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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.

02/29/2000:   NAVY SECRETARY NAMES DESTROYER TO HONOR WORLD WAR II AFRICAN AMERICAN HERO
02/29/2000:   COMBAT EVALUATION IDENTIFICATION EXERCISE DRAWS 6,000 U.S., BRITISH FORCES TO EAST COAST SITES
02/29/2000:   STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN
02/25/2000:   KOREAN WAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION ANNOUNCED
02/25/2000:   DOD PROVIDES HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE SUPPORT TO SOUTH AFRICA AND MOZAMBIQUE
02/25/2000:   AEROSPACE MEDICINE JOURNAL TO PUBLISH ANTHRAX ARTICLE: "PROTECTING THE HEALTH OF US MILITARY FORCES -- A NATIONAL OBLIGATION"
02/24/2000:   GULF WAR FOX TAPES 'DEFINITELY' DO NOT SHOW POSITIVE CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS
02/24/2000:   REPORT PROBES RISKS OF CARC PAINT EXPOSURE TO GULF WAR VETERANS
02/24/2000:   INFORMATION PAPER ADDRESSES DOD PLANNING METHODOLOGY FOR GULF WAR AIR CAMPAIGN
02/23/2000:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO FIX HOUSING ALLOWANCE GAP
02/22/2000:   PENTAGON OPENS FIRST TRICARE CLINIC
02/22/2000:   AFRICA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES TO HOLD PROGRAM REVIEW CONFERENCE
02/18/2000:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
02/18/2000:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
02/18/2000:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
02/18/2000:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
02/17/2000:   YEAR 2000 DACOWITS CIVILIAN MEMBERS SELECTED
02/16/2000:   NAVY'S LIFELINES DELIVERY SYSTEM INITIATIVE WINS AWARD
02/16/2000:   DEFENSE AWARDS GIVEN FOR COMPETITIVE RESEARCH
02/16/2000:   POSSIBLE FOREIGN MILITARY SALE TO THE NETHERLANDS ANNOUNCED
02/16/2000:   POSSIBLE FOREIGN MILITARY SALE TO ISRAEL ANNOUNCED
02/16/2000:   POSSIBLE FOREIGN MILITARY SALE TO FINLAND ANNOUNCED
02/15/2000:   1999 TOP 100 CONTRACTORS REPORT RELEASED
02/15/2000:   "SUPER HORNET" OPERATIONAL EVALUATION RESULTS ANNOUNCED
02/15/2000:   DOD ANNOUNCES 25TH ROUND OF OVERSEAS BASE CLOSURES
02/14/2000:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
02/11/2000:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
02/10/2000:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AND MRS. COHEN TO HOST PENTAGON POPS 2000
02/10/2000:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
02/08/2000:   DOD AWARDS $40.2 MILLION TO UNIVERSITIES FOR RESEARCH EQUIPMENT
02/08/2000:   U.S.-U.K. DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES SIGNED
02/08/2000:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
02/07/2000:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORTS ON OPERATION ALLIED FORCE
02/07/2000:   FY 2001 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION BUDGET REQUEST
02/07/2000:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BUDGET FOR FY 2001
02/04/2000:   MURI AWARDS FOR FUTURE DOD TECHNOLOGY PRESENTED
02/04/2000:   UNITED STATES PROPOSES RENEWED REMAINS RECOVERY TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA
02/04/2000:   GENERAL OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
02/01/2000:   SECRETARY COHEN APPROVES SERVICES HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT TRAINING PLANS
02/01/2000:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT

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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
  • Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, foreground, during a meeting at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • 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 the guestbook of Canadian Air Force Gen. Thomas J. Lawson, chief of Canada's defense staff, during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • Operators aboard the Ocean Shield, an Australian navy ship, move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle into position to deploy it in the Indian Ocean, April 14, 2014. Using side-scan sonar, the Bluefin will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters, or about 2.5 to 2.8 miles, and about 115 feet above the ocean floor. Joint Task Force 658 is supporting Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Peter D. Blair
  • The USNS Cesar Chavez conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Australian frigate HMAS Toowomba in the Indian Ocean, April 12, 2014. The Ceasar Chavez is supporting the international effort to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
 U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Rollin J. Bellfi
  • 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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