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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.

12/31/2002:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2002
12/24/2002:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF DEC. 24, 2002
12/23/2002:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENT
12/21/2002:   DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY SOLDIER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
12/20/2002:   AIR FORCE, NAVY FORM ALLIANCE TO MEET GRADUATE NEEDS
12/19/2002:   TANKER LEASE PROPOSAL STILL UNDER REVIEW
12/18/2002:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF DECEMBER 18, 2002
12/17/2002:   MISSILE DEFENSE OPERATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT
12/17/2002:   NAVY NAMES DDG 96, BAINBRIDGE, MARKING 100 YEARS OF THE DESTROYER
12/16/2002:   RESERVE SECURITY MOBILIZATION ANNOUNCED
12/16/2002:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT AND ASSIGNMENT
12/13/2002:   NEW HOUSING ALLOWANCE RATES SET
12/13/2002:   DOD DETAILS MILITARY SMALLPOX VACCINATION PROGRAM
12/12/2002:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
12/12/2002:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
12/12/2002:   SUPPORT OUR TROOPS
12/11/2002:   MISSILE DEFENSE TEST CONDUCTED
12/10/2002:   MAJOR PUBLISHERS BEGIN MASSIVE DISTRIBUTION OF FREE BOOKS TO U.S. TROOPS ABROAD
12/10/2002:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF DECEMBER 10, 2002
12/10/2002:   DACOWITS MEMBERS SWORN IN
12/06/2002:   DEFENSE HONORS MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY ACHIEVEMENTS
12/05/2002:   KOREA-U.S. SECURITY CONSULTATIVE MEETING JOINT COMMUNIQU
12/04/2002:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
12/04/2002:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF DEC. 4, 2002
12/03/2002:   DOD BEGINS OFFSET PAYMENTS OF A-12 PROGRAM
12/03/2002:   DOD RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES
12/03/2002:   DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY, PRESIDENT WIN TOP AWARDS
12/03/2002:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENT
12/02/2002:   DOD SELECTS TRIBAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES FOR GRANTS
12/02/2002:   VIETNAM WAR MIA IDENTIFIED

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos, foreground, at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, foreground, during a meeting at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. military assigned to duty in Canada during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs the guestbook of Canadian Air Force Gen. Thomas J. Lawson, chief of Canada's defense staff, during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is given a MH-65D Dolphin helicopter weapons capabilities briefing during a visit to the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. Battaglia met with coast guardsmen, and gained an understanding for the squadron’s mission. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, explores the instrument panel of the Midnight Express, a tactical training boat, which is part of Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to land in a field to extract U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers during Operation Cyclone in Passau village in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 11, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team 11, and the Georgian soldiers are assigned to Bravo Company, 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
  • Operators aboard the Ocean Shield, an Australian navy ship, move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle into position to deploy it in the Indian Ocean, April 14, 2014. Using side-scan sonar, the Bluefin will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters, or about 2.5 to 2.8 miles, and about 115 feet above the ocean floor. Joint Task Force 658 is supporting Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Peter D. Blair
  • The USNS Cesar Chavez conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Australian frigate HMAS Toowomba in the Indian Ocean, April 12, 2014. The Ceasar Chavez is supporting the international effort to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
 U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Rollin J. Bellfi
  • U.S. Marines prepare to demonstrate how to fire their weapons to Australian soldiers after hiking on Robertson Barracks in Northern Territory, Australia, April 15, 2014, to acclimate the to the area's humidity. The Marines are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Gulliver
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