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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.

04/30/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with German Minister of Defense Thomas de Maizière
04/30/2013:   Sailor Missing from Vietnam War Accounted For
04/30/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Joining Forces Veterans' Hiring Initiative
04/30/2013:   Flag Officer Announcement
04/29/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with Defense Industry Leaders
04/29/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with UN Special Representative for Syria Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi
04/29/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/29/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's call with Canadian Minister of National Defense Peter MacKay
04/28/2013:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties
04/26/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
04/26/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
04/26/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting with the United Arab Emirates’ Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
04/25/2013:   General Officer Announcement
04/25/2013:   General Officer Announcement
04/25/2013:   General Officer Announcement
04/24/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 23, 2013
04/24/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/24/2013:   General Officer Assignments
04/24/2013:   DOD Signs Data Sharing Agreement
04/23/2013:   Deputy Secretary of Defense Receives Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Award
04/23/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud
04/23/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
04/23/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Prince Feisal and Chief of Defense General Mashal Al-Zaben of Jordan
04/22/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
04/19/2013:   General Officer Assignments
04/19/2013:   Army Releases March 2013 Suicide Information
04/19/2013:   DOD Announces Winners of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
04/19/2013:   Navy to Christen Third Joint High Speed Vessel
04/18/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
04/18/2013:   Joint Communique of the 37th ROK-US Military Committee Meeting
04/17/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 16, 2013
04/17/2013:   Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to Travel to the Middle East
04/17/2013:   General Officer Assignments
04/16/2013:   First Lady Michelle Obama to visit the U.S. Naval Academy and Attend a Military Credentialing and Licensing Bill Signing with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley
04/15/2013:   General Officer Announcement
04/15/2013:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Distinguished Warfare Medal
04/15/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
04/12/2013:   Secretary of the Navy Names Multiple Ships
04/12/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/12/2013:   General Officer Assignment
04/11/2013:   Statement by Press Secretary George Little on North Korea's Nuclear Capability
04/11/2013:   General Officer Announcement
04/11/2013:   General Officer Announcements
04/11/2013:   Flag Officer Announcements
04/11/2013:   General Officer Announcements
04/10/2013:   DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Base Request for Fiscal Year 2014
04/10/2013:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 9, 2013
04/10/2013:   DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
04/10/2013:   Soldier Missing from Korean War Identified
04/10/2013:   DOD Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal
04/09/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
04/09/2013:   Norad Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
04/08/2013:   Statement from Secretary Hagel on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
04/06/2013:   Statement by Press Secretary George Little on Clemency Granted to U.S. Air Force Colonel Joseph Romano
04/05/2013:   General Officer Assignments
04/05/2013:   General Officer Assignments
04/05/2013:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
04/05/2013:   Message from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for U.S. Africa Command Change of Command Ceremony
04/05/2013:   Statement by Secretary Chuck Hagel on U.S.-Japan Okinawa Consolidation Plan
04/04/2013:   Navy To Commission Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Arlington
04/03/2013:   Department of Defense Announces Missile Defense Deployment
04/03/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun, Byung-Se
04/03/2013:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of April 2, 2013
04/02/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel and Deputy Secretary Carter's meeting with Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. Del Rosario
04/02/2013:   Readout of Secretary Hagel's call with China's Minister of National Defense General Chang Wanquan
04/02/2013:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year 2013 Through February 2013
04/02/2013:   Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
04/02/2013:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
04/01/2013:   2013 Young Investigators Announced
04/01/2013:   Readout of Meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore
04/01/2013:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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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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