Starting Monday, NATO partners, including the United States, kick off the 12-day maritime exercise "Neptune Strike '22" in the Mediterranean Sea, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.
NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.
The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Professionals with the Defense Department's acquisition workforce who worked on the White House and DOD COVID-19 supply chain global effort were honored with a letter of appreciation from President Joe Biden.
When the Defense Department began airlifting nearly 130,000 people out of Afghanistan as part of the drawdown of U.S. forces last August, Air Force 2nd Lt. Kristen Bishop found her fluency in Persian Farsi and Dari was suddenly in high demand.
Sailors assigned to the USS Carl Vinson had the opportunity to show their true colors during a recent paint night aboard the aircraft carrier as it traveled in the Sulu Sea.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that by mid-February, various states should start to show signs of turning around and begin to come down in their COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations.
The Defense Department recognizes the service and sacrifice of our military families, and dedicates resources, services, policies and programs to support the more than 2 million uniformed service members and 2.6 million family members across the globe.
Take a glimpse into the daily lives of the Defense Department and its people through the eyes of military photographers during operations, training activities, humanitarian missions and other major events of 2021.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, America's final resting place for those whose remains have not been found or identified, inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning.
They may not have actual boots on the ground, but you'll find U.S. military working dogs serving wherever American troops do. They are as lovable as they are loyal, but make no mistake – these are highly skilled warriors, trained by the best to serve alongside them.
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The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.