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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.

06/29/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
06/28/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
06/28/2013:   General Officer Announcements
06/28/2013:   General Officer Assignments
06/28/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
06/28/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
06/28/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of June 25, 2013
06/27/2013:   DOD Releases Revised Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Request for Fiscal Year 2014
06/27/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on Abuse of the Discretionary Allotment System by Financial Services Institutions
06/27/2013:   Readout - Secretary Hagel Attends Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel Meeting
06/26/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Sweden's Minister of Defense Karin Enström
06/26/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on DOMA Ruling
06/26/2013:   General Officer Announcement
06/25/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/25/2013:   Department of Defense Announces Recipients of the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
06/25/2013:   Soldier Missing from Vietnam War Accounted For
06/25/2013:   Army Announces Force Structure and Stationing Decisions
06/25/2013:   General Officer Announcements
06/24/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/24/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
06/21/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
06/20/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
06/20/2013:   General Officer Assignments
06/20/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of June 18, 2013
06/19/2013:   DOD Releases Report on U.S. Nuclear Employment Strategy
06/19/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through April 2013
06/19/2013:   General Officer Announcement
06/18/2013:   Readout of Meeting Between Secretary Chuck Hagel and Canadian Minister of National Defense Peter MacKay
06/18/2013:   Defense Department Releases Women in Service Review Implementation Plans
06/18/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Milestone 2013 in Afghanistan
06/17/2013:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/17/2013:   NORAD Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
06/15/2013:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little regarding Eager Lion Follow-on Presence
06/14/2013:   Readout of Meeting Between Secretary Hagel And Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon
06/14/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of June 12, 2013
06/13/2013:   DOD Establishes First Brain Tissue Bank to Study Traumatic Brain Injury in Service Members
06/13/2013:   General Officer Assignment
06/13/2013:   Flag Officer Assignment
06/12/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/12/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
06/11/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with President of Peru Ollanta Humala
06/11/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
06/10/2013:   DOD Announces Charges Against Abd al Hadi al Iraqi
06/10/2013:   General Officer Assignment
06/10/2013:   General Officer Assignments
06/07/2013:   Army Suspends Major General
06/07/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Bahrain’s Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa
06/07/2013:   DOD Announces 2013 REPI Buffer Program Challenge Award Winners
06/07/2013:   DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
06/07/2013:   General Officer Assignments
06/07/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
06/06/2013:   Navy Names Multiple Ships
06/06/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
06/05/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on National Security Personnel Announcements
06/05/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of June 4, 2013
06/05/2013:   Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment
06/05/2013:   Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment
06/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Afghanistan’s Minister of Defense Bismillah Khan Mohammadi
06/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Spain's Minister of Defense Pedro Morenès
06/04/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
06/04/2013:   DOD Approves Three Grants for the Clover Park School District, Lakewood, Wash., to Improve Schools at Joint Base Lewis-McChord
06/04/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/04/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
06/04/2013:   General Officer Announcement
06/04/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/03/2013:   Department of Defense Announces Research Equipment Awards
06/03/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
06/03/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Passing of Sen. Frank Lautenberg
06/03/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/03/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/03/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/02/2013:   Readout of Meeting Between Secretary Hagel and Malaysian Minister of Defence Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein
06/01/2013:   Readout of Meetings Between Secretary Hagel and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen
06/01/2013:   Joint Statement of the Japan, Republic of Korea, United States Defense Ministerial Talks
06/01/2013:   Australia, Japan, United States Defense Leaders Trilateral Meeting Joint Statement
06/01/2013:   Readout of Meeting Between Secretary Hagel and South Korean Minister of Defense Kim Kwan-jin
06/01/2013:   Readout of Meeting Between Secretary Hagel and Philippines Secretary of National Defense Voltaire Gazmin

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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.