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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 the United States-Japan-Republic of Korea Defense Trilateral Call

Readout of the United States-Japan-Republic of Korea Defense Trilateral Call

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Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder Holds an On-Camera Press Briefing

Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder Holds an On-Camera Press Briefing

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Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl's Travel to Paris for U.S.-France Strategic Dialogue, European Quadrilateral Meetings

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl's Travel to Paris for U.S.-France Strategic Dialogue, European Quadrilateral Meetings

From The Services

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Army

Operation Blue Roof Aids Hurricane Victims

Operation Blue Roof Aids Hurricane Victims
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Marine Corps

Marines Conclude Exercise Spartan Trident

Marines Conclude Exercise Spartan Trident
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Navy

Newest Aircraft Carrier Begins First Deployment

Newest Aircraft Carrier Begins First Deployment
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Air Force

Air Force Rolls Out Climate Action Plan

Air Force Rolls Out Climate Action Plan
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Space Force

Space Development Agency Transfers to Space Force

Space Development Agency Transfers to Space Force
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National Guard

Guard Clears Roads on Florida's Barrier Islands

Guard Clears Roads on Florida's Barrier Islands

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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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