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News Releases

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.

10/31/2008:   Detainee Transfer Announced
10/31/2008:   2008 DoD Chief Information Officer Award Winners Announced
10/31/2008:   General Officer Assignments
10/31/2008:   2008 Phoenix Award Winner Announced
10/31/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/30/2008:   Flag Officer Assignments
10/30/2008:   SECNAV Names New Zumwalt-Class Destroyer USS Michael Monsoor
10/29/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 28, 2008
10/29/2008:   General and Flag Officer Announcements
10/29/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
10/28/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
10/27/2008:   General Officer Assignments
10/26/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/24/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
10/24/2008:   DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
10/24/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/23/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
10/22/2008:   Navy Commissions Submarine New Hampshire
10/22/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated
10/21/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/21/2008:   Dod Identifies Army Casualty
10/21/2008:   Charges Dismissed Against Five Guantanamo Detainees
10/21/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/21/2008:   Airman Missing In Action From WWII Is Identified
10/21/2008:   Victim and Family Members To See Military Commissions Proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
10/20/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/20/2008:   US, Italy Sign Procurement Accord
10/20/2008:   Defense Department Launches New Advertising Campaign
10/20/2008:   New Media Activity Activation Announced
10/17/2008:   Navy Christens Guided Missile Destroyer Wayne E. Meyer
10/17/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/17/2008:   Korea-U.S. Security Meeting Joint Communique Announced
10/17/2008:   Flag Officer Assignments
10/17/2008:   General Officers Announcements
10/16/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
10/16/2008:   Dod Announces Non-Certification Of Armed Reconaissance Helicopter Program
10/16/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/15/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/15/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/15/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 14, 2008
10/14/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/14/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/14/2008:   General Officer Assignments
10/10/2008:   General Officer Assignment
10/10/2008:   Navy Names Ship After Howard O. Lorenzen ‘Father Of Electronic Warfare’
10/10/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
10/10/2008:   DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For Fiscal 2008
10/08/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 7, 2008
10/08/2008:   Detainee Transfer Announced
10/08/2008:   Pilot Missing in Action From The Vietnam War is Identified
10/07/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
10/07/2008:   Armed Forces Retirement Home Receives Prestigious Accreditation
10/06/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/06/2008:   DoD Develops Compensation & Benefits Handbook
10/06/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/06/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/06/2008:   Defense Department Activates U.S. Forces-Afghanistan
10/06/2008:   DoD Revises Purple Heart Eligibility Criteria to Allow Award to POWs Who Die in Captivity
10/06/2008:   $1M Wearable Power Prize Competition Winner Announced
10/03/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/03/2008:   Charges Referred Against Detainee Ghailani
10/03/2008:   DoD Announces Assignment of Forces to US Northern Command
10/03/2008:   General Officer Announcement
10/03/2008:   General Officer Assignments
10/03/2008:   DoD Contracts for Free YMCA Membership for Deployed Guard and Reserve Families
10/03/2008:   DoD, INOVA Partner To Employ Military Spouse
10/02/2008:   Military Health System Asks Service Members and Their Families for Feedback
10/02/2008:   Soldier Missing In Action From WWII Is Identified
10/01/2008:   Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Independence
10/01/2008:   DoD Announces Activation Of Unified Geographic Command
10/01/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualities
10/01/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of September 30, 2008
10/01/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Mexican Brig. Gen. Uriel Rios as U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas, senior defense official in Mexico, looks on upon Hagel's arrival in Mexico City, April 23, 2014. Rios is a liaison officer to the Mexican secretariat of national defense. Hagel will attend a defense ministerial conference with Mexico, Canada and the United States before traveling to Guatemala. Earlier in the day, Hagel toured Fort Bragg, N.C. 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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