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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.

08/31/2012:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on Mental Health Executive Order
08/30/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 29, 2012
08/29/2012:   DOD Announces Charges Sworn Against Al Darbi
08/28/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/28/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
08/28/2012:   2012 Department of Defense Maintenance Awards Winners Announced
08/27/2012:   Soldiers Missing From Vietnam War Identified
08/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/25/2012:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on the Passing of Neil Armstrong
08/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Units For Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
08/24/2012:   General Officer Assignment
08/23/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/23/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through July
08/22/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 21, 2012
08/22/2012:   General Officer Assignments
08/22/2012:   Airman Missing in Action from WWII Identified
08/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/20/2012:   DOD Identifies Army and Navy Casualties
08/20/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine and Navy Casualties
08/20/2012:   NORAD Exercise Planned for the National Capital Region
08/19/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/19/2012:   Secretary Panetta and President Karzai talked by phone earlier today to discuss the war in Afghanistan
08/18/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/17/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/16/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/16/2012:   Army Releases July Suicide Data
08/16/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
08/15/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 14, 2012
08/15/2012:   Department of Defense Certifies Key Energy Investments Support Increased Combat Capability
08/14/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
08/13/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
08/13/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
08/13/2012:   DOD to Review Meat Purchases During Drought
08/13/2012:   General Officer Assignment
08/11/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
08/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
08/09/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 7, 2012
08/08/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
08/08/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
08/08/2012:   General Officer Announcements
08/06/2012:   Airmen Missing from Vietnam War Identified
08/06/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
08/06/2012:   Interior and Defense Departments Join Forces to Promote Renewable Energy on Federal Lands
08/06/2012:   DOD Approves $40 Million Grant to Montgomery County, Md., and $5.7 Million Grant to the City of Lakewood, Wash., for Transportation Improvements
08/05/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
08/03/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
08/03/2012:   General Officer Announcement
08/02/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/02/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
08/02/2012:   General Officer Announcements
08/02/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah
08/01/2012:   Navy to Host Memorial Service for Former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral James D. Watkins
08/01/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of July 30, 2012

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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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