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Spotlight on NATO

NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.

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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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Support for Ukraine

The United States is working with allies and partners to support Ukraine in the fight for sovereignty and freedom. The U.S. has provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in security assistance since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked assault on Feb. 24.

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Remarks Welcoming Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Richard Marles to the Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Remarks Welcoming Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Richard Marles to the Pentagon

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Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment

Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment

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DoD Announces U. S. Representative to NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) Initiative

DoD Announces U. S. Representative to NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) Initiative

From The Services

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Army

Meet the Soldiers Who Care for Working Dogs

Meet the Soldiers Who Care for Working Dogs
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Marine Corps

Marines Mark More Than a Century on Guam

Marines Mark More Than a Century on Guam
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, Spain (Jan. 21, 2023) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 prepare to chop firewood during a volunteer event at the Charterhouse of Santa María de la Defensión, Jan. 21, 2023, in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. NMCB 11 operates as a part of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 68 for deployment across the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of operations to defend U.S., allied, and partner interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James S. Hong)
Navy

Seabees Volunteer at Spanish Monastery

Seabees Volunteer at Spanish Monastery
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Air Force

Airmen Earn Entry to Prestigious Naval Test Pilot School

Airmen Earn Entry to Prestigious Naval Test Pilot School
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Space Force

Leaders Focus on Support to Domestic Violence Victims

Leaders Focus on Support to Domestic Violence Victims
Capt. Anthony McClain, the Illinois National Guard director of diversity and inclusion, smiles for a portrait in front of the Illinois National Guard Joint Force Headquarters on Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Ill., Dec. 29, 2022. McClain strives to help the Guard achieve a more inclusive organizational culture.
National Guard

Guard Leader Aims for Inclusive Culture

Guard Leader Aims for Inclusive Culture

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