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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.

09/28/1996:   Secretary of Defense William J. Perry Addresses Baltic NATO Membership
09/27/1996:   NEW CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT OF THE AIR FORCE NAMED
09/26/1996:   ARCTIC REGION MILITARY ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENT SIGNED
09/26/1996:   ARMED FORCES INAUGURAL SUPPORT COMMENCES
09/26/1996:   NAVY ANNOUNCES CHRISTENING OF COASTAL MINE HUNTER SHIP RAVEN (MHC 61)
09/26/1996:   GLOBAL COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM ADOPTED
09/25/1996:   DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE BROADENS DOD INVESTIGATIVE ACTIONS ON PERSIAN GULF VETERANS ILLNESSES
09/20/1996:   FORT HOOD ENGINEER UNIT DEPLOYS TO BOSNIA
09/20/1996:   GENERAL SHALIKASHVILI TO DEDICATE BRADLEY CORRIDOR
09/20/1996:   ACQUISITION REFORM EFFORTS WIN HAMMER AWARD
09/19/1996:   OPENING STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM J. PERRY BEFORE THE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE ON THE DOWNING ASSESSMENT TASK FORCE
09/19/1996:   OPENING STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM J. PERRY BEFORE THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE ON THE DOWNING ASSESSMENT TASK FORCE
09/19/1996:   NEW NATIONAL SPACE POLICY ANNOUNCED
09/18/1996:   NOTIFICATIONS OF POSSIBLE CHEMICAL WEAPONS EXPOSURE TO BE MADE
09/18/1996:   DoD HIGH LEVEL ARCHITECTURE BASELINE APPROVED
09/18/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
09/17/1996:   DOD ANNOUNCES NEW MILITARY FORCE PROTECTION MEASURES
09/13/1996:   FORT HOOD SOLDIERS DEPLOY TO KUWAIT
09/13/1996:   Remarks as Delivered Secretary of Defense William J. Perry - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
09/12/1996:   1996 ANTITERRORISM RECOGNITION PROGRAM AWARD RECIPIENTS HONORED
09/12/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
09/12/1996:   GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT
09/11/1996:   NAVY COMMISSIONS LAST LOS ANGELES CLASS ATTACK SUBMARINE, CHEYENNE (SSN 773)
09/10/1996:   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO TEST MEDICARE SUBVENTION
09/09/1996:   DOD HEALTH CARE SURVEY RESULTS ANNOUNCED
09/09/1996:   LPD 17 NAMED USS SAN ANTONIO BY SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
09/09/1996:   U.S. PERSONNEL IN BOSNIA TO FAX VOTING MATERIAL
09/06/1996:   NAVY'S NEWEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) TO BE CHRISTENED
09/04/1996:   DOD COMPREHENSIVE CLINICAL EVALUATION PROGRAM DATABASE AVAILABLE FOR INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION

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