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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.

08/31/1998:   U.S.-KUWAITI FORCES TO PARTICIPATE IN EXERCISE INTRINSIC ACTION 98-3
08/28/1998:   NAVY TO COMMISSION AEGIS GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER DECATUR (DDG 73) IN PORTLAND, OREGON
08/28/1998:   1998 ANTITERRORISM RECOGNITION PROGRAM AWARD RECIPIENTS
08/28/1998:   U.S. MILITARY PARTICIPATES IN FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW
08/28/1998:   RETURN OF APS SITES IN EUROPE
08/28/1998:   POW/MIA DOCUMENT DECLASSIFIED AND RELEASED
08/27/1998:   DARPA AND NAVY TO STUDY FUTURE SUBMARINE PAYLOADS
08/26/1998:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PREPARES FOR HURRICANE BONNIE
08/21/1998:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
08/19/1998:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SELECTED ACQUISITION REPORTS (SARS)
08/18/1998:   NAVY ISSUES RECORD OF DECISION FOR REUSE OF NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER OAKLAND
08/17/1998:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SEEKS INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS ON LEADING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES
08/14/1998:   REAR ADM. J. TIMOTHY RIKER APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD
08/14/1998:   TOTAL FORCE ANTHRAX VACCINATIONS TO BEGIN
08/14/1998:   NAVY TO COMMISSION AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP
08/10/1998:   MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR JUNE 30, 1998SUMMARIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
08/08/1998:   DOD UPDATE ON U.S EMBASSY BOMBINGS IN NAIROBI AND DAR ES SALAAM
08/08/1998:   EXERCISE RIM OF THE PACIFIC (RIMPAC) 1998
08/07/1998:   STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN
08/06/1998:   REAR ADM. JAMES W. EASTWOOD APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD
08/05/1998:   FAST COMBAT SUPPORT SHIP BRIDGE (AOE 10) TO BE COMMISSIONED IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
08/04/1998:   NATIONAL GUARD CHIEF APPOINTED
08/04/1998:   NEW MEDICAL FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM FOR GULF WAR VETERANS
08/04/1998:   NEW PROGRAM HELPS VETERANS FIND MEDICAL RECORDS
08/04/1998:   DOD RELEASES DEPLETED URANIUM ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE REPORT
08/04/1998:   CHEMICALS UNLIKELY DURING US OCCUPATION AT AN NASIRIYAH
08/04/1998:   DOD FINDS TWO CZECH DETECTIONS CREDIBLE; OTHERS INDETERMINATE

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Canadian Defense Minister Robert Nicholson before meeting in Mexico City, April 23, 2014. Hagel will attend a defense ministerial conference with Mexico, Canada and the United States before traveling to Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel watches a live-fire demonstration behind a blast screen 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. The secretary will continue his three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala to meet with defense counterparts.  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
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts an honor cordon for French army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of the defense staff, at the Pentagon, April 23, 2014. The two leaders later discussed bilateral defense topics.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • 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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