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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.

06/30/2011:   Additional Phases Identified for Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals
06/30/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/29/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/29/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/29/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/29/2011:   General Officer Announcement
06/28/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/28/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
06/28/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/28/2011:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal Year-To-Date 2011, Through May
06/28/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
06/28/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/28/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
06/27/2011:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
06/27/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/27/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/25/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/24/2011:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of June 21, 2011
06/24/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/23/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/23/2011:   New Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Announced
06/23/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/22/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/22/2011:   Airmen Missing In Action from WWII Identified
06/22/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
06/21/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/21/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/20/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/20/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/20/2011:   Airman Missing in Action From WWII Identified
06/20/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/18/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/17/2011:   Army Announces Site for National Museum
06/17/2011:   DOD Announces Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Deployment
06/17/2011:   Airman Missing from Vietnam War Identified
06/17/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/17/2011:   General Officer Announcements
06/17/2011:   Flag Officer Announcements
06/16/2011:   Army Promotes Missing-Captured Soldier
06/16/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/16/2011:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of June 14, 2011
06/16/2011:   General Officer Announcements
06/16/2011:   Army Released May Suicide Data
06/16/2011:   General Officer Announcements
06/15/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/15/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/15/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
06/14/2011:   General Officer Announcement
06/14/2011:   General Officer Announcement
06/14/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
06/13/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/13/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/13/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/13/2011:   Soldier Missing from Korean War Identified
06/13/2011:   General Officer Announcements
06/13/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/10/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/10/2011:   General Officer Announcements
06/09/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/09/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/09/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
06/09/2011:   General Officer Announcement
06/09/2011:   General Officer Announcement
06/08/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/08/2011:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of June 7, 2011
06/08/2011:   $37.8 Million Awarded To Universities For Research Equipment
06/07/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/07/2011:   Missing Vietnam War Airman Identified
06/07/2011:   Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Pocket Guide Mobile Application Now Available
06/07/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
06/07/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
06/07/2011:   General Officer Announcements
06/07/2011:   General Officer Announcements
06/07/2011:   General Officer Announcements
06/07/2011:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
06/06/2011:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
06/04/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/02/2011:   National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 31, 2011
06/02/2011:   General Officer Announcements
06/02/2011:   General Officer Announcement
06/01/2011:   Navy Commissions New Guided Missile Destroyer William P. Lawrence
06/01/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
06/01/2011:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties

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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel waves goodbye after 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. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel watches a demonstration 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.  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
  • Arati Prabhakar, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, briefs Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the Atlas robot and other robotics at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. The program showcased DARPA technologies and how they contribute to U.S. national security. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby briefs the press at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. Kirby answered questions regarding the upcoming joint exercises between the United States and Poland as well as also addressing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's upcoming trip to Mexico and Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • A MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor helicopter assists South Korea's search operations near the site of the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off Jindo island. The helicopter is assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Senyk
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cameron H. Depue scans the ocean from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft after departing from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 21, 2014, to assist South Korea's search operations for the Sewol, the ferry that sank off Jindo island. Depue is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor
  • 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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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.