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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.

03/31/2003:   EDWARD C. "PETE" ALDRIDGE TO RETIRE
03/31/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTIES
03/30/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES SOLDIER MISSING IN IRAQ
03/30/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES SOLDIER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
03/30/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES SOLDIER KILLED IN ACCIDENT
03/30/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES ARMY CASUALTIES
03/30/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES MARINE CASUALTIES
03/29/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES AIRMAN KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
03/29/2003:   U.S., CHINA AGREE TO ENHANCED COOPERATION ON POW/MIA MATTERS
03/29/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN MARINE CASUALTY STATUS
03/28/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES MARINE KILLED IN NON-HOSTILE ACCIDENT
03/28/2003:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
03/27/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE CASUALTIES
03/27/2003:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ACCEPTS PERLE'S RESIGNATION
03/27/2003:   PERLE RESIGNS AS CHAIRMAN OF THE DEFENSE POLICY BOARD
03/27/2003:   GENERAL OFFICER ASSIGNMENT
03/27/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES SAILOR KILLED IN IRAQ
03/26/2003:   DOD AND USA FREEDOM CORPS LAUNCH "ON THE HOME FRONT"
03/26/2003:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENT
03/26/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES STATUS OF 507TH SOLDIERS
03/26/2003:   OFFICER DIES FROM WOUNDS SUFFERED ON MARCH 22ND
03/26/2003:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF MARCH 26, 2003
03/26/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY SOLDIER KILLED
03/26/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MISSING MARINES
03/25/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MARINES KILLED IN ACTION
03/25/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MARINES KILLED IN ACTION
03/25/2003:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
03/24/2003:   APACHE PILOTS' STATUS CHANGED TO POW
03/24/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY PILOTS IN DOWNED APACHE AIRCRAFT
03/24/2003:   ARMY NAMED EXECUTIVE AGENT FOR COMBATING IRAQ OIL FIRES
03/24/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES AIR FORCE CREW KILLED IN HELICOPTER ACCIDENT
03/24/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY RESERVE SOLDIER KILLED
03/24/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE KILLED BY ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE
03/24/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES MARINE KILLED IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT
03/23/2003:   DOD IDENTIFIES SOLDIER KILLED AT CAMP PENNSYLVANIA, KUWAIT
03/22/2003:   TROOP SUPPORT MAIL POLICY STRESSED
03/22/2003:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES AMERICAN OFFICER KILLED IN ROYAL NAVY HELICOPTER COLLISION
03/22/2003:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES MARINES KILLED IN ACTION
03/21/2003:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES MARINES KILLED IN CH-46 CRASH
03/21/2003:   GENERAL OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
03/21/2003:   MILITARY PLANNING FOR IRAQI FLOODING CONSIDERED
03/20/2003:   ESGR TO OPEN AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE
03/20/2003:   DEFENSE STANDARDIZATION PROGRAM PRESENTS ANNUAL AWARDS
03/20/2003:   U.S. NAVY'S F-14D TOMCATS GAIN JDAM CAPABILITY
03/19/2003:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF MARCH 19, 2003
03/17/2003:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
03/15/2003:   PRESIDENT AUTHORIZES TWO NEW MEDALS
03/14/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES PLANS TO STIMULATE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
03/14/2003:   KANSAS CIVIL SUPPORT TEAM CERTIFIED
03/13/2003:   FLAG ANNOUNCEMENTS
03/13/2003:   DOD ANNOUNCES NUMBER FOR OIL WELL FIRE CONTRACTORS
03/12/2003:   NEW TRICARE POLICIES FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVES ANNOUNCED
03/12/2003:   UNIVERSITIES SELECTED FOR RESEARCH FUNDING
03/12/2003:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
03/12/2003:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF MARCH 12, 2003
03/11/2003:   AIR FORCE TESTS MASSIVE ORDNANCE AIR BLAST (MOAB)
03/11/2003:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IDENTIFIES SOLDIER KILLED
03/11/2003:   STATEMENT FROM SECRETARY RUMSFELD
03/10/2003:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
03/07/2003:   UNIVERSITIES SELECTED FOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION FUNDING
03/07/2003:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
03/06/2003:   ALABAMA CIVIL SUPPORT TEAM CERTIFIED
03/06/2003:   U.S. PLANS TO PRESERVE IRAQ'S OIL FOR IRAQI PEOPLE
03/05/2003:   NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MOBILIZED AS OF MARCH 5, 2003
03/03/2003:   PENTAGON MEMORIAL DESIGN SELECTION ANNOUNCED

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  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stands at attention with Canadian Forces' Chief of the Defense Staff Gen. Thomas J. Lawson during a welcome ceremony in Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • 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 Canadian Forces' Chief of the Defense Staff Gen. Thomas J. Lawson's guestbook during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to Navy Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class Hester about the capabilities of the USS Zephyr on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to sailors on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. Battaglia met with sailors, toured a patrol craft and discussed the benefits of the new GPS curriculum for transitioning service members and their families. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to Navy Chief Petty Officer Bolden in the engine room about the capabilities of the USS Zephyr on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., April 14, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Maria Contreras-Sweet, Small Business Administration administrator, talks with members of the Air Force participating in a Boots to Business class at the Pentagon, April 15, 2014. Boots to Business is an SBA sponsored, worldwide program offered as a component of the Defense Department's redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP) renamed Transition GPS. U.S. Air Force photo Jim Varhegyi
  • First Lady Michelle Obama visits with families working on crafts at Maryland Fisher House IV at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., April 14, 2014.  White House photo by Chuck Kennedy
  • An Afghan army commando runs to assist a wounded comrade into a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter while conducting a medical evacuation mission in Sorbaghal village in the Maiwand district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 10, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara Wakai
  • Smoking brass casings fall from the bottom of an M2A1 machine gun fired by a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard's Company B, 126th Brigade Support Battalion during weapons qualification on Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho, Vt., April 5, 2014.  Massachusetts National Guard photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav
  • Air Force Senior Airman Sean Meehan, left, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Kane Lawlor provide cover after a tactical air insertion by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during training on Fort Dix, N.J., April 10, 2014. Meehan and Lawlor, tactical air controllers, are assigned to New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, 177th Fighter Wing. National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform an inverted formation fly-by during the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona event at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 13, 2014. In addition to 14 aerial demonstrations, there were more than 40 aircraft static displays during the event.  U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey
  • U.S. Marines and sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island perform well deck operations with landing craft air cushion vehicles in the Pacific Ocean, April 9, 2014. The Makin Island is conducting amphibious squadron marine expeditionary unit integration training in preparation for an upcoming deployment.from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Robin W. Peak
  • Air Force Capt. Sarah Evans dives during a swimming race at the 2014 Air Force Trials on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7, 2014. Evans won first place in the women's 50-meter freestyle swimming competition. Evans is assigned to the 59th Medical Wing Patients Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
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