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Dunford Asks Defense Chiefs to Guard Against Complacency

There is no room for complacency in the fight against violent extremist organizations, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told his worldwide counterparts here today.

SOP newswireACC declares small diameter bomb initially operational - The Air Combat Command commander declared initial operational capability for the Guided Bomb Unit-39/B Small Diameter Bomb
SOP newswireArmy Ready to Support Families of Extended Soldiers - WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2006 – Families of the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, are not happy about the unit’s 46-day extension in Iraq, but they are accepting it well and the Army has many systems in place to support them while their loved ones are deployed, the unit’s rear detachment commander said today.
SOP newswirePace Accepts Medal of Honor Society Award on Behalf of Military Families - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff turned an honor to him into a tribute to the families of American servicemembers during the Patriot Dinner of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society here yesterday.
SOP newswireTwo GIs Killed In Anbar; U.S. Soldier Dies In Truck Mishap - Two U.S. soldiers were killed yesterday during fighting in Anbar province, Iraq, while another soldier died yesterday from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident near Mosul, U.S. military officials said.
SOP newswireDefeating Insurgents in Iraq Will Take Lengthy Effort, Rumsfeld Says - Washington -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld sees victory over insurgents in Iraq as requiring a long-term effort -- but one that the Iraqis themselves rather than the United States and coalition allies will have to expend.
SOP newswireU.S.-Iraqi Raids Net Terrorists, Unexploded IEDs - WASHINGTON – Iraqi soldiers today captured a person suspected of complicity in recent murders and kidnappings during a raid in northeastern Baghdad.
SOP newswirePresident praises troops on front lines of terror war - There's no doubt of victory in the terror war -- not just because the United States is committed to seeing it through, but also because of the quality of the troops carrying it out, President George W. Bush told the Reserve Officers Association here Sept. 29.
SOP newswireBush Vows to Support Voices of Moderation in Terror Fight - President Bush reaffirmed today his commitment to stand by Afghanistan and Iraq as they develop new democracies and become solid partners in the war against extremism, and vowed that the United States won’t rest until Osama bin Laden and his fellow terrorists are brought to justice.
SOP newswireCENTAF releases airpower summary - U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Sept. 29.
SOP newswireAir Force will get new bomber, upgrades to fighters - During the Air Force Association's 2006 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 27, Gen. Ronald E. Keys, the ACC commander, told reporters the command is funded for a bomber, and it likely would be put together using some of the same advanced technology currently in the
SOP newswireAbout 12,000 U.S. Troops to Come Under NATO Control in Afghanistan - PORTOROZ, Slovenia, Sept. 28, 2006 – Some 12,000 U.S. troops in 14 eastern provinces of Afghanistan will come under NATO control in the near future following a decision today by the alliance’s defense ministers meeting here.
Alan GrayTalking with Heroes Mobilizes and Heads to Iraq - Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept 22, 2006, Talking with Heroes Talk Show announces the guest list for the next four weeks prior to taking the Talking with Heroes Talk Show to Iraq.
SOP newswireDoD Officials Urge Use of Non-lethal Weapons in Terror War - DoD officials today urged a change in policy that would allow U.S. servicemembers to use tear gas and other non-lethal weapons in the global war on terror.
SOP newswireIraq Taking Significant Steps Forward, Spokesman Says - As coalition and Iraqi forces continue security operations in Baghdad, the Iraqi government and security forces are making significant progress and moving closer to an independent future, a U.S. military spokesman in Iraq said today.
SOP newswireSoldier, Marine Killed in Iraq; DoD Identifies Previous Casualties - A Multinational Corps Iraq soldier assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, and a Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7 died Sept. 25 from enemy action while operating in Iraq’s Anbar province, U.S. military officials said.
SOP newswireTerrorist Bomb Expert Captured in Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces captured a known makeshift bomb expert and terrorist cell leader today during an operation south of Asadabad, U.S. military officials reported.
SOP newswirePresident To Declassify Intelligence Report on Iraq - Washington -- President Bush announced September 26 that he will release portions of a classified intelligence report that he said the American news media mischaracterized as linking Iraqi security operations with an increased terrorist threat in the United States.
SOP newswireFlorida Wing squadrons support EAA event for youth - FLORIDA -- Eleven members from Civil Air Patrol Florida Wing's Timber Creek and DeLand composite squadrons teamed up Sept. 23 to support an Experimental Aircraft AssociationYoung Eagles Fly Day.
SOP newswireIncreased IED attacks catch the attention of VCJCS - KABUL, Afghanistan – The increase in frequency of improvised explosive device attacks throughout the southern and eastern regions of Afghanistan has the attention of the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Edmund Giambastiani.
SOP newswireIraq's Insurgency Must Be Overcome by More than Military Power - Washington – The commander of multinational forces in Baghdad, Iraq, says the insurgency and sectarian violence in the Iraqi capital city cannot be quelled solely by military means.
SOP newswireWorld War I soldier's remains identified - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Sept. 22 the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from World War I, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
SOP newswireNational Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2006 - In times of war or crisis, the citizen-soldiers of our National Guard and Reserve are ready and willing to answer the call of duty. During National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, we express our deep gratitude
SOP newswireB-52 successfully tests alternative jet engine fuel - EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- The Air Force accomplished another aviation first when a B-52 Stratofortress flew using an alternative fuel Sept. 19.
SOP newswireSergeant moving passengers on Air Force birthday - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- The Air Force is 59 years old today. But Staff Sgt. Robert Thomas will not have much time to celebrate with the cake, ice cream and punch usually associated with birthdays.
SOP newswireVictory in Iraq will be complex, General says - BAGHDAD — The U.S. military’s goal is to win the fight against insurgents in Anbar province and across Iraq, but leaders recognize that winning will take more than just military operations, a top U.S. general here said Sept. 15.
SOP newswireJag Leaders Say Common Article 3 Provisions Would Be helpful - The New York Times Reports That JAG Leaders Would Agree Only To Say That They Could Not Find Anything Illegal About The Specific Issue Of Amending Common Article 3. (Kate Zernike, Rebuff For Bush On Terror Trials In A Senate Test, The New York Times, 9/15/06)
SOP newswireSecretary Wynne tells cadets interdependence is future of U.S. military - Air Force secretary Michael W. Wynne told West Point cadets Sept. 14 they will witness the U.S. military's evolution from maneuver to interdependent warfare.
SOP newswireIraqi Leaders Committed to Success, Deputy PM Says - WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2006 – Iraq is facing grave challenges as it transitions into a democratic society, but Iraqi leaders are committed to the country’s success and are working hard to create a political situation that will allow the terrorists to be defeated, Iraq’s deputy prime minister said here today.
SOP newswireIraqi, Coalition Troops Confront Active Insurgency By David McKeeby - Washington – Coalition and Iraqi forces are making progress to stabilize the country’s restive al-Anbar province, but more political and economic progress is needed to undercut the continuing influence of violent militants in the region, says the commander of Multinational Division – West.
SOP newswirePuerto Rico ANG in war zone for first time by Master Sgt. Orville F. Desjarlais Jr. - BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- The Puerto Rico Air National Guard deployed here Sept. 8 -- the first time in a war zone in its 55-year history.
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