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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.

04/16/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting with Chilean Minister of National Defense Jorge Burgos Varela
04/16/2014:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 15, 2014
04/15/2014:   DOD Releases Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding Report
04/15/2014:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/15/2014:   DoD Announces Comprehensive Review of Military Justice System
04/14/2014:   DOD to Award $167 Million in Research Funding
04/14/2014:   General Officer Announcements
04/13/2014:   Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Col. General Sedki Sobhy
04/11/2014:   Statement by Secretary Chuck Hagel on the Retirement of Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns
04/11/2014:   Readout of Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox’s Meeting with Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Gunnar Sveinsson
04/11/2014:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/10/2014:   General Officer Assignments
04/10/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Ukraine's Acting Minister of Defense Mykhaylo Koval
04/10/2014:   Navy to Christen future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer
04/10/2014:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan-Jin
04/09/2014:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 8, 2014
04/09/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's meeting with the President of China Xi Jinping
04/08/2014:   Readout of Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox's meeting with Spanish Secretary of State for Defense Pedro Argüelles
04/08/2014:   DoD Announces Strategic Force Structure
04/08/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's meeting with the Chinese Central Military Committee Vice Chairman Gen. Fan
04/07/2014:   Flag Officer Announcement
04/05/2014:   Statement by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Afghan Elections
04/05/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
04/04/2014:   General Officer Assignments
04/04/2014:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 1, 2014
04/02/2014:   Statement from Secretary of Defense Hagel on Fort Hood
04/02/2014:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
04/02/2014:   Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Coronado
04/01/2014:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/01/2014:   General Officer Announcement
04/01/2014:   General Officer Assignments
04/01/2014:   Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Issue Video Message on Sexual Assault Awareness Month
03/31/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting with Portuguese Minister of Defense Pedro Aguiar-Branco
03/31/2014:   General Officer Assignments
03/28/2014:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
03/28/2014:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Selection of Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg as the Next NATO Secretary General
03/28/2014:   Navy to Christen Research Vessel Neil Armstrong
03/28/2014:   DOD ANNOUNCES RECRUITING AND RETENTION NUMBERS FOR FISCAL 2014, THROUGH FEBRUARY 2014
03/28/2014:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 25, 2014
03/28/2014:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Hagel on the Passing of Former Secretary Schlesinger
03/27/2014:   Notice to DOD News Release Subscribers
03/27/2014:   Sesame Street Friends Help Military Children Move
03/26/2014:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/25/2014:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 18, 2014
03/25/2014:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Announcing his Senior Advisor for Military Professionalism
03/24/2014:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
03/21/2014:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Malaysian Defense Minister and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin
03/21/2014:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call With Ukrainian Minister of Defense Tenyukh
03/20/2014:   Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Jackson
03/20/2014:   Defense Department Announces Comprehensive Awards Review
03/20/2014:   Flag Officer Assignments
03/20/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's call yesterday with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe "Boogie" Ya'alon
03/19/2014:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Ihor Tenyukh
03/18/2014:   Soldier Missing From Vietnam War Accounted For
03/18/2014:   Flag Officer Announcement
03/18/2014:   General Officer Announcement
03/18/2014:   General Officer Assignments
03/18/2014:   DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers For Fiscal Year 2014, Through January 2014
03/18/2014:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 11, 2014

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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
  • 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
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to Navy Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class Hester about the capabilities of the USS Zephyr on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. 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, speaks to sailors on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. Battaglia met with sailors, toured a patrol craft and discussed the benefits of the new GPS curriculum for transitioning service members and their families. 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, talks to Navy Chief Petty Officer Bolden in the engine room about the capabilities of the USS Zephyr on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Maria Contreras-Sweet, Small Business Administration administrator, talks with members of the Air Force participating in a Boots to Business class at the Pentagon, April 15, 2014. Boots to Business is an SBA sponsored, worldwide program offered as a component of the Defense Department's redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP) renamed Transition GPS. U.S. Air Force photo Jim Varhegyi
  • First Lady Michelle Obama visits with families working on crafts at Maryland Fisher House IV at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., April 14, 2014.  White House photo by Chuck Kennedy
  • An Afghan army commando runs to assist a wounded comrade into a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while conducting a medical evacuation mission in Sorbaghal village in the Maiwand district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 10, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara Wakai
  • Smoking brass casings fall from the bottom of an M2A1 machine gun fired by a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard's Company B, 126th Brigade Support Battalion during weapons qualification on Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., April 5, 2014.  Massachusetts National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav
  • Air Force Senior Airman Sean Meehan, left, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Kane Lawlor provide cover after a tactical air insertion by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during training on Fort Dix, N.J., April 10, 2014. Meehan and Lawlor, tactical air controllers, are assigned to New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, 177th Fighter Wing. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform an inverted formation fly-by during the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona event at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 13, 2014. In addition to 14 aerial demonstrations, there were more than 40 aircraft static displays during the event.  U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey
  • U.S. Marines and sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island perform well deck operations with landing craft air cushion vehicles in the Pacific Ocean, April 9, 2014. The Makin Island is conducting amphibious squadron marine expeditionary unit integration training in preparation for an upcoming deployment.from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Robin W. Peak
  • Air Force Capt. Sarah Evans dives during a swimming race at the 2014 Air Force Trials on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7, 2014. Evans won first place in the women's 50-meter freestyle swimming competition. Evans is assigned to the 59th Medical Wing Patients Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
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