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Austin Administers Speedy Swearing-In for DOD's New Indo-Pacific Policy Guru

At 614 miles per hour, it may have been the fastest oath ceremony for an assistant secretary of defense ever as Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III administered the oath of office to Ely Ratner aboard an Air Force E-4B headed to Singapore. 

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Austin Administers Speedy Swearing-In for DOD's New Indo-Pacific Policy Guru
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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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Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Corps Gen. Louis Wilson Jr.

Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Corps Gen. Louis Wilson Jr.
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Austin Emphasizes U.S. Ties With Indo-Pacific Allies, Partners

Austin Emphasizes U.S. Ties With Indo-Pacific Allies, Partners
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Austin Calls on Service Members to Stop Stigmatizing Mental Health Help

Austin Calls on Service Members to Stop Stigmatizing Mental Health Help
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Austin Begins Indo-Pacific Visit in Alaska

Austin Begins Indo-Pacific Visit in Alaska
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Focus on Indo-Pacific

Focus on Indo-Pacific

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Recent Confirmation of Appointees

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Recent Confirmation of Appointees

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Press Conference at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Press Conference at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska

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Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl's Meeting With Croatian Minister of Defence Mario Banožić

Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl's Meeting With Croatian Minister of Defence Mario Banožić

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Garrison Rescues Thousands of Goldfish

Garrison Rescues Thousands of Goldfish
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Marines Attend Amphibious Planners Conference

Marines Attend Amphibious Planners Conference
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Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Kicks Off

Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Kicks Off
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Airmen Put to the Test During Training in Alaska
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Guardians to Adopt New Fitness Assessment Alternatives
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Senegalese Soldiers Observe Training in Louisiana

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