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  • DOD's FY 2025 budget focuses on defense, people, teamwork

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III told lawmakers the Department of Defense budget request centers on defending the nation, taking care of service members and their families, and strengthening relationships with like-minded U.S. partners and allies.

  • Gender relations surveys now allow all troops to give input

    Every year, the Defense Department asks a good portion of its military members to take a survey regarding workplace and gender relations. The results give the DOD its official estimates on the prevalence of sexual assault, sexual harassment and gender discrimination in the military. 

  • Survivors of human trafficking recount experiences, provide advice

    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.

  • Sexual assaults will no longer be prosecuted by commanders

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III accepted all of the recommendations of an independent review commission that proposed an array of changes in how the Department of Defense and the services that fall under it will handle sexual assaults.

  • SAPR empowers, supports Airmen

    Sexual assault can be a deeply traumatizing event in anyone’s life. Across the Air Force, Airmen and their families have access to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response or Family Advocacy Program resources to get support and guidance on how to move forward.