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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.

12/30/1997:   PRESIDENT LAUDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD EFFORTS
12/25/1997:   Remarks Prepared for Delivery Deputy Under Secretary Of Defense for Environmental Security Sherri W. Goodman Climate Change Best-of-the-Best for the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards
12/23/1997:   DEFENSE ACQUISITION DESKBOOK WINS RETURN ON INVESTMENT CONTEST
12/23/1997:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
12/19/1997:   DOD RELEASES DETAILS OF SECRETARY'S BOSNIAN TRIP
12/18/1997:   FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON GENDER-INTEGRATED TRAINING AND RELATED ISSUES
12/18/1997:   106,664 SERVICEMEMBERS TO CELEBRATE HOLIDAYS DEPLOYED OVERSEAS
12/16/1997:   GOVERNMENT-INDUSTRY RESEARCH EFFORT LAUNCHED
12/16/1997:   COHEN ORDERS REVIEW OF RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE TRAINING
12/15/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RESPONSE TO CONGRESS ON "TRANSFORMING DEFENSE"
12/15/1997:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT TO START IMMUNIZING TROOPS AGAINST ANTHRAX
12/12/1997:   NAVY ISSUES RECORD OF DECISION FOR REUSE OF NAVAL STATION SAND POINT SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
12/12/1997:   DARPA SELECTS MICRO AIR VEHICLE CONTRACTOR
12/12/1997:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT SPONSORS CONFERENCE ON PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
12/11/1997:   MAJ. GEN. MICHAEL E. DUNLAVEY APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD
12/11/1997:   MAJ. GEN. JOHN J. BATBIE JR. APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD
12/10/1997:   Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen - Message to all Soldiers
12/10/1997:   MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR OCTOBER 31, 1997SUMMARIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
12/10/1997:   UNITED STATES/PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA FIRST-EVER DEFENSE CONSULTATIVE TALKS
12/10/1997:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT HOSTS QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
12/09/1997:   29TH US/REPUBLIC OF KOREA SECURITY CONSULTATIVE MEETINGJoint CommuniquDecember 9,1997
12/09/1997:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE POSTPONES MIDDLE EAST TRIP
12/05/1997:   ACTIVE, GUARD AND RESERVE ID CARDS TO GO TOTAL FORCE GREEN
12/05/1997:   NATIONAL GUARD TO STAFF HALF OF DIRECTORATE OF MILITARY SUPPORT (DOMS)
12/05/1997:   DoD AWARDS $42.2 MILLION TO UNIVERSITIES FOR RESEARCH EQUIPMENT
12/04/1997:   SECRETARY COHEN PRAISES ARMY'S INTEGRATIONOF ACTIVE/NATIONAL GUARD DIVISIONS
12/04/1997:   VA, DOD AGREE ON PRE-DISCHARGE EXAMS FOR DISABILITY CLAIMS
12/04/1997:   1998 DACOWITS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS NAMED
12/04/1997:   FOUR DOD LAB CENTERS TO RECEIVE FUNDING TO ASSIST IN ENHANCING HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
12/04/1997:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AERIAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM 1998 SCHEDULES
12/04/1997:   OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR MAILING ADDRESSES RELEASED
12/03/1997:   AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS AND C-130S TO RETURN FROM INDONESIA FIRE FIGHTING MISSION
12/02/1997:   JOINT ACTIVITIES TO TRANSFER TO UNITED STATES ATLANTIC COMMAND UNDER DEFENSE REFORM INITIATIVE
12/02/1997:   EXERCISE EAGER MACE
12/01/1997:   DOD ESTABLISHES STANDARD CRITERIA FOR ELECTRONIC RECORDS MANAGEMENT
12/01/1997:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ANNOUNCES FY97 AVIATION SAFETY RECORD
12/01/1997:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GOLDENHAR SYNDROME STUDY PUBLISHED
12/01/1997:   1997 ANNUAL HEALTH CARE SURVEY ANNOUNCED
12/01/1997:   DEFENSE SECRETARY COHEN ENDORSES PANEL'S KEY CONCLUSION THAT FUNDAMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE REFORM IS ESSENTIAL TO TRANSFORMATION OF US MILITARY

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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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