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Guard Well-Equipped to Handle West Coast Wildfires

When wildfires happen out west, National Guard service members are there to fight those fires. And for now, they've got a good handle on the effort, the director of the National Guard said.

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Guard Well-Equipped to Handle West Coast Wildfires
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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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DOD Promotes Additive Manufacturing Expansion, Standardization, Training

DOD Promotes Additive Manufacturing Expansion, Standardization, Training
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Austin Reaches Out to Service Members on Olympic, Paralympic Teams

Austin Reaches Out to Service Members on Olympic, Paralympic Teams
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Sharp, Smooth: Here Comes the Silent Drill Platoon

Sharp, Smooth: Here Comes the Silent Drill Platoon
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DOD Directs Employees to Start Wearing Face Masks Again

DOD Directs Employees to Start Wearing Face Masks Again
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Face of Defense: Swimming Toward Gold

Face of Defense: Swimming Toward Gold

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Statement from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Arrival of First Group of Operation Allies Refuge

Statement from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on Arrival of First Group of Operation Allies Refuge

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Statement by Jamal Brown, Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary, on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Statement by Jamal Brown, Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary, on COVID-19 Vaccinations

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DOD Awards $64.6 Million Contract to SiO2 Medical Products to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Pharmaceutical Vials

DOD Awards $64.6 Million Contract to SiO2 Medical Products to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Pharmaceutical Vials

From The Services

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Army

Program Takes Guesswork Out of Financial Assistance

Program Takes Guesswork Out of Financial Assistance
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Marine Corps

Mobile Rocket Systems Key to Marine Readiness

Mobile Rocket Systems Key to Marine Readiness
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Navy

Pacific Partnership 21 Kicks Off in Philippines

Pacific Partnership 21 Kicks Off in Philippines
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Air Force

Kendall Takes Office as Air Force Secretary

Kendall Takes Office as Air Force Secretary
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Space Force

Guardians to Adopt New Fitness Assessment Alternatives

Guardians to Adopt New Fitness Assessment Alternatives
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National Guard

Georgia to Georgia: Guard Takes Swift Water Training Overseas

Georgia to Georgia: Guard Takes Swift Water Training Overseas

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