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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.

04/30/2010:   U.S.-China Officials Discuss MIA Cases
04/30/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/30/2010:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/29/2010:   U.S. Airmen MIA from WWII are Identified
04/29/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/29/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/29/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/29/2010:   Flag Officer Announcement
04/28/2010:   Army Releases 2010 Modernization Strategy
04/28/2010:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 27, 2010
04/28/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/28/2010:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/26/2010:   DOD Announces Replacement Unit for Iraq Rotation
04/25/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
04/25/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/24/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/23/2010:   Navy Names Amphibious Ship for Congressman John Murtha
04/23/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/23/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/22/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/22/2010:   U.S. Airman MIA from WWII is Identified
04/22/2010:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/22/2010:   Flag Officer Announcement
04/21/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/21/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/21/2010:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 21, 2010
04/21/2010:   Fourth U.S.-Singapore Strategic Security Policy Dialogue Concludes
04/21/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/21/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/20/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/20/2010:   Senior Executive Service Appointments and Reassignments
04/19/2010:   General Officer Announcements
04/19/2010:   General Officer Announcements
04/18/2010:   Statement by Secretary Robert M. Gates
04/16/2010:   2009 DOD Reserve Family Readiness Awards
04/16/2010:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for March 2010
04/16/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/16/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/16/2010:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/15/2010:   Corrected Headline: Navy Christens Guided Missile Destroyer William P. Lawrence
04/15/2010:   Interim Fort Hood Recommendations Approved
04/14/2010:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 13, 2010
04/14/2010:   Army Releases March Suicide Data
04/13/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/13/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/13/2010:   DOD Announces Winners of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
04/13/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/12/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/10/2010:   Statement by Secretary Gates on the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and the military leadership traveling with him:
04/10/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/10/2010:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
04/10/2010:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties
04/09/2010:   DOD Announces Winners of the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence
04/09/2010:   General Officer Assignment
04/08/2010:   U.S. Soldiers MIA from Vietnam War Identified
04/08/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/08/2010:   U.S. Soldier MIA from Korean War is Identified
04/07/2010:   DOD Releases Open Government Plan
04/07/2010:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 6, 2010
04/07/2010:   General Officer Announcement
04/06/2010:   Senior Executive Service Appointments and Reassignments
04/06/2010:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/05/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/05/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/05/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
04/05/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/03/2010:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
04/02/2010:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will Initiate Rulemaking Associated with Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia
04/02/2010:   General Officer Assignment
04/01/2010:   Statement by Army Secretary John McHugh
04/01/2010:   Department of Defense Announces Selected Acquisition Reports
04/01/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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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 within the Coast Guard's 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
  • President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, cheer on participants in the seventh annual Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride, on the South Lawn of the White House, Washington, D.C., April 17, 2014.  White House photo by Chuck Kennedy
  • 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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