28th United States Secretary of Defense

United States of America
Joined December 2020
Wheels up @andrews_jba and en route to the Republic of Korea. Our commitment to the security of the Republic of Korea is ironclad, and our Alliance is the linchpin of peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region. #FreeandOpenIndoPacific
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III retweeted
Strength and Honor 🇺🇸 The Cadets of @WestPoint_USMA will honor the Soldiers of Task Force Dagger during the annual Army Vs Navy Game, Dec 11. #GoArmyBeatNavy 🎥 ➡️ @ArmyWP_Football
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III retweeted
Looking forward to joining @SecDef in the Republic of Korea for the 53rd US-ROK Security Consultative Meeting as well as the Reagan National Defense Forum.
Tomorrow, I'm heading to the Republic of Korea to participate in the US-ROK Security Consultative Meeting, meet with defense officials, and visit our troops. Then, back through California to deliver remarks at the Reagan National Defense Forum. defense.gov/News/Advisories/…
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Today, we're releasing the results of our Global Posture Review. The GPR will help strengthen posture decision-making processes, improve our global response capability, and inform the draft of the next National Defense Strategy. More details here: defense.gov/News/Releases/Re…
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III retweeted
Getting a close up view! 🛫 @jmsdf_pao_eng officers observe flight deck operations aboard @CVN70 during #ANNUALEX, a multilateral exercise conducted by elements of the 🇦🇺, 🇨🇦, 🇩🇪, 🇯🇵 and 🇺🇸 navies to demonstrate interoperability and commitment to a #FreeAndOpenIndoPacific.
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Tomorrow, I'm heading to the Republic of Korea to participate in the US-ROK Security Consultative Meeting, meet with defense officials, and visit our troops. Then, back through California to deliver remarks at the Reagan National Defense Forum. defense.gov/News/Advisories/…
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III retweeted
The best protection against Omicron is getting fully vaccinated — and getting a booster shot.
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III retweeted
Albania, the “Land of Eagles,” soars today on its Liberation Day. A valued @NATO #Ally, Albania’s significant contributions & participation in NATO's multinational missions & exercises demonstrates its strategic importance to the Alliance & Europe. #WeAreNATO @usembassytirana
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III retweeted
Back to their roots. Special Operation Soldiers are getting back to enabling conventional Army units in large-scale combat operations, included intel collection on enemy forces in denied environments, precision strikes on key targets and harassment and of enemy objectives.
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III retweeted
We think the families and crew aboard #USSMinnesota got the best #BlackFriday deal this #Thanksgiving, as the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine returned to Naval Submarine Base New London on Friday, Nov. 26, after a seven-month deployment. Full Story: go.usa.gov/xePqC
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III retweeted
#NavyPartnerships 🇳🇿🇺🇸
USS Howard reaches the Capital 👋 The @USNavy's guided-missile destroyer, #USSHoward, sailed into Wellington accompanied by our @NZNavy's ship, #HMNZSTaupo. This is the first time in 38 years a US Navy vessel has made an official port visit to Wellington. #Force4NZ #NZNavy
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III retweeted
No matter where you’re at, or who you’re spending today with, I hope it’s a great day. #Thankful for everything our Soldiers and Families do for the Army and our Nation.
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III retweeted
From our DoD families to yours… Happy Thanksgiving!
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III retweeted
To all our service members, civilians, and their families across the @DeptofDefense, Happy Thanksgiving.
From our DoD families to yours… Happy Thanksgiving!
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To the members of our military and their families: Wherever this holiday finds you, please know how thankful I am for your service and support of our nation. I am immensely grateful. I wish you and your families my best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving. defense.gov/News/Releases/Re…
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Next, I spoke with @USNavy Sailors on the USS O'KANE in Bahrain. These Sailors do incredible work to reassure our regional partners, protect ships, and keep waterways free and open in the Middle East. @US5thFleet
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I made sure to thank @USArmy Soldiers with @111thENBDE at Camp Buehring in Kuwait for leading over 650 projects, not the least of which, building a camp to house 5000+ Afghan refugees. If I learned one thing as an Army commander, it was to always keep a good engineer close by.
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And I got to hear first hand from @USMC Marines in the @2ndMLG at Quantico what it was like to receive Afghans stateside. I can't imagine a finer group of people welcoming these refugees to our country, and tomorrow, they'll get to share with them our tradition of Thanksgiving.
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Finally, I spoke with the @SpaceForceDoD troops all the way up in northern Greenland. These folks experience extreme cold & little sunlight this time of year, but they still play a critical role in maintaining situational awareness in an increasingly important part of the world.
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