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U.S. Department of Defense

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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 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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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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News

Feature | Know Your Military

Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy

Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy
News | Defense News

President Authorizes Another $450 Million Drawdown to Support Ukraine

President Authorizes Another $450 Million Drawdown to Support Ukraine
News | Partnerships

In Moldova, Guard Chief Finds a Nation Strengthening Armed Forces

In Moldova, Guard Chief Finds a Nation Strengthening Armed Forces
Feature | Observances

The Berlin Airlift: What It Was, Its Importance in the Cold War

The Berlin Airlift: What It Was, Its Importance in the Cold War
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Coronavirus: DOD Response

Coronavirus: DOD Response

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General Officer Announcement

General Officer Announcement

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Flag Officer Announcement

Flag Officer Announcement

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Supreme Court's Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the Supreme Court's Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

From The Services

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Army

Corps of Engineers Preserves 150-Year History

Corps of Engineers Preserves 150-Year History
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Marine Corps

Marines Participate in Raptor's Strike, Diamond Storm Exercises

Marines Participate in Raptor's Strike, Diamond Storm Exercises
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Navy

Sailor Follows in Father's Footsteps

Sailor Follows in Father's Footsteps
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Air Force

Radar Launches F-16 Into Next Generation of Air Power

Radar Launches F-16 Into Next Generation of Air Power
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Space Force

Space Force Announces Interservice Opportunities

Space Force Announces Interservice Opportunities
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National Guard

Iowa Guardsmen Renovate Pre-WWI Schoolhouse

Iowa Guardsmen Renovate Pre-WWI Schoolhouse

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