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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.

12/31/2012:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on the Government of Afghanistan’s Security Transition Announcement
12/31/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/27/2012:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on the Passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf
12/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/24/2012:   Secretary Panetta Makes Holiday Calls to Service Members
12/23/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
12/21/2012:   DOD Evaluates Sexual Harassment and Prevention Response Efforts at Military Academies
12/19/2012:   Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Humanitarian Assistance for Typhoon Bopha in the Southern Philippines
12/19/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 18, 2012
12/18/2012:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Press Reports Related to Undersecretary Michael Vickers
12/18/2012:   Statement from Press Secretary George Little on Army Investigation into Hiring Procedures at Child Development Centers
12/18/2012:   Army Investigating Fort Myer Child Development Center
12/17/2012:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on the Passing of Senator Daniel Inouye
12/17/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Norwegian Minister of Defense Strom-Erichsen
12/17/2012:   Department of Defense Releases 2013 Bah Rates
12/16/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/14/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/14/2012:   CONR to Conduct Air Defense Exercise in National Capital Region
12/13/2012:   Army Releases November Suicide Data
12/13/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 11, 2012
12/13/2012:   General Officer Announcements
12/12/2012:   Readout of the U.S.-China Defense Consultative Talks
12/12/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
12/12/2012:   General Officer Announcement
12/11/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/11/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta's Meeting with Kuwaiti Amir
12/11/2012:   DOD Approves $129 Million in Grants for Transportation Improvements and to Replace Schools Located on Military Installations
12/11/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through October 2012
12/11/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
12/10/2012:   DOD Releases Report on Progress in Afghanistan
12/10/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
12/09/2012:   Secretary Panetta's Statement on Operations in Afghanistan
12/08/2012:   Statement on Department of Defense Support to the Government of the Philippines
12/07/2012:   Soldier KIA During Vietnam War Identified
12/07/2012:   General Officer Assignments
12/07/2012:   General Officer Announcements
12/07/2012:   General Officer Announcement
12/07/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Aleksandar Vucic
12/06/2012:   Readout of Vice Chief of Naval Operations Meeting with Chinese Admiral
12/06/2012:   Secretary Panetta Statement on Intent to Nominate CENTCOM Commander
12/06/2012:   DOD Releases Revised Tuition Assistance Memorandum of Understanding
12/06/2012:   United States and Iraq Commit to Enduring Strategic Partnership
12/05/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 4, 2012
12/05/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
12/04/2012:   Department of Defense Holds Annual Disability Awards Ceremony
12/04/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/04/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
12/03/2012:   NORAD to Conduct Air Defense Exercise in National Capital Region
12/03/2012:   Soldier Missing from Vietnam War Identified
12/03/2012:   Flag Officer Assignment
12/01/2012:   Navy’s Next Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier to be Named Enterprise

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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.