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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.

05/31/1996:   AIR FORCE AWARDS C-17 MULTI-YEAR CONTRACTS
05/31/1996:   DOD OBSERVES ACQUISITION REFORM DAY
05/31/1996:   NEW AND EXPANDED DEFENSELINK SERVICE ON LINE
05/31/1996:   MEADS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING SIGNED
05/30/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/30/1996:   NAVY TO CHRISTEN OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH SHIP RONALD H. BROWN (NOAA AGOR)
05/30/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/29/1996:   SOLDIER DIES AFTER BURNER EXPLOSION INJURIES
05/29/1996:   REAR ADMIRAL JOHN M. LUECKE APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD
05/28/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/24/1996:   DEATH OF REAR ADMIRAL DWAINE O. GRIFFITH, USN (RET)
05/24/1996:   AIR FORCE DIRECTS UPGRADE OF B-2 TEST AIRCRAFT TO OPERATIONAL STATUS
05/24/1996:   DARPA RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN PAST YEAR
05/23/1996:   DoD Transports Humanitarian Aid to Lebanon
05/23/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/22/1996:   Remarks by Secretary of Defense to Pacific Basin Economic Council
05/22/1996:   MILITARY PERSONNEL RECRUITING RESULTS FOR THE ACTIVE COMPONENT FIRST HALF FISCAL YEAR 1996
05/21/1996:   Remarks by Secretary of Defense William J. Perry - Memorial Services for Admiral Jeremy Michael Boorda
05/21/1996:   DOD AWARDS $19 MILLION PER YEAR FOR FIVE YEARS UNDER THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE PROGRAM (MURI)
05/17/1996:   Remarks by William J. Perry Secretary of Defense Armed Forces Day May 17, 1996
05/17/1996:   VICE PRESIDENT'S NATIONAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW PROGRAM HONORSDEPARTMENTS OF DEFENSE AND INTERIOR FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA DESERT
05/16/1996:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE STATEMENT UPON LEARNING OF THE DEATH OF U.S. NAVY ADMIRAL JEREMY MICHAEL BOORDA
05/16/1996:   STATEMENT BY GENERAL JOHN M. SHALIKASHVILI, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
05/16/1996:   GENERAL JOHN M. SHALIKASHVILI CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
05/14/1996:   U.S. FIGHTER AIRCRAFT DEPLOY TO QATAR
05/14/1996:   UNITED STATES FORCES PARTICIPATE IN EXERCISE MATADOR 96
05/13/1996:   Remarks As Prepared for Delivery by William J. Perry Secretary of Defense John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University May 13, 1996
05/13/1996:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/13/1996:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/13/1996:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/10/1996:   STATEMENT BY GENERAL JOHN M. SHALIKASHVILI, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
05/10/1996:   RESERVE UNITS BEGIN MOBILIZATION FOR ROTATION TO SUPPORT OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR
05/10/1996:   NEW YORK AGREEMENT ON USA-DPRK REMAINS TALKS
05/09/1996:   NAVY ANNOUNCES COMMISSIONING OF COASTAL MINE HUNTER SHIP BLACK HAWK (MHC 58)
05/09/1996:   NAVY ANNOUNCES COMMISSIONING OF COASTAL MINE HUNTER SHIP ROBIN (MHC 54)
05/08/1996:   MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR JANUARY 31, 1996
05/08/1996:   DUSD(ES) OPENS NINTH MEETING OF DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION TASK FORCE AT KELLY AFB, TX.
05/07/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/07/1996:   NAVY ISSUES ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD OF DECISION FOR REUSE OF CHARLESTON NAVAL BASE
05/03/1996:   DAVID PACKARD EXCELLENCE IN ACQUISITION AWARDS NAMED
05/03/1996:   INTERIM ASSESSMENT OF CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION PROGRAM
05/02/1996:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/02/1996:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/01/1996:   GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM POLICY ANNOUNCED

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