Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III placed a range of U.S. military units comprising 8,500 troops on a heightened preparedness to deploy should Russia invade Ukraine, and those units have been named, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.
NATO is a transatlantic alliance of 30 like-minded North American and European countries securing peace since 1949.
The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has issued a memo directing DOD to build an action plan on civilian harm mitigation and response, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.
President Joe Biden has explained to Russian President Vladimir Putin that there will be "severe consequences," largely economic, if there were to be a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.
Members of the 57th Rescue Squadron jumped from aircraft, free fell into the Adriatic Sea and built small boats during training near Aviano Air Base, Italy, to ensure they are prepared for every mission.
Robert Duvall served two years in the Army after the end of the Korean War, used his benefits from the GI Bill to attend acting classes, and appeared in many films with military themes throughout his long career.
DOD’s Combating Trafficking in Persons Program Management Office provides personnel the necessary tools to help prevent trafficking in domestic and international environments.
More than three decades ago, the movie Top Gun not only had everyone feeling "the need for speed," it also introduced the Navy's elite fighter weapons school to the world.
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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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The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.