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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.

08/31/2012:   Statement by Secretary Panetta on Mental Health Executive Order
08/30/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 29, 2012
08/29/2012:   DOD Announces Charges Sworn Against Al Darbi
08/28/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/28/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
08/28/2012:   2012 Department of Defense Maintenance Awards Winners Announced
08/27/2012:   Soldiers Missing From Vietnam War Identified
08/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/25/2012:   Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on the Passing of Neil Armstrong
08/24/2012:   DOD Identifies Units For Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
08/24/2012:   General Officer Assignment
08/23/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/23/2012:   DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2012, Through July
08/22/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 21, 2012
08/22/2012:   General Officer Assignments
08/22/2012:   Airman Missing in Action from WWII Identified
08/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/20/2012:   DOD Identifies Army and Navy Casualties
08/20/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine and Navy Casualties
08/20/2012:   NORAD Exercise Planned for the National Capital Region
08/19/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/19/2012:   Secretary Panetta and President Karzai talked by phone earlier today to discuss the war in Afghanistan
08/18/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/17/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/16/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/16/2012:   Army Releases July Suicide Data
08/16/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
08/15/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 14, 2012
08/15/2012:   Department of Defense Certifies Key Energy Investments Support Increased Combat Capability
08/14/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
08/13/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
08/13/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
08/13/2012:   DOD to Review Meat Purchases During Drought
08/13/2012:   General Officer Assignment
08/11/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
08/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty
08/09/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 7, 2012
08/08/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
08/08/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
08/08/2012:   General Officer Announcements
08/06/2012:   Airmen Missing from Vietnam War Identified
08/06/2012:   Flag Officer Announcement
08/06/2012:   Interior and Defense Departments Join Forces to Promote Renewable Energy on Federal Lands
08/06/2012:   DOD Approves $40 Million Grant to Montgomery County, Md., and $5.7 Million Grant to the City of Lakewood, Wash., for Transportation Improvements
08/05/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
08/03/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
08/03/2012:   General Officer Announcement
08/02/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
08/02/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
08/02/2012:   General Officer Announcements
08/02/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah
08/01/2012:   Navy to Host Memorial Service for Former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral James D. Watkins
08/01/2012:   National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of July 30, 2012

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  • President Barack Obama, right, admires a ring U.S. Naval Academy football team members Cody Peterson, left, and Matt Aiken, center, presented to him at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The president presented the Navy midshipmen with the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy team with the most victories against its service rivals.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
  • President Barack Obama holds a ceremony to present midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The trophy is an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kenneth Johnson read the names of the fallen from Jacksonville on the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Johnson is the city's senior policy advisor on military affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adam Silver, National Basketball Association commissioner, talk at the NBA board of governors meeting in 
New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support for a commitment to service. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Spc. Josh Lueken provides security at Observation Post English in Afghanistan's Logar province, April 18, 2014. Lueken is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Orin Sanford looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Huey after taking off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 18, 2014, to assist South Korea's efforts surrounding the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off the coast of South Korea. Sanford is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo
  • Runners take off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon "shadow run" on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014. More than 600 runners participated in the race. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
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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.