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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 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
SOP newswireNATO Reconfirms Afghanistan Expansion - NATO’s expanded security presence in Afghanistan must be matched by Afghan and international efforts to ensure that Afghan people enjoy the benefits of security, NATO’s Secretary General said at a meeting of Defence Ministers.
SOP newswireLackland honors nine enlisted heroes by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Mattox - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Nine enlisted heroes earned honors for their service and sacrifice to the Air Force and the nation during the Basic Military Training Memorialization Ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
SOP newswire'Operation Jump Start' Jumps Into Gear Along Southwest Border By Donna Miles - WASHINGTON, June 15, 2006 – About 800 National Guard troops have arrived for duty in four U.S. border states as
SOP newswireMedal of Honor Recipient Shares Experiences For Airmen At War by Michael Tolzmann - SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) -- Today’s Airmen are learning from each other. Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan yield invaluable information on ways to better fight and survive.
SOP newswireNATO Tests Expeditionary Force - A major exercise in the Cape Verde Islands, 15-28 June, will test the readiness of NATO’s cutting-edge Response Force to carry out missions anywhere required at very short notice.
SOP newswireJoint Prowler team jams at Northern Edge 2006 by Senior Airman Garrett Hothan - ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFPN) -- The sight of four crewmembers climbing out of a Navy EA-6B Prowler here on the flightline during Northern Edge 2006 is not unusual. However, when one of those four crewmembers is carrying the blue flight cap of an Air Force officer instead of Navy khaki, something might be amiss.
SOP newswireC-5 accident investigation board complete - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill (AFPN) -- The results of an investigation into the C-5 Galaxy crash at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on April 3 found that human error was the cause, Air Mobility Command officials released today.
SOP newswireTerrorist's Demise Significant, but Will Not End Iraq's Violence By Jacquelyn S. Porth - Washington – A U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, Iraq, says the elimination of the leading terrorist in Iraq is a big step forward, but will not end the ongoing violence there.
SOP newswireWomen Join Iraqi Police by Petty Officer 2nd Class John J. Pistone - IRBIL , Iraq — Women's rights might not be the first thing one thinks of when someone mentions Iraq , however, some officials in the Kurdish provinces in northern Iraq would like it to be.
SOP newswireYouth Service Medal recognizes children's sacrifices by Army Sgt. June A. Norton - MILFORD, Mass. (AFPN) -- When servicemembers deploy, they aren't the only ones who serve. Their families serve also, and usually the separation is hardest on the children. Homecomings are joyous moments for military families, but until recently, the service and sacrifice made by the children of deployed troops went largely unrecognized.
SOP newswireHunters ready to take on 2006 storm season by Tech. Sgt. James B. Pritchett - KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFPN) -- It was a quiet opening day of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent the day training and getting ready for what forecasters say will be another active season.
SOP newswireCENTAF releases airpower summary - In Afghanistan, Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, a B-1B Lancer and a Predator unmanned aerial vehicle responded to coalition forces taking small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from Taliban extremists near Tarin Kowt. The B-1B expended
SOP newswireThe Purple Heart Postage Stamp - A new version of a postage stamp commemorating the Purple Heart and all those who have earned it was issued in a ceremony here May 26.
SOP newswireAir Force mission: It goes beyond the job - HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFPN) -- Commanders and leaders are always reminding us how important we are to "the mission." But, how many of us really know what "the mission" is?
SOP newswireNew Technology Could Make Target Acquisition More Accurate - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- At this moment, above Iraq and Afghanistan, American data sensors are collecting information and intelligence about what is happening on the ground.
SOP newswireMedics make house call for nomads - PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Medics, interpreters and support personnel from the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team set up a short-notice medical outreach May 18 for the nomadic Kuchi people during their spring migration through the Panjshir Valley.
SOP newswireSheile School-Back to School in Style - Mosul Iraq- A newly constructed school located in the center of Dahuk will provide service to approximately 840 students and 36 teachers.
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