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DOD Official: Updated Transgender Policy Based on Treating All With Dignity

Updates to the Defense Departments transgender policy take effect today, and defense officials stressed the policy is anchored in the core value of treating all service members with dignity and respect.

SOP newswire3Air Force Civilians Impacted by Hurricane Receive AFIMSC Support - Linda Alcala listened to a news report about Hurricane Florence approaching the Carolina coast. She heard about a woman whose family didnt have enough money to evacuate, and payday wasnt for another week.
SOP newswire3NATO Moves to Combat Russian Hybrid Warfare - Russia is disturbing the peace, and NATO countries must combat its hybrid strategy, the alliance supreme allied commander for Europe said here today.
SOP newswire3EOD Technicians Describe Their Equipment, Mission - As part of the Defense Department's "Showcasing Lethality" series, three Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the 11th Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, briefed reporters at the Pentagon today on what their EOD unit does in the national capital region.
SOP newswire3Mattis: More Data Needed to Assess Womens Effectiveness in Combat Arms - With so few women in combat arms right now, the services and Defense Department officials really cant judge how successful the effort has been, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, yesterday.
SOP newswire3Army Astronaut Prepares for December Launch - One soldier is proving childhood dreams can come true as she prepares to launch into space for her first time.
SOP newswire3Mattis Pays Tribute to Prisoners of War, Missing in Action - Service members who were held as prisoners of war and those still missing from the nations wars deserve respect and admiration from the nation for which they fought, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said here today.
SOP newswire3Airman Practices Humanitarianism on the Home Front - Massive flooding, forest fires, earthquakes and other natural disasters devastate thousands of families and homes each year around the world. Members from all branches of the U.S. military help to give relief from many of these events by providing aid through humanitarian missions.
SOP newswire3Deputy Secretary Discusses Future of Space Force at Space and Missile Systems Center - Space is a contested environment, and the United States must deploy new tools, new capabilities and the right leadership to ensure dominance in that environment , Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said recently.
SOP newswire3Fort McCoy Firefighters Aid Local Flood Response, Relief Efforts - Fort McCoy firefighters sprang into action to help local emergency response agencies deal with the aftermath of an Aug. 27 storm that dumped up to 12 inches of rain and caused extensive flooding and damage.
SOP newswire3Reserve Airmen Help Support Fallen Troops - According to the Air Force Personnel Center and the Defense Departments Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, there are approximately 258,000 enlisted airmen serving on active duty and nearly 55,000 serving on reserve status.
SOP newswire3Airmen Make it Rain Soldiers - Airmen from the 62nd Airlift Wing and soldiers from the Armys 82nd Airborne Division participated in a joint exercise to airdrop equipment and personnel at two drop zones during Exercise Predictable Iron at Fort Bragg, North Carolinas Pope Field, from Aug. 20-24.
SOP newswire3U.S. Air Force Supports Premier British Air Force Exercise - The U.S. Air Force 492nd Fighter Squadron sent several F-15E Strike Eagles to support the British Royal Air Force premier air combat training exercise, Typhoon Warrior, Aug. 14-23, at RAF Coningsby, England.
SOP newswire3Navy Recruiter Embraces American Ideals - Serving in the military provides the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself, and to be a positive influence, Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Caroline Ballad said.
SOP newswire3The ART of Training the Total Force - Intelligence analysts sit in front of computer monitors, closely watching images of an ongoing mission, but they are feeling stressed. The reason for this stress could vary, from work to personal issues
SOP newswire3Civil Affairs Soldiers Enhance Tanzanian Operations to Counter Illicit Trafficking - Deep in one of the largest countries in East Africa, U.S. Army soldiers have been training Tanzanian game wardens in operations to deter poachers and prevent extremist organizations from profiting from illicit activities.
SOP newswire3Deployed Soldier Produces Beats in Off-Duty Time - Even with increased workloads and long hours, deployments are a great way to work on ones self. One soldier viewed his time on deployment as a chance to hone his craft.
SOP newswire3Guardsmen Work Together to Save Stricken Woman's Life - The first day of a no-cost health clinic provided by the military to civilians at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center started simply enough.
SOP newswire3U.S., Kenyan Military Dog Handlers Share Knowledge, Experience - Kenyan and American service members teamed up at the Kenyan armys 1st Canine Regiment headquarters here to share the best ways to treat and train military working dogs in the field, Aug. 6-10.
SOP newswire3DPAA Provides Update on Identifying Service Members Missing from Korean War - The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency provided an update today on the status of identifying the remains transferred in July to the United States from North Korea.
SOP newswire3Change of Pace, Steady Future Enticed Airman to Serve - There are many reasons airmen choose to serve their country. For one airman in the 325th Communications Squadron here, it was all about a change of pace and a steady future.
SOP newswire3Navy Postgraduate Student Begins NASA Internship - A Naval Postgraduate School student has boldly gone where no NPS physics student has gone before.
SOP newswire3NATO Using New Mission Set to Address Southern Flank - Peace, stability and the rule of law are at the heart of security, and the NATO alliance is using a non-traditional effort called NATO Strategic Direction South to encourage this process.
SOP newswire3Shanahan Discusses Medical Readiness, DHA Transfer at Womack - Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan visited Womack Army Medical Center here July 26 for an update on how the Defense Health Agency and the military services are collaborating on the integration of the Military Health System.
SOP newswire3Oregon Airmen Train to Support Wildland Firefighters - Fifty-seven airmen from the Oregon Air National Guards 173rd Fighter Wing based at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon, spent two weeks here learning to assist wildland firefighters.
SOP newswire3Airman Finds Better Life After Abandoning Gangs for Service - Growing up in Gilroy, California, Jacqueline Jauregui had everything a girl could wish for: money, designer clothes and so much more. Shortly after her high school graduation, her father took everything from her and kicked her to the streets.
SOP newswire3Sailor Finds Balance as Navy Recruiter - Recruiters lives are rooted in their communities, making them representatives of the life the Navy has to offer. Its a unique and often stressful job that requires sailors to creatively adapt to an ever-changing landscape, but also allows for great growth in a sailors personal and professional life.
SOP newswire3Army Chooses Austin as Site for Futures Command Headquarters - Austin, Texas, will be the location for the headquarters of the new U.S. Army Futures Command, Army Secretary Mark T. Esper announced today at a Pentagon news conference.
SOP newswire3Coast Guard, Canadian EOD Specialists Train to Mitigate Maritime Threats - U.S. Coast Guard deployable specialized forces and Royal Canadian Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians trained for maritime interdiction operations during the opening events of the force integration training phase of Rim of the Pacific Southern California.
SOP newswire3Senior Air Force Civilians Presented Presidential Rank Awards - Nine senior civilians were recognized during the annual Presidential Rank Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, July 6, 2018.
SOP newswire3Reservist Helps Treat PTSD With Equine Therapy - Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tanesha Fierro, an aviation resource manager assigned to the Air Force Reserves 34th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, spends one night a week at the Norris Penrose Events facility here volunteering with an equine therapy program designed to help veterans and active-duty service members overcome their post-traumatic stress disorder by working with horses.
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