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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.

07/31/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/31/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of July 30, 2013
07/30/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Greece’s Minister of Defense Dimitris Avramopoulos
07/30/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/30/2013:   Army Releases June 2013 Suicide Information
07/30/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with the President of Yemen Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi
07/30/2013:   DOD Releases Report on Progress in Afghanistan
07/30/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Defense Minister Al-Sisi
07/29/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter's Meeting with Japanese Parliamentary Senior Vice Minister Eto
07/29/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/27/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Defense Minister al-Sisi
07/26/2013:   General Officer Announcement
07/26/2013:   General Officer Announcement
07/26/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
07/26/2013:   Secretary Hagel Statement on 60th Anniversary of Armistice Friday, July 26, 2013
07/25/2013:   General Officer Assignments
07/25/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/25/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter's Visit to Ethiopia
07/24/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of July 23, 2013
07/23/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter's Meetings with Senior Ugandan Security Officials
07/23/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/22/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter's Meetings with Senior Israeli Security Officials
07/18/2013:   General Officer Assignments
07/18/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
07/18/2013:   Sailor Missing from Vietnam War Identified
07/18/2013:   Soldier Missing from Korean War Identified
07/18/2013:   Army Releases May 2013 Suicide Information
07/18/2013:   General Officer Announcement
07/17/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/17/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of July 16, 2013
07/16/2013:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
07/15/2013:   General Officer Assignments
07/12/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Chinese State Councilor Yang
07/12/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
07/11/2013:   Secretary Chuck Hagel to Travel to U.S. Military Bases
07/11/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of July 9, 2013
07/11/2013:   DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
07/11/2013:   General Officer Assignments
07/11/2013:   General Officer Announcements
07/11/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
07/10/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
07/09/2013:   Secretary of Defense Announces Educational Partnership Grants to Public Schools
07/08/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Kazakhstan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov
07/05/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
07/05/2013:   Missile Defense Test Conducted
07/04/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/03/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/03/2013:   Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Independence Day Message
07/03/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Service) and Reserve Activated as of July, 2 2013
07/03/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013 Through May 2013
07/02/2013:   General Officer Announcements
07/01/2013:   General Officer Announcement
07/01/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on the 40th Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force

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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
  • 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
  • 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.