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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.

05/31/2012:   Navy Secretary to Commission Submarine Mississippi
05/31/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
05/31/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/31/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 29, 2012
05/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
05/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
05/30/2012:   Secretary of the Navy Names Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Millinocket
05/29/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/29/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/29/2012:   Senior Executive Service Assignments
05/29/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
05/28/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/27/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
05/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
05/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/25/2012:   Changes Coming as the Army Expands Use of Early Discharge Authority of Regular Army Enlisted Members
05/25/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
05/25/2012:   General Officer Assignments
05/25/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/24/2012:   Joint Statement of the U.S. - Iraq Defense and Security Cooperation Joint Coordinating Committee
05/23/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 22, 2012
05/23/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/23/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/22/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Acting Iraqi Minister of Defense Dr. Saadon Guwir Farhan Al Dlimi
05/22/2012:   General Officer Announcement
05/22/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through April
05/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/21/2012:   Electronic Health Record Milestone
05/21/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Ministers from Central Asian Nations
05/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/21/2012:   Navy Secretary Hosts USS Hudner Naming Ceremony
05/20/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence, the Right Honourable Philip Hammond
05/19/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian
05/19/2012:   Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Armed Forces Day Message
05/18/2012:   DOD to Host Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial
05/18/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 15, 2012
05/18/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/18/2012:   General Officer Assignments
05/17/2012:   Navy Commissions Amphibious Transport Dock Ship San Diego
05/17/2012:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on Meeting with Minister Ehud Barak
05/17/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/16/2012:   Army Leaders Order System-wide Review of Behavioral Health Care
05/16/2012:   Department of Defense Awards $155 Million in Research Funding
05/16/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/15/2012:   General Officer Announcement
05/15/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/14/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/14/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/14/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
05/14/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/14/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/13/2012:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on Transition in Afghanistan
05/13/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
05/11/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with the Bahraini Crown Prince
05/11/2012:   Messages from Secretary Panetta in Recognition of Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Mother’s Day
05/11/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/11/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/11/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/11/2012:   DOD Announces the Expansion of Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Voluntary Cybersecurity Information Sharing Activities
05/10/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Call with the Spanish Minister of Defense
05/10/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Finnish Minister of Defense Stefan Wallin
05/10/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 08, 2012
05/10/2012:   Army Releases April Suicide Data
05/10/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/10/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/10/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/10/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/08/2012:   Secretary of the Navy Names High Speed Ferries Guam and Puerto Rico
05/08/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/08/2012:   $54.7 Million Awarded to Universities for Research Equipment
05/08/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/07/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
05/07/2012:   Secretary of the Navy Announces DDG 116 to Be Named Thomas Hudner
05/07/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/07/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/04/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/04/2012:   Secretary of the Navy Announces LHA 7 Will Be Named USS Tripoli
05/04/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/03/2012:   Navy to Christen USNS Cesar Chavez
05/02/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/02/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 01, 2012
05/02/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/02/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/01/2012:   Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Statement on U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement
05/01/2012:   DOD Announces Winners of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
05/01/2012:   DOD Announces Winners of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence
05/01/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
05/01/2012:   DOD Releases Report on Progress in Afghanistan

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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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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.