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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.

01/31/2001:   WWII, KOREAN WAR REMAINS DISINTERRED IN HAWAII
01/26/2001:   DOD LAUNCHES WEB SITE FOR TRANSITIONING SERVICEMEMBERS
01/26/2001:   NAVY COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL THEATER WIDE MISSILE DEFENSE TEST
01/25/2001:   AFRICA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ANNOUNCES SEMINAR
01/23/2001:   U.N., U.S. TO HOST CLIMATE, OZONE PROTECTION CONFERENCE
01/23/2001:   U.S. ARMY EUROPE FACILITIES RETURNED TO GERMANY
01/22/2001:   FIRST DOD RESERVE FAMILY READINESS AWARDS ANNOUNCED
01/20/2001:   RUMSFELD SWORN IN AS 21st SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
01/19/2001:   NAVY ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ITS INVESTIGATION ON USS COLE
01/19/2001:   ANTI-PERSONNEL LANDMINE DECISIONS DEFERRED
01/19/2001:   DOD AWARDS $45 MILLION TO UNIVERSITIES FOR RESEARCH EQUIPMENT
01/19/2001:   FLAG ASSIGNMENTS
01/18/2001:   MARINE CORPS TO INVESTIGATE OSPREY SQUADRON
01/17/2001:   U.S., U.K. SIGN JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER AGREEMENT
01/16/2001:   DOD INTERAGENCY PROGRAM OFFICE OPENS
01/12/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
01/12/2001:   DOD RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON PESTICIDE USE DURING GULF WAR
01/11/2001:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE STATEMENT ON NO GUN RI
01/11/2001:   NAVY CHANGES STATUS OF CMDR. MICHAEL SCOTT SPEICHER
01/11/2001:   RESERVE, NATIONAL GUARD FORCES INTEGRATE INTO NUCLEAR MISSIONS
01/10/2001:   DOD ESTABLISHES NEW EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LIAISON OFFICER PROGRAM POLICY
01/10/2001:   NAVY NAMES DESTROYER TO HONOR PAUL H. NITZE
01/10/2001:   DEPARTMENT RELEASES PROLIFERATION REPORT
01/09/2001:   COHEN ASKS JCS CHAIRMAN TO REVIEW COLE REPORT
01/04/2001:   NEW HARDSHIP DUTY PAY IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE
01/04/2001:   IMPROVED HOUSEHOLD GOODS SHIPMENT PROCESS STARTS AT 23 BASES

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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.