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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.

02/28/2013:   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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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos, foreground, at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, foreground, during a meeting at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. military assigned to duty in Canada during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs the guestbook of Canadian Air Force Gen. Thomas J. Lawson, chief of Canada's defense staff, during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to land in a field to extract U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers during Operation Cyclone in Passau village in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 11, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team 11, and the Georgian soldiers are assigned to Bravo Company, 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
  • Operators aboard the Ocean Shield, an Australian navy ship, move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle into position to deploy it in the Indian Ocean, April 14, 2014. Using side-scan sonar, the Bluefin will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters, or about 2.5 to 2.8 miles, and about 115 feet above the ocean floor. Joint Task Force 658 is supporting Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Peter D. Blair
  • The USNS Cesar Chavez conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Australian frigate HMAS Toowomba in the Indian Ocean, April 12, 2014. The Ceasar Chavez is supporting the international effort to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
 U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Rollin J. Bellfi
  • U.S. Marines prepare to demonstrate how to fire their weapons to Australian soldiers after hiking on Robertson Barracks in Northern Territory, Australia, April 15, 2014, to acclimate the to the area's humidity. The Marines are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Gulliver
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