Sports Heroes Who Served: Vietnam Veteran Was Legendary Boatbuilder

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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.

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.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III arrived in Singapore for the first trip by a cabinet-level official in the Biden administration to the crucial region. He will highlight America's role in creating stability in the region and say the U.S. is a reliable partner.

Gen. Louis H. Wilson Jr. retired as the commandant of the Marine Corps in the late 1970s, but he made a name for himself long before that. During World War II, his heroics were vital to the U.S. recapture of Guam. His efforts earned him the Medal of Honor. 

At 614 miles per hour, it may have been the fastest oath ceremony for an assistant secretary of defense ever as Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III administered the oath of office to Ely Ratner aboard an Air Force E-4B headed to Singapore. 

Alaska is a strategic hotspot for defending the United States, the Indo-Pacific region and the Arctic, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said during a visit to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

Since taking office, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has devoted precious time to ensuring the United States military does its part to maintain the web of alliances that are America's greatest strength.

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