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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.

10/31/2000:   ARMED FORCES PLAN SUPPORT FOR 2001 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION
10/31/2000:   NAVY TO CHRISTEN NEW CLASS OF OCEAN SURVEILLANCE SHIP
10/31/2000:   RESERVE, GUARD FORCES' DENTAL BENEFITS TO EXPAND
10/27/2000:   NAVY SECRETARY NAMES NEW T-AKE CLASS SHIPS
10/27/2000:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
10/26/2000:   VIETNAM WAR MIAS IDENTIFIED
10/26/2000:   FLAG AND GENERAL OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
10/26/2000:   DOD RELEASES UPDATED MUSTARD EXPOSURE INCIDENT REPORT
10/25/2000:   STATEMENT BY PENTAGON SPOKESMAN KENNETH H. BACON
10/24/2000:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
10/23/2000:   SENIOR CHINESE MILITARY OFFICIAL TO VISIT DOD
10/20/2000:   USS COLE CASUALTY UPDATE
10/20/2000:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
10/19/2000:   REMAINS OF FOUR MISSING SAILORS ON USS COLE RECOVERED
10/19/2000:   NAVY CHRISTENS NEWEST CARGO SHIP USNS BRITTIN (T-AKR 305)
10/19/2000:   SECRETARY COHEN ORDERS REVIEW OF USS COLE LESSONS LEARNED
10/19/2000:   JOINT U.S.-ROK STATEMENT ON THE OCTOBER 17-18 SOFA NEGOTIATIONS
10/19/2000:   DoD "RED RIBBON WEEK" ENHANCES COMMUNITY DRUG AWARENESS
10/18/2000:   NAVY TO LAUNCH OCEANOGRAPHIC SURVEY SHIP MARY SEARS (T-AGS 65)
10/18/2000:   ADDITIONAL REMAINS RECOVERED FROM USS COLE
10/17/2000:   UPDATE ON CASUALTIES IN THE INCIDENT ON USS COLE
10/17/2000:   ARMED FORCES STRENGTH FIGURES FOR AUGUST 31, 2000
10/17/2000:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
10/13/2000:   REMAINS OF 15 U.S. SERVICEMEN RECOVERED IN NORTH KOREA
10/13/2000:   NAVY TO COMMISSION NEW DESTROYER ROOSEVELT
10/13/2000:   MV-22 DECLARED EFFECTIVE, SUITABLE FOR LAND-BASED OPS
10/13/2000:   DEFENSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN THE SERVICES 2000 FALL CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
10/13/2000:   CASUALTIES IN THE INCIDENT ON USS COLE
10/11/2000:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
10/11/2000:   Department of Defense Honors Outstanding Employees with Disabilities
10/10/2000:   NAVY NAMES DESTROYER TO HONOR REAR ADM CHUNG-HOON
10/10/2000:   NEW IDENTIFICATION CARD USES "SMART" TECHNOLOGY
10/06/2000:   NAVY-MARINE CORPS ANNOUNCE INTRANET CONTRACT AWARD
10/06/2000:   DOD SELECTS FOREIGN DEFENSE EQUIPMENT FOR TESTING
10/06/2000:   DE LEON LOOKS FORWARD TO NAVY-MARINE CORPS INTRANET
10/06/2000:   NAVY SECRETARY ASSIGNS NEW SHIP NAME
10/06/2000:   DOD ESTABLISHES UNIFIED FACILITY CRITERIA
10/03/2000:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ACCIDENT RATES REMAIN LOW

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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.