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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.

12/28/2000:   U.S., Korea Complete Negotiations on Status of Forces
12/27/2000:   HIGH ENERGY LASER RESEARCH AWARDS ANNOUNCED
12/22/2000:   NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE CONTRACT AWARDED
12/22/2000:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
12/21/2000:   DEFENSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN THE SERVICE WELCOMES EIGHT NEW MEMBERS
12/21/2000:   SERVICEMEMBERS TO RECEIVE ONE OF THE LARGEST INCREASES IN HOUSING ALLOWANCE RATES EVER
12/21/2000:   FOURTH MEMBER ADDED TO V-22 REVIEW PANEL
12/19/2000:   NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ASSOCIATION SIGNS STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR GUARD, RESERVE
12/19/2000:   SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AUGMENTATION AWARDS ANNOUNCED
12/19/2000:   RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD GENERAL/FLAG OFFICERS APPOINTED
12/19/2000:   GULF WAR DEPLETED URANIUM ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE REPORT UPDATED
12/19/2000:   VACCINE USE IN THE GULF WAR: SHORTFALLS IDENTIFIED, IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED
12/18/2000:   U.S., NORTH KOREA REACH AGREEMENT ON MIA REMAINS RECOVERY
12/15/2000:   ROK OUTSIDE EXPERT VISIT TO WASHNGTON PROVES TIMELY
12/15/2000:   SECRETARY COHEN ANNOUNCES V-22 REVIEW PANEL
12/15/2000:   NAVY DEMONSTRATES COOPERATIVE ENGAGEMENT AT SEA
12/14/2000:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
12/14/2000:   COHEN TO LEAD HOLIDAY VISIT TO U.S. FORCES OVERSEAS
12/13/2000:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
12/13/2000:   U.S., FOUR EUROPEAN NATIONS AGREE TO PRODUCE INFORMATION TERMINALS
12/12/2000:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
12/11/2000:   NAVY NAMES FOURTH SAN ANTONIO CLASS AMPHIBIOUS SHIP
12/11/2000:   NAVY NAMES FOURTH VIRGINIA CLASS SUBMARINE
12/11/2000:   DOD RELEASES SELECTED ACQUISITION REPORTS
12/08/2000:   TRICARE SENIOR PHARMACY BENEFIT DETAILS ANNOUNCED
12/07/2000:   NAVY AND MARINE CORPS RECEIVE MORE THAN 250 e-BUSINESS PROPOSALS
12/07/2000:   BLUE ANGELS, THUNDERBIRDS SET 2001 AIR SHOW SCHEDULES
12/06/2000:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ANNOUNCES CONTRACT FOR IRIDIUM COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES
12/06/2000:   JOINT RESERVE VIRTUAL INFORMATION ORGANIZATIONS APPROVED FOR ESTABLISHMENT
12/06/2000:   BLUE ANGELS, THUNDERBIRDS SET 2001 AIR SHOW SCHEDULES
12/05/2000:   2001 CHAIR AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF DACOWITS NAMED
12/05/2000:   U.S. AND UKRAINIAN DEFENSE MINISTRIES SIGN ANNUAL PLAN OF COOPERATION
12/05/2000:   DOD REISSUES REPORT ON KHAMISIYAH DEMOLITIONS
12/05/2000:   DOD ANNOUNCES RAND STUDY OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL AGENTS
12/01/2000:   DOD RELEASES STRATEGY REPORT FOR EUROPE AND NATO

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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.