United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

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.

03/31/2009:   Value Engineering Achievement Award Winners Announced
03/31/2009:   DoD Grants $17.4 Million To Minority Academic Institutions
03/30/2009:   Flag Officer Assignments
03/30/2009:   General Officer Assignments
03/28/2009:   DoD Identifies Navy Casualties
03/27/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/27/2009:   Flag Officer Assignments
03/27/2009:   General Officer Assignments
03/27/2009:   General Officer Announcements
03/25/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/25/2009:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 24, 2009
03/24/2009:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
03/23/2009:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
03/23/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/20/2009:   DoD Announces Recovery Act Construction and Repair Projects
03/19/2009:   General Officer Announcements
03/18/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/18/2009:   End to Stop Loss Announced
03/18/2009:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 17, 2009
03/18/2009:   General Officer Assignments
03/17/2009:   Fiscal Year 2008 DoD Sexual Assault Report Released
03/17/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
03/17/2009:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
03/17/2009:   DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
03/16/2009:   Soldier Missing From Korean War Is Identified
03/16/2009:   DoD and OPM To Review National Security Personnel System
03/13/2009:   Navy Secretary Departs Office
03/13/2009:   Standardization Program Presents Annual Achievement Awards
03/13/2009:   DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
03/13/2009:   Flag Officer Assignments
03/12/2009:   Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado
03/11/2009:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
03/11/2009:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 10, 2009
03/11/2009:   Flag Officer Assignments
03/10/2009:   Navy Changes Speicher Status To ‘Missing-In-Action’
03/10/2009:   DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for February 2009
03/09/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/09/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/06/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/06/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/06/2009:   DoD Awards $52.5 Million To Universities For Research Equipment
03/06/2009:   Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth
03/06/2009:   General Officer Assignments
03/05/2009:   Navy To Christen USNS Wally Schirra
03/04/2009:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
03/04/2009:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 3, 2009
03/03/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
03/03/2009:   General Officer Assignments
03/02/2009:   DoD Announces Iraq Unit Rotations
03/02/2009:   DoD Announces Units For Next Afghanistan Rotation

Featured Photos More »

  • 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
Start/stop Featured Photo Gallery Slideshow RING PRESENTATIONCHIEF'S TROPHYMEMORIAL WALLBASKETBALL COMMISSIONERENGLISH SECURITYFERRY ASSISTANCESHADOW MARATHON

The Pentagon Channel

  • Video Thumbnail: Obama Promises "Unwavering Commitment" to ROK Ferry Response

    Obama Promises "Unwavering Commitment" to ROK Ferry Response

    ℠2014 - Commander in Chief Barack Obama is directing...

  • Video Thumbnail: Russian Actions Strengthen NATO Resolve

    Russian Actions Strengthen NATO Resolve

    ℠2014 - After meeting with his Polish counterpart at...

  • Video Thumbnail: New Korea Agreement Offsets U.S. Costs

    New Korea Agreement Offsets U.S. Costs

    ℠2014 - A new agreement between the U.S. and the...

  • Video Thumbnail: U.S. Navy Assists in ROK Ferry Response

    U.S. Navy Assists in ROK Ferry Response

    ℠2014 - USS Bonhomme Richard is joining the response...

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.