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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 greets Canadian Defense Minister Robert Nicholson before meeting in Mexico City, April 23, 2014. Hagel will attend a defense ministerial conference with Mexico, Canada and the United States before traveling to Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel watches a live-fire demonstration behind a blast screen while touring a special operations command on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 23, 2014. Hagel traveled to Fort Bragg to visit military members, receive briefings, and view unit demonstrations and capabilities. The secretary will continue his three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala to meet with defense counterparts.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • President Barack Obama views the scene of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., from Marine One, April 22, 2014. Obama later met privately with families who lost loved ones. White House photo by Pete Souza
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts an honor cordon for French army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of the defense staff, at the Pentagon, April 23, 2014. The two leaders later discussed bilateral defense topics.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Delong tracks with another parachutist during free fall training on Naval Station Rota Spain in Rota, Spain, April 14, 2014. Delong is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8.  U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Nathaniel Spencer
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Milano jumps over a wall during a mock helicopter raid as part of weapons and tactics instructor course Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., April 9, 2014. Milano is an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza
  • U.S. Air Force and Marine engineers insulate the roof at the Edward P. Yorke school during New Horizons 2014 in Belize City, Belize, April 18, 2014. U.S. Southern Command sponsored the exercise, during which civil engineers from the United States and Belize will construct three school additions in Belize City and one in Hattieville.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden
  • U.S. Army Spc. Steven Dixon, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Harjind Sidhu examine a patient's teeth during New Horizons Belize 2014 in Progresso, Belize, April 11, 2014. Dixon is a dental technician and Sidhu is a dentist. The medical training exercise gives U.S. and Canadian military doctors and nurses the opportunity to work with their Belize counterparts to provide free care to Belizeans. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar
  • Army 2nd Lt. John Bergman low crawls through a water obstacle during the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Camp Rogers on Fort Benning, Ga., April 11, 2014. Bergman is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Berner
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