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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.

01/31/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
01/31/2012:   Department of Defense Announces Winners of $18.0 Million Fund to Improve Battlefield Energy Security
01/30/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
01/30/2012:   General Officer Announcements
01/27/2012:   General Officer Announcement
01/27/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
01/27/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
01/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
01/26/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of January 24, 2012
01/26/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
01/25/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
01/25/2012:   General Officer Announcements
01/25/2012:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on Hostage Rescue Operation in Somalia
01/24/2012:   General Officer Announcement
01/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
01/24/2012:   General Officer Announcements
01/23/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
01/23/2012:   General Officer Announcements
01/23/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through December
01/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
01/20/2012:   Army to Consolidate Personnel Assistance Point Operations at Atlanta Airport
01/19/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
01/19/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
01/19/2012:   Army Releases December & Calendar Year 2011 Suicide Data
01/19/2012:   Army Releases Strategic Reset Report
01/19/2012:   DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
01/19/2012:   General Officer Announcements
01/19/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
01/19/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of January 17, 2012
01/17/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
01/17/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
01/16/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
01/13/2012:   Department of Defense Announces Energy Potential Study
01/13/2012:   General Officer Announcements
01/13/2012:   Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message
01/13/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
01/12/2012:   Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Coronado
01/12/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
01/11/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of January 10, 2012
01/10/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
01/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
01/07/2012:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties
01/05/2012:   Statement as Prepared by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey on the Defense Strategic Guidance
01/05/2012:   Statement as Prepared by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on the Defense Strategic Guidance
01/05/2012:   DOD Releases Defense Strategic Guidance
01/04/2012:   Navy Names First Three Mobile Landing Platform Ships
01/04/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve activated as of January 3, 2012
01/03/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
01/03/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
01/01/2012:   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.