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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.

10/31/2013:   DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal 2013
10/31/2013:   General Officer Announcements
10/31/2013:   Army Releases September 2013 Suicide Information
10/31/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
10/31/2013:   Navy to Christen Submarine North Dakota
10/30/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 30, 2013
10/30/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
10/30/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Latvian Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks
10/30/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
10/29/2013:   General Officer Assignments
10/29/2013:   General Officer Announcements
10/29/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on former Rep. Ike Skelton
10/28/2013:   Joint Statement by United States Secretary of Defense and New Zealand Minister of Defense
10/25/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting With Lithuanian Minister of National Defense Juozas Olekas
10/25/2013:   Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts Republic of Korea National Security Advisor Kim Jang Soo
10/25/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of September 25, 2013
10/23/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu
10/23/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the 30th Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Barracks Bombing in Beirut, Wednesday, October 23, 2013
10/22/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Canadian Minister of National Defense Rob Nicholson
10/22/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston
10/22/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Afghanistan’s Minister of Defense Bismullah Khan Mohammadi
10/22/2013:   Readout Of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Hungarian Minister Of Defense Csaba Hende
10/21/2013:   DoD Identifies Marine Corps Casualty
10/19/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/18/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Passing of Rep. C.W. Bill Young
10/18/2013:   DOD to Relocate from the Transit Center at Manas International Airport and Return Facilities to the Government of Kyrgyzstan
10/18/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Romania's Minister of Defense Mircea Dusa
10/18/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
10/18/2013:   General Officer Assignments
10/18/2013:   General Officer Assignments
10/17/2013:   Message to Department of Defense Personnel from Secretary Hagel on Reopening the Government
10/16/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Australian Defence Minister David Johnston
10/16/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 15, 2013
10/14/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
10/14/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with the United Arab Emirates' Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
10/14/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
10/11/2013:   Statement by George Little on Death Gratuity Payments
10/11/2013:   WWII Airman Identified
10/11/2013:   WWII Marines Accounted For
10/11/2013:   Missing Airmen From Vietnam War Accounted For
10/10/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on Deputy Secretary Carter
10/10/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 8, 2013
10/09/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/09/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
10/09/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on Death Gratuities
10/09/2013:   Periodic Review Board Process Underway
10/08/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon
10/08/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
10/08/2013:   Secretary Hagel Announces Appointment to Key Defense Post
10/07/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with the Service Chiefs
10/07/2013:   Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on U.S. Operations in Somalia
10/07/2013:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
10/06/2013:   STATEMENT BY SECRETARY HAGEL ON OPERATIONS IN LIBYA AND SOMALIA
10/06/2013:   Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on the Capture of Abu Anas al Libi
10/05/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Pay Our Military Act
10/04/2013:   Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Flight Test
10/01/2013:   Army Releases August 2013 Suicide Information

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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
  • First Lady Michelle Obama greets service members after participating in a "Joining Forces" event on Fort Campbell, Ky., April 23, 2014. During the event, Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, launched the Veterans Service Center, the first online one-stop shopping tool for veterans, transitioning service members and spouses seeking jobs.
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  • 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
  • U.S. Marine Corps Marine Sgt. Orrin G. Stanford looks out of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter while conducting search and rescue operations April, 22, 2014, for the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off the coast of Jindo island. Stanford is a crew chief assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Senyk
  • 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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