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Mattis 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 newswire1st Cav. Div. takes the reigns in Baghdad - BAGHDAD — Under the clear, morning skies of a promising new day here, 1st Cavalry Division took the reigns for Multi-National Division - Baghdad from 4th Infantry Division during
SOP newswireIraqi troops bring toys, supplies to children - SAMARRAH — The grin on the Iraqi soldier’s face widened as a little girl ran back to her house holding up a new stuffed animal up and showing it to her parents.
SOP newswireOfficers Honored With Prestigious Stockdale Award - WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike G. Mullen presented the Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale Leadership Award to Cmdr. Richard L. Clemmons Jr. and Cmdr. Brian T. Howes
SOP newswireCCCI convicts 13 insurgents - One sentenced to 42 years imprisonment, three sentenced to 30 years imprisonment BAGHDAD, Iraq " The Central Criminal Court of Iraq convicted 13 security detainees
SOP newswire18 Suspected terrorists detained; IED materials destroyed - BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces detained 18 suspected terrorists and destroyed a cache of improvised explosive device materials while conducting multiple raids Wednesday morning. The raids targeted individuals in the northern
SOP newswireJapan-Based Media Visit Kitty Hawk - USS KITTY HAWK, At Sea (NNS) -- Fourteen media members from the Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan, area visited USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Nov. 10, during the exercise ANNUALEX 18G.
SOP newswireIronhorse Soldiers highlighted - BAGHDAD — The 4th Infantry Division, with more than 20,000 “Ironhorse” Soldiers, deployed to Iraq and took the mantle of responsibility for Multi-National
SOP newswireAir Force Declassifies Elite Aggressor Program - From 1977 through 1988, the program, known as Constant Peg, saw U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine aircrews flying against Soviet-designed MiG fighters as part
Jeanae GossBullets and Brush Strokes - For many years soldiers have expressed themselves in various ways while at war.
SOP newswireIn the Trenches with Our Troops - You know that FBI agents, intel analysts, and bomb techs work 24/7 within our nation’s borders to prevent terrorist attacks. But what you may not know is this: we do the same overseas, working right
SOP newswireService members become citizens at LSA Anaconda - LSA ANACONDA — Several service members became American citizens during a ceremony Sunday at Logistics Support Area Anaconda in Balad.
SOP newswirePresident Bush Attends Dedication of the National Museum of the Marine Corps - THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Thank you for the warm welcome. General Hagee, thank you for your service to our country. Secretaries of the Army and Navy and Air Force; I'm proud to be here with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
SOP newswireCoalition offers reward for help in the return of kidnapped U.S. Soldier - BAGHDAD – Multi-National Force – The U.S. Government is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the recovery of kidnapped U.S. Army Specialist Ahmed Kousay Altaie who was abducted outside the International Zone in Baghdad October 23.
SOP newswireFour Servicemembers Die in Iraq, DoD Identifies Earlier Casualties - WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2006 – Two soldiers and a Marine were killed in Iraq yesterday, another Marine died today in western Iraq, and Defense Department officials have identified four servicemembers who died earlier this week.
SOP newswireSoldiers, Marine Killed; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties - WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2006 – Two U.S. soldiers and one Marine have died in Iraq, and the Defense Department has identified eight earlier casualties.
SOP newswireIraqi Tipping - Point Is It Working? - Last month, the Islamic world celebrated Ramadan. Unfortunately, extremist elements in Iraq — particularly in BaghdadU.S. service members and three times more Iraqi Security Forces were killed during October; in addition to scores of civilians. —
SOP newswireTen foreign fighter facilitators killed; Iraqi policeman rescued - BAGHDAD, IRAQ – Coalition Forces killed ten al-Qaeda terrorists associated with foreign fighter organizations today near Muqdadiyah and rescued a kidnapped Iraqi Policeman.
SOP newswireSenior leader visits troops in Diyala - BAQUBAH — The command sergeant major of Multi-National Corps – Iraq, visited Soldiers from 3rd Brigade CombatTeam, 1st Cavalry Division, Monday.
SOP newswireU.S. Army Tests Mobile Robotic Surgery - Washington -- A team of U.S. Army, telecommunications and surgical experts is using an unmanned aircraft and sophisticated communication tools to take the next step in making remote surgery, or telesurgery, a reality.
SOP newswireChuck Norris on special mission in Iraq - Any military promotion is an honorable (and memorable) experience, but how many service members can say they’ve been promoted by a four-star general? It’s a relatively short list.
SOP newswireIraqi Police detain suspects - WASHINGTON — Iraqi Police detained eight suspected insurgents from a government building in Fallujah this week, and Coalition Forces killed an al-Qaida assassination team there Oct. 31, military officials in Iraq reported.
SOP newswireONE TERRORIST KILLED, 15 DETAINED IN EARLY MORNING RAIDS - FOUND BALAD, Iraq — Coalition Forces killed a terrorist Sunday morning during a successful raid near al-Yusifiyah and discovered a very large weapons and explosives cache at a separate raid near Bayji in which Coalition Forces detained 15 suspected terrorists.
SOP newswireLand mines transiting near Iraq-Iran border - TIKRIT, Iraq – While on routine patrol in eastern Diyala Province, five kilometers from the Iraq-Iran border, Iraqi security forces intercepted six heavily loaded donkeys.
SOP newswireCoalition Forces kill assassination team - CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq- An Al Qaeda assassination team was killed by Coalition Forces in Fallujah Tuesday. Coalition snipers heard gunshots and quickly responded
SOP newswireIraqi Army Captures Bomb Makers; New Security Station Opens in Ramadi - BAGHDAD " Iraqi Police and Soldiers captured members of a bomb-making cell and several weapons caches over the weekend.
SOP newswireInternational Conference Addresses Current, Future Warfighter Challenges - WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2006 – An international conference under way in Athens is tapping into the best minds from 35 U.S. allies and partners to come up with better ways to work cooperatively to support current and future warfighter needs.
SOP newswireU.S., Iraqi Forces Reopen Baghdad Checkpoints - Washington -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s order for coalition forces to reopen strategic checkpoints around the Sadr City neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq, is an example of the government’s commitment to confronting
SOP newswireCoalition Forces destroy terrorist IED factory - BAGHDAD — Coalition Forces launched an air strike on an IED factory early Wednesday morning South of Baghdad as they continue to dismantle the al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorist network. With the assistance of Iraqi citizens, Coalition Forces were able to locate and destroy
SOP newswireSlovakian Engineers destroy more than 27 tons of munitions - BAGHDAD — Slovakian engineers continue to make Iraq a safer place, and most notably they discovered, cleared and destroyed more than 27 tons of unexploded munitions in Al Quadisiyah province during Operation White Eagle II.
SOP newswireAir Force's Stealth Fighter Fleet Heads Toward Retirement - HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., Oct. 31, 2006 " After 25 years of storied service, the F-117 Nighthawk, the Air Force's first stealth fighter, is about to retire.
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