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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.

12/29/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/29/2010:   Littoral Combat Ship Contract Award Announced
12/29/2010:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 28, 2010
12/28/2010:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
12/28/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/27/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/25/2010:   Defense Space Changes Continue with First Secretary of the Air Force-Chaired Council Meeting
12/23/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/22/2010:   Statement by Secretary Robert Gates on Passage of the Fiscal 2011 NDAA
12/22/2010:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated
12/22/2010:   Deadline for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Extended
12/21/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/21/2010:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
12/21/2010:   Statement by Secretary Robert Gates on the New START Treaty
12/20/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/20/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/20/2010:   Air Force Announces Classic Association at Kirtland Air Force Base
12/18/2010:   Statement by Adm. Mike Mullen on Senate Vote to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
12/18/2010:   Statement by Secretary Robert Gates on Senate Vote to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
12/18/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/17/2010:   DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
12/17/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/17/2010:   General Officer Announcement
12/16/2010:   Army Releases November Suicide Data
12/16/2010:   General Officer Announcements
12/15/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/15/2010:   Statement by Press Secretary Geoff Morrell on House Vote to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
12/15/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/15/2010:   Statement by Secretary Robert Gates on Omnibus Bill
12/15/2010:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 14, 2010
12/15/2010:   DOD Evaluates Sexual Harassment and Prevention Response Efforts at the Military Service Academies
12/15/2010:   Department of Defense Releases 2011 BAH Rates
12/15/2010:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-to-Date 2011 Through November
12/15/2010:   Senior Executive Service Appointments & Reassignments
12/14/2010:   General Officer Announcements
12/14/2010:   General Officer Announcement
12/14/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
12/14/2010:   Statement by Secretary Gates on Richard Holbrooke
12/13/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/13/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/11/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/10/2010:   Air Force selects potential base for Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 Training Unit
12/10/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
12/09/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/09/2010:   Navy Announces USS Nimitz Homeport Change to Everett, Wash.
12/09/2010:   Air Force Announces Candidate Basing Locations for Lima Aircraft
12/08/2010:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 07, 2010
12/08/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/08/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/08/2010:   Air Force Selects Preferred Alternative Base for C-27J Training Aircraft
12/08/2010:   Soldier Missing in Action from World War I Identified
12/08/2010:   Department of Defense Holds Annual Disability Awards Ceremony and Forum
12/07/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/07/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/07/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/07/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/07/2010:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
12/06/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/06/2010:   Deadline for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Extended
12/04/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/04/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/03/2010:   General Officer Announcement
12/03/2010:   Flag Officer Announcement
12/02/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/02/2010:   U.S. Soldier MIA from Korean War Identified
12/01/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
12/01/2010:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
12/01/2010:   Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Fort Worth
12/01/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/01/2010:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of November 30, 2010

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos, foreground, at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
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