Biden Explains Reasoning Behind Afghanistan Decision, Thanks U.S. Vets of the Fight

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Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks visited New England to assess the Defense Department's innovation and modernization efforts to better enable the warfighter with the latest technology.

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jaden Murry received the Defense Department's first immediate jaw reconstruction surgery using 3D-printed teeth after nearly all of his lower jaw was removed due to a tumor.

Afghan security forces have modern weapons, training and sufficient personnel to provide security in Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

The Navy's flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, is celebrating 75 years of entertaining crowds with feats of aviation prowess.

The Defense Department is working with other federal agencies to educate service members and their families about citizenship and naturalization.

The Defense Department announced it's going in a new direction for enterprise cloud services to provide capabilities to warfighters across the joint force.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Miguel "Mike" Lechuga witnessed the chaos on April 29, 1975, the day before Saigon fell, as he and the rest of his aircraft maintenance crew awaited orders to be evacuated from the besieged city.

Following the safe and orderly drawdown of forces and equipment from Afghanistan by the end of August, DOD plans to maintain robust over-the-horizon capability if needed, the Pentagon press secretary said.

Hurricane response is an all-hands-on-deck effort with the Defense Department and uniformed services providing protection for the homeland with forecasting and monitoring and then with potential recovery efforts.

Hurricane season is from June to November, but preparation, response and recovery are ongoing throughout the year. The Defense Department stands ready with troops, equipment and other capabilities to assist local and federal authorities prepare and provide humanitarian and disaster response support.