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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.

01/31/2013:   U.S., Japan and Republic of Korea Defense Trilateral Talks Joint Statement
01/31/2013:   General Officer Assignments
01/31/2013:   DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
01/31/2013:   General Officer Announcement
01/29/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of January 29, 2013
01/29/2013:   General Officer Announcement
01/26/2013:   Ground-Based Interceptor Completes Successful Flight Test
01/26/2013:   Readout of Secretary Panetta Call with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian
01/25/2013:   General Officer Announcements
01/24/2013:   General Officer Announcements
01/24/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
01/24/2013:   General Officer Announcements
01/24/2013:   Defense Department Rescinds Direct Combat Exclusion Rule; Services to Expand Integration of Women into Previously Restricted Occupations and Units
01/23/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
01/23/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of January 22, 2013
01/22/2013:   Statement by Defense Press Secretary George Little on General John Allen, U.S. Marine Corps
01/22/2013:   General Officer Assignments
01/18/2013:   Convening Authority for Military Commissions Declines to Withdraw Conspiracy Charge Against Alleged 9/11 Co-Conspirators Pending Appellate Ruling
01/17/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
01/17/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of January 15, 2013
01/15/2013:   General Officer Assignments
01/11/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
01/10/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
01/10/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through November 2012
01/09/2013:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak
01/09/2013:   Air Force Announces KC-46A Candidate Bases
01/09/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of January 8, 2013
01/08/2013:   NORAD Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
01/07/2013:   Secretary Leon Panetta Congratulates New Japan Defense Minister Itsumori Onodera
01/07/2013:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on the Nomination of Chuck Hagel
01/07/2013:   Flag Officer Assignment
01/03/2013:   General Officer Assignments
01/02/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of January 1, 2013
01/02/2013:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on Sequestration Delay

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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.