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News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense. News releases issued within the past 30 days are listed below. Older news releases are available from the news release archive page. News releases are also available by e-mail subscription. Go to DOD News for more information and for links to other news items.

04/18/2014:   United States, Japan, Republic of Korea Defense Trilateral Talks Joint Statement
04/18/2014:   Flag Officer Assignment
04/17/2014:   Department of Defense Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) (As of December 31, 2013)
04/17/2014:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
04/17/2014:   General Officer Assignments
04/17/2014:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/16/2014:   Joint Statement of the Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue
04/16/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan
04/16/2014:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Republic of Korea National Assembly's Ratification of a New Special Measures Agreement
04/16/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting with Chilean Minister of National Defense Jorge Burgos Varela
04/16/2014:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 15, 2014
04/15/2014:   DOD Releases Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding Report
04/15/2014:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/15/2014:   DoD Announces Comprehensive Review of Military Justice System
04/14/2014:   DOD to Award $167 Million in Research Funding
04/14/2014:   General Officer Announcements
04/13/2014:   Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Col. General Sedki Sobhy
04/11/2014:   Statement by Secretary Chuck Hagel on the Retirement of Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns
04/11/2014:   Readout of Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox’s Meeting with Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Gunnar Sveinsson
04/11/2014:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/10/2014:   General Officer Assignments
04/10/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Ukraine's Acting Minister of Defense Mykhaylo Koval
04/10/2014:   Navy to Christen future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer
04/10/2014:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan-Jin
04/09/2014:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 8, 2014
04/09/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's meeting with the President of China Xi Jinping
04/08/2014:   Readout of Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox's meeting with Spanish Secretary of State for Defense Pedro Argüelles
04/08/2014:   DoD Announces Strategic Force Structure
04/08/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's meeting with the Chinese Central Military Committee Vice Chairman Gen. Fan
04/07/2014:   Flag Officer Announcement
04/05/2014:   Statement by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Afghan Elections
04/05/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
04/04/2014:   General Officer Assignments
04/04/2014:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 1, 2014
04/02/2014:   Statement from Secretary of Defense Hagel on Fort Hood
04/02/2014:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/02/2014:   Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Coronado
04/01/2014:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/01/2014:   General Officer Announcement
04/01/2014:   General Officer Assignments
04/01/2014:   Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Issue Video Message on Sexual Assault Awareness Month
03/31/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting with Portuguese Minister of Defense Pedro Aguiar-Branco
03/31/2014:   General Officer Assignments
03/28/2014:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
03/28/2014:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Selection of Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as the Next NATO Secretary General
03/28/2014:   Navy to Christen Research Vessel Neil Armstrong
03/28/2014:   DOD ANNOUNCES RECRUITING AND RETENTION NUMBERS FOR FISCAL 2014, THROUGH FEBRUARY 2014
03/28/2014:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 25, 2014
03/28/2014:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Hagel on the Passing of Former Secretary Schlesinger
03/27/2014:   Notice to DOD News Release Subscribers
03/27/2014:   Sesame Street Friends Help Military Children Move
03/26/2014:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/25/2014:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 18, 2014
03/25/2014:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Announcing his Senior Advisor for Military Professionalism
03/24/2014:   Senior Executive Service Announcements

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  • President Barack Obama, right, admires a ring U.S. Naval Academy football team members Cody Peterson, left, and Matt Aiken, center, presented to him at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The president presented the Navy midshipmen with the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy team with the most victories against its service rivals.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
  • President Barack Obama holds a ceremony to present midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The trophy is an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kenneth Johnson read the names of the fallen from Jacksonville on the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Johnson is the city's senior policy advisor on military affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adam Silver, National Basketball Association commissioner, talk at the NBA board of governors meeting in 
New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support for a commitment to service. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Spc. Josh Lueken provides security at Observation Post English in Afghanistan's Logar province, April 18, 2014. Lueken is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Orin Sanford looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Huey after taking off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 18, 2014, to assist South Korea's efforts surrounding the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off the coast of South Korea. Sanford is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo
  • Runners take off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon "shadow run" on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014. More than 600 runners participated in the race. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
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Casualty Status (PDF): The Casualty Status report is an official accounting of all fatalities endured by the U.S. Military during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation New Dawn (OND), and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). It is updated daily at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.