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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.

03/29/2013:   Statement by Secretary Chuck Hagel on Vietnam Veterans Day
03/29/2013:   Soldier Missing from World War II Identified
03/29/2013:   2013 DACOWITS Committee Members Announced
03/28/2013:   General Officer Announcement
03/28/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Hagel's Meeting with African Leaders
03/28/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/27/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with South Korean Minister of National Defense Kim
03/25/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Hagel's Call with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu
03/25/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/24/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/24/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/23/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with President Karzai
03/22/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Hagel’s Call with Polish Minister of Defense Tomasz Siemoniak
03/22/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/22/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
03/22/2013:   Army Releases February 2013 Suicide Information
03/22/2013:   Statement on Futenma Replacement Facility Landfill Permit Request
03/22/2013:   DOD Releases Strategy for Homeland Defense and Defense Support for Civil Authorities
03/22/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/22/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/22/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/21/2013:   Military Commissions Personnel Announcement
03/21/2013:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Civilian Employee Furlough Notices
03/20/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Hagel’s Call with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian
03/20/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/20/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/20/2013:   General Officer Assignments
03/20/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter’s Visit to Jakarta
03/19/2013:   Readout Secretary of Defense Hagel’s Call with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon
03/19/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
03/19/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Ten Year Anniversary of the Iraq War
03/18/2013:   DOD Launches Healthy Base Initiative
03/18/2013:   Deputy Secretary of Defense Carter's Visit to South Korea
03/17/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/16/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
03/16/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Call to Afghan President Hamid Karzai
03/15/2013:   General Officer Assignments
03/14/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/14/2013:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
03/13/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 12, 2013
03/13/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
03/12/2013:   Department of the Army Launches Campaign to Enhance Unit Readiness and Soldier Resilience
03/12/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through January 2013
03/11/2013:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
03/08/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/08/2013:   Army Announces Task Force Behavioral Health Findings
03/08/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
03/08/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of Feburary 26, 2013
03/07/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s Calls with Foreign Counterparts
03/07/2013:   DOD Approves $26,560,000 Grant for Hale Kula Elementary School, Hawaii
03/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s Calls with Foreign Counterparts and Leaders
03/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak
03/01/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
03/01/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/01/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/01/2013:   DOD Announces U.S. Army In Europe Force Structure Changes

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak hold a press conference at the Pentagon, April 17, 2014, after meeting to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps photo Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is given a MH-65D Dolphin helicopter weapons capabilities briefing during a visit to the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. Battaglia met with coast guardsmen, and gained an understanding for the squadron’s mission. 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, talks to applicants about military commitment and service to their country before administering the ceremonial oath of enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. 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, explores the instrument panel of the Midnight Express, a tactical training boat, which is part of Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to land in a field to extract U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers during Operation Cyclone in Passau village in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 11, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team 11, and the Georgian soldiers are assigned to Bravo Company, 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
  • 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
  • U.S. Marines prepare to demonstrate how to fire their weapons to Australian soldiers after hiking on Robertson Barracks in Northern Territory, Australia, April 15, 2014, to acclimate the to the area's humidity. The Marines are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Gulliver
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