US Defense News

This site is the definitive source and official site of all things related to the United States Military. Through this page, you can access all the military branches, as well as all the combatant commands. If you would like to read additional, official military news sources, you will find those on the Other News Sources page. This page will help you access official sites by branch as well as Public Affairs news sites.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is a federal government agency responsible for providing military forces to protect and defend the United States. It is the largest and most complex military organization in the world. The DoD is headed by the Secretary of Defense, who is a member of the President's Cabinet.

The primary mission of the DoD is to maintain military readiness and ensure the security of the United States. It is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping the military forces, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Space Force. The DoD also oversees numerous defense agencies and commands, such as the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

The DoD plays a crucial role in national security strategy, both domestically and internationally. It collaborates with other government agencies and allies to deter aggression, protect U.S. interests, and promote peace and stability worldwide. The department also conducts research and development efforts to advance military technologies and capabilities.

In addition to its defense responsibilities, the DoD provides humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, and support for civil authorities in times of crisis. It operates military hospitals, educational institutions, and various programs to support service members, veterans, and their families.

The mission of the Defense Media Activity is to "Train and develop communication professionals, and creates, manage, and distribute DoD content to inform global audiences." This is the go-to place for Department of Defense media. You'll find the official sites for the US Military, as well as service magazines and military service websites.