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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.

04/29/1997:   DOD ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO TOWN HALL MEETING SCHEDULE
04/24/1997:   Remarks By Secretary of Defense Cohen to the VMI (Marshall ROTC Seminar)
04/24/1997:   Remarks by Secretary of Defense Cohen to the Western Hemisphere Symposium
04/24/1997:   Remarks By Secretary Cohen Upon Acceptance of the Bull Simons Award
04/24/1997:   1996 DOD ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE PRESENTED
04/24/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
04/24/1997:   DOD SEEKS TO IMPROVE GULF WAR UNIT LOCATION INFORMATION
04/23/1997:   TWO INDEPENDENT THAAD ASSESSMENTS COMPLETED
04/23/1997:   ADDITIONAL FUNDS ADDED TO COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION PROGRAM IN RUSSIA
04/23/1997:   DOD ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF'S ANNUAL AWARD FOR INSTALLATION EXCELLENCE
04/22/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
04/18/1997:   JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER AGREEMENT SIGNED
04/18/1997:   NAVY COMMISSIONS ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS DESTROYER THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68)
04/18/1997:   STATEMENT BY THE HONORABLE HAROLD BROWN, ELLIOT RICHARDSON AND WILLIAM PERRY, FORMER SECRETARIES OF DEFENSE ON THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION
04/17/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
04/17/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
04/17/1997:   AIR FORCE TO ABSORB DEFENSE EVALUATION SUPPORT ACTIVITY
04/17/1997:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO USE ONLY RECYCLED CONTENT COPIER PAPER
04/16/1997:   DOD ANNOUNCES TOWN HALL MEETINGS
04/15/1997:   OPERATION PACIFIC HAVEN WRAPS UP HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS
04/14/1997:   DOD FORMS GROUP TO PLAN ITS GOLDEN BIRTHDAY PARTY
04/10/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
04/10/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
04/10/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
04/10/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
04/10/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
04/10/1997:   GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER MCFAUL (DDG 74) TO BE CHRISTENED AT INGALLS SHIPBUILDING, PASCAGOULA, MS.
04/10/1997:   NAVY ANNOUNCES COMMISSIONING OF COASTAL MINE HUNTER CORMORANT (MHC 57)
04/09/1997:   SECRETARY OF THE NAVY NAMES NEW ROLL ON/ROLL OFF SHIP FOR U.S. ARMY HERO
04/07/1997:   MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR FEBRUARY 28, 1997 SUMMARIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
04/04/1997:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
04/03/1997:   NAVY TRANSFERS MIDWAY ISLAND
04/03/1997:   COHEN AND MORDECHAI DISCUSS A BROAD RANGE OF DEFENSE ISSUES
04/03/1997:   CORRECTION CORRECTION CORRECTION DOD HOSTS THIRD CHEMICAL DEMIL ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM
04/01/1997:   DoD Hosts Third Chemical Demilitarization Environmental Forum
04/01/1997:   B-2 REACHES INITIAL OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY
04/01/1997:   GULFLINK GOES INTERACTIVE

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