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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.

05/31/2001:   NAVY DELAYS DD 21 SOURCE SELECTION DECISION
05/31/2001:   THOMAS E. WHITE BECOMES SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
05/31/2001:   DOD RELEASES FINAL REPORT ON CHEMICAL INCIDENTS REPORTED BY 11TH MARINES
05/31/2001:   DOD DECLARES CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENT EXPOSURE AN 'UNLIKELY' CAUSE FOR MARINES' BLISTERS
05/29/2001:   GORDON ENGLAND SWORN IN AS SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
05/29/2001:   REMAINS OF THREE U.S SERVICEMEN RECOVERED IN NORTH KOREA
05/25/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD
05/25/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/24/2001:   6,000 U.S., ALLIED FORCES LAUNCH JOINT PATRIOT '01
05/23/2001:   PRESIDENT REENLISTS 100 SERVICEMEMBERS
05/23/2001:   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE MESSAGE
05/22/2001:   VICTORIA CLARKE SWORN IN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS
05/22/2001:   FLAG AND GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/21/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/18/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
05/16/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/14/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENT
05/11/2001:   NEW UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ACQUISITION, TECHNOLOGY AND LOGISTICS SWORN IN
05/10/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/09/2001:   ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR FORCE MANAGEMENT POLICY SWORN IN
05/09/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
05/08/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
05/08/2001:   SECRETARY RUMSFELD ANNOUNCES MAJOR NATIONAL SECURITY SPACE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL INITIATIVE
05/07/2001:   POWELL A. MOORE SWORN IN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
05/07/2001:   DOV S. ZAKHEIM TAKES OFFICE AS UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (COMPTROLLER)
05/03/2001:   DEFENSE UNVEILS PLAN TO REDUCE ELECTRICITY DEMAND IN CALIFORNIA
05/03/2001:   EIGHT RECEIVE DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY AWARD
05/02/2001:   STATEMENT REGARDING MILITARY CONTACTS WITH CHINA
05/02/2001:   U.S. POW/MIA TEAMS BEGIN NORTH KOREA OPERATIONS
05/01/2001:   DEPUTY SECRETARY WOLFOWITZ STATEMENT ON BERETS
05/01/2001:   NAVY NAMES ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD WINNERS
05/01/2001:   NEW DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION NAMED

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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.