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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.

11/30/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Al-Sisi
11/30/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter's Visit to Afghanistan
11/28/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Calls to Service Members on Thanksgiving
11/27/2013:   Flag Officer Assignment
11/27/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Japan Defense Minister Onodera
11/27/2013:   Thanksgiving Day Message from Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel
11/25/2013:   General Officer Announcements
11/23/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone
11/22/2013:   Joint Statement on US - Pakistan Defense Consultative Group Meeting
11/22/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon
11/22/2013:   Department of Defense Announces Arctic Strategy
11/21/2013:   General Officer Assignments
11/21/2013:   Army Releases October 2013 Suicide Information
11/20/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Disabilities Treaty
11/20/2013:   DOD Approves $13.2 Million Grant for the Tooele County School District, Tooele, Utah, to Replace Dugway High School at the Dugway Proving Ground
11/20/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of November 20, 2013
11/20/2013:   U.S.-Israel David’s Sling Weapon System Intercepts Target During Integrated Flight Test
11/19/2013:   Statement from Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall on Safeguarding Unclassified Controlled Technical Information
11/19/2013:   DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013
11/18/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
11/18/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Turkey Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
11/16/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Al-Sisi
11/15/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Call with Philippines Recovery Task Force Commander
11/15/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Philippines National Defense Secretary Voltaire Tuvera Gazmin
11/15/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Junior Officers
11/15/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
11/15/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
11/13/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With Kazakhstan's Minister of Defense Adilbek Dzhaksybekov
11/13/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 30, 2013
11/13/2013:   DoD/TSA Partner to Provide Military TSA Precheck at 100 Airports
11/13/2013:   General Officer Announcements
11/13/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Slovenia’s Minister of Defense Roman Jakic
11/12/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
11/12/2013:   Flag Officer Assignment
11/12/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
11/11/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on Perry Inhofe
11/11/2013:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Additional DOD Support to the Republic of the Philippines
11/09/2013:   Department of Defense Support to the Government of the Philippines
11/08/2013:   DOD Releases Report on Progress in Afghanistan
11/08/2013:   Secretary Hagel to Travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain
11/06/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of November 6, 2013
11/06/2013:   Navy to Christen Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford
11/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Belgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Pieter De Crem
11/04/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
11/04/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
11/04/2013:   Secretary Hagel to Deliver Keynote at CSIS Global Security Forum
11/01/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on former Rep. John Y. McCollister

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Canadian Defense Minister Robert Nicholson before meeting in Mexico City, April 23, 2014. Hagel will attend a defense ministerial conference with Mexico, Canada and the United States before traveling to Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel watches a live-fire demonstration behind a blast screen 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. The secretary will continue his three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala to meet with defense counterparts.  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
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts an honor cordon for French army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of the defense staff, at the Pentagon, April 23, 2014. The two leaders later discussed bilateral defense topics.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • 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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