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President honors fallen service members at Memorial Day observances
May 25, 2020
Four men stand attention at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Defense bill to fund pay raise for military, civilian personnel
January 2, 2020
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley brief the media at the Pentagon, Dec. 20, 2019.

With the stroke of a pen, U.S. Space Force becomes a reality
December 25, 2019
President Donald Trump signs S.1790, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 as senior leaders look on, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at Joint Base Andrews, MAryland. The act authorizes a budget that supports the U.S. armed forces and postures the Air Force to meet the requirements of the National Defense Strategy.

Executive order offers better access to mental health resources
September 4, 2019
Executive Order 13822, "Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life," aims to help transitioning service members, ensuring access to mental health care and suicide prevention resources - particularly during the member's first year of transition after separation or retirement.

U.S. Space Command establishment ceremony launches new era of space superiority capabilities
September 4, 2019
President Donald J. Trump hosts a White House ceremony on the establishment of the U.S. Space Command, with Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper, and the incoming commander of U.S. Space Command, Air Force Gen. John W. Raymond, in Washington, D.C., Aug. 29.

President Trump picks Gen. Milley for Joint Chiefs chairman
December 10, 2018
Gen. Mark A. Milley (right), the Army's chief of staff, right, was nominated to succeed Marine Corps General Joe Dunford (left) as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. President Donald Trump tweeted the nomination Dec. 8, 2018.

President signs National Defense Authorization Act, with 2.6 percent pay raise for troops
August 14, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks to Fort Drum Soldiers and personnel during a signing ceremony for the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, Aug. 13, 2018.

DOD, DHS to work with governors to deploy Guardsmen to southern border
April 5, 2018
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen briefs reporters at the White House, April 4, 2018.

President Trump Announces New Whole-of-Government National Security Strategy
December 22, 2017
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, center, and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff listen as President Donald J. Trump announces a new National Security Strategy, Dec. 18, 2017, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington.

President Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization
December 13, 2017
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and senior military leaders, signs H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Dec. 12, 2017.

President signs bill to extend Veterans Choice health care law
April 28, 2017
President Donald J. Trump signed the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act April 18, so military veterans can continue receiving health care in the civilian sector when care is not easily accessible from a Veterans Affairs Department provider.