The Australia-U.S. alliance is stronger today than it ever has been, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said, and the steps taken during the Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations at the State Department are aimed at keeping it that way.
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.
The Defense Department remembers and honors those Americans who were prisoners of war and those who served and never returned home.
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.
Each year, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency conducts investigation-and-recovery team missions across the globe to search last known locations of missing American service members.
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.
Despite continued Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific region, the long-standing relationship between the United States and Australia is expected to enhance stability, security and freedom in the region for all nations with an interest in the Pacific.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III thanked Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton for his country's steadfast support and said the two nations must work even more closely together for the future.
The Defense Department observes Suicide Prevention Month in September by bringing greater attention to suicide prevention efforts and connecting the military community to resources.
Robotics teams compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Subterranean Challenge which seeks novel approaches to help revolutionize how we operate underground.
Follow along as an elite mountaineering team set out to climb Alaska’s Denali to highlight that connecting with the outdoors improves resiliency in service members.
Service members train and prepare year-round so when disasters strike, troops are ready to help those in harm's way. Learn how you can prepare, too.
Get a closer look at the lives of the men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces through compelling photos, videos and quizzes that test your knowledge.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.