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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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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Canadian Defense Minister Robert Nicholson before meeting in Mexico City, April 23, 2014. Hagel will attend a defense ministerial conference with Mexico, Canada and the United States before traveling to Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel watches a live-fire demonstration behind a blast screen while touring a special operations command on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 23, 2014. Hagel traveled to Fort Bragg to visit military members, receive briefings, and view unit demonstrations and capabilities. The secretary will continue his three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala to meet with defense counterparts.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • President Barack Obama views the scene of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., from Marine One, April 22, 2014. Obama later met privately with families who lost loved ones. White House photo by Pete Souza
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts an honor cordon for French army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of the defense staff, at the Pentagon, April 23, 2014. The two leaders later discussed bilateral defense topics.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • 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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