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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.

02/28/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/25/2011:   DOD Announces Improvements To The Personnel Security Clearance Process
02/25/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/25/2011:   General Officer Announcements
02/24/2011:   Air Force Announces KC-46A Tanker Contract Award
02/24/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
02/23/2011:   Inaugural U.S. - Afghanistan Security Consultations Forum Held at Pentagon
02/23/2011:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 22, 2011
02/22/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/22/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/22/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
02/22/2011:   Army Releases January Suicide Data
02/22/2011:   General Officer Announcements
02/20/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/18/2011:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
02/18/2011:   DOD Announces Sentence for Detainee Noor Uthman Muhammed
02/18/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
02/18/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/18/2011:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
02/18/2011:   2010 Reserve Family Readiness Awards Presented
02/18/2011:   General Officer Announcements
02/18/2011:   General Officer Announcement
02/17/2011:   DOD Awards Grants to Minority Institutions
02/17/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/17/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
02/17/2011:   General Officer Announcement
02/17/2011:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 15, 2011
02/16/2011:   General Officer Announcements
02/15/2011:   NORAD Flight Exercise Planned for Washington, D.C.
02/15/2011:   Detainee Pleads Guilty at Military Commission Hearing
02/15/2011:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-To-Date 2011, through January
02/14/2011:   DOD Releases Fiscal 2012 Budget Proposal
02/14/2011:   General Officer Announcements
02/11/2011:   General Officer Announcements
02/11/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
02/10/2011:   Airmen Missing in Action From WWII Identified
02/10/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/10/2011:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 08, 2011
02/09/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/09/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
02/08/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
02/08/2011:   General Officer Announcement
02/07/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
02/07/2011:   Chandler to Become Next Sergeant Major of the Army
02/07/2011:   General Officer Announcement
02/04/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/04/2011:   Early-Infantry Brigade Combat Team Program Decisions Announced
02/04/2011:   General Officer Announcements
02/04/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
02/04/2011:   General Officer Announcement
02/04/2011:   DOD Announces the National Security Space Strategy
02/03/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
02/02/2011:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 01, 2011
02/01/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/01/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
02/01/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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  • U.S. Defense Chuck Hagel shakes hands with Guatemalan Defense Minister Manuel Lopez Ambrosio as Charge d'Affaires Bruce Williamson from the U.S. Embassy looks on upon Hagel's arrival in Guatemala City, Guatemala, April 24, 2014. Hagel will visit with defense counterparts, the Guatemalan president and U.S. troops conducting exercises in the area. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second from right, walks with Secretary of National Defense Gen. Salvador Zepeda Cienfuegos and Naval Secretary Adm. Vidal Francisco Soberon Sanz, Mexico's defense ministers, and Canadian Defense Minister Robert Nicholson after an honors ceremony in Mexico City, April 24, 2014. Hagel participated in the second North American Defense Ministerial conference, which brought together the defense leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, far left, participates in the second North American Defense Ministerial conference with Secretary of National Defense Gen. Salvador Zepeda Cienfuegos and Naval Secretary Adm. Vidal Francisco Soberon Sanz, Mexico's defense ministers, and Canadian Defense Minister Robert Nicholson in Mexico City, April 24, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Marine Sgt. Orrin G. Stanford looks out of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter while conducting search and rescue operations April, 22, 2014, for the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off the coast of Jindo island. Stanford is a crew chief assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Senyk
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  • 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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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.