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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.

02/29/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 28, 2012
02/29/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
02/29/2012:   General Officer Announcement
02/29/2012:   General Officer Announcement
02/27/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through January
02/27/2012:   DOD and VA Secretaries Meet at Pentagon
02/27/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/27/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
02/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
02/24/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
02/23/2012:   White House Hosts “A Nation’s Gratitude” Dinner to Honor Veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn
02/22/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/22/2012:   Army Releases January Suicide Data
02/22/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 21, 2012
02/21/2012:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on the Treatment of Religious Materials at Bagram Airbase
02/21/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
02/20/2012:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties
02/19/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
02/18/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/17/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 14, 2012
02/17/2012:   General Officer Announcement
02/16/2012:   Navy Names Forward Deployed Ships to Rota, Spain
02/16/2012:   DOD Identifies Unit for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
02/16/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
02/15/2012:   DOD Announces Charges Referred Against Detainee Majid Shoukat Khan
02/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Modified Brigade Combat Teams for Deployment as Security Force Assistance Teams to Afghanistan
02/15/2012:   Navy Names Five New Ships
02/14/2012:   DOD Announces Charges Sworn Against Detainee Majid Shoukat Khan
02/14/2012:   2012-2016 JIEDDO Counter-IED Strategic Plan Released
02/14/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
02/14/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
02/13/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
02/13/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/13/2012:   DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Requested Top Line Budget for Fiscal 2013
02/13/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
02/13/2012:   DOD Releases Fiscal 2013 Budget Proposal
02/10/2012:   Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship Gabrielle Giffords
02/10/2012:   Deadline for Overseas Service Photography Project Photo Submissions Approaches
02/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/09/2012:   DOD to Improve Nutrition Standards Across the Armed Services for the First Time in 20 Years
02/09/2012:   Department Opens More Military Positions to Women
02/09/2012:   General Officer Announcement
02/09/2012:   General Officer Announcement
02/09/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
02/08/2012:   Installation Sustainability Agreement Signed
02/08/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 7, 2012
02/08/2012:   General Officer Announcement
02/07/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
02/06/2012:   General Officer Announcement
02/06/2012:   General Officer Announcement
02/06/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
02/04/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
02/02/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
02/01/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of January 31, 2012
02/01/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

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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
  • President Barack Obama holds a ceremony to present midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The trophy is an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • 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
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adam Silver, National Basketball Association commissioner, talk at the NBA board of governors meeting in 
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
  • U.S. Army Spc. Josh Lueken provides security at Observation Post English in Afghanistan's Logar province, April 18, 2014. Lueken is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • 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
  • Runners take off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon "shadow run" on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014. More than 600 runners participated in the race. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
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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.