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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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Naval Air Station Key West Evacuates Impacted Base Housing Due to Hurricane Ian

Naval Air Station Key West Evacuates Impacted Base Housing Due to Hurricane Ian

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Denmark's Minister of Defense Morten Bødskov

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Denmark's Minister of Defense Morten Bødskov

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Readout of National Armaments Directors Meeting Under the Auspices of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group

Readout of National Armaments Directors Meeting Under the Auspices of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group

From The Services

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Army

Tennessee Guardsmen Rescue Hiker

Tennessee Guardsmen Rescue Hiker
Five people pose for a photo as a woman cut the large red ribbon.
Marine Corps

University Launches Resident Wargaming Cloud

University Launches Resident Wargaming Cloud
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Navy

USS Jackson Concludes Tahiti Port Call

USS Jackson Concludes Tahiti Port Call
Four F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation.
Air Force

Airmen Modernize Aircraft GPS

Airmen Modernize Aircraft GPS
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Space Force

Enlisted Leader Discusses Value of Guardians

Enlisted Leader Discusses Value of Guardians
A airman runs on a dirt road.
National Guard

Guardsman Wins 140-Mile Ultramarathon in Africa

Guardsman Wins 140-Mile Ultramarathon in Africa

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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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