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News Releases

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.

10/31/2008:   Detainee Transfer Announced
10/31/2008:   2008 DoD Chief Information Officer Award Winners Announced
10/31/2008:   General Officer Assignments
10/31/2008:   2008 Phoenix Award Winner Announced
10/31/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/30/2008:   Flag Officer Assignments
10/30/2008:   SECNAV Names New Zumwalt-Class Destroyer USS Michael Monsoor
10/29/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 28, 2008
10/29/2008:   General and Flag Officer Announcements
10/29/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
10/28/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
10/27/2008:   General Officer Assignments
10/26/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/24/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
10/24/2008:   DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
10/24/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/23/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
10/22/2008:   Navy Commissions Submarine New Hampshire
10/22/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated
10/21/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/21/2008:   Dod Identifies Army Casualty
10/21/2008:   Charges Dismissed Against Five Guantanamo Detainees
10/21/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/21/2008:   Airman Missing In Action From WWII Is Identified
10/21/2008:   Victim and Family Members To See Military Commissions Proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
10/20/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/20/2008:   US, Italy Sign Procurement Accord
10/20/2008:   Defense Department Launches New Advertising Campaign
10/20/2008:   New Media Activity Activation Announced
10/17/2008:   Navy Christens Guided Missile Destroyer Wayne E. Meyer
10/17/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/17/2008:   Korea-U.S. Security Meeting Joint Communique Announced
10/17/2008:   Flag Officer Assignments
10/17/2008:   General Officers Announcements
10/16/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
10/16/2008:   Dod Announces Non-Certification Of Armed Reconaissance Helicopter Program
10/16/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/15/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/15/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/15/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 14, 2008
10/14/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/14/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/14/2008:   General Officer Assignments
10/10/2008:   General Officer Assignment
10/10/2008:   Navy Names Ship After Howard O. Lorenzen ‘Father Of Electronic Warfare’
10/10/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
10/10/2008:   DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For Fiscal 2008
10/08/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 7, 2008
10/08/2008:   Detainee Transfer Announced
10/08/2008:   Pilot Missing in Action From The Vietnam War is Identified
10/07/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
10/07/2008:   Armed Forces Retirement Home Receives Prestigious Accreditation
10/06/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/06/2008:   DoD Develops Compensation & Benefits Handbook
10/06/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/06/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/06/2008:   Defense Department Activates U.S. Forces-Afghanistan
10/06/2008:   DoD Revises Purple Heart Eligibility Criteria to Allow Award to POWs Who Die in Captivity
10/06/2008:   $1M Wearable Power Prize Competition Winner Announced
10/03/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/03/2008:   Charges Referred Against Detainee Ghailani
10/03/2008:   DoD Announces Assignment of Forces to US Northern Command
10/03/2008:   General Officer Announcement
10/03/2008:   General Officer Assignments
10/03/2008:   DoD Contracts for Free YMCA Membership for Deployed Guard and Reserve Families
10/03/2008:   DoD, INOVA Partner To Employ Military Spouse
10/02/2008:   Military Health System Asks Service Members and Their Families for Feedback
10/02/2008:   Soldier Missing In Action From WWII Is Identified
10/01/2008:   Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Independence
10/01/2008:   DoD Announces Activation Of Unified Geographic Command
10/01/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualities
10/01/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of September 30, 2008
10/01/2008:   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.