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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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