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News Releases

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.

12/31/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 30, 2008
12/30/2008:   Navy to Commission Aircraft Carrier George H.W. Bush
12/30/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
12/30/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/29/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
12/28/2008:   D0D Identifies Navy Casualty
12/26/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
12/26/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
12/24/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) And Reserve Activated As Of December 23, 2008
12/24/2008:   DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/23/2008:   DoD Releases Unified Command Plan 2008
12/22/2008:   First Minerva Research Initiative Awards Announced
12/22/2008:   DoD Announces Afghanistan Force Deployment
12/22/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
12/22/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
12/19/2008:   15 DoD Early Career Scientists and Engineers Win Presidential Award
12/19/2008:   Charges Referred Against One Detainee, Charges Dismissed Against Another
12/19/2008:   General Officer Assignment
12/19/2008:   General Officer Assignments
12/19/2008:   Marine Pilot Missing In Action From WWII Is Identified
12/18/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
12/17/2008:   Service Academy Gender Relations Survey Released
12/17/2008:   Flag Officer Assignments
12/16/2008:   Detainee Transfer Announced
12/15/2008:   Servicemen MIA From Vietnam War are Identified
12/15/2008:   Department of Defense Releases 2009 BAH Rates
12/15/2008:   General Officer Assignments
12/11/2008:   DoD Announces Force Adjustment
12/10/2008:   DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for November 2008
12/10/2008:   Flag Officer Assignment
12/10/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 10, 2008
12/10/2008:   Navy to Christen Submarine New Mexico
12/09/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
12/05/2008:   New Accessions Pilot Program Authorized
12/03/2008:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
12/03/2008:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 2, 2008
12/02/2008:   Deputy Secretary England Announces Departure
12/02/2008:   Navy Names Four Ships After American Pioneers
12/01/2008:   Sailor Missing from WWII is Identified
12/01/2008:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

Featured Photos More »

  • President Barack Obama, right, admires a ring U.S. Naval Academy football team members Cody Peterson, left, and Matt Aiken, center, presented to him at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The president presented the Navy midshipmen with the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy team with the most victories against its service rivals.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
  • President Barack Obama holds a ceremony to present midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The trophy is an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kenneth Johnson read the names of the fallen from Jacksonville on the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Johnson is the city's senior policy advisor on military affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adam Silver, National Basketball Association commissioner, talk at the NBA board of governors meeting in 
New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support for a commitment to service. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Spc. Josh Lueken provides security at Observation Post English in Afghanistan's Logar province, April 18, 2014. Lueken is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Orin Sanford looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Huey after taking off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 18, 2014, to assist South Korea's efforts surrounding the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off the coast of South Korea. Sanford is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo
  • Runners take off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon "shadow run" on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014. More than 600 runners participated in the race. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
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Casualty Status (PDF): The Casualty Status report is an official accounting of all fatalities endured by the U.S. Military during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation New Dawn (OND), and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). It is updated daily at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.