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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.

05/31/2012:   Navy Secretary to Commission Submarine Mississippi
05/31/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
05/31/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/31/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 29, 2012
05/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
05/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
05/30/2012:   Secretary of the Navy Names Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Millinocket
05/29/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/29/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/29/2012:   Senior Executive Service Assignments
05/29/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
05/28/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/27/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
05/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
05/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/25/2012:   Changes Coming as the Army Expands Use of Early Discharge Authority of Regular Army Enlisted Members
05/25/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
05/25/2012:   General Officer Assignments
05/25/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/24/2012:   Joint Statement of the U.S. - Iraq Defense and Security Cooperation Joint Coordinating Committee
05/23/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 22, 2012
05/23/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/23/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/22/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Acting Iraqi Minister of Defense Dr. Saadon Guwir Farhan Al Dlimi
05/22/2012:   General Officer Announcement
05/22/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through April
05/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/21/2012:   Electronic Health Record Milestone
05/21/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Ministers from Central Asian Nations
05/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/21/2012:   Navy Secretary Hosts USS Hudner Naming Ceremony
05/20/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence, the Right Honourable Philip Hammond
05/19/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian
05/19/2012:   Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Armed Forces Day Message
05/18/2012:   DOD to Host Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial
05/18/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 15, 2012
05/18/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/18/2012:   General Officer Assignments
05/17/2012:   Navy Commissions Amphibious Transport Dock Ship San Diego
05/17/2012:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on Meeting with Minister Ehud Barak
05/17/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
05/16/2012:   Army Leaders Order System-wide Review of Behavioral Health Care
05/16/2012:   Department of Defense Awards $155 Million in Research Funding
05/16/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/15/2012:   General Officer Announcement
05/15/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/14/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/14/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/14/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
05/14/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/14/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/13/2012:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on Transition in Afghanistan
05/13/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
05/11/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with the Bahraini Crown Prince
05/11/2012:   Messages from Secretary Panetta in Recognition of Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Mother’s Day
05/11/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/11/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/11/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/11/2012:   DOD Announces the Expansion of Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Voluntary Cybersecurity Information Sharing Activities
05/10/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Call with the Spanish Minister of Defense
05/10/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Finnish Minister of Defense Stefan Wallin
05/10/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 08, 2012
05/10/2012:   Army Releases April Suicide Data
05/10/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/10/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/10/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/10/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
05/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/08/2012:   Secretary of the Navy Names High Speed Ferries Guam and Puerto Rico
05/08/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
05/08/2012:   $54.7 Million Awarded to Universities for Research Equipment
05/08/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/07/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
05/07/2012:   Secretary of the Navy Announces DDG 116 to Be Named Thomas Hudner
05/07/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/07/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/04/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/04/2012:   Secretary of the Navy Announces LHA 7 Will Be Named USS Tripoli
05/04/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/03/2012:   Navy to Christen USNS Cesar Chavez
05/02/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/02/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 01, 2012
05/02/2012:   General Officer Announcements
05/02/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
05/01/2012:   Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Statement on U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement
05/01/2012:   DOD Announces Winners of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards
05/01/2012:   DOD Announces Winners of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence
05/01/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
05/01/2012:   DOD Releases Report on Progress in Afghanistan

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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.