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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.

10/31/1997:   SECRETARY OF THE NAVY ANNOUNCES THE NAME OFNEWLY CHARTERED SEALIFT SHIP FOR U.S. AIR FORCE HERO
10/31/1997:   PRESIDENT CLINTON PROCLAIMS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2-8
10/28/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE COMMUNITY DRUG AWARENESS AWARD
10/24/1997:   AMERICAN REMAINS RETURN FROM NORTH KOREA
10/24/1997:   USNS SODERMAN (T-AKR 299) NAMED AFTER MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
10/24/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/24/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/24/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/24/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/24/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/24/1997:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/23/1997:   INSPECTOR GENERAL COMPLETES REVIEW OF GULF WAR LOGS
10/23/1997:   Statement of Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen before the Senate Committee on Appropriations on the topic of NATO Enlargement 21 October 1997
10/23/1997:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/23/1997:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/23/1997:   RED RIBBON WEEK
10/23/1997:   ACTING UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE R. NOEL LONGUEMARE RECEIVED PACKARD AWARD
10/22/1997:   DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY FACILITIES HONORED WITH13 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARDS
10/22/1997:   PENTAGON'S ANNUAL VISITOR RECORD BROKEN
10/22/1997:   Remarks as delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen Yale University New Haven, Connecticut September 26, 1997
10/22/1997:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT POLICY ISSUED TO IMPLEMENTAMENDMENT TO GUN CONTROL ACT
10/22/1997:   DEFENSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN THE SERVICES (DACOWITS) VISIT WITH SERVICE MEMBERS IN THE PACIFIC
10/22/1997:   TEAM SPIRIT 97 CANCELED
10/21/1997:   U.S. STRATEGIC COMMAND CINC VISITS RUSSIA
10/21/1997:   RAND REPORT: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR MILITARY WOMEN
10/21/1997:   Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen Dedication of Women in Military Service for America Memorial October 18, 1997
10/21/1997:   MILITARY CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CITED AS NATIONAL MODEL
10/21/1997:   TORREJON AIR BASE TO CLOSE
10/21/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE COHEN SENDS MESSAGE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES AND SENIOR LEADERS
10/17/1997:   NAVY CHRISTENS NEWEST ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF CARGO SHIPUSNS FISHER (T-AKR 301)
10/17/1997:   U.S. NAVY COMMISSIONS COASTAL MINE HUNTER SHIP
10/17/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DIRECTS REVIEW OF SECURITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROCEDURES
10/16/1997:   PARTIAL EVACUATION DRILL PLANNED FOR PENTAGON
10/14/1997:   DOD SUPPORTS FIRE FIGHTING EFFORTS IN INDONESIA
10/10/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE CONGRATULATES ANTI-LAND MINE GROUP
10/09/1997:   EXERCISE BRIGHT STAR 98
10/09/1997:   TASK FORCE ABLE SENTRY DRAWDOWN
10/08/1997:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/08/1997:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/08/1997:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT HOSTS PUBLIC FORUMS ON PROPOSED RANGE RULE
10/07/1997:   DOD ANNOUNCES FY98 FOREIGN COMPARATIVE TESTING PROGRAM
10/07/1997:   WINNERS OF DOD LIFE CYCLE COST REDUCTION AWARD ANNOUNCED
10/06/1997:   DOD PUBLISHES 50-YEAR HISTORY OF ITS ORGANIZATION AND LEADERS
10/03/1997:   NAVY CHRISTENS GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
10/02/1997:   DOD COMPLETES REVIEW OF RAYTHEON - HUGHES
10/02/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE APPROVES LASER EXPERIMENT TO IMPROVE SATELLITE PROTECTION
10/02/1997:   OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR MAILING ADDRESSES RELEASED
10/01/1997:   DEFENSE MESSAGE SYSTEM ENDORSED BY SENIOR DEFENSE COUNCIL
10/01/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE APPROVES VOLUNTARY INTERMODAL SEALIFT AGREEMENT (VISA)

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