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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.

08/29/2001:   SECDEF, CHAIRMAN SAY SPECTRUM ACCESS IS ESSENTIAL
08/29/2001:   CALIFORNIA, ILLINOIS, AND PENNSYLVANIA CIVIL SUPPORT TEAMS CERTIFIED
08/27/2001:   BARATTA ASSUMES DEPUTY EURASIA DUTIES
08/24/2001:   GENERAL MYERS REMARKS UPON NOMINATION AS NEXT CHAIRMAN
08/24/2001:   SECRETARY RUMSFELD ON JOINT CHIEFS NOMINATIONS
08/24/2001:   GENERAL HENRY H. SHELTON ON JOINT CHIEFS NOMINATIONS
08/23/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
08/21/2001:   U. S. FORCES IN ARGENTINA FOR PEACEKEEPING EXERCISE
08/21/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
08/20/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
08/17/2001:   AFRICA CENTER TO CONDUCT SEMINAR IN GHANA
08/17/2001:   REMAINS OF U.S. SERVICEMEN RECOVERED IN NORTH KOREA
08/16/2001:   SECRETARY RUMSFELD STATEMENT ON CONGRESSMAN SPENCE
08/16/2001:   FORMER AIR FORCE ONE RETIRES TO REAGAN LIBRARY
08/15/2001:   THREE MORE CIVIL SUPPORT TEAMS CERTIFIED
08/13/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
08/10/2001:   JOHNSON SWORN IN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
08/09/2001:   NEW DIRECTOR SELECTED TO HEAD DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
08/08/2001:   U. S. / RUSSIAN DISCUSSIONS CONCLUDE
08/08/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
08/08/2001:   MAYBERRY NAMED DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR READINESS
08/08/2001:   MECHENBIER APPOINTED TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD
08/08/2001:   JAMES R. CLAPPER NAMED DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL IMAGERY AND MAPPING AGENCY
08/07/2001:   STENBIT SWORN IN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (C3I)
08/07/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
08/06/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS
08/06/2001:   TEAM TO RECOVER REMAINS OF WORLD WAR II U.S. AIRMEN IN RUSSIA
08/03/2001:   FLAG OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS
08/03/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
08/02/2001:   VIETNAM WAR MIA IDENTIFIED
08/02/2001:   DOD TAPS NAVY EXCHANGE SYSTEM TO PROVIDE PENTAGON FOOD SERVICE
08/02/2001:   DOD PLANS LEGISLATION FOR A NEW BASE CLOSURE PROCESS
08/02/2001:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos, foreground, at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, foreground, during a meeting at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. military assigned to duty in Canada during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs the guestbook of Canadian Air Force Gen. Thomas J. Lawson, chief of Canada's defense staff, during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to land in a field to extract U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers during Operation Cyclone in Passau village in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 11, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team 11, and the Georgian soldiers are assigned to Bravo Company, 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
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  • The USNS Cesar Chavez conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Australian frigate HMAS Toowomba in the Indian Ocean, April 12, 2014. The Ceasar Chavez is supporting the international effort to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
 U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Rollin J. Bellfi
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