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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, America's final resting place for those whose remains have not been found or identified, inspires reflection on service, valor, sacrifice and mourning.

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Commemorating World War II

The Defense Department pays tribute to all who served the nation during World War II and to the Allied countries whose service members fought side-by-side with America’s forces. DoD honors the troops who perished in the fight, were listed as missing in action or were prisoners of war; the veterans who returned; and the sacrifices of their families in the fight to preserve freedom.

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Commemorating World War II
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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

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Austin Discusses China, Russia, American Public Survey on Military at Defense One Forum

Austin Discusses China, Russia, American Public Survey on Military at Defense One Forum
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Long-Range Discrimination Radar Reshapes Adversaries Calculus for Attacks Against US Homeland

Long-Range Discrimination Radar Reshapes Adversaries Calculus for Attacks Against US Homeland
Spotlight | Reform

Military Health

Military Health
News | Observances

Veterans Honor Sacrifice of Those Who Died or Survived Pearl Harbor Attack

Veterans Honor Sacrifice of Those Who Died or Survived Pearl Harbor Attack
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Army, Marine Corps Leaders Discuss Deterring China's Military Menace

Army, Marine Corps Leaders Discuss Deterring China's Military Menace

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Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment

Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the 80th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the 80th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

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Navy to Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Daniel Inouye

Navy to Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Daniel Inouye

From The Services

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Army

U.S., Ukrainian Medics Train Together

U.S., Ukrainian Medics Train Together
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Marine Corps

'Black Knights' Return After Integrated Training

'Black Knights' Return After Integrated Training
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Navy

Exercise Rim of the Pacific Planning Conference Begins

Exercise Rim of the Pacific Planning Conference Begins
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Air Force

Airmen Take on Mosaic Tiger Exercise

Airmen Take on Mosaic Tiger Exercise
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Space Force

Space Force's 2021 Campaign Support Plan

Space Force's 2021 Campaign Support Plan
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National Guard

Louisiana Guard Honors COVID-19 Response Team

Louisiana Guard Honors COVID-19 Response Team

Multimedia

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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