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"Marvelous Mission," photo of the Air Force's Thunderbirds from the Department of Defense photo gallery.
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The Department of Defense is a large and complex agency - for a good outline of all its components and an organizational chart, refer to the U.S. Government Manual. The department is headed by the Secretary of Defense.
The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps ere established in 1775. The War Department, predecessor to the Department of Defense, was established in 1789. The Coast Guard was established in 1790 (it is under the Department of Homeland Security in peace time), and the Department of the Navy in 1798. The services were unified into the National Military Establishment in 1947, which replaced the War Department; that is also the year the Air Force was established. The National Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense in 1949.
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) has a wealth of information available.
Check out and share photos from the Defense Department's photo gallery.
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August 15, 1914: the Panama Canal opened to traffic
August 25, 1916: the National Park Service was established
August 28, 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington.
August 31, 1890: First recorded narcotics seizure (opium) by the U.S. Revenue Cutter Wolcott