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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.

01/29/1997:   DoD AWARDS $8 MILLION IN INSTRUMENTATION GRANTS TO HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND MINORITY INSTITUTIONS
01/27/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE COHEN SENDS MESSAGE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES AND SENIOR LEADERS
01/27/1997:   DEFENSE POLICY FELLOWSHIPS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
01/24/1997:   NAVY INTERCEPTS THEATER BALLISTIC MISSILE ACCELERATES TBMD PROGRAM
01/24/1997:   NAVY ISSUES RECORD OF DECISION FOR REUSE OF NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LABORATORY, PORT HUENEME, CALIFORNIAThe Department of the Navy today presented the record of decision(ROD) concerning the disposal and reuse of Naval CivilEngineering Laboratory (NCEL), Port Hueneme, Calif., to the cityof Port Hueneme in a ceremony at the Navy's ConstructionBattalion Center in Port Hueneme. On behalf of Secretary of theNavy John H. Dalton, the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy,William J. Cassidy Jr., presen
01/24/1997:   DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD RELEASES REPORT ON "ACHIEVING AN INNOVATIVE SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR 21ST CENTURY MILITARY SUPERIORITY
01/24/1997:   MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR NOVEMBER 30, 1996
01/24/1997:   WILLIAM S. COHEN SWORN IN AS SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
01/24/1997:   ARMY OLYMPIANS NAMED 1996 ARMED FORCES ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
01/23/1997:   DOD AWARDS $12 MILLION FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE PROGRAM
01/22/1997:   NAVY ANNOUNCES QUALITY OF LIFE AWARD HONORING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PERRY
01/22/1997:   DEFENSE OFFICIALS MEET WITH ISRAELI COUNTER-TERRORIST COUNTERPARTS
01/17/1997:   DOD INSPECTOR GENERAL'S ZONA ROSA REPORT DECLASSIFIED
01/17/1997:   NAVY BLUE ANGELS AERIAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM 1997 SCHEDULE The Navy Blue Angels jet demonstration team schedule has beenofficially released by the Assistant Secretary of Defense forPublic Affairs. Show sites are attached.
01/16/1997:   JOINT THEATER AIR MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION IS ESTABLISHED
01/14/1997:   FAREWELL REMARKS BY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM J. PERRY ARMED FORCES REVIEW AND AWARD CEREMONY FORT MYER, VA JAN. 14, 1997
01/14/1997:   Dual Use Applications Program Plans Announced
01/14/1997:   FY 1997 RESERVE COMPONENT UNIT INACTIVATIONS
01/10/1997:   ARSENAL SHIP PROGRAM SELECTS PHASE II CONTRACTORS
01/09/1997:   DR. PERRY TO BE HONORED AT ARMED FORCES REVIEW
01/06/1997:   AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS AERIAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM 1997 SCHEDULE
01/02/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER 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
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  • 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
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