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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.

12/26/2001:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF DEC. 26
12/21/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENT
12/19/2001:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF DEC. 19
12/18/2001:   TWO MORE CIVIL SUPPORT TEAMS CERTIFIED
12/18/2001:   RECRUITERS, INTELLIGENCE LEAD DOD INFO SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION
12/18/2001:   AIR FORCE LAUNCHES HEADQUARTERS TRANSFORMATION
12/18/2001:   ARMY ANNOUNCES HEADQUARTERS TRANSFORMATION PLAN
12/17/2001:   DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY HONORS PENTAGON HEROES
12/14/2001:   NAVY TO CHRISTEN GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER MUSTIN
12/14/2001:   COMBAT ZONE TAX BREAK ANNOUNCED
12/14/2001:   NAVY AREA MISSILE DEFENSE PROGRAM CANCELED
12/14/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS - MAJOR GENERALS
12/14/2001:   NEW TRANSIT CENTER TO OPEN AT PENTAGON
12/14/2001:   NAVY BLUE ANGELS 2002 SHOW SCHEDULE
12/13/2001:   U.S. RELEASES VIDEOTAPE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN
12/13/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENT
12/12/2001:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF DEC. 12
12/07/2001:   DOD RELEASES SELECTED ACQUISITION REPORTS
12/06/2001:   VIETNAM WAR MIA IDENTIFIED
12/06/2001:   NAVY TO COMMISSION GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER BULKELEY
12/06/2001:   DEFENSE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY AWARD ANNOUNCED
12/05/2001:   DOD IDENTIFIES THREE U.S. ARMY SOLDIERS KILLED TODAY
12/05/2001:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF DEC. 5
12/04/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS - MAJOR GENERAL
12/03/2001:   MISSILE INTERCEPT TEST SUCCESSFUL
12/03/2001:   ASSESSMENTS IN TWO GULF WAR-RELATED REPORTS REMAIN UNCHANGED
12/03/2001:   KUWAITI AMMO SUPPLY POINT ASSESSMENT REAFFIRMED AS "UNLIKELY"

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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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