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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.

04/22/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Col. General Sedki Sobhy
04/21/2014:   General Officer Assignments
04/21/2014:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/21/2014:   Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment
04/21/2014:   Department of Defense Announces Winners of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
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

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  • Arati Prabhakar, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, briefs Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the Atlas robot and other robotics at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. The program showcased DARPA technologies and how they contribute to U.S. national security. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby briefs the press at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. Kirby answered questions regarding the upcoming joint exercises between the United States and Poland as well as also addressing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's upcoming trip to Mexico and Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • A MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor helicopter assists South Korea's search operations near the site of the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off Jindo island. The helicopter is assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Senyk
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cameron H. Depue scans the ocean from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft after departing from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 21, 2014, to assist South Korea's search operations for the Sewol, the ferry that sank off Jindo island. Depue is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Delong tracks with another parachutist during free fall training on Naval Station Rota Spain in Rota, Spain, April 14, 2014. Delong is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8.  U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Nathaniel Spencer
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Milano jumps over a wall during a mock helicopter raid as part of weapons and tactics instructor course Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., April 9, 2014. Milano is an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza
  • U.S. Air Force and Marine engineers insulate the roof at the Edward P. Yorke school during New Horizons 2014 in Belize City, Belize, April 18, 2014. U.S. Southern Command sponsored the exercise, during which civil engineers from the United States and Belize will construct three school additions in Belize City and one in Hattieville.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden
  • U.S. Army Spc. Steven Dixon, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Harjind Sidhu examine a patient's teeth during New Horizons Belize 2014 in Progresso, Belize, April 11, 2014. Dixon is a dental technician and Sidhu is a dentist. The medical training exercise gives U.S. and Canadian military doctors and nurses the opportunity to work with their Belize counterparts to provide free care to Belizeans. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar
  • Army 2nd Lt. John Bergman low crawls through a water obstacle during the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Camp Rogers on Fort Benning, Ga., April 11, 2014. Bergman is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Berner
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