United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

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.

05/31/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/31/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
05/31/2011:   DOD Announces Charges Sworn Against Five Detainees Allegedly Responsible for 9/11 Attacks
05/31/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
05/31/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/31/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/31/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/30/2011:   Statement by Adm. Mike Mullen on CJCS, VCJCS, and Chief of Staff for the Army
05/30/2011:   Statement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates on CJCS, VCJCS, and Chief of Staff for the Army
05/29/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/29/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/29/2011:   Navy Names Next Aircraft Carrier USS John F. Kennedy
05/28/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/27/2011:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties
05/27/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/27/2011:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/25/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/25/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/25/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/24/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/24/2011:   DOD Announces Iraq Force Deployment
05/24/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
05/24/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/24/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/24/2011:   General Officer Announcement
05/23/2011:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-to-Date 2011, Through April
05/20/2011:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 17, 2011
05/20/2011:   General Officer Announcement
05/20/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/19/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/19/2011:   General Officer Announcement
05/18/2011:   Navy Names Ship for Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
05/18/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/18/2011:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/17/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/17/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/17/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/17/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
05/16/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
05/15/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/13/2011:   General Officer Announcement
05/13/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/13/2011:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/13/2011:   Army Released April Suicide Data
05/13/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/13/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/12/2011:   DOD Announces Force Protection Equipment Demonstration VIII
05/12/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/11/2011:   Navy to Christen Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Anchorage
05/11/2011:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 10, 2011
05/11/2011:   U.S. Soldier MIA from Korean War Identified
05/11/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/10/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/10/2011:   General Officer Announcement
05/09/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/09/2011:   General Officer Announcement
05/07/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/06/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/06/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/05/2011:   Army Tranfers High Speed Vessels to Navy
05/05/2011:   General Officer Announcement
05/04/2011:   Soldier Missing in Action from WWII Identified
05/04/2011:   Air Force Announces Criteria for Basing of Security Forces Training Center
05/04/2011:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 03, 2011
05/04/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/04/2011:   Navy to Christen Guided Missile Destroyer Michael Murphy
05/04/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/04/2011:   General Officer Announcement
05/04/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/03/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/03/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/03/2011:   General Officer Announcements
05/03/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
05/02/2011:   DOD Announces Reassignment of USJFCOM Functions
05/01/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty

Featured Photos More »

  • President Barack Obama, right, admires a ring U.S. Naval Academy football team members Cody Peterson, left, and Matt Aiken, center, presented to him at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The president presented the Navy midshipmen with the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy team with the most victories against its service rivals.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
  • President Barack Obama holds a ceremony to present midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The trophy is an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kenneth Johnson read the names of the fallen from Jacksonville on the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Johnson is the city's senior policy advisor on military affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adam Silver, National Basketball Association commissioner, talk at the NBA board of governors meeting in 
New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support for a commitment to service. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Spc. Josh Lueken provides security at Observation Post English in Afghanistan's Logar province, April 18, 2014. Lueken is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Orin Sanford looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Huey after taking off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 18, 2014, to assist South Korea's efforts surrounding the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off the coast of South Korea. Sanford is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo
  • Runners take off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon "shadow run" on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014. More than 600 runners participated in the race. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
Start/stop Featured Photo Gallery Slideshow RING PRESENTATIONCHIEF'S TROPHYMEMORIAL WALLBASKETBALL COMMISSIONERENGLISH SECURITYFERRY ASSISTANCESHADOW MARATHON

The Pentagon Channel

  • Video Thumbnail: Obama Promises "Unwavering Commitment" to ROK Ferry Response

    Obama Promises "Unwavering Commitment" to ROK Ferry Response

    ℠2014 - Commander in Chief Barack Obama is directing...

  • Video Thumbnail: Russian Actions Strengthen NATO Resolve

    Russian Actions Strengthen NATO Resolve

    ℠2014 - After meeting with his Polish counterpart at...

  • Video Thumbnail: New Korea Agreement Offsets U.S. Costs

    New Korea Agreement Offsets U.S. Costs

    ℠2014 - A new agreement between the U.S. and the...

  • Video Thumbnail: U.S. Navy Assists in ROK Ferry Response

    U.S. Navy Assists in ROK Ferry Response

    ℠2014 - USS Bonhomme Richard is joining the response...

Casualty Status (PDF): The Casualty Status report is an official accounting of all fatalities endured by the U.S. Military during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation New Dawn (OND), and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). It is updated daily at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.