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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.

11/30/2012:   4th US-Afghanistan Security Consultations Forum Held In Kabul
11/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
11/30/2012:   General Officer Assignment
11/28/2012:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of November 27, 2012
11/27/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
11/27/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
11/25/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
11/21/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta's Conversation with Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak
11/21/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of November 20, 2012
11/20/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta's Meeting with Czech Minister of Defense Alexandr Vondra
11/20/2012:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on the Passing of Former Senator Warren Rudman
11/20/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
11/20/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
11/19/2012:   Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Names the Next Virginia-Class Submarine USS Delaware with Dr. Jill Biden as the Sponsor
11/19/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012
11/18/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
11/16/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
11/16/2012:   2012 Phoenix Award Announced
11/15/2012:   Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on the Train Crash in Midland
11/15/2012:   Army Releases October Suicide Data
11/15/2012:   General Officer Announcements
11/15/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
11/15/2012:   2012 Joint Vision Statement for the Thai-U.S. Defense Alliance
11/15/2012:   Statement by the Press Secretary on Review of General and Flag Officer Ethics
11/14/2012:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012
11/14/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of November 13, 2012
11/14/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
11/14/2012:   General Officer Announcements
11/14/2012:   AUSMIN 2012 Joint Communiqué
11/14/2012:   United States and Australia Advance Space Partnership
11/13/2012:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on General William E. Ward
11/13/2012:   Better Buying Power 2.0 Briefing Supplemental Documents
11/13/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
11/13/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
11/12/2012:   Statement by the Secretary of Defense on General John Allen
11/12/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
11/12/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
11/11/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
11/09/2012:   General Officer Assignments
11/09/2012:   Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy
11/08/2012:   Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy
11/07/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of November 6, 2012
11/07/2012:   Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy
11/06/2012:   Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy
11/06/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
11/05/2012:   Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy
11/05/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
11/04/2012:   Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy
11/03/2012:   Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy
11/03/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
11/02/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 30, 2012
11/02/2012:   Packard Award Winners Announced
11/02/2012:   Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy
11/01/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
11/01/2012:   Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy
11/01/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement

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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.