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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.

05/31/2001:   NAVY DELAYS DD 21 SOURCE SELECTION DECISION
05/31/2001:   THOMAS E. WHITE BECOMES SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
05/31/2001:   DOD RELEASES FINAL REPORT ON CHEMICAL INCIDENTS REPORTED BY 11TH MARINES
05/31/2001:   DOD DECLARES CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENT EXPOSURE AN 'UNLIKELY' CAUSE FOR MARINES' BLISTERS
05/29/2001:   GORDON ENGLAND SWORN IN AS SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
05/29/2001:   REMAINS OF THREE U.S SERVICEMEN RECOVERED IN NORTH KOREA
05/25/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD
05/25/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/24/2001:   6,000 U.S., ALLIED FORCES LAUNCH JOINT PATRIOT '01
05/23/2001:   PRESIDENT REENLISTS 100 SERVICEMEMBERS
05/23/2001:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE MESSAGE
05/22/2001:   VICTORIA CLARKE SWORN IN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS
05/22/2001:   FLAG AND GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/21/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/18/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
05/16/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/14/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENT
05/11/2001:   NEW UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ACQUISITION, TECHNOLOGY AND LOGISTICS SWORN IN
05/10/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/09/2001:   ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR FORCE MANAGEMENT POLICY SWORN IN
05/09/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/08/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/08/2001:   SECRETARY RUMSFELD ANNOUNCES MAJOR NATIONAL SECURITY SPACE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL INITIATIVE
05/07/2001:   POWELL A. MOORE SWORN IN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
05/07/2001:   DOV S. ZAKHEIM TAKES OFFICE AS UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (COMPTROLLER)
05/03/2001:   DEFENSE UNVEILS PLAN TO REDUCE ELECTRICITY DEMAND IN CALIFORNIA
05/03/2001:   EIGHT RECEIVE DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY AWARD
05/02/2001:   STATEMENT REGARDING MILITARY CONTACTS WITH CHINA
05/02/2001:   U.S. POW/MIA TEAMS BEGIN NORTH KOREA OPERATIONS
05/01/2001:   DEPUTY SECRETARY WOLFOWITZ STATEMENT ON BERETS
05/01/2001:   NAVY NAMES ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD WINNERS
05/01/2001:   NEW DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION NAMED

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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
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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
  • 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
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