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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.

11/26/1997:   FY 1998 RESERVE COMPONENT INACTIVATIONS CLOSED OUT
11/25/1997:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORT ON PROLIFERATION
11/24/1997:   FLORIDA KEYS MISSILE LAUNCHES REEVALUATED
11/21/1997:   FY98 ADVANCED CONCEPT TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATIONS ANNOUNCED
11/20/1997:   SECRETARY OF THE NAVY NAMES ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF SHIPSFOR MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS
11/20/1997:   SECRETARY OF THE NAVY NAMES NEWGUIDED MISSILE DESTROYERS FOR MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS
11/20/1997:   UPDATE ON DEPLOYMENTS TO THE ARABIAN GULF
11/19/1997:   WILLIAM LYNN SWORN IN AS DOD COMPTROLLER
11/19/1997:   KC-10S TO SUPPORT B-52S TO DIEGO GARCIA
11/18/1997:   SECRETARY COHEN ANNOUNCES SUMMIT ON RESERVE HEALTH CARE
11/18/1997:   ADDITIONAL AIR ASSETS TO THE GULF
11/18/1997:   GANSLER SWORN IN AS UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY
11/18/1997:   JOINT UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE COORDINATION OFFICE ESTABLISHED
11/17/1997:   ARMY IG COMPLETES INQUIRY INTO KHAMISIYAH WEAPONS DEMOLITION
11/17/1997:   DOD ANNOUNCES MENTOR-PROTEGE NUNN-PERRY AWARD WINNERS
11/17/1997:   CORRECTION - DOD ANNOUNCES TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON GULF WAR ILLNESSES
11/14/1997:   DOD ANNOUNCES TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON GULF WAR ILLNESSES
11/14/1997:   FISCAL YEAR 1997 RECRUITING MEETS OR EXCEEDS ALL OBJECTIVES
11/13/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
11/13/1997:   DOD RELEASES ANOTHER CASE NARRATIVE AND THREE MORE INFORMATION PAPERS RELATED TO GULF WAR VETERANS' ILLNESSES
11/12/1997:   NEXT CHAIR OF DACOWITS NAMED
11/10/1997:   DARPA AND MARINE CORPS SELECT RST-V CONTRACTORS
11/10/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE POSTPONES ASIA TRIP
11/10/1997:   $12 MILLION AWARDED FOR GULF WAR HEALTH RESEARCH STUDIES
11/10/1997:   SECRETARY COHEN RESHAPES DEFENSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
11/10/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE'S STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORT
11/07/1997:   SECRETARY COHEN'S TRIP TO ASIA
11/06/1997:   FORCE MEDICAL PROTECTION
11/06/1997:   SECRETARY COHEN PRESENTS HAMMER AWARD
11/06/1997:   House NSC Members Visit CTR Sites in Russia and Ukraine
11/05/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
11/05/1997:   OUTSTANDING EMPLOYERS EARN NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR SUPPORT
11/04/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
11/04/1997:   UNITED STATES ACQUIRES AIRCRAFT FROM MOLDOVA
11/04/1997:   COHEN/MORDECHAI DISCUSS REGIONAL INTERESTS
11/03/1997:   MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR SEPTEMBER 30, 1997SUMMARIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

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