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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.

12/31/2013:   Detainee Transfer Announced
12/30/2013:   Army Releases November 2013 Suicide Information
12/29/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Al-Sisi
12/28/2013:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
12/27/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Futenma Replacement Facility Landfill Permit Approval
12/26/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
12/26/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 26, 2013
12/25/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Calls to Service Members on Christmas
12/25/2013:   United States and Japan to Negotiate Environmental Stewardship Agreement
12/24/2013:   DoD Identifies Marine Corps Casualty
12/23/2013:   Statement By Secretary Hagel On The U.S. Marine Corps' Favorable Audit Opinion Monday, December 23, 2013
12/21/2013:   Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Passing of John Eisenhower
12/21/2013:   Statement on NATO Beginning SOFA Negotiations with Afghanistan
12/20/2013:   General Officer Assignments
12/20/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
12/20/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 20, 2013
12/19/2013:   DOD Approves Community Economic Adjustment Grants for the Oshkosh, Wis., and Texarkana, Texas, Regions in Response to Reductions in Defense Expenditures
12/19/2013:   Army Announces Decision on Army Cyber Forces
12/19/2013:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
12/19/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Al-Sisi
12/19/2013:   TSA Precheck Formally Expands to Members of the Military at More Than 100 Airports
12/18/2013:   Detainee Transfer Announced
12/17/2013:   Department of Defense Releases 2014 Basic Allowance for Housing Rates
12/17/2013:   DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
12/17/2013:   General Officer Announcement
12/16/2013:   Readout of Inaugural Video Teleconference Between Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu
12/16/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon
12/16/2013:   Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Milwaukee
12/16/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2014 through October 2013
12/16/2013:   Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Names New Director of DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office
12/16/2013:   Detainee Transfer Announced
12/13/2013:   General Officer Announcement
12/13/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
12/13/2013:   DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
12/13/2013:   Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Announces Rear Admiral John Kirby as Pentagon Press Secretary
12/13/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Same-Sex Benefits
12/12/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 12, 2013
12/12/2013:   General Officer Assignments
12/12/2013:   DoD Identifies Marine Corps Casualty
12/12/2013:   Joint Statement by US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Singapore Minister for Defense Dr Ng Eng Hen
12/12/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Budget Agreement
12/11/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Ukrainian Minister of Defense Pavlo Lebedyev
12/10/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Visit to Qatar
12/10/2013:   General Officer Announcements
12/09/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Visit to Saudi Arabia
12/09/2013:   Airman Missing From Vietnam War Accounted For
12/09/2013:   Statement on Additional U.S. Support to France and the African Union in the Central African Republic
12/09/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Visit to Islamabad, Pakistan
12/06/2013:   DOD Announces 2013 DOD Chief Information Officer Award Winners
12/06/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting with King Hamad al Khalifa of Bahrain
12/06/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Meeting with Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Sultan
12/05/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
12/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Call with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed
12/05/2013:   Detainee Transfer Announced
12/04/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of December 4, 2013
12/03/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Christine Fox

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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
  • 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
  • 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.