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Medical leaders address COVID-19 concerns during Blue Star Families Forum
January 21, 2022
A service member gets a vaccination.

Guard chief details changes to combat sexual assault, harassment
January 21, 2022
General speaks to a formation of service members in a National Guard armory.

DOD issues guidance on plans to counter extremist activity in the force
December 27, 2021
Airmen stand in formation.

Defense Secretary looks to alleviate financial harm the pandemic caused military families
November 19, 2021
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III speaks to a seated audience at a lectern.

Secretary of Defense has authority to order mandatory COVID-19 shots
November 16, 2021
The Defense Department seal adorns a wooden lectern.

Following report, DOD to redouble suicide prevention efforts
October 1, 2021
Hands clasp.

DOD leaders address Bagram departure, noncombatant evacuation operation timing
September 30, 2021
Three men sit behind a long table. The wall behind them is covered by  paintings and seals.

Defense Department outlines strategy to thwart sexual assault in military
September 23, 2021
An aerial view of the Pentagon.

Services will make call on religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccines
August 12, 2021
Hands hold a COVID-19 vaccine record card.

Biden to approve SECDEF's request to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory
August 10, 2021
Man speaks from podium.

SECDEF seeks presidential approval for mandatory troop vaccinations by mid-September
August 9, 2021
An aerial view of the Pentagon.

Austin approves plan to transfer authority, retrograde should be done by end of August
July 6, 2021
Oblique aerial photo of Pentagon

Sexual assaults will no longer be prosecuted by commanders
July 6, 2021
A graphic shows the 13 faces of individuals of the independent review commission.

Defense Secretary: 'No one should have to hide who they love to serve the country they love'
June 10, 2021
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III delivers remarks.

DOD budget request boosts research, nuclear modernization, includes 2.7% pay raise
May 28, 2021
Marines march in formation.

Defense leaders to discuss sex assault review commission recommendation
May 7, 2021
Two men at lecterns as reporters ask questions.

Austin says NATO, U.S. Forces will leave Afghanistan, continue support to Afghan forces
April 15, 2021
A row of flags stand in a lobby-like room.

Commission soon to begin examining problem of sexual assault in military
February 23, 2021
The Defense Department seal adorns a lectern in the Pentagon Briefing Room.

Secretary of Defense orders military stand down to address challenge of extremism in the ranks
February 4, 2021
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered a DOD-wide stand down to discuss the problem of extremism in the ranks, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said Feb. 3.

Biden administration overturns transgender exclusion policy
January 26, 2021
President Joseph R. Biden signed an executive order overturning the previous administration's ban on the service of transgender individuals in the military.