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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.

03/31/2003:   EDWARD C. "PETE" ALDRIDGE TO RETIRE
03/31/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTIES
03/30/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES SOLDIER MISSING IN IRAQ
03/30/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES SOLDIER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
03/30/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES SOLDIER KILLED IN ACCIDENT
03/30/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES ARMY CASUALTIES
03/30/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES MARINE CASUALTIES
03/29/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES AIRMAN KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
03/29/2003:   U.S., CHINA AGREE TO ENHANCED COOPERATION ON POW/MIA MATTERS
03/29/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN MARINE CASUALTY STATUS
03/28/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES MARINE KILLED IN NON-HOSTILE ACCIDENT
03/28/2003:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
03/27/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTIES
03/27/2003:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ACCEPTS PERLE'S RESIGNATION
03/27/2003:   PERLE RESIGNS AS CHAIRMAN OF THE DEFENSE POLICY BOARD
03/27/2003:   GENERAL OFFICER ASSIGNMENT
03/27/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES SAILOR KILLED IN IRAQ
03/26/2003:   DOD AND USA FREEDOM CORPS LAUNCH "ON THE HOME FRONT"
03/26/2003:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENT
03/26/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES STATUS OF 507TH SOLDIERS
03/26/2003:   OFFICER DIES FROM WOUNDS SUFFERED ON MARCH 22ND
03/26/2003:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF MARCH 26, 2003
03/26/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY SOLDIER KILLED
03/26/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MISSING MARINES
03/25/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MARINES KILLED IN ACTION
03/25/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MARINES KILLED IN ACTION
03/25/2003:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
03/24/2003:   APACHE PILOTS' STATUS CHANGED TO POW
03/24/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY PILOTS IN DOWNED APACHE AIRCRAFT
03/24/2003:   ARMY NAMED EXECUTIVE AGENT FOR COMBATING IRAQ OIL FIRES
03/24/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES AIR FORCE CREW KILLED IN HELICOPTER ACCIDENT
03/24/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY RESERVE SOLDIER KILLED
03/24/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE KILLED BY ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE
03/24/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE KILLED IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT
03/23/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES SOLDIER KILLED AT CAMP PENNSYLVANIA, KUWAIT
03/22/2003:   TROOP SUPPORT MAIL POLICY STRESSED
03/22/2003:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES AMERICAN OFFICER KILLED IN ROYAL NAVY HELICOPTER COLLISION
03/22/2003:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES MARINES KILLED IN ACTION
03/21/2003:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES MARINES KILLED IN CH-46 CRASH
03/21/2003:   GENERAL OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
03/21/2003:   MILITARY PLANNING FOR IRAQI FLOODING CONSIDERED
03/20/2003:   ESGR TO OPEN AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE
03/20/2003:   DEFENSE STANDARDIZATION PROGRAM PRESENTS ANNUAL AWARDS
03/20/2003:   U.S. NAVY'S F-14D TOMCATS GAIN JDAM CAPABILITY
03/19/2003:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF MARCH 19, 2003
03/17/2003:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
03/15/2003:   PRESIDENT AUTHORIZES TWO NEW MEDALS
03/14/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES PLANS TO STIMULATE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
03/14/2003:   KANSAS CIVIL SUPPORT TEAM CERTIFIED
03/13/2003:   FLAG ANNOUNCEMENTS
03/13/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES NUMBER FOR OIL WELL FIRE CONTRACTORS
03/12/2003:   NEW TRICARE POLICIES FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVES ANNOUNCED
03/12/2003:   UNIVERSITIES SELECTED FOR RESEARCH FUNDING
03/12/2003:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
03/12/2003:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF MARCH 12, 2003
03/11/2003:   AIR FORCE TESTS MASSIVE ORDNANCE AIR BLAST (MOAB)
03/11/2003:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES SOLDIER KILLED
03/11/2003:   STATEMENT FROM SECRETARY RUMSFELD
03/10/2003:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
03/07/2003:   UNIVERSITIES SELECTED FOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION FUNDING
03/07/2003:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
03/06/2003:   ALABAMA CIVIL SUPPORT TEAM CERTIFIED
03/06/2003:   U.S. PLANS TO PRESERVE IRAQ'S OIL FOR IRAQI PEOPLE
03/05/2003:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF MARCH 5, 2003
03/03/2003:   PENTAGON MEMORIAL DESIGN SELECTION ANNOUNCED

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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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