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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.

06/29/1996:   AIR FORCE CLARIFIES STATUS OF DHAHRAN ATTACK VICTIMS (FINAL RELEASE ON IDENTITY CONFIRMATION)
06/29/1996:   AIR FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN BOMBING IDENTIFIED (RELEASE #7)
06/28/1996:   AIR FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN BOMBING IDENTIFIED (RELEASE #6)
06/28/1996:   DEFENSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON WOMEN IN THE SERVICES TO VISIT SERVICEMEMBERS IN EUROPE
06/28/1996:   AIR FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN BOMBING IDENTIFIED (RELEASE #5)
06/28/1996:   AEGIS DESTROYER MAHAN (DDG 72) TO BE CHRISTENED
06/28/1996:   MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR MARCH 31, 1996
06/28/1996:   MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR FEBRUARY 29, 1996
06/27/1996:   Remarks by Secretary of Defense to Western European Transatlantic Union
06/27/1996:   AIR FORCE RELEASES NAMES OF CONFIRMED FATALITIES AND UNACCOUNTEDSERVICE MEMBERS (RELEASE #4)
06/26/1996:   AIR FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN BOMBING IDENTIFIED (RELEASE #3)
06/26/1996:   AIR FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN BOMBING IDENTIFIED (RELEASE #2)
06/26/1996:   STATEMENT ON THE BOMBING IN DHAHRAN BY SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE SHEILA WIDNALL AND THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE AIR FORCE GENERAL RONALD R. FOGLEMAN
06/26/1996:   AIR FORCE MEMBERS KILLED IN BOMBING IDENTIFIED
06/26/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/26/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/26/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/26/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/26/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/26/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/26/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/26/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/26/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/26/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/26/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/26/1996:   STATEMENT BY GENERAL JOHN M. SHALIKASHVILI CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
06/26/1996:   DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY CHANGES NAME
06/24/1996:   EXERCISE BALTIC CHALLENGE 96
06/20/1996:   Remarks by the Honorable Walter B. Slocombe on European Security
06/20/1996:   DARPA SELECTS CONTRACTOR FOR THE BATTLEFIELD AWARENESS AND DATA DISSEMINATION ADVANCED CONCEPT TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION
06/20/1996:   $7.3 MILLION AWARDED FOR GULF WAR HEALTH RESEARCH STUDIES
06/19/1996:   MAINTENANCE AWARDS FOR 1996 PRESENTED
06/18/1996:   THE PENTAGON HONORS TWO MILLIONTH VISITOR
06/18/1996:   REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD W. SCHNEIDER APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD
06/17/1996:   AIR FORCE SELECTS MISSILE CONTRACTORS
06/12/1996:   DEFENSE TO PLAY MAJOR ROLE IN U.S. EFFORT TO DEVELOP GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES Vice President Al Gore announced during remarks to theNational Council for International Health today that aPresidential Decision Directive on Emerging Infectious Diseaseshad been signed. In the directive, the Clinton Administrationmade a commitment to tackle the growing problem of infectiousdiseases in the United States and worldwide, and to help developa global surveillance and response syst
06/12/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/12/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/12/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/12/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/12/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/11/1996:   FINAL AGREEMENT ON ROCKY MOUNTAIN ARSENAL CLEANUP SIGNED
06/11/1996:   FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH
06/07/1996:   ESTES TO REPLACE ASHY AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF, NORAD
06/07/1996:   SECDEF STATEMENT ON THE CT-43 ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
06/07/1996:   EXERCISE BALTIC OPERATIONS 1996
06/07/1996:   AIR FORCE DETAILS RESULTS OF CT-43 ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
06/06/1996:   AEGIS DESTROYER COLE (DDG 67) TO BE COMMISSIONED
06/06/1996:   OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PEACEKEEPING AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE ESTABLISHED
06/06/1996:   DOCK LANDING SHIP OAK HILL (LSD 51) TO BE COMMISSIONED AT NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
06/06/1996:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/06/1996:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/06/1996:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/06/1996:   FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/06/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/06/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/06/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/06/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/06/1996:   REVISED AERIAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM 1996 SCHEDULES RELEASED
06/06/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
06/05/1996:   ADMIRAL JAY JOHNSON NOMINATED FOR CNO
06/04/1996:   BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN F. REGNI APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD
06/03/1996:   Secretary of Defense William J. Perry's Commencement Remarks at West Point

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