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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.

09/30/2013:   Secretary Hagel’s Message to the Force on the Potential Government Shutdown
09/30/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with the President of the Republic of Korea
09/27/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel and Deputy Secretary Carter's Meeting with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda
09/27/2013:   2013 Department of Defense Maintenance Awards Winners Announced
09/27/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
09/26/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council and the President of Lebanon in New York, N.Y.
09/26/2013:   Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Secretary Hagel's Upcoming Travel to the Republic of Korea and Japan
09/25/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers For Fiscal 2013, Through August 2013
09/25/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of September 25, 2013
09/24/2013:   DoD Identifies Navy Casualties
09/24/2013:   DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
09/24/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
09/22/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
09/21/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
09/20/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Office Call With Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
09/19/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's call with Libya's Minister of Defense Abdullah al-Thani
09/19/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
09/19/2013:   Airmen From Vietnam War Identified
09/18/2013:   Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Intercept Flight Test
09/18/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter's Visit to India
09/18/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of September 17, 2013
09/18/2013:   General Officer Assignments
09/18/2013:   POW/MIA Recognition Day Honors Service Members
09/17/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
09/17/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
09/16/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Carter's Travel to Pakistan
09/16/2013:   Statement from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Incident at Washington Navy Yard
09/16/2013:   General Officer Announcement
09/16/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Carter's Travel to Afghanistan
09/14/2013:   REMARKS AS PREPARED BY DEPUTY SECRETARY ASHTON B. CARTER AT THE UNITED STATES CONSULATE IN HERAT, AFGHANISTAN
09/14/2013:   DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTY
09/13/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call to U.K. Secretary of State for Defense Philip Hammond
09/12/2013:   AIRMEN MISSING FROM WWII ACCOUNTED-FOR
09/12/2013:   General Officer Assignments
09/11/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call to Commanding Officer of the USS Barry Operating in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
09/11/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of September 10, 2013
09/10/2013:   Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Counterterrorism Planning for the Anniversary of 9/11
09/10/2013:   Successful Missile Defense Test Against Multiple Targets
09/10/2013:   Readout of the U.S.-China Defense Consultative Talks
09/06/2013:   DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
09/06/2013:   READOUT OF SECRETARY HAGEL’S MEETING WITH SPAIN’S MINISTER OF DEFENSE PEDRO MORENÉS
09/06/2013:   Navy to Commission Submarine Minnesota
09/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi
09/04/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of September 3, 2013
09/03/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter’s Meeting with Norway’s Ministry of Defense State Secretary Eirik Thorshaug
09/03/2013:   Message from Secretary Hagel on Suicide Prevention Month
09/01/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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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.