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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. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Canadian Defense Minister Robert Nicholson before meeting in Mexico City, April 23, 2014. Hagel will attend a defense ministerial conference with Mexico, Canada and the United States before traveling to Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel watches a live-fire demonstration behind a blast screen while touring a special operations command on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 23, 2014. Hagel traveled to Fort Bragg to visit military members, receive briefings, and view unit demonstrations and capabilities. The secretary will continue his three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala to meet with defense counterparts.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • President Barack Obama views the scene of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., from Marine One, April 22, 2014. Obama later met privately with families who lost loved ones. White House photo by Pete Souza
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts an honor cordon for French army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of the defense staff, at the Pentagon, April 23, 2014. The two leaders later discussed bilateral defense topics.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Delong tracks with another parachutist during free fall training on Naval Station Rota Spain in Rota, Spain, April 14, 2014. Delong is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8.  U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Nathaniel Spencer
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Milano jumps over a wall during a mock helicopter raid as part of weapons and tactics instructor course Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., April 9, 2014. Milano is an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza
  • U.S. Air Force and Marine engineers insulate the roof at the Edward P. Yorke school during New Horizons 2014 in Belize City, Belize, April 18, 2014. U.S. Southern Command sponsored the exercise, during which civil engineers from the United States and Belize will construct three school additions in Belize City and one in Hattieville.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden
  • U.S. Army Spc. Steven Dixon, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Harjind Sidhu examine a patient's teeth during New Horizons Belize 2014 in Progresso, Belize, April 11, 2014. Dixon is a dental technician and Sidhu is a dentist. The medical training exercise gives U.S. and Canadian military doctors and nurses the opportunity to work with their Belize counterparts to provide free care to Belizeans. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar
  • Army 2nd Lt. John Bergman low crawls through a water obstacle during the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Camp Rogers on Fort Benning, Ga., April 11, 2014. Bergman is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Berner
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