Answering the Call of Duty 

Earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, floods, hurricanes, and nuclear disasters.

When disaster strikes, quiet cities and towns become a different kind of battleground for U.S. armed forces. Often first responders, the military's humanitarian assistance delivers troops on the ground at a moment's notice, protecting civilians around the globe from unexpected natural catastrophes. They spearhead search and rescue operations and provide medical treatment, food, water and equipment to mitigate crises and save lives.

From war zones to natural disaster zones, DuPont scientists and engineers are committed to protecting those that protect us. For over 200 years, we have been supplying the U.S. military with critical, innovative materials that keep them safe wherever the call of duty takes them.

DuPont™ Kevlar®, a lightweight, extraordinarily strong fiber used in combat body armor provides ballistic protection to shield our troops from IEDs, RPGs, shrapnel. And DuPont™ Nomex®, a heat- and flame-resistant fiber, helps military uniforms save the lives of those who wear them when they encounter exploding munitions, fire bombs, flash fires, electrical arcs and other sources of intense heat and flames. Tychem® fabrics safeguard against toxic chemical dangers. These protective materials, among others, are part of our heritage and we’re proud to play a role in keeping our country and service members safe.

During National Military Appreciation Month, and all year long, we salute the men and women who so bravely face the changing threats of today’s world. Thank you for your courage and service.