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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 newswireAmerica Supports You: Summit Participants Motivated to Thank Troops - America Supports You is a Defense Department program that spotlights and facilitates support for the nation’s servicemembers and their families by the American public and the corporate sector.
SOP newswireRed Bulls validate vehicles at boarder crossing - FORWARD OPERATING BASE TREBIL, Iraq – A small group of Soldiers from the 1st Battalion 133rd Infantry and a handful of Florida Army Reserve Soldiers play a huge role in moving commodities from Jordan to Al Asad.
SOP newswireIraqi Security Force improving, gaining responsibility - BAGHDAD — To aid the growth of Iraqi Security Forces the United States is increasing the amount of transition teams working with the ISF, the top military spokesman in Iraq said here Wednesday.
SOP newswireMilitary Health Care Making Advances - WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2006 – The military has made tremendous advances in health care in the last decade and specifically since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the top Defense Department
SOP newswireUSS Dwight D. Eisenhower Arrives in Persian Gulf - USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, At Sea (NNS) -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), flagship of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group
SOP newswireOutgoing Commander Stresses Importance of Economic Progress in Iraq - WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2006 – The military is doing all it can to calm Iraq, but the country needs political and economic solutions to function, the outgoing commander of Multinational Corps Iraq said yesterday.
SOP newswireDeparting MNC-I commander discusses progress in Iraq - BAGHDAD — The Multi-National Corps – Iraq commanding general held a roundtable interview session at the CombinedPress Information Center here Tuesday as he prepares to relinquish command.
SOP newswireIraqi troops free 23 kidnap victims - BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi Soldiers, with the support of coalition forces, found 23 kidnapped
SOP newswireJoint operations bringing peace in Diyala - BAQUBAH — Inside the room sat one representative each from the Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army and Coalition Force, surrounded by maps and the busy sounds of
SOP newswireRoadside Bombs Kills Four Soldiers; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties - WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2006 – Roadside-bomb explosions in Iraq killed four U.S. soldiers yesterday, and the Defense Department has identified 11 other servicemembers who died in Iraq in recent days.
SOP newswireIraqi Police take reins in SE Baghdad - BAGHDAD — For the past five months, the Iraqi National Police received a great deal of specialized training from Coalition advisors,
SOP newswireSoldier Asks Rumsfeld Where U.S. Solidarity Has Gone - MOSUL, Iraq – A soldier in Mosul told Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld he was worried because the American people seemed to have lost the combined will they had immediately following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
SOP newswireCoalition Forces detain 8 in search for murder kidnapping cell leader - BAGHDAD – Coalition Forces detained eight suspects during operations Dec. 10 in Baghdad to capture the leader of a murder and kidnapping cell. The cell is believed to be responsible for murdering
SOP newswireIraqi Security Force takes lead in recent raids - BAGHDAD — Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition advisors confiscated weapons and detained suspects in a series of events here this week.
SOP newswireFour Insurgents Captured; Leaders Discuss Security in Iraq - WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2006 – Iraqi and coalition forces captured a senior al Qaeda in Iraq leader yesterday and detained three insurgents the previous day. Earlier this week, multinational leaders met in Tikrit to discuss security
SOP newswireInsurgents captured; leaders discuss security in Iraq - BAGHDAD — Iraqi and Coalition Forces captured a senior al Qaeda in Iraq leader Thursday and detained three insurgents Wednesday. Earlier this week, Multi-National
SOP newswireLearning, teaching and growing in Iraq - BAGHDAD " Projects under the U.S.-led reconstruction program in Iraq were initiated in the understanding that in an asymmetric war, progress is most clearly witnessed at the local level.
SOP newswireISF captures AQI leader during raid - BAGHDAD " Special Iraqi Army forces, with coalition advisers, captured a terrorist
SOP newswireFourteen insurgents killed and buildings destroyed in Ramadi - CAMP FALLUJAH, IRAQ - Coalition Forces used tank main gun rounds and precision
SOP newswireCapture of Terrorist Emirs Gives al-Qaida in Iraq Nowhere to Turn - BAGHDAD, Iraq – On Wednesday, the Government of Iraq released the names and photos of several suspected senior-level Ansar al Sunna emirs who were captured by Coalition Forces during a series of raids in mid-November.
SOP newswireIraqi Security Forces on track to take the lead - Iraqi Security Forces are on track to take care of their own security and combat operations virtually free of Coalition support within the next year, Multi-National
SOP newswireIraqi Police Rescue Woman, Child from Suspected TerroristsIraqi Police Rescue Woman, Child from Suspects - SABA AL BOR, Iraq – Iraqi Police raided a home here Dec. 3 rescuing a woman and
SOP newswireVehicle bombs found in Mahmudiyah - BAGHDAD – Iraqi Soldiers responded to a detonated vehicle bomb in the Mahmudiyah
SOP newswireHelicopter Crash Kills Marine; Five Other Servicemembers Die in Operations - WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2006 – A Marine died yesterday in the crash of a CH-46 Chinook helicopter in western Anbar Province, Iraq. Three other servicemembers are missing following the accident.
SOP newswireIraqi Forces Taking Lead in Fight Against Terror - WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2006 " Iraqi forces are getting more results as they move into the lead in many areas of the country.
SOP newswireSix terrorists killed, foreign fighter safe houses destroyed - BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed six terrorists and destroyed two known foreign fighter safe houses as they conducted a raid in Gharma Saturday night.
SOP newswireIraqis, Coalition Force work to squelch insurgency - BAGHDAD — In a string of operations across Iraq this week, Iraqi Security Forces detained 28 suspects, and the Coalition Force killed 17 insurgents and rescued three Iraqi hostages, military officials reported.
SOP newswireIraqis to command four northern divisions by February, U.S. general says - WASHINGTON — Iraqi officers will soon command all four Iraqi Army divisions operating in northern Iraq, a senior U.S. officer said Friday.
SOP newswireThe New Year is coming... Are you ready for your resolution? - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Every December millions of people begin penning their New Year's resolutions, planning behavioral changes they want to make during the coming year.
SOP newswireLeaders working toward security handover, dismantling al Qaeda in Iraq - BAGHDAD — Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell, Multi-National Force – Iraq spokesman, spoke to members of the Arab media during a round-table discussion Thursday in the wake of President Bush’s meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Amman, Jordan.
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