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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.

03/29/2013:   Statement by Secretary Chuck Hagel on Vietnam Veterans Day
03/29/2013:   Soldier Missing from World War II Identified
03/29/2013:   2013 DACOWITS Committee Members Announced
03/28/2013:   General Officer Announcement
03/28/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Hagel's Meeting with African Leaders
03/28/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/27/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with South Korean Minister of National Defense Kim
03/25/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Hagel's Call with Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu
03/25/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/24/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/24/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/23/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with President Karzai
03/22/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Hagel’s Call with Polish Minister of Defense Tomasz Siemoniak
03/22/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/22/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
03/22/2013:   Army Releases February 2013 Suicide Information
03/22/2013:   Statement on Futenma Replacement Facility Landfill Permit Request
03/22/2013:   DOD Releases Strategy for Homeland Defense and Defense Support for Civil Authorities
03/22/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/22/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
03/22/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/21/2013:   Military Commissions Personnel Announcement
03/21/2013:   Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary George Little on Civilian Employee Furlough Notices
03/20/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Hagel’s Call with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian
03/20/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/20/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/20/2013:   General Officer Assignments
03/20/2013:   Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter’s Visit to Jakarta
03/19/2013:   Readout Secretary of Defense Hagel’s Call with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon
03/19/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
03/19/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Ten Year Anniversary of the Iraq War
03/18/2013:   DOD Launches Healthy Base Initiative
03/18/2013:   Deputy Secretary of Defense Carter's Visit to South Korea
03/17/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/16/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
03/16/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Call to Afghan President Hamid Karzai
03/15/2013:   General Officer Assignments
03/14/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/14/2013:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
03/13/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 12, 2013
03/13/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
03/12/2013:   Department of the Army Launches Campaign to Enhance Unit Readiness and Soldier Resilience
03/12/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through January 2013
03/11/2013:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
03/08/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
03/08/2013:   Army Announces Task Force Behavioral Health Findings
03/08/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
03/08/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of Feburary 26, 2013
03/07/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s Calls with Foreign Counterparts
03/07/2013:   DOD Approves $26,560,000 Grant for Hale Kula Elementary School, Hawaii
03/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s Calls with Foreign Counterparts and Leaders
03/05/2013:   Readout of Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak
03/01/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
03/01/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/01/2013:   General Officer Announcements
03/01/2013:   DOD Announces U.S. Army In Europe Force Structure Changes

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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.