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News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense. Older news releases are available using the news release archive tool. News releases are also available by e-mail subscription. Go to DOD News for more information and for links to other news items.

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  • Video Thumbnail: WWI Soldiers Awarded MOH

    WWI Soldiers Awarded MOH

    ℠2015 – President Barack Obama posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor to two...

  • Video Thumbnail: Defense Department Recognizes Importance of LGBT Pride

    Defense Department Recognizes Importance of LGBT Pride

    ℠2015 – President Barack Obama has declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and...

  • Video Thumbnail: Defense Department Official Recalls Lessons Learned Through Change

    Defense Department Official Recalls Lessons Learned Through Change

    ℠2015 – As a part of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, a DoD...

  • Video Thumbnail: SECDEF Creates Social Media Page

    SECDEF Creates Social Media Page

    ℠2015 – Secretary of Defense Ash Carter creates a new Facebook page that allows...

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.

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