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The Defense Department is harnessing the potential of additive manufacturing — better known as 3D printing — to help warfighters maintain technological overmatch against our strategic competitors.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III traveled to Vietnam to discuss the COVID-19 aid being provided by the U.S. and a new accounting initiative to help find those who died during the Vietnam War.

The Defense Department directed employees working in areas at high risk for transmission to begin using face masks again as a measure to prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially the fast-moving, highly-transmittable Delta variant.

Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon have been exemplifying discipline and professionalism since 1949 with unique performances and calculated drill movements.

The Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 focused on the Defense Department's domain awareness, integrated deterrence, information dominance and decision-making superiority, the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command said.

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.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III took a break from security discussions in Singapore to congratulate U.S. service members competing in the Olympics and Paralympics.

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.