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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.

08/30/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/29/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/29/2013:   DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through July 2013
08/29/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
08/29/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Discussion with Myanmar Minister of Defense Lieutenant General Wai Lwin
08/29/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/29/2013:   Detainee Transfer Announced
08/28/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 27, 2013
08/28/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Phone Call with German Minister of Defense
08/28/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with ASEAN Defense Ministers in Brunei
08/28/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Vietnamese Minister of National Defense General Phung Quang Thanh
08/28/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Republic of Korea Minister of Defense Kim Kwan Jin
08/28/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Japan Defense Minister Onodera
08/28/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Brunei Host
08/27/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
08/27/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Calls with U.K. and French Defense Leaders
08/25/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
08/24/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/23/2013:   ARMY RELEASES JULY 2013 SUICIDE INFORMATION
08/22/2013:   General Officer Assignments
08/21/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Georgia’s Minister of Defense Irakli Alasania
08/21/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/21/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 20, 2013
08/21/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Denmark’s Minister of Defence Nicolai Wammen
08/21/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon
08/20/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon
08/20/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/20/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
08/19/2013:   Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Secretary Hagel's Upcoming Travel to Southeast Asia
08/16/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
08/16/2013:   Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship Indianapolis
08/15/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 13, 2013
08/15/2013:   Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Statement on U.S. - Egypt Defense Relationship
08/15/2013:   Secretary Hagel’s Statement on New Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Measures
08/14/2013:   DOD Announces Same-Sex Spouse Benefits
08/12/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
08/10/2013:   DoD, VA Establish Two Multi-Institutional Consortia to Research PTSD and TBI
08/09/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Conversation with Russian Minister of Defense Shoygu
08/09/2013:   Marine Missing from Korean War Identified
08/08/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 6, 2013
08/08/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
08/08/2013:   Flag Officer Assignment
08/07/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/06/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call With Egyptian Minister of Defense Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
08/06/2013:   Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel's Message on Reducing Civilian Furloughs
08/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdul Fatah al-Sisi
08/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Azerbaijan’s Minister of Defense Safar Abiyev
08/03/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdul Fatah al-Sisi
08/02/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through June 2013
08/01/2013:   Secretary Hagel Statement on Senior Leaders

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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, which is part of 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
  • 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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