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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.

09/30/2012:   DoD Identifies Army Casualty
09/29/2012:   Detainee Transfer Announced
09/28/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
09/28/2012:   Airman Missing from WWII Identified
09/28/2012:   Marine Missing in Action from Korean War Identified
09/27/2012:   Army Releases August Suicide Data
09/26/2012:   DOD Identifies Navy Casualty
09/26/2012:   Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced
09/25/2012:   Department of Defense Expands Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts
09/24/2012:   Navy Announces Research Vessel to be Named in Honor of Neil Armstrong
09/21/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
09/21/2012:   General Officer Assignment
09/21/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
09/20/2012:   Statement from Secretary Panetta on Recovery of Surge Forces in Afghanistan
09/19/2012:   POW/MIA Recognition Day Honors Service Members
09/19/2012:   DoD and VA to Fund $100 Million PTSD and TBI Study
09/19/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
09/19/2012:   Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship Fort Worth
09/19/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta's Meeting with China's Vice President Xi Jinping
09/19/2012:   Statement by George Little on MV-22 Operations Agreement with Japan
09/18/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcements
09/17/2012:   New DOD Safe Helpline Mobile App Now Available
09/17/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualties
09/17/2012:   DoD Approves $25 Million Grant to the State of Texas and a $7.3 Million Grant to the State of Maryland. For Transportation Improvements, and a $37,134,368 Grant to Lawton Public Schools to Replace Schools on Fort Sill, Okla.
09/15/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
09/14/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Hungarian Minister of Defense Csaba Hende
09/14/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Conversation with Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi
09/13/2012:   General Officer Announcements
09/13/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
09/13/2012:   Navy to Christen Second Joint High Speed Vessel
09/12/2012:   Senior Executive Service Announcement
09/10/2012:   General Officer Assignment
09/09/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
09/07/2012:   Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Montenegro Minister of Defense Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic
09/07/2012:   DOD to Host Pentagon Community 9/11 Observance
09/07/2012:   Statement by George Little on the Haqqani Network
09/07/2012:   Limited Public Access to Pentagon on Tuesday, September 11
09/07/2012:   DOD to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
09/06/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty
09/05/2012:   DOD Identifies Marine Casualty
09/05/2012:   Secretary of Defense to Host National Guard Bureau Change of Responsibility Ceremony
09/05/2012:   DOD Launches Tomodachi Registry Website
09/04/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualties
09/04/2012:   Secretary Panetta to Visit Flight 93 National Memorial
09/04/2012:   NORAD Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
09/04/2012:   Flag Officer Assignments
09/03/2012:   DOD Identifies Army Casualty

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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.