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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.

03/31/2008:   General Officer Announcements
03/31/2008:   DoD Announces Change in Status of Army Soldier
03/31/2008:   Charges Sworn Against Detainee Ghailani
03/29/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/28/2008:   General Officer Announcements
03/28/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/28/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/27/2008:   $49.3 Million Awarded to Universities for Research Equipment
03/27/2008:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/27/2008:   Senior Executive Service Appointments
03/26/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
03/26/2008:   DoD to Award $15.7 Million for Science and Engineering Research
03/26/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Mobilized as of March 26, 2008
03/26/2008:   Soldier Missing in Action From The Korean War is Identified
03/26/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
03/25/2008:   Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Award Winners Announced
03/25/2008:   General Officer Assignments
03/25/2008:   General Officer Announcements
03/24/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/24/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
03/24/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/24/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/24/2008:   Missing WWII Airman is Identified
03/23/2008:   DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
03/21/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/21/2008:   General Officer Announcements
03/20/2008:   General Officer Announcement
03/19/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
03/19/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/19/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Mobilized as of March 19, 2008
03/19/2008:   U.S. and Indian Officials Discuss WWII Recovery Missions
03/18/2008:   64 Universities to Receive $200 Million in Research Funding
03/18/2008:   General Officer Announcement
03/17/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/17/2008:   DoD Announces New Reserve Component Deployment Support and Reintegration Office
03/15/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/15/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
03/14/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
03/14/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/14/2008:   Defense Department Takes Custody Of A High-Value Detainee
03/14/2008:   Fiscal 2007 Sexual Assault In The Military And 2006 Gender Relations Survey Results Released
03/14/2008:   DoD Announces Unit For Next Afghanistan Rotation
03/13/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
03/13/2008:   Standardization Program Presents Annual Achievement Awards
03/13/2008:   General Officer Announcements
03/13/2008:   General Officer Assignments
03/13/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/13/2008:   General Officer Announcements
03/12/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Mobilized as of March 12, 2008
03/12/2008:   Charges Sworn Against Detainee Mohammed Kamin
03/12/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/12/2008:   Tenth Quadrennial Review Of Military Compensation Released
03/11/2008:   Colombian Minister of Defense Visits Pentagon
03/10/2008:   DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for February 2008
03/10/2008:   Airman Lost in 1942 Crash is Identified
03/10/2008:   General Officer Announcement
03/05/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Mobilized as of March 5, 2008
03/05/2008:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/05/2008:   Flag Officer Assignments
03/05/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
03/05/2008:   DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
03/05/2008:   Charges Referred Against Detainee Al Qosi
03/03/2008:   General Officer Announcements
03/03/2008:   Navy Secretary Names Two New Auxiliary Dry Cargo Ships
03/03/2008:   China Military Power Report Released

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  • 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
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the Five Star Veterans Center in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Battaglia met with state and city officials, business leaders, transitioning homeless veterans and staff members during his visit to the center.   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. 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
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