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Joint Civilian Orientation Conference
Multi-Service Orientation Program for Civilian Public Opinion Leaders
Troop Visits Give Doctor New Outlook
SHANNON, Ireland, Oct. 24, 2005 – Dr. Neil Fruman didn't realize how much of an impact a trip to military installations around the world had made on him until he saw a group of soldiers headed to Iraq. Story
Civilian Leaders Visit Grafenwoehr
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command and 1st Armor Division welcomed a group of civilian business and civic leaders Oct. 19, providing an introduction to the U.S. Army in Europe. Story
Business Leaders Meet Unique Navy Crew
ABOARD THE USS MOUNT WHITNEY, Oct. 21, 2005 - Business leaders participating in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference today got to visit a one-of-a-kind Navy ship and sail off the coast of Naples, Italy. Story
Training Center Puts Soldiers in the Fight
Civilian Leaders Get to Know Soldiers
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany, Oct. 20, 2005 – Business professionals and civic leaders on a tour of military installations got a closer look Oct. 19 at what many leaders call the Army's most valuable resource: the American soldier. Story
Visitors Thank Wounded Troops
LANDSTUHL, Germany, Oct. 19, 2005 – A group of civilians on a worldwide tour to see the military works took time out today to thank young troops who have been injured in Iraq. Participants in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference visited Landstuhl Regional Medical Center here and donated thousands of phone cards and dozens of DVDs and CDs to patients who had recently returned from Iraq. Story
Troops Impress Visiting Civilian Leaders
STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 19, 2005 – Business professionals traveling with the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference expressed pride and confidence in U.S. troops after meeting with U.S. special operations forces at Panzer Kaserne Range Complex here Oct. 18. "You see these guys and you think, 'How could we ever have a chance of losing?'" said Joel Cantor, president and chief executive officer of Gulf Atlantic Real Estate, in Tampa, Fla. Story
Civilians Get Taste of Marine Corps
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2005 – The Joint Civilian Orientation Conference will eventually expose participants to all branches of the military, but the group's first day was a "Marine day." The civilian business professionals and elected officials, who came from all over the country, spent most of Oct. 17 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. Story
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EXPLOSIVES DEMONSTRATION – An explosives ordnance detachment sailor uses a torch to cut through steel during a demonstration for Joint Civilian Orientation Conference participants aboard the USS Mount Whitney off the coast of Naples, Italy, Oct. 21, 2005. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Suzanne Day  More photos | More photo essays
Members of the vessel boarding search and seizure team ride a rigid hull inflatable boat during a demonstration of maritime interdictment operations aboard the USS Mount Whitney off the coast of Naples, Italy, during the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference visit to the ship, Oct. 21, 2005. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Suzanne Day Peter Young, director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Honolulu, Hawaii, talks with a sailor aboard the USS Mount Whitney off the coast of Naples, Italy, during the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference visit to the ship, Oct. 21, 2005. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Suzanne Day
Kevin Bernzott (left) and Kevin Roberts, of the Defense Department's Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, visit with an injured soldier and Marine at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, Oct. 19, 2005. The two, along with other JCOC members, brought phone cards totaling more than 25,000 minutes and dozens of DVDs and CDs to wounded servicemembers. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Suzanne M. Day Participants in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference watch as Marines demonstrate the obstacle course at The Basic School, for new Marine officers, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Oct. 17, 2005. The conference takes civilian business professionals on a tour of military installations worldwide. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Sara Wood
Conference Introduces Civilians to Military
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2005 – A group of civilian business professionals and politicians embarked Oct. 17 on a weeklong trip meant to familiarize them with the military. Story
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