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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.

03/29/1996:   FRANKLIN KRAMER CONFIRMED ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS
03/29/1996:   DARKSTAR'S FIRST FLIGHT IS SUCCESSFUL
03/29/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
03/29/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
03/29/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
03/29/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
03/28/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
03/28/1996:   GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER USS BENFOLD (DDG 65) COMMISSIONING CEREMONY AT BROADWAY PIER, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
03/28/1996:   MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR DECEMBER 31, 1995
03/27/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
03/27/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
03/27/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
03/26/1996:   STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM J. PERRY ON THE DEATH OF DAVID PACKARD
03/26/1996:   ARMY SECRETARY WEST TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY CONFERENCE
03/25/1996:   MAJOR GENERAL GLEN W. VAN DYKE APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD
03/25/1996:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE APPROVES MAJOR RESTRUCTURING OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION POLICY PROCEDURES
03/25/1996:   AIRLIFT TO RWANDA TRIBUNAL
03/22/1996:   CHINESE DEFENSE MINISTER VISIT POSTPONED
03/21/1996:   AIR FORCE TO UPGRADE B-2 TEST FLIGHT AIRCRAFT
03/21/1996:   STATEMENT BY DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM J. PERRY REGARDING ARMY'S TASK FORCE ON EXTREMIST ACTIVITIES REPORT
03/21/1996:   ARMY TASK FORCE REPORT ON EXTREMIST ACTIVITY
03/15/1996:   SITE SELECTED FOR SOUTHERN COMMAND HEADQUARTERS
03/15/1996:   DEFENSE ACQUISITION PILOT PROGRAMS FORECAST COST/SCHEDULE SAVINGS OF UP TO 50 PERCENT FROM ACQUISITION REFORM
03/15/1996:   DIRECTOR OF DEFENSE INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE NAMED
03/14/1996:   PRESIDENT TO HONOR TROOPS WHO SERVED IN HAITI
03/14/1996:   NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY RELEASES STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT 1996
03/11/1996:   DOD AWARDS $20 MILLION FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH
03/11/1996:   RESERVE UNITS IDENTIFIED FOR TRAINING AND POSSIBLE DEPLOYMENT TO SUPPORT OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR
03/08/1996:   DOD RELEASES RESULTS OF 1995 SURVEY OF HEALTH RELATED BEHAVIORS
03/07/1996:   (CORRECTED) NAVY ANNOUNCES CHRISTENING OF COASTAL MINE HUNTER SHIP CARDINAL (MHC 60)
03/07/1996:   DOD ISSUES FIRST TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY
03/07/1996:   NAVY SUPER HORNET PROGRAM RECEIVES ACQUISITION AWARD
03/06/1996:   U.S. AIR FORCE FIGHTER AIRCRAFT DEPLOY TO JORDAN
03/05/1996:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE SIGN COLLABORATIVE CANCER RESEARCH AGREEMENT
03/05/1996:   DoD AWARDS $30 MILLION FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING EDUCATION
03/04/1996:   Secretary of Defense William J. Perry
03/04/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
03/04/1996:   DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY NOMINATED
03/04/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
03/04/1996:   FISCAL YEAR 1997 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

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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
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