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The nominee for the commander post at U.S. Southern Command told Congress she would build upon her predecessor's efforts and work diligently with U.S. partners to ensure Southcom fully accounts for the defense challenges and opportunities in Central and South America and the Caribbean. 

Climate change affects our national security and the Defense Department needs to compete for the energy technologies that will define the future, a senior climate advisor to the secretary of defense said.

Edmund Richard "Hoot" Gibson was a famous cowboy in Western movies. He was also a real-life rodeo star, and he served in the Army during World War I.

The United States has always been a maritime nation, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the Navy League of the United States' Sea-Air-Space Global Maritime Exposition. 

Leaders of the three military sea services spoke about the challenges ahead and how the services plan to navigate through the rough waters.

Pentagon officials have created a website to emphasize the importance of civilians in the Defense Department's workforce. The site will also serve to educate people about civilian employment and help them explore where they might find their fit within the organization. 

The Combating Trafficking in Persons Program Management Office recently stood up a website featuring videos called "Survivor Voices of Human Trafficking." In the videos, survivors discuss what they wish they had done differently and how others could have helped.

The Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force has released its final report with findings and recommendations — such as minimizing U.S. reliance on foreign suppliers — that would prevent future supply shortages, threats and vulnerabilities.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has retracted the letter terminating the country's Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States after meeting with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III.

When wildfires happen out west, National Guard service members are there to fight those fires. And for now, they've got a good handle on the effort, the director of the National Guard said.