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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.

02/27/1998:   SISLER (T-AKR 311) NAMED AFTER U.S. ARMY MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
02/25/1998:   UNIFIED COMMAND PLAN CHANGES ANNOUNCED
02/24/1998:   PRESIDENT SIGNS ORDER AUTHORIZING RESERVE CALL-UP
02/24/1998:   TRICARE MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY ESTABLISHED
02/23/1998:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT RELEASES REPORT ON NATO ENLARGEMENT MILITARY REQUIREMENTS AND COSTS
02/23/1998:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CALLS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON SHIP SCRAPPING PROGRAMS
02/23/1998:   VA AND DOD COMBINE EFFORTS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE
02/22/1998:   SECRETARY COHEN REQUESTS RESERVE CALL-UP AUTHORITY; PLANS TO CALL ABOUT 500 TO SUPPORT GULF DEPLOYMENTS
02/20/1998:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT APPEALS COURT DECISION ON A-12 CASE
02/20/1998:   Callup of the Selected Reserve in Support of Operations in Bosnia
02/19/1998:   OPERATIONAL TEST & EVAL ANNUAL REPORT RELEASED
02/19/1998:   DEFENSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN THE SERVICES RECEIVES FOURTEEN NEW MEMBERS
02/13/1998:   DOD AWARDS $18 MILLION FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH
02/13/1998:   SECRETARY COHEN TOURS RUSSIAN DEFENSE FACILITYNUCLEAR WEAPONS SECURITY PROJECTSVIEWED AT SERVIEV POSAD
02/12/1998:   HHS AND DOD ANNOUNCE NEW MEDICARE OPTION FOR MILITARY RETIREES
02/12/1998:   AGREEMENT REACHED TO REDUCE COMMERCIAL TELEPHONE RATES FOR OPERATION JOINT GUARD
02/11/1998:   DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ISSUES "OPERATION BE FIT" LOGO
02/07/1998:   PATRIOT-ROLAND AGREEMENT SIGNED
02/06/1998:   NAVY TO COMMISSION AEGIS GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER MAHAN (DDG 72)
02/06/1998:   LONG-RANGE AIR POWER REVIEW PANEL MEETS
02/06/1998:   DOD ISSUES CALL FOR CONCEPT PAPERS FOR ITS COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT SAVINGS INITIATIVE
02/06/1998:   COPE TIGER '98
02/06/1998:   1998 ASIAN AEROSPACE AIRSHOW
02/04/1998:   STATEMENT BY GENERAL HENRY H. SHELTON, U.S. ARMY,CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
02/04/1998:   SECRETARY COHEN TO VISIT GERMANY, GULF REGION AND RUSSIA
02/04/1998:   MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR DECEMBER 31, 1997SUMMARIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
02/03/1998:   ANNUAL REPORT OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE COHEN RELEASED
02/02/1998:   CONGRESS APPROVES FUNDINGFOR U.S. ARMY SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS
02/02/1998:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BUDGET FOR FY 1999

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  • 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
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  • 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
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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
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  • 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
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