Austin Reaches Out to Service Members on Olympic, Paralympic Teams

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Army Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Marks joined the Army in 2008 and was injured in 2010. While recovering from her injuries, and working to be declared fit for duty, she discovered her passion and talent for swimming.

Readiness in the armed forces comprises many factors, but food insecurity impacts physical and mental health, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy said.

The Defense Department creates a poster each year in advance of POW/MIA Recognition Day, which highlights the department's ongoing efforts to provide the fullest possible accounting of the service members still missing from past conflicts.

The commander of U.S. Space Command discussed the command's role and its reliance on a variety of partnerships at the McCrary Institute/Space Policy Institute's "Securing Space" discussion.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke of the need for partnerships to combat COVID-19 – relationships that are also necessary to create a stronger, more prosperous Indo-Pacific – one where no one nation calls the shots.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III emphasized partnership with the United States during a speech in Singapore, saying America is a reliable friend to countries in Southeast Asia.

Army veteran Jan Clover Gougeon served in Vietnam and then turned his attention to building and racing boats, winning numerous competitions and a creating safer sailboats.

Understanding and dealing with climate change is important to national security and, therefore, to the Defense Department, the senior climate advisor to the defense secretary said.

The Defense Department came up with a four-pronged concept to deter China and Russia from possible future aggression, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Soldier-athlete Army 1st Lt. Amber English won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, breaking an Olympic record with 56 shots.