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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.

04/30/2010:   U.S.-China Officials Discuss MIA Cases
04/30/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/30/2010:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/29/2010:   U.S. Airmen MIA from WWII are Identified
04/29/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/29/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/29/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/29/2010:   Flag Officer Announcement
04/28/2010:   Army Releases 2010 Modernization Strategy
04/28/2010:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 27, 2010
04/28/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/28/2010:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/26/2010:   DOD Announces Replacement Unit for Iraq Rotation
04/25/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
04/25/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/24/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/23/2010:   Navy Names Amphibious Ship for Congressman John Murtha
04/23/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/23/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/22/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/22/2010:   U.S. Airman MIA from WWII is Identified
04/22/2010:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/22/2010:   Flag Officer Announcement
04/21/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/21/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/21/2010:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 21, 2010
04/21/2010:   Fourth U.S.-Singapore Strategic Security Policy Dialogue Concludes
04/21/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/21/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/20/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/20/2010:   Senior Executive Service Appointments and Reassignments
04/19/2010:   General Officer Announcements
04/19/2010:   General Officer Announcements
04/18/2010:   Statement by Secretary Robert M. Gates
04/16/2010:   2009 DOD Reserve Family Readiness Awards
04/16/2010:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for March 2010
04/16/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/16/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/16/2010:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/15/2010:   Corrected Headline: Navy Christens Guided Missile Destroyer William P. Lawrence
04/15/2010:   Interim Fort Hood Recommendations Approved
04/14/2010:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 13, 2010
04/14/2010:   Army Releases March Suicide Data
04/13/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/13/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/13/2010:   DOD Announces Winners of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
04/13/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/12/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/10/2010:   Statement by Secretary Gates on the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and the military leadership traveling with him:
04/10/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/10/2010:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
04/10/2010:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties
04/09/2010:   DOD Announces Winners of the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence
04/09/2010:   General Officer Assignment
04/08/2010:   U.S. Soldiers MIA from Vietnam War Identified
04/08/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/08/2010:   U.S. Soldier MIA from Korean War is Identified
04/07/2010:   DOD Releases Open Government Plan
04/07/2010:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 6, 2010
04/07/2010:   General Officer Announcement
04/06/2010:   Senior Executive Service Appointments and Reassignments
04/06/2010:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/05/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/05/2010:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/05/2010:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
04/05/2010:   General Officer Assignments
04/03/2010:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
04/02/2010:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will Initiate Rulemaking Associated with Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia
04/02/2010:   General Officer Assignment
04/01/2010:   Statement by Army Secretary John McHugh
04/01/2010:   Department of Defense Announces Selected Acquisition Reports
04/01/2010:   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.