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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.

10/31/2012:   Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy
10/31/2012:   Flag Officer Assignment
10/30/2012:   Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy
10/30/2012:   DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal 2012
10/29/2012:   The Department of Defense continues to be an active partner in the response to Hurricane Sandy by providing FEMA and governors with capable, trained and accessible forces and equipment when requested. Here is tonight's update:
10/27/2012:   The Department of Defense Prepares for Hurricane Sandy
10/27/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
10/24/2012:   Navy to Christen Submarine Minnesota
10/24/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 23, 2012
10/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
10/24/2012:   United States--Republic of Korea Security Consultative Meeting
10/23/2012:   United States -- Republic of Korea Military Committee Meeting
10/23/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
10/22/2012:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter’s Meetings with Afghanistan Minister of Defense and Minister of Interior
10/22/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
10/20/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
10/19/2012:   Army Releases September Suicide Data
10/18/2012:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter's Meeting with Iraq Prime Minister and Minister of Defense
10/18/2012:   2012 Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award and the 2012 Fulcrum Shield Award Winners Announced
10/18/2012:   United States -- Thailand Defense Strategic Talks
10/18/2012:   Statement on Alleged Assault in Okinawa
10/18/2012:   Statement by George Little on Completion of Degelen Mountain Nonproliferation Work
10/17/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 16, 2012
10/17/2012:   Navy to Christen Amphibious Assault Ship America
10/17/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Croatian Minister of Defense
10/17/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
10/17/2012:   Secretary Panetta to Address Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
10/16/2012:   Airmen Missing From Vietnam War Identified
10/16/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
10/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
10/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
10/15/2012:   General Officer Assignment
10/14/2012:   DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
10/14/2012:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/14/2012:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
10/10/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
10/10/2012:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on NATO Intervention, Brussels, Belgium
10/10/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 9, 2012
10/10/2012:   Flag Officer Assignment
10/10/2012:   DOD Announces Return of Royal Air Force Upwood Clinic
10/09/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through August
10/09/2012:   General Officer Assignments
10/07/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
10/04/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
10/04/2012:   DOD Releases the Western Hemisphere Defense Policy Statement
10/04/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
10/03/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 2, 2012
10/03/2012:   Navy to Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Michael Murphy
10/03/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
10/03/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
10/02/2012:   DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
10/02/2012:   Marines Missing in Action from WWII Identified
10/02/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
10/01/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Phone Calls with Afghanistan Minister of Defense and Minister of Interior
10/01/2012:   Flag Officer Assignment

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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel watches a demonstration while touring a special operations command on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 23, 2014.  Hagel traveled to Fort Bragg to visit military members, receive briefings and view unit demonstrations and capabilities.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • President Barack Obama views the scene of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., from Marine One, April 22, 2014. Obama later met privately with families who lost loved ones. White House photo by Pete Souza
  • Arati Prabhakar, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, briefs Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the Atlas robot and other robotics at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. The program showcased DARPA technologies and how they contribute to U.S. national security. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby briefs the press at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. Kirby answered questions regarding the upcoming joint exercises between the United States and Poland as well as also addressing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's upcoming trip to Mexico and Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • A MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor helicopter assists South Korea's search operations near the site of the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off Jindo island. The helicopter is assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Senyk
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cameron H. Depue scans the ocean from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft after departing from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 21, 2014, to assist South Korea's search operations for the Sewol, the ferry that sank off Jindo island. Depue is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Delong tracks with another parachutist during free fall training on Naval Station Rota Spain in Rota, Spain, April 14, 2014. Delong is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8.  U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Nathaniel Spencer
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Milano jumps over a wall during a mock helicopter raid as part of weapons and tactics instructor course Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., April 9, 2014. Milano is an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza
  • U.S. Air Force and Marine engineers insulate the roof at the Edward P. Yorke school during New Horizons 2014 in Belize City, Belize, April 18, 2014. U.S. Southern Command sponsored the exercise, during which civil engineers from the United States and Belize will construct three school additions in Belize City and one in Hattieville.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden
  • U.S. Army Spc. Steven Dixon, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Harjind Sidhu examine a patient's teeth during New Horizons Belize 2014 in Progresso, Belize, April 11, 2014. Dixon is a dental technician and Sidhu is a dentist. The medical training exercise gives U.S. and Canadian military doctors and nurses the opportunity to work with their Belize counterparts to provide free care to Belizeans. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar
  • Army 2nd Lt. John Bergman low crawls through a water obstacle during the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Camp Rogers on Fort Benning, Ga., April 11, 2014. Bergman is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Berner
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