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On Memorial Day, we pause as a nation to honor those who died while defending America's freedom. The Defense Department joins Americans around the world in remembering and honoring their sacrifice. Click to learn more in the Defense.gov special report: Memorial Day 2017.
President Donald J. Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that includes $700 billion for defense spending, which defense leaders say is the largest military budget in history, reversing years of decline and unpredictable funding.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis traveled to Denmark, Lithuania and the United Kingdom to meet with U.S. partners and reaffirm key military alliances. While in Denmark, Mattis and the Danish defense minister co-hosted a meeting of senior leaders from 15 countries that are key contributors to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
As the nation marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Defense Department recognizes the contributions of AAPIs, with gratitude for their service in the nation's defense.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis traveled to the Middle East and Africa to reaffirm key U.S. military alliances, engage strategic partners and discuss cooperative efforts to counter destabilizing activities and defeat extremist terror organizations.
Military children make up a very special part of our nation's population. Although young, these brave sons and daughters stand in steadfast support of their military parents. To honor their unique contributions and sacrifices on behalf of our country, each April is designated the Month of the Military Child.
The Defense Department is taking a stand against sexual assault in the military in an effort to maintain the well-being of U.S. service members and their families. Check out Defense.gov's special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis traveled to New York -- to consult on defense issues with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and at the Council on Foreign Relations -- and then to London, where he emphasized the strength of the trans-Atlantic relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Every March, the purpose of Brain Injury Awareness Month is to demonstrate the Defense Department's commitment to increasing awareness of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, and to provide educational and healing resources to service members, veterans, family members and health care professionals.
The Defense Department joins the nation in celebrating March 2017 as Women’s History month. Throughout our history, women have served the country with valor, from the battlefields of the Revolutionary War to the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis traveled to Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates and Iraq to meet with counterparts, leaders and service members in a trip that underscored U.S. commitment to NATO and defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took a four-day trip to meet with defense leaders in Japan and South Korea. The trip underscored the U.S. commitment to its enduring alliances with the two nations and further strengthened cooperation among all three.
The Defense Department recognizes the bravery and exceptional service of military and civilian American Americans by commemorating National African American History Month.
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, traveled to Paris for a conference with his French counterpart and then to Brussels for NATO meetings on global security challenges.