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Joint Civilian Orientation Conference 71
Multi-Service Orientation Program for Civilian Public Opinion Leaders
April 2006
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JCOC PARTICIPANTS — Nearly 50 top U.S. civilian civic and community leaders visited Camp Arfijan and Udairi Range, Kuwait, Apr. 25 and 26, as part of a week-long tour on the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference 71, sponsored by the Secretary of Defense. Defense Dept. photo  More photos
Middle East Trip Gives New Insights
TAMPA, Fla., May 1, 2006 – Civilian leaders returned here yesterday from a whirlwind trip through Southwest Asia with a fresh new perspective about U.S. military operations under way and the caliber of the men and women serving the country in uniform. Story
Abizaid: Staying Power Critical to Success
SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 30, 2006 – It's critical that the American people muster up the will to see the conflict here through to victory, U.S. Army Gen. John Abizaid, U.S. Central Command commander, told civilian business, civic and academic leaders visiting here yesterday. Story
Air Force Leaders Highlight Contribution
SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 30, 2006 – Participants in the Joint Civilian Orientation Course began the last leg of their whirlwind trip through the U.S. Central Command area of operations yesterday by learning about the vast mission the Air Force carries out in support of troops on the ground.Story
Leaders Wowed by Ship's Capabilities
CENTRAL PERSIAN GULF, April 28, 2006 – Civilian opinion leaders who visited the USS Ronald Reagan today got a taste of what it's like to be the biggest, toughest guy on the block - one whose presence brings comfort to his friends but fear in his enemies. Story
Civilians View U.S. Coast Guard Effort
MANAMA, Bahrain, April 27, 2006 – Civilian leaders got an introduction here today to one of the least-recognized success stories in the Middle East: how the U.S. Coast Guard is helping keep Iraq's offshore oil terminals operating and training Iraq's new marine force to maintain port and waterway security in the region. Story
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Leaders Tackle Counter-IED Course
Civilians Test Out New Rollover Trainer
Leaders Urge Civilians to Observe, Learn
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JCOC 71, Kuwait
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GUNNER'S SEAT – Tony Hendrickson, dean of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., mans the gunner's seat during counter-improvised explosive device training at Forward Operating Base Sword in Kuwait, April 26, 2006. Hendrickson is in the Middle East participating in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Larry Chambers   
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TRAINER TEST– Joint Civilian Orientation Course participant Lynn Korwatch, director of the San Francisco Bay Marine Exchange, dons a helmet to test out the new Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer - or HEAT - at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 25, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Larry Chambers  
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