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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.

10/31/1997:   SECRETARY OF THE NAVY ANNOUNCES THE NAME OFNEWLY CHARTERED SEALIFT SHIP FOR U.S. AIR FORCE HERO
10/31/1997:   PRESIDENT CLINTON PROCLAIMS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2-8
10/28/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE COMMUNITY DRUG AWARENESS AWARD
10/24/1997:   AMERICAN REMAINS RETURN FROM NORTH KOREA
10/24/1997:   USNS SODERMAN (T-AKR 299) NAMED AFTER MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
10/24/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/24/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/24/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/24/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/24/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/24/1997:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/23/1997:   INSPECTOR GENERAL COMPLETES REVIEW OF GULF WAR LOGS
10/23/1997:   Statement of Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen before the Senate Committee on Appropriations on the topic of NATO Enlargement 21 October 1997
10/23/1997:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/23/1997:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/23/1997:   RED RIBBON WEEK
10/23/1997:   ACTING UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE R. NOEL LONGUEMARE RECEIVED PACKARD AWARD
10/22/1997:   DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY FACILITIES HONORED WITH13 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARDS
10/22/1997:   PENTAGON'S ANNUAL VISITOR RECORD BROKEN
10/22/1997:   Remarks as delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen Yale University New Haven, Connecticut September 26, 1997
10/22/1997:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT POLICY ISSUED TO IMPLEMENTAMENDMENT TO GUN CONTROL ACT
10/22/1997:   DEFENSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN THE SERVICES (DACOWITS) VISIT WITH SERVICE MEMBERS IN THE PACIFIC
10/22/1997:   TEAM SPIRIT 97 CANCELED
10/21/1997:   U.S. STRATEGIC COMMAND CINC VISITS RUSSIA
10/21/1997:   RAND REPORT: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR MILITARY WOMEN
10/21/1997:   Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen Dedication of Women in Military Service for America Memorial October 18, 1997
10/21/1997:   MILITARY CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CITED AS NATIONAL MODEL
10/21/1997:   TORREJON AIR BASE TO CLOSE
10/21/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE COHEN SENDS MESSAGE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES AND SENIOR LEADERS
10/17/1997:   NAVY CHRISTENS NEWEST ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF CARGO SHIPUSNS FISHER (T-AKR 301)
10/17/1997:   U.S. NAVY COMMISSIONS COASTAL MINE HUNTER SHIP
10/17/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DIRECTS REVIEW OF SECURITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROCEDURES
10/16/1997:   PARTIAL EVACUATION DRILL PLANNED FOR PENTAGON
10/14/1997:   DOD SUPPORTS FIRE FIGHTING EFFORTS IN INDONESIA
10/10/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CONGRATULATES ANTI-LAND MINE GROUP
10/09/1997:   EXERCISE BRIGHT STAR 98
10/09/1997:   TASK FORCE ABLE SENTRY DRAWDOWN
10/08/1997:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/08/1997:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/08/1997:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT HOSTS PUBLIC FORUMS ON PROPOSED RANGE RULE
10/07/1997:   DOD ANNOUNCES FY98 FOREIGN COMPARATIVE TESTING PROGRAM
10/07/1997:   WINNERS OF DOD LIFE CYCLE COST REDUCTION AWARD ANNOUNCED
10/06/1997:   DOD PUBLISHES 50-YEAR HISTORY OF ITS ORGANIZATION AND LEADERS
10/03/1997:   NAVY CHRISTENS GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
10/02/1997:   DOD COMPLETES REVIEW OF RAYTHEON - HUGHES
10/02/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE APPROVES LASER EXPERIMENT TO IMPROVE SATELLITE PROTECTION
10/02/1997:   OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR MAILING ADDRESSES RELEASED
10/01/1997:   DEFENSE MESSAGE SYSTEM ENDORSED BY SENIOR DEFENSE COUNCIL
10/01/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE APPROVES VOLUNTARY INTERMODAL SEALIFT AGREEMENT (VISA)

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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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