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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.

12/29/2011:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
12/29/2011:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 27, 2011
12/29/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
12/28/2011:   Flag Officer Announcement
12/27/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
12/27/2011:   Sexual Assault Report, Two New Policies Announced
12/27/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/23/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/22/2011:   Army Submits Gravesite Study of Arlington National Cemetery
12/22/2011:   General Officer Announcements
12/22/2011:   Department of Defense Statement Regarding Investigation Results into Pakistan Cross-Border Incident
12/21/2011:   Annual Army Sustainability Report
12/21/2011:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 20, 2011
12/19/2011:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year 2012, Through November
12/16/2011:   General Officer Announcements
12/15/2011:   DOD Announces 2011 DOD Chief Information Officer Award Winners
12/15/2011:   Army Releases November Suicide Data
12/15/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/15/2011:   Department of Defense Releases 2012 BAH Rates
12/14/2011:   Under Secretary Michele Flournoy Statement on Futenma Replacement Facility and Guam Realignment
12/14/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/14/2011:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 13, 2011
12/13/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
12/13/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
12/12/2011:   SECDEF Statement on Under Secretary Flournoy
12/12/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/12/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
12/09/2011:   General Officer Announcements
12/08/2011:   Army Moves Forward with Civilian Reductions
12/08/2011:   General Officer Announcements
12/08/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
12/08/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
12/08/2011:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 6, 2011
12/06/2011:   Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Message to Pearl Harbor Survivors
12/06/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/06/2011:   Department of Defense Holds Annual Disability Awards Ceremony
12/05/2011:   General Officer Announcements
12/02/2011:   General Officer Announcement
12/01/2011:   Navy to Christen Submarine Mississippi
12/01/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/01/2011:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of November 29, 2011

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  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to Navy Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class Hester about the capabilities of the USS Zephyr on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to sailors on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. Battaglia met with sailors, toured a patrol craft and discussed the benefits of the new GPS curriculum for transitioning service members and their families. 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, talks to Navy Chief Petty Officer Bolden in the engine room about the capabilities of the USS Zephyr on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Maria Contreras-Sweet, Small Business Administration administrator, talks with members of the Air Force participating in a Boots to Business class at the Pentagon, April 15, 2014. Boots to Business is an SBA sponsored, worldwide program offered as a component of the Defense Department's redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP) renamed Transition GPS. U.S. Air Force photo Jim Varhegyi
  • First Lady Michelle Obama visits with families working on crafts at Maryland Fisher House IV at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., April 14, 2014.  White House photo by Chuck Kennedy
  • An Afghan army commando runs to assist a wounded comrade into a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while conducting a medical evacuation mission in Sorbaghal village in the Maiwand district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 10, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara Wakai
  • Smoking brass casings fall from the bottom of an M2A1 machine gun fired by a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard's Company B, 126th Brigade Support Battalion during weapons qualification on Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., April 5, 2014.  Massachusetts National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav
  • Air Force Senior Airman Sean Meehan, left, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Kane Lawlor provide cover after a tactical air insertion by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during training on Fort Dix, N.J., April 10, 2014. Meehan and Lawlor, tactical air controllers, are assigned to New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, 177th Fighter Wing. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform an inverted formation fly-by during the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona event at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 13, 2014. In addition to 14 aerial demonstrations, there were more than 40 aircraft static displays during the event.  U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey
  • U.S. Marines and sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island perform well deck operations with landing craft air cushion vehicles in the Pacific Ocean, April 9, 2014. The Makin Island is conducting amphibious squadron marine expeditionary unit integration training in preparation for an upcoming deployment.from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Robin W. Peak
  • Air Force Capt. Sarah Evans dives during a swimming race at the 2014 Air Force Trials on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7, 2014. Evans won first place in the women's 50-meter freestyle swimming competition. Evans is assigned to the 59th Medical Wing Patients Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
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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.