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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.

04/29/2009:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 28, 2009
04/29/2009:   General Officer Assignments
04/28/2009:   DoD Announces Additional $835 Million in Recovery Act Projects
04/28/2009:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/27/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/25/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/24/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/24/2009:   General Officer Assignments
04/23/2009:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/23/2009:   DoD Announces Winners of the Commander In Chief''s Annual Award for Installation Excellence
04/23/2009:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/23/2009:   DoD Begins QDR, NPR Processes
04/22/2009:   Navy To Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Truxtun
04/22/2009:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 21, 2009
04/22/2009:   General Officer Announcements
04/21/2009:   General Officer Announcements
04/21/2009:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/20/2009:   General Officer Announcements
04/19/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/17/2009:   General Officer Announcements
04/17/2009:   General Officer Assignments
04/17/2009:   DoD Announces Winners Of The Secretary Of Defense Environmental Awards
04/17/2009:   DoD Announces Partial Installation Realignment In Germany
04/16/2009:   Navy Commissions New Guided Missile Destroyer Stockdale
04/16/2009:   General Officer Announcements
04/16/2009:   Flag Officer Announcement
04/16/2009:   Soldier Missing In Action From Korean War Is Identified
04/16/2009:   General Officer Assignments
04/15/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/15/2009:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/15/2009:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 14, 2009
04/15/2009:   DoD Announces Installation Realignments in the United Kingdom
04/14/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/13/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/13/2009:   General Officer Assignments
04/12/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
04/11/2009:   DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
04/10/2009:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/10/2009:   Quadrennial Defense Review To Determine Aircraft Carrier Homeporting In Mayport
04/10/2009:   DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for March 2009
04/09/2009:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/08/2009:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/08/2009:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 7, 2009
04/07/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/07/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/07/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/06/2009:   General Officer Assignments
04/05/2009:   DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
04/03/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/03/2009:   DoD Releases Updated E-Learning Standard
04/03/2009:   Soldiers Missing In Action From The Korean War Are Identified
04/03/2009:   DoD Launches New Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign
04/03/2009:   DoD Announces Afghanistan Force Deployment
04/02/2009:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/02/2009:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/02/2009:   Airman Missing In Action From The Vietnam War Is Identified
04/01/2009:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 31, 2009
04/01/2009:   Senior Executive Service Appointments

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos, foreground, at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, foreground, during a meeting at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. military assigned to duty in Canada during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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.