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Border Barrier Money Returns, Ukraine Aid Package Announced

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The Biden administration's cancellation of border barriers returns $2.2 billion to the Defense Department, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

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DOD Announces Center to Collaborate, Advance Shared Interests in Arctic Region

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The Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies will be the sixth regional center for the Defense Department, said Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

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DOD Announces Center to Collaborate on, Advance Shared Interests in Arctic Region

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The Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies will be the sixth regional center for the Defense Department, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

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Austin Signs Internal Directive to Unify Department's China Efforts

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued an internal directive to laser-focus Department of Defense efforts to address China as the nation's number one pacing challenge.

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DOD Vaccine Centers Draw Down to 5

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After much success administering millions of COVID-19 vaccines, many community vaccination centers staffed by the Defense Department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closing.

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Military Leaders Plan for Post-Withdrawal Financial Support for Afghans

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Financial support for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces — meant to provide resources for such things as salaries for soldiers and police — is expected to continue much as it has for most of the last 15 years, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

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Official Talks DOD Policy Role in Chinese Pacing Threat, Integrated Deterrence

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Colin Kahl, the undersecretary of defense for policy, explained how his office will flesh out Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's wish that "resources must be matched to strategy, strategy matched to policy and policy matched to the will of the American people."

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Austin Honors Service of DOD's LGBTQ Community at Start of Pride Month

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Today kicks off Pride Month, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is proud to celebrate and honor the service commitment and sacrifice of our LGBTQ personnel in and out of uniform, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby told reporters in a briefing.

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Pentagon Press Secretary Briefs Reporters

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Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby updated reporters during a Defense Department news briefing.

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Flags In at Arlington National Cemetery

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Soldiers assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as "The Old Guard," placed American flags at headstones in Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day. The tradition, which began more than 50 years ago, is known as "Flags In."

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