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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.

04/17/2014:   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
03/21/2014:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Malaysian Defense Minister and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin
03/21/2014:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call With Ukrainian Minister of Defense Tenyukh
03/20/2014:   Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Jackson
03/20/2014:   Defense Department Announces Comprehensive Awards Review
03/20/2014:   Flag Officer Assignments
03/20/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's call yesterday with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe "Boogie" Ya'alon

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak hold a press conference at the Pentagon, April 17, 2014, after meeting to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps photo Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is given a MH-65D Dolphin helicopter weapons capabilities briefing during a visit to the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. Battaglia met with coast guardsmen, and gained an understanding for the squadron’s mission. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to applicants about military commitment and service to their country before administering the ceremonial oath of enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, explores the instrument panel of the Midnight Express, a tactical training boat within the Coast Guard's Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to land in a field to extract U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers during Operation Cyclone in Passau village in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 11, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team 11, and the Georgian soldiers are assigned to Bravo Company, 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
  • President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, cheer on participants in the seventh annual Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride, on the South Lawn of the White House, Washington, D.C., April 17, 2014.  White House photo by Chuck Kennedy
  • Operators aboard the Ocean Shield, an Australian navy ship, move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle into position to deploy it in the Indian Ocean, April 14, 2014. Using side-scan sonar, the Bluefin will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters, or about 2.5 to 2.8 miles, and about 115 feet above the ocean floor. Joint Task Force 658 is supporting Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Peter D. Blair
  • The USNS Cesar Chavez conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Australian frigate HMAS Toowomba in the Indian Ocean, April 12, 2014. The Ceasar Chavez is supporting the international effort to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
 U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Rollin J. Bellfi
  • U.S. Marines prepare to demonstrate how to fire their weapons to Australian soldiers after hiking on Robertson Barracks in Northern Territory, Australia, April 15, 2014, to acclimate the to the area's humidity. The Marines are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Gulliver
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