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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.

02/28/2013:   Navy to Christen First Mobile Landing Platform
02/28/2013:   Department Of Defense Expands Valor Website
02/27/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s Call with Brazilian Minister of Defense Celso Amorim
02/27/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
02/27/2013:   Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
02/27/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 26, 2013
02/26/2013:   Statement by Press Secretary George Little on the Confirmation of Senator Chuck Hagel
02/26/2013:   Farewell Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary Leon E. Panetta
02/26/2013:   DOD Releases Commercial Mobile Device Implementation Plan
02/25/2013:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
02/22/2013:   Joint Statement of The Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue
02/22/2013:   F-35 Cautionary Suspension of Flight Operations: F135 Engine Crack
02/22/2013:   Army Releases January 2013 Suicide Information
02/22/2013:   General Officer Assignments
02/20/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of Feburary 12, 2013
02/20/2013:   Message to the Department from Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on the Preparations for Potential Sequestration on March 1 and Furlough Notifications
02/19/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on General Allen’s Decision to Retire
02/19/2013:   General Officer Assignments
02/15/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through December 2012
02/15/2013:   General Officer Assignment
02/14/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 12, 2013
02/14/2013:   Australian, Japanese and U.S. Officials Meet for Security and Defense Cooperation Forum
02/14/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
02/14/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
02/13/2013:   DOD Announces the Distinguished Warfare Medal
02/13/2013:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Call with Korea’s Minister of National Defense Kim
02/13/2013:   Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Intercepts Target Using Space Tracking and Surveillance System-Demonstrators Data
02/12/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta State of The Union Announcement on Afghanistan
02/12/2013:   General Officer Assignments
02/11/2013:   Statement from Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on the Extension of Benefits to Same-Sex Partners
02/11/2013:   General Officer Announcements
02/11/2013:   General Officer Announcements
02/11/2013:   General Officer Announcements
02/10/2013:   Message from Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta for the International Security Assistance Force
02/08/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
02/08/2013:   General Officer Assignments
02/06/2013:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Proposed 2014 Military Pay Raise
02/06/2013:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on U.S. Carrier Strike Group Presence in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility
02/06/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 5, 2013
02/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Abd-al-Fattah Al-Sisi
02/05/2013:   General Officer Assignments
02/05/2013:   NORAD Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
02/04/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
02/02/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter’s Meetings in Paris, France
02/01/2013:   Army Releases December 2012 and Calendar Year 2012 Suicide Information

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  • Arati Prabhakar, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, briefs Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the Atlas robot and other robotics at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. The program showcased DARPA technologies and how they contribute to U.S. national security. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby briefs the press at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. Kirby answered questions regarding the upcoming joint exercises between the United States and Poland as well as also addressing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's upcoming trip to Mexico and Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • A MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor helicopter assists South Korea's search operations near the site of the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off Jindo island. The helicopter is assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Senyk
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cameron H. Depue scans the ocean from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft after departing from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 21, 2014, to assist South Korea's search operations for the Sewol, the ferry that sank off Jindo island. Depue is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Delong tracks with another parachutist during free fall training on Naval Station Rota Spain in Rota, Spain, April 14, 2014. Delong is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8.  U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Nathaniel Spencer
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Milano jumps over a wall during a mock helicopter raid as part of weapons and tactics instructor course Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., April 9, 2014. Milano is an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza
  • U.S. Air Force and Marine engineers insulate the roof at the Edward P. Yorke school during New Horizons 2014 in Belize City, Belize, April 18, 2014. U.S. Southern Command sponsored the exercise, during which civil engineers from the United States and Belize will construct three school additions in Belize City and one in Hattieville.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden
  • U.S. Army Spc. Steven Dixon, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Harjind Sidhu examine a patient's teeth during New Horizons Belize 2014 in Progresso, Belize, April 11, 2014. Dixon is a dental technician and Sidhu is a dentist. The medical training exercise gives U.S. and Canadian military doctors and nurses the opportunity to work with their Belize counterparts to provide free care to Belizeans. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar
  • Army 2nd Lt. John Bergman low crawls through a water obstacle during the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Camp Rogers on Fort Benning, Ga., April 11, 2014. Bergman is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Berner
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