United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

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.

12/31/2012:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on the Government of Afghanistan’s Security Transition Announcement
12/31/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/27/2012:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on the Passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf
12/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/24/2012:   Secretary Panetta Makes Holiday Calls to Service Members
12/23/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
12/21/2012:   DOD Evaluates Sexual Harassment and Prevention Response Efforts at Military Academies
12/19/2012:   Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Humanitarian Assistance for Typhoon Bopha in the Southern Philippines
12/19/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 18, 2012
12/18/2012:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Press Reports Related to Undersecretary Michael Vickers
12/18/2012:   Statement from Press Secretary George Little on Army Investigation into Hiring Procedures at Child Development Centers
12/18/2012:   Army Investigating Fort Myer Child Development Center
12/17/2012:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on the Passing of Senator Daniel Inouye
12/17/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Norwegian Minister of Defense Strom-Erichsen
12/17/2012:   Department of Defense Releases 2013 Bah Rates
12/16/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/14/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/14/2012:   CONR to Conduct Air Defense Exercise in National Capital Region
12/13/2012:   Army Releases November Suicide Data
12/13/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 11, 2012
12/13/2012:   General Officer Announcements
12/12/2012:   Readout of the U.S.-China Defense Consultative Talks
12/12/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
12/12/2012:   General Officer Announcement
12/11/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
12/11/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta's Meeting with Kuwaiti Amir
12/11/2012:   DOD Approves $129 Million in Grants for Transportation Improvements and to Replace Schools Located on Military Installations
12/11/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through October 2012
12/11/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
12/10/2012:   DOD Releases Report on Progress in Afghanistan
12/10/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
12/09/2012:   Secretary Panetta's Statement on Operations in Afghanistan
12/08/2012:   Statement on Department of Defense Support to the Government of the Philippines
12/07/2012:   Soldier KIA During Vietnam War Identified
12/07/2012:   General Officer Assignments
12/07/2012:   General Officer Announcements
12/07/2012:   General Officer Announcement
12/07/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Aleksandar Vucic
12/06/2012:   Readout of Vice Chief of Naval Operations Meeting with Chinese Admiral
12/06/2012:   Secretary Panetta Statement on Intent to Nominate CENTCOM Commander
12/06/2012:   DOD Releases Revised Tuition Assistance Memorandum of Understanding
12/06/2012:   United States and Iraq Commit to Enduring Strategic Partnership
12/05/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 4, 2012
12/05/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
12/04/2012:   Department of Defense Holds Annual Disability Awards Ceremony
12/04/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
12/04/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
12/03/2012:   NORAD to Conduct Air Defense Exercise in National Capital Region
12/03/2012:   Soldier Missing from Vietnam War Identified
12/03/2012:   Flag Officer Assignment
12/01/2012:   Navy’s Next Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier to be Named Enterprise

Featured Photos More »

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak hold a press conference at the Pentagon, April 17, 2014, after meeting to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps photo Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • 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, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to applicants about military commitment and service to their country before administering the ceremonial oath of enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. 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 within the Coast Guard's 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
Start/stop Featured Photo Gallery Slideshow PRESS BRIEFINGCAPABILITIES BRIEFINGENLISTMENT TALKMIDNIGHT EXPRESSEXTRACTING TROOPSNAVY UNDERWATER VEHICLESEARCH REPLENISHMENTWEAPONS LESSON

The Pentagon Channel

  • Video Thumbnail: Russian Actions Strengthen NATO Resolve

    Russian Actions Strengthen NATO Resolve

    ℠2014 - After meeting with his Polish counterpart at...

  • Video Thumbnail: New Korea Agreement Offsets U.S. Costs

    New Korea Agreement Offsets U.S. Costs

    ℠2014 - A new agreement between the U.S. and the...

  • Video Thumbnail: U.S. Navy Assists in ROK Ferry Response

    U.S. Navy Assists in ROK Ferry Response

    ℠2014 - USS Bonhomme Richard is joining the response...

  • Video Thumbnail: Report Warns of Force Cuts from Sequestration

    Report Warns of Force Cuts from Sequestration

    ℠2014 - A new DoD report outlines potential cuts as a...

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.