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Mattis: New Policy Cracks Down On Force Deployability

The Defense Department has a higher expectation of deployability by its forces, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said yesterday.

SOP newswireBagram PRT gives torched school second chance by Army Spc. Josh LeCappelain - 7/21/2006 - BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Soldiers and Airmen from the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team traveled to Nyazi Geranshakh in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan on July 19 to
SOP newswireC17s Aiding with Efforts in Lebanon - A deployed C-17 Globemaster III unit here is providing support to the American citizens who have left Lebanon.
SOP newswireDominating Cyberspace Conference - The 2006 Air Force Information Technology Conference, themed Dominating Cyberspace, takes place Aug. 13 to 17 at Auburn University's Montgomery, Ala., campus.
SOP newswireNew Yorkers take over Wing one squadron at a time By Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke - AL ASAD, Iraq (July 13, 2006) -- The Marine Corps is comprised of Marines from all over the United States, but one particular squadron has 12 percent of its warriors coming from the one place where the towers are tall, the farmlands are vast and the spirits are strong -- New York.
SOP newswireAirmen handle missions big and small in Afghanistan by Master Sgt. Orville F. Desjarlais Jr. - BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- Tech. Sgt. William Long likes a challenge, but a couple weeks ago, one challenge seemed insurmountable.
SOP newswireOfficials encourage purchase of renters insurance by Steven Donald Smith - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- With hurricane season in full-swing, military officials are encouraging servicemembers who don't own their own homes to purchase renters insurance to protect their personal property.
Joe CampbellCJTF 76 Deputy Commanding General Visits Panjshir PRT - PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan " The Combined Joint Task Force 76 deputy commanding general for effects visited the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team
SOP newswireAirmen go operational with new small-diameter munition by Airman 1st Class Michael Hess - ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England (AFPN) -- Airmen from the 48th Munitions Squadron here have been trained on the handling procedures for the first small-diameter munition to enter the Air Force inventory. The Airmen are the first to handle the weapon
SOP newswireKirkuk control tower keeps watch day, night by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler - KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Organized chaos. Sounds like a contradiction, doesn't it?
SOP newswireOfficials Announce New Casualties, Identify Earlier Ones - WASHINGTON, – Two coalition servicemembers were killed in Afghanistan today, two U.S. servicemembers died yesterday in what officials described as noncombat incidents, and the Defense Department has identified previously announced casualties in the global war on terror.
SOP newswireAuthor, activist speaks with Airmen by Capt. Kelly Murray Howard - Cloaked behind stories, imitations and comedy, a former Air Force technical sergeant, New York Times bestselling author and activist shared his message of doing what must be done to not only survive, but thrive.
SOP newswireCourse trains medics to save lives in the air by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee - BROOKS CITY-BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- Sweat runs into the student's eyes, blurring his vision as he strains to read the screen displaying his patient's vital signs.
SOP newswireSoldiers Find, Save Infant by Pfc. Paul J. Harris - BALAD, Iraq – Soldiers from Logistical Support Area Anaconda in Balad saved the life of an abandoned, near-death baby June 9.
SOP newswirePresident Bush Meet with Military Personnel Returned from Iraq and Afghanistan - THE PRESIDENT: I want to thank you all for coming. I just had a discussion with fellow citizens in the Guard, Reserve and active duty who have been in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
SOP newswireThe First West Coast Launch of Boeing's Delta IV Successful - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- The first West Coast launch of Boeing's Delta IV evolved expendable launch vehicle was conducted here June 27.
SOP newswireFormer astronaut takes command of Air Force Space Command by Capt. Karim Ratey - Gen. Kevin P. Chilton assumed command of Air Force Space Command in a ceremony here June 26, presided over by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley.
SOP newswireTop Priority Behind War Funding: Ensure U.S. Troops Succeed By Donna Miles - WASHINGTON, June 27, 2006 – The highest priority in funding the global war on terror is to ensure that the military members fighting it have all they need to win, a senior defense official told Pentagon reporters today.
SOP newswireSpouses overseas get funding to pursue degrees - INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AFPN) -- Diane Rhinehart is ready to compete in the job market once she and her active-duty husband return to the United States next summer. During her stay here, the mother of four has completed her master's degree in education from the University of Phoenix with the help of the Air Force.
SOP newswireTraining Transformation Gives Troops Leg Up in Current, Future Ops - WASHINGTON, June 26, 2006 – If the Defense Department's training transformation effort was summed up into a simple bumper-sticker-type slogan, it would read,
SOP newswireCommander Stresses Non-Lethal Targeting in Eastern Baghdad By Jim Garamone - FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq, June 26, 2006 – As the nature of the war on terror in Iraq has changed, so have the targets sought by coalition and Iraqi forces.
SOP newswireGuardsmen Charged in Connection With Iraqi's Death - WASHINGTON, June 25, 2006 " Two Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers have been charged in connection with the death of an Iraqi citizen, U.S.
SOP newswireJFCOM Prepares U.S., Coalition Forces for Iraq Deployment - FORT HOOD, Texas, June 26, 2006 – U.S. Joint Forces Command yesterday concluded a week-long mission rehearsal exercise here, designed to help prepare the 21,000 U.S. servicemembers scheduled for rotational deployment to Iraq later this year meet their upcoming mission.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)Staff Sgt. Israel del Toro Jr. Accepts a Purple Heart - A sergeant severely wounded in action in Afghanistan received the Purple Heart Medal today, pinned on his chest by the Air Force chief of staff.
SOP newswireF-22 excels at establishing air dominance by Staff Sgt. C. Todd Lopez - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Beginning with Lot 7 production of the F-22 Raptor, the Air Force hopes to enter into a cost-saving, multi-year procurement contract with the aircraft and engine manufacturer.
SOP newswireAirmen, Soldiers polish skills at Golden Medic by Master Sgt. Al Eakle - 6/21/2006 - AUGUSTA, Ga. (AFPN) -- Air Force reservists from around the country deployed here June 10 to 19 to participate in the Army Reserve's largest medical exercise, Golden Medic 2006.
SOP newswireCENTAF releases airpower summary for June 22 - In Afghanistan June 21, an Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle conducted a precision strike on a group of Taliban extremists near Gereshk. The Predator UAV expended a Hellfire missile, ending the engagement.
SOP newswireTechnicians cut metal waste by Staff Sgt. Francesca Popp - 6/21/2006 - ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFPN) -- Airmen in the 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron's metals technology shop are maximizing value while minimizing waste by making what customers need from scratch. On a daily basis, they can produce two-dimensional
Alan GrayNewsblaze News with Alan Gray - Vol 3 - For most of the past three years, Americans have been lead to believe that America has been losing the war in Iraq.
SOP newswireEdwards team performs second test of small launch vehicle by Christopher Ball - 6/19/2006 - EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- A 418th Flight Test Squadron team performed the second in a series of tests June 14 by airdropping a 65-foot, 65,000-pound mockup of a booster rocket from a C-17 Globemaster III over the Edwards precision impact range area.
SOP newswireStemming the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons - The United States will participate in the United Nations
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