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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.

05/29/2009:   Army Investigates Misconduct Allegations
05/29/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/28/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/28/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/27/2009:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 26, 2009
05/27/2009:   DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
05/27/2009:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/27/2009:   DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties
05/24/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/24/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/24/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
05/22/2009:   General Officer Assignments
05/22/2009:   General Officer Assignments
05/21/2009:   DoD Launches Program to Fight Stigma of Seeking Psychological Health Care
05/21/2009:   Flag Officer Assignment
05/21/2009:   DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
05/20/2009:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 19, 2009
05/19/2009:   Mabus Sworn in as New Navy Secretary
05/19/2009:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/19/2009:   Flag Officer Assignments
05/18/2009:   Army Air Defense Unit to Activate at Fort Sill
05/18/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
05/18/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/18/2009:   General Officer Announcements
05/15/2009:   Defense Department Announces Proposed Rule Changes to Military Commissions
05/15/2009:   General Officer Announcements
05/15/2009:   DoD, OPM Announce Defense Business Board NSPS Review
05/14/2009:   22nd Security Policy Initiative Held
05/14/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/14/2009:   DoD Announces $555 Million Expansion To Homeowners Assistance Program
05/14/2009:   General Officer Assignments
05/14/2009:   General Officer Announcements
05/14/2009:   Navy Christens Newest Arleigh Burke Class Ship Gravely
05/13/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/13/2009:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 12, 2009
05/13/2009:   Flag Officer Assignments
05/13/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
05/12/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/12/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/12/2009:   DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
05/12/2009:   General Officer Assignments
05/12/2009:   General and Flag Officer Announcements
05/12/2009:   General Officer Announcement
05/12/2009:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/11/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/11/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/11/2009:   Flag and General Officer Announcements
05/11/2009:   DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for April 2009
05/08/2009:   DoD Awards $260 Million in University Research Funding
05/08/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/08/2009:   General Officer Assignments
05/07/2009:   General Officer Announcement
05/07/2009:   DoD Releases Fiscal 2010 Budget Proposal
05/07/2009:   General Officer Assignments
05/06/2009:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 5, 2009
05/06/2009:   Senior Executive Service Appointments/Assignments
05/05/2009:   DoD Announces Change in Status of Soldier
05/05/2009:   General Officer Announcement
05/04/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
05/04/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
05/04/2009:   General Officer Assignments
05/02/2009:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
05/01/2009:   DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
05/01/2009:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
05/01/2009:   General Officer Announcements
05/01/2009:   General Officer Assignments

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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
  • 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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