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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.

07/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
07/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/30/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
07/30/2012:   General Officer Assignments
07/29/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/26/2012:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter’s Visit to the Republic of Korea
07/25/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
07/25/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/25/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Polish Minister of Defense Tomasz Siemoniak
07/25/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/25/2012:   Navy to Christen Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Somerset
07/24/2012:   Statement from George Little on the CSIS Report
07/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/24/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
07/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
07/23/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Spanish Minister of Defense Pedro Morenés
07/23/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Telephone Conversation with Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith
07/23/2012:   Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Message to the Department on Colorado Shootings
07/23/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with CEOs and Leaders from the Defense Industry
07/23/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/23/2012:   Redesigned Transition Assistance Program Announced
07/23/2012:   DOD Approves NATO Medals for Operations in Africa and Libya
07/23/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through June
07/23/2012:   DOD Announces 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Recipients
07/22/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/22/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/22/2012:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter’s Visit to Thailand
07/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualties
07/20/2012:   Statement on Colorado Shooting Incident
07/20/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/20/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
07/19/2012:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter’s Visit to Guam
07/19/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/19/2012:   Statement from George Little on Defense Initiatives to Limit Unauthorized Disclosures of Classified Information
07/19/2012:   Department of Defense Announces Return of U.S. Army Europe Sites
07/17/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/17/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/17/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/16/2012:   DOD Approves $180 Million for the Federal Highway Administration to Begin U.S. Route 1 Expansion at Fort Belvoir
07/16/2012:   General Officer Announcement
07/16/2012:   General Officer Assignments
07/16/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
07/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/13/2012:   Army Releases June Suicide Data
07/13/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
07/12/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/11/2012:   Statement by George Little on Length of Congressional Reports
07/11/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/11/2012:   DOD Releases Cloud Computing Strategy; Designates DISA as the Enterprise Cloud Service Broker
07/11/2012:   Detainee Transfer Announced
07/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/09/2012:   General Officer Assignments
07/08/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/06/2012:   Ship-to-Shore Connector Contract Announcement
07/05/2012:   Airmen Missing from Vietnam War Identified
07/04/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/03/2012:   Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta's Independence Day Message
07/03/2012:   Secretary Panetta’s Statement Regarding the Opening of the Ground Lines of Communication
07/02/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/02/2012:   General Officer Announcement
07/02/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments

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  • 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
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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.