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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.

11/30/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Al-Sisi
11/30/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter's Visit to Afghanistan
11/28/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Calls to Service Members on Thanksgiving
11/27/2013:   Flag Officer Assignment
11/27/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Japan Defense Minister Onodera
11/27/2013:   Thanksgiving Day Message from Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel
11/25/2013:   General Officer Announcements
11/23/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone
11/22/2013:   Joint Statement on US - Pakistan Defense Consultative Group Meeting
11/22/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon
11/22/2013:   Department of Defense Announces Arctic Strategy
11/21/2013:   General Officer Assignments
11/21/2013:   Army Releases October 2013 Suicide Information
11/20/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Disabilities Treaty
11/20/2013:   DOD Approves $13.2 Million Grant for the Tooele County School District, Tooele, Utah, to Replace Dugway High School at the Dugway Proving Ground
11/20/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of November 20, 2013
11/20/2013:   U.S.-Israel David’s Sling Weapon System Intercepts Target During Integrated Flight Test
11/19/2013:   Statement from Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall on Safeguarding Unclassified Controlled Technical Information
11/19/2013:   DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013
11/18/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
11/18/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Turkey Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
11/16/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Al-Sisi
11/15/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Call with Philippines Recovery Task Force Commander
11/15/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Philippines National Defense Secretary Voltaire Tuvera Gazmin
11/15/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Junior Officers
11/15/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
11/15/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
11/13/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Kazakhstan's Minister of Defense Adilbek Dzhaksybekov
11/13/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 30, 2013
11/13/2013:   DoD/TSA Partner to Provide Military TSA Precheck at 100 Airports
11/13/2013:   General Officer Announcements
11/13/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Slovenia’s Minister of Defense Roman Jakic
11/12/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
11/12/2013:   Flag Officer Assignment
11/12/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
11/11/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on Perry Inhofe
11/11/2013:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Additional DOD Support to the Republic of the Philippines
11/09/2013:   Department of Defense Support to the Government of the Philippines
11/08/2013:   DOD Releases Report on Progress in Afghanistan
11/08/2013:   Secretary Hagel to Travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain
11/06/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of November 6, 2013
11/06/2013:   Navy to Christen Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford
11/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Belgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Pieter De Crem
11/04/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
11/04/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
11/04/2013:   Secretary Hagel to Deliver Keynote at CSIS Global Security Forum
11/01/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on former Rep. John Y. McCollister

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  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stands at attention with Canadian Forces' Chief of the Defense Staff Gen. Thomas J. Lawson during a welcome ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. military assigned to duty in Canada during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs Canadian Forces' Chief of the Defense Staff Gen. Thomas J. Lawson's guestbook during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to Navy Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class Hester about the capabilities of the USS Zephyr on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to sailors on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. Battaglia met with sailors, toured a patrol craft and discussed the benefits of the new GPS curriculum for transitioning service members and their families. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to Navy Chief Petty Officer Bolden in the engine room about the capabilities of the USS Zephyr on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Maria Contreras-Sweet, Small Business Administration administrator, talks with members of the Air Force participating in a Boots to Business class at the Pentagon, April 15, 2014. Boots to Business is an SBA sponsored, worldwide program offered as a component of the Defense Department's redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP) renamed Transition GPS. U.S. Air Force photo Jim Varhegyi
  • First Lady Michelle Obama visits with families working on crafts at Maryland Fisher House IV at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., April 14, 2014.  White House photo by Chuck Kennedy
  • An Afghan army commando runs to assist a wounded comrade into a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while conducting a medical evacuation mission in Sorbaghal village in the Maiwand district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 10, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara Wakai
  • Smoking brass casings fall from the bottom of an M2A1 machine gun fired by a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard's Company B, 126th Brigade Support Battalion during weapons qualification on Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., April 5, 2014.  Massachusetts National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav
  • Air Force Senior Airman Sean Meehan, left, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Kane Lawlor provide cover after a tactical air insertion by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during training on Fort Dix, N.J., April 10, 2014. Meehan and Lawlor, tactical air controllers, are assigned to New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, 177th Fighter Wing. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform an inverted formation fly-by during the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona event at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 13, 2014. In addition to 14 aerial demonstrations, there were more than 40 aircraft static displays during the event.  U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey
  • U.S. Marines and sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island perform well deck operations with landing craft air cushion vehicles in the Pacific Ocean, April 9, 2014. The Makin Island is conducting amphibious squadron marine expeditionary unit integration training in preparation for an upcoming deployment.from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Robin W. Peak
  • Air Force Capt. Sarah Evans dives during a swimming race at the 2014 Air Force Trials on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7, 2014. Evans won first place in the women's 50-meter freestyle swimming competition. Evans is assigned to the 59th Medical Wing Patients Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
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