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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.

02/28/2013:   Navy to Christen First Mobile Landing Platform
02/28/2013:   Department Of Defense Expands Valor Website
02/27/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s Call with Brazilian Minister of Defense Celso Amorim
02/27/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
02/27/2013:   Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
02/27/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 26, 2013
02/26/2013:   Statement by Press Secretary George Little on the Confirmation of Senator Chuck Hagel
02/26/2013:   Farewell Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary Leon E. Panetta
02/26/2013:   DOD Releases Commercial Mobile Device Implementation Plan
02/25/2013:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
02/22/2013:   Joint Statement of The Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue
02/22/2013:   F-35 Cautionary Suspension of Flight Operations: F135 Engine Crack
02/22/2013:   Army Releases January 2013 Suicide Information
02/22/2013:   General Officer Assignments
02/20/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of Feburary 12, 2013
02/20/2013:   Message to the Department from Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on the Preparations for Potential Sequestration on March 1 and Furlough Notifications
02/19/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on General Allen’s Decision to Retire
02/19/2013:   General Officer Assignments
02/15/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through December 2012
02/15/2013:   General Officer Assignment
02/14/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 12, 2013
02/14/2013:   Australian, Japanese and U.S. Officials Meet for Security and Defense Cooperation Forum
02/14/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
02/14/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
02/13/2013:   DOD Announces the Distinguished Warfare Medal
02/13/2013:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Call with Korea’s Minister of National Defense Kim
02/13/2013:   Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Intercepts Target Using Space Tracking and Surveillance System-Demonstrators Data
02/12/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta State of The Union Announcement on Afghanistan
02/12/2013:   General Officer Assignments
02/11/2013:   Statement from Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on the Extension of Benefits to Same-Sex Partners
02/11/2013:   General Officer Announcements
02/11/2013:   General Officer Announcements
02/11/2013:   General Officer Announcements
02/10/2013:   Message from Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta for the International Security Assistance Force
02/08/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
02/08/2013:   General Officer Assignments
02/06/2013:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Proposed 2014 Military Pay Raise
02/06/2013:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on U.S. Carrier Strike Group Presence in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility
02/06/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 5, 2013
02/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Call with Egyptian Minister of Defense Abd-al-Fattah Al-Sisi
02/05/2013:   General Officer Assignments
02/05/2013:   NORAD Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
02/04/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
02/02/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter’s Meetings in Paris, France
02/01/2013:   Army Releases December 2012 and Calendar Year 2012 Suicide Information

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