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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.

04/30/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with German Minister of Defense Thomas de Maizière
04/30/2013:   Sailor Missing from Vietnam War Accounted For
04/30/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Joining Forces Veterans' Hiring Initiative
04/30/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
04/29/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Defense Industry Leaders
04/29/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with UN Special Representative for Syria Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi
04/29/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/29/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's call with Canadian Minister of National Defense Peter MacKay
04/28/2013:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties
04/26/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
04/26/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
04/26/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with the United Arab Emirates’ Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
04/25/2013:   General Officer Announcement
04/25/2013:   General Officer Announcement
04/25/2013:   General Officer Announcement
04/24/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 23, 2013
04/24/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/24/2013:   General Officer Assignments
04/24/2013:   DOD Signs Data Sharing Agreement
04/23/2013:   Deputy Secretary of Defense Receives Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Award
04/23/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud
04/23/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
04/23/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Prince Feisal and Chief of Defense General Mashal Al-Zaben of Jordan
04/22/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/19/2013:   General Officer Assignments
04/19/2013:   Army Releases March 2013 Suicide Information
04/19/2013:   DOD Announces Winners of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
04/19/2013:   Navy to Christen Third Joint High Speed Vessel
04/18/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
04/18/2013:   Joint Communique of the 37th ROK-US Military Committee Meeting
04/17/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 16, 2013
04/17/2013:   Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to Travel to the Middle East
04/17/2013:   General Officer Assignments
04/16/2013:   First Lady Michelle Obama to visit the U.S. Naval Academy and Attend a Military Credentialing and Licensing Bill Signing with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley
04/15/2013:   General Officer Announcement
04/15/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Distinguished Warfare Medal
04/15/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
04/12/2013:   Secretary of the Navy Names Multiple Ships
04/12/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/12/2013:   General Officer Assignment
04/11/2013:   Statement by Press Secretary George Little on North Korea's Nuclear Capability
04/11/2013:   General Officer Announcement
04/11/2013:   General Officer Announcements
04/11/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/11/2013:   General Officer Announcements
04/10/2013:   DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Base Request for Fiscal Year 2014
04/10/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 9, 2013
04/10/2013:   DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
04/10/2013:   Soldier Missing from Korean War Identified
04/10/2013:   DOD Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal
04/09/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
04/09/2013:   Norad Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
04/08/2013:   Statement from Secretary Hagel on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
04/06/2013:   Statement by Press Secretary George Little on Clemency Granted to U.S. Air Force Colonel Joseph Romano
04/05/2013:   General Officer Assignments
04/05/2013:   General Officer Assignments
04/05/2013:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
04/05/2013:   Message from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for U.S. Africa Command Change of Command Ceremony
04/05/2013:   Statement by Secretary Chuck Hagel on U.S.-Japan Okinawa Consolidation Plan
04/04/2013:   Navy To Commission Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Arlington
04/03/2013:   Department of Defense Announces Missile Defense Deployment
04/03/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun, Byung-Se
04/03/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 2, 2013
04/02/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel and Deputy Secretary Carter's meeting with Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. Del Rosario
04/02/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's call with China's Minister of National Defense General Chang Wanquan
04/02/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year 2013 Through February 2013
04/02/2013:   Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
04/02/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
04/01/2013:   2013 Young Investigators Announced
04/01/2013:   Readout of Meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore
04/01/2013:   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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