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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.

05/31/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/31/2013:   Department of Defense Announces Basic Research Awards
05/31/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
05/31/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/31/2013:   Readout of Meeting Between Secretary Hagel and Indonesian Minister of Defence Purnomo Yusgiantoro
05/30/2013:   General Officer Assignments
05/30/2013:   Department of Defense Appoints National Chair for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
05/30/2013:   General Officer Announcements
05/30/2013:   General Officer Announcements
05/30/2013:   DOD Expands Safe Helpline with Innovative Peer Support System for Sexual Assault Victims
05/30/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 28, 2013
05/29/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
05/29/2013:   General Officer Assignments
05/28/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel and Deputy Secretary Carter’s Meeting with Tunisian Minister of Defense Rachid Sabbagh
05/28/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/28/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/23/2013:   Department of Defense Announces Selected Acquisition Report
05/23/2013:   Statement from Secretary Hagel on President Obama’s Speech
05/23/2013:   Army Releases April 2013 Suicide Information
05/23/2013:   Navy Names Next Two Destroyers
05/22/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with the Netherlands’ Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert
05/22/2013:   General Officer Announcement
05/22/2013:   Air Force Announces KC-46A Preferred and Reasonable Alternatives
05/22/2013:   Electronic Health Records and Healthcare Management Software
05/22/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 22, 2013
05/21/2013:   DOD, VA and HHS Partner to Expand Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members and Families
05/21/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Russian Federation Security Council Secretary General Nikolai Patrushev
05/21/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Australian Minister for Defense Stephen Smith
05/21/2013:   2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists Announced
05/20/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/20/2013:   DOD Announces Winners of the 2013 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence
05/17/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian
05/17/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/17/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/17/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting With Turkish Leaders
05/17/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/16/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Carter's Meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
05/16/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 14, 2013
05/16/2013:   AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Flight Test
05/15/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Bosnia-Herzegovina Minister of Defense Zekerijah Osmic
05/14/2013:   Statement by Press Secretary George Little on Allegations of Misconduct
05/14/2013:   Army Announces Investigation at Fort Hood, Texas
05/14/2013:   Marine Missing from Vietnam War to be Buried with Crew
05/14/2013:   Message to All Department of Defense Personnel from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Civilian Furloughs
05/14/2013:   DOD Releases Secretary of Defense Memorandum on Civilian Furloughs
05/13/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter’s Meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai
05/13/2013:   General Officer Announcement
05/13/2013:   General Officer Assignment
05/13/2013:   General Officer Assignments
05/13/2013:   General Officer Assignments
05/10/2013:   Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on the Visit of the King and Queen of Sweden
05/09/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
05/09/2013:   General Officer Assignments
05/09/2013:   General Officer Announcement
05/08/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 7, 2013
05/08/2013:   General Officer Announcements
05/08/2013:   General Officer Announcement
05/08/2013:   General Officer Announcements
05/08/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/08/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
05/07/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's meeting with Republic of Korea President Park Geun-Hye
05/07/2013:   DOD Releases Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Strategy
05/07/2013:   DOD Announces Establishment of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel
05/06/2013:   Statement by Press Secretary George Little on Allegations of Misconduct
05/06/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/06/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
05/06/2013:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
05/05/2013:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties
05/03/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/03/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/02/2013:   General Officer Assignments
05/02/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through March 2013
05/02/2013:   DOD Releases Report on North Korea’s Military and Security Developments
05/01/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 30, 2013
05/01/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón
05/01/2013:   Navy to Commission Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Anchorage

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos, foreground, at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, foreground, during a meeting at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. military assigned to duty in Canada during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs the guestbook of Canadian Air Force Gen. Thomas J. Lawson, chief of Canada's defense staff, during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • 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
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to Navy Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class Hester about the capabilities of the USS Zephyr on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. 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, speaks to sailors on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. Battaglia met with sailors, toured a patrol craft and discussed the benefits of the new GPS curriculum for transitioning service members and their families. 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, talks to Navy Chief Petty Officer Bolden in the engine room about the capabilities of the USS Zephyr on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Maria Contreras-Sweet, Small Business Administration administrator, talks with members of the Air Force participating in a Boots to Business class at the Pentagon, April 15, 2014. Boots to Business is an SBA sponsored, worldwide program offered as a component of the Defense Department's redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP) renamed Transition GPS. U.S. Air Force photo Jim Varhegyi
  • First Lady Michelle Obama visits with families working on crafts at Maryland Fisher House IV at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., April 14, 2014.  White House photo by Chuck Kennedy
  • An Afghan army commando runs to assist a wounded comrade into a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while conducting a medical evacuation mission in Sorbaghal village in the Maiwand district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 10, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara Wakai
  • Smoking brass casings fall from the bottom of an M2A1 machine gun fired by a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard's Company B, 126th Brigade Support Battalion during weapons qualification on Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., April 5, 2014.  Massachusetts National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav
  • Air Force Senior Airman Sean Meehan, left, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Kane Lawlor provide cover after a tactical air insertion by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during training on Fort Dix, N.J., April 10, 2014. Meehan and Lawlor, tactical air controllers, are assigned to New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, 177th Fighter Wing. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform an inverted formation fly-by during the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona event at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 13, 2014. In addition to 14 aerial demonstrations, there were more than 40 aircraft static displays during the event.  U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey
  • U.S. Marines and sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island perform well deck operations with landing craft air cushion vehicles in the Pacific Ocean, April 9, 2014. The Makin Island is conducting amphibious squadron marine expeditionary unit integration training in preparation for an upcoming deployment.from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Robin W. Peak
  • Air Force Capt. Sarah Evans dives during a swimming race at the 2014 Air Force Trials on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7, 2014. Evans won first place in the women's 50-meter freestyle swimming competition. Evans is assigned to the 59th Medical Wing Patients Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
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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.