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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.

04/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/30/2012:   Joint Statement of the United States-Philippines Ministerial Dialogue Released
04/30/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Italian Minister of Defense
04/30/2012:   Soldier Missing from Vietnam War Identified
04/30/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/28/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/27/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
04/27/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
04/27/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/27/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 24, 2012
04/27/2012:   General Officer Announcements
04/27/2012:   Statement from Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Improving Educational Benefits for Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
04/27/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/26/2012:   Joint Statement of the Security Consultative Committee
04/26/2012:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on the Joint Statement of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee
04/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/26/2012:   Army Announces New Two-Star HQ at Joint Base Lewis-McChord
04/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/26/2012:   Implementation Date Set for Opening New Assignments to Women
04/25/2012:   Statement from Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on his Visit to the Brazil World War II Memorial
04/24/2012:   Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Brazilian Minister of Defense Celso Amorim Define, in Dialogue, New Areas of Defense Cooperation Between Brazil and the United States
04/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
04/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
04/23/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/23/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s call with Japanese Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka
04/23/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through March
04/20/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/20/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 17, 2012
04/20/2012:   General Officer Announcements
04/20/2012:   DOD Announces New Teleworking Policy
04/19/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak
04/19/2012:   Soldier Missing in Action from Korean War Identified
04/19/2012:   Detainee Transfer Announced
04/19/2012:   DOD Identifies Unit for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
04/19/2012:   General Officer Announcements
04/18/2012:   Army Releases March Suicide Data
04/18/2012:   DOD Announces Release of Section 1248 Report -- Space Export Control Policy Reform Supported
04/18/2012:   Statement by the Press Secretary on the Los Angeles Times Story
04/17/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/17/2012:   General Officer Announcements
04/17/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
04/17/2012:   General Officer Announcements
04/17/2012:   General Officer Announcements
04/16/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Republic of Macedonia Minister of Defense Fatmir Besimi
04/16/2012:   Navy Names Zumwalt Class Destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson
04/16/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/16/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/13/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/13/2012:   DOD Releases Annual Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Report
04/13/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
04/13/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/13/2012:   General Officer Announcements
04/13/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/13/2012:   Navy Names Five New Submarines
04/12/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba
04/12/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Defense, Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud
04/12/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/11/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 10, 2012
04/10/2012:   Third U.S. - Afghanistan Security Consultations Forum Held at Pentagon
04/10/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
04/09/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Call with Korean Defense Minister
04/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
04/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/09/2012:   Soldier Missing in Action from Korean War Identified
04/08/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/06/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/06/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/06/2012:   General Officer Announcements
04/05/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
04/05/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/05/2012:   Readout from Secretary Panetta's Meeting with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government President Barzani
04/05/2012:   Airman Missing from Vietnam War Identified
04/05/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/04/2012:   Joint Statement from Secretary Panetta and Singapore Minister for Defence Ng
04/04/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 03, 2012
04/04/2012:   DOD Announces Charges Referred Against 9-11 Co-Conspirators
04/03/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Greek Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopolous
04/03/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
04/03/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Call with Japanese Defense Minister
04/03/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
04/02/2012:   General Officer Announcements
04/01/2012:   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.