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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.

03/31/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/31/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
03/31/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/30/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
03/30/2011:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 29, 2011
03/30/2011:   Navy Announces 2011 Young Investigator Research Awards
03/30/2011:   General Officer Announcements
03/30/2011:   DOD Announces Stationing of Two Combat Aviation Brigades
03/29/2011:   General Officer Announcement
03/29/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
03/29/2011:   DOD Launches Online Career Transition Training for Service Members
03/28/2011:   Statement by the Army on Photographs Published by Rolling Stone
03/28/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/27/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/25/2011:   Navy Names Littoral Combat Ships Jackson and Montgomery
03/25/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
03/24/2011:   Navy to Christen Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Arlington
03/24/2011:   DOD Issues Stop Work Order on the JSF F136 Extra Engine Program
03/24/2011:   General Officer Announcements
03/24/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
03/24/2011:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 22, 2011
03/23/2011:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
03/22/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/22/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/22/2011:   Standardization Program Announces Winners for Annual Achievement Awards
03/21/2011:   Statement by the Army on Photographs Published by Der Spiegel
03/21/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
03/21/2011:   Deadline for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Extended
03/21/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/20/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
03/18/2011:   Navy Names Littoral Combat Ships Milwaukee and Detroit
03/18/2011:   Army Released February Suicide Data
03/18/2011:   General Officer Announcement
03/18/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
03/17/2011:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
03/17/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/17/2011:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 15, 2011
03/17/2011:   Fiscal 2010 Sexual Assault in the Military Report Released
03/17/2011:   Navy Supports Northrop Grumman Corp. Shipbuilding Spin-Off
03/17/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/16/2011:   General Officer Announcements
03/15/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/15/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
03/15/2011:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-to-date 2011, through February
03/14/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
03/14/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/13/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/11/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/11/2011:   DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Top Line Budget for Fiscal 2007, 2008, 2009
03/11/2011:   Statement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
03/11/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/10/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/10/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/10/2011:   General Officer Announcements
03/10/2011:   General Officer Announcement
03/10/2011:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 8, 2011
03/09/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/09/2011:   General Officer Announcements
03/09/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
03/07/2011:   Statement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Resumption of Military Commission Charges
03/07/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/07/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
03/07/2011:   General Officer Announcements
03/04/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/04/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/04/2011:   General Officer Announcement
03/04/2011:   General Officer Announcement
03/04/2011:   Flag Officer Announcement
03/03/2011:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
03/03/2011:   Deadline for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Applications Extended
03/03/2011:   DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan and Kuwait Rotation
03/03/2011:   General Officer Announcement
03/02/2011:   DOD to Measure Guard and Reserve Employment Practices
03/02/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
03/02/2011:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 1, 2011
03/02/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/01/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/01/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/01/2011:   DOD Identifies Army 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.