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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.

08/30/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/29/2003:   Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Statement on An-Najaf Bombing
08/29/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/29/2003:   Donation Contract Signed Transferring Historic Aircraft Carrier
08/28/2003:   General Officer Assignment
08/28/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/28/2003:   DoD Launches Quantum Leap-1
08/27/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
08/27/2003:   Flag Officer Assignments
08/27/2003:   DoD Unveils New Family-Centered Care Initiative
08/27/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/27/2003:   National Guard & Reserve Mobilized as of August 27, 2003
08/26/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/26/2003:   Flag Officer Announcements
08/26/2003:   Northrop Grumman Agrees to Pay the U.S. Government $60 Million
08/25/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
08/23/2003:   Secretary of the Navy Nomination
08/22/2003:   DoD Reports Progress in Pneumonia Investigation
08/22/2003:   DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
08/22/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/22/2003:   General Officer Assignment
08/21/2003:   Tricare Contracts Awarded
08/21/2003:   DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
08/21/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/20/2003:   National Guard and Reserve Mobilized as of Aug. 20, 2003
08/19/2003:   Flag Officer Assignments
08/19/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/18/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/15/2003:   Missile Defense Radar Site Chosen
08/15/2003:   Department of Defense Releases Selected Acquisition Reports
08/15/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/14/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/14/2003:   DoD Statement on Family Separation Allowance and Imminent Danger Pay
08/14/2003:   Navy Announces Virginia Class Submarine Contract Award
08/14/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/14/2003:   Navy Christens Newest Attack Submarine Virginia
08/13/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/13/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/13/2003:   General Officer Assignment
08/13/2003:   National Guard and Reserve Mobilized as of Aug. 13, 2003
08/12/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/12/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/11/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
08/11/2003:   General Officer Assignment
08/09/2003:   Bright Star 2003 Exercise Canceled
08/08/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
08/08/2003:   Joint Statement on U.S.-India Defense Policy Group
08/07/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/07/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
08/07/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
08/06/2003:   Contractor Selected for the Pentagon Memorial
08/06/2003:   Flag Officer Announcement
08/06/2003:   National Guard and Reserve Mobilized as of August 6, 2003
08/05/2003:   Flag Officer Assignment
08/05/2003:   Navy Christens Guided-Missile Destroyer Momsen
08/04/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualties
08/04/2003:   General and Flag Officer Announcements
08/01/2003:   Schoomaker Sworn in as Army Chief
08/01/2003:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty

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