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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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Spotlight on NATO
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Support for Ukraine

The United States is working with Allies and partners to support Ukraine in their fight for sovereignty and freedom. As of April 2022, the U.S. has provided Ukraine with $2.6 billion in security assistance since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked assault on February 24.

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Support for Ukraine
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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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R&D Program Yields New Sources for Obsolete Parts, Raw Materials

R&D Program Yields New Sources for Obsolete Parts, Raw Materials
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DOD Names Lead for Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee

DOD Names Lead for Suicide Prevention and Response Independent Review Committee
Spotlight | Observances

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Spotlight | Know Your Military

Military Spouse Appreciation

Military Spouse Appreciation
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Coronavirus: DOD Response

Coronavirus: DOD Response

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Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing

Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing

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Readout of Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks' Engagement During First Meeting of the Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Reform

Readout of Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks' Engagement During First Meeting of the Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Reform

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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Sweden's Minister for Defense Peter Hultqvist

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Sweden's Minister for Defense Peter Hultqvist

From The Services

Soldiers perform a decontamination exercise.
Army

Soldiers Rehearse Decontamination Practices

Soldiers Rehearse Decontamination Practices
A Marine Corps vehicle sits in a field as a cow-type animal sits nearby.
Marine Corps

Regiment Participates in Exercise Balikatan

Regiment Participates in Exercise Balikatan
The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Albany moors pier side.
Navy

USS Albany Returns to Norfolk

USS Albany Returns to Norfolk
A Royal Air Force flight crew assigned to No. 47 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton, United Kingdom, completes post-flight checks during RED FLAG-Alaska 22-1 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 10, 2022. Approximately 2,200 service members from the U.S., Great Britain and Canada flew, maintained and supported more than 90 aircraft from over 25 units during this iteration of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Farnsworth)
Air Force

Red Flag Exercise Concludes

Red Flag Exercise Concludes
Service members pull a man from a floating capsule.
Space Force

First Air Force Supports Space Command Operations

First Air Force Supports Space Command Operations
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Martin, crew chief assigned to the 175th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, guides an A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, in Ohrid, North Macedonia, May 7, 2022, to conduct Agile Combat Employment training in support of the Swift Response exercise. The purpose of the exercise is to present combat-credible Army forces in Europe and Africa and enhance readiness by building airborne interoperability with allies and partners.
National Guard

Maryland Guard Wraps Up Swift Response Support

Maryland Guard Wraps Up Swift Response Support

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