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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.

07/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
07/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/30/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/30/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
07/30/2012:   General Officer Assignments
07/29/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/26/2012:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter’s Visit to the Republic of Korea
07/25/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
07/25/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/25/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Polish Minister of Defense Tomasz Siemoniak
07/25/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/25/2012:   Navy to Christen Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Somerset
07/24/2012:   Statement from George Little on the CSIS Report
07/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/24/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
07/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
07/23/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Spanish Minister of Defense Pedro Morenés
07/23/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Telephone Conversation with Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith
07/23/2012:   Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Message to the Department on Colorado Shootings
07/23/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with CEOs and Leaders from the Defense Industry
07/23/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/23/2012:   Redesigned Transition Assistance Program Announced
07/23/2012:   DOD Approves NATO Medals for Operations in Africa and Libya
07/23/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through June
07/23/2012:   DOD Announces 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Recipients
07/22/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/22/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/22/2012:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter’s Visit to Thailand
07/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualties
07/20/2012:   Statement on Colorado Shooting Incident
07/20/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/20/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
07/19/2012:   Readout of Deputy Secretary Carter’s Visit to Guam
07/19/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/19/2012:   Statement from George Little on Defense Initiatives to Limit Unauthorized Disclosures of Classified Information
07/19/2012:   Department of Defense Announces Return of U.S. Army Europe Sites
07/17/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/17/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/17/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/16/2012:   DOD Approves $180 Million for the Federal Highway Administration to Begin U.S. Route 1 Expansion at Fort Belvoir
07/16/2012:   General Officer Announcement
07/16/2012:   General Officer Assignments
07/16/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
07/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/13/2012:   Army Releases June Suicide Data
07/13/2012:   Flag Officer Announcements
07/12/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/11/2012:   Statement by George Little on Length of Congressional Reports
07/11/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/11/2012:   DOD Releases Cloud Computing Strategy; Designates DISA as the Enterprise Cloud Service Broker
07/11/2012:   Detainee Transfer Announced
07/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/09/2012:   General Officer Assignments
07/08/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/06/2012:   Ship-to-Shore Connector Contract Announcement
07/05/2012:   Airmen Missing from Vietnam War Identified
07/04/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
07/03/2012:   Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta's Independence Day Message
07/03/2012:   Secretary Panetta’s Statement Regarding the Opening of the Ground Lines of Communication
07/02/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
07/02/2012:   General Officer Announcement
07/02/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments

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  • 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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