allies Welcome
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Marine Corps

Marine Corps Views New Ship-Killing System

Marine Corps Views New Ship-Killing System
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Navy

Unmanned MQ-25 Conducts Historic Refueling Mission

Unmanned MQ-25 Conducts Historic Refueling Mission
An airman carries an injured child from a helicopter.
Air Force

Special Tactics Airmen Wrap Up Haiti Relief Effort

Special Tactics Airmen Wrap Up Haiti Relief Effort
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Space Force

Guardians Begin Migration to Space Force CACs

Guardians Begin Migration to Space Force CACs
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National Guard

New Jersey Guard Rescue Motorists From Ida Flooding

New Jersey Guard Rescue Motorists From Ida Flooding

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