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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, traveled to Iraq and Turkey to meet with leaders and get an assessment of coalition efforts to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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Iraqi Military Demonstrates New Skills in Mosul Campaign

The Tigris River flows through Baghdad.

Military personnel unfortunately are all too familiar with the IED - improvised explosive device - and the VBIED - vehicle-borne IED. But not too many service members are familiar with the TreeBIED or the FridgeBIED. Story

Dunford's Turkey Visit Marks First by Senior U.S. Official Since Coup Attempt

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Ismail Kahraman, speaker of Turkey’s Grand National Assembly.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford met with Turkey's prime minister and chief of defense in the capital city of Ankara just a little over two weeks after the failed coup attempt. Story

Chairman in Turkey to Meet With U.S. Troops, Turkish Officials

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with a member of the U.S. Air Force after arriving at Incirlik Air Base.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has arrived in Turkey to visit and speak to U.S. personnel stationed at Incirlik Air Base, Joint Staff spokesman Navy Capt. Greg Hicks said. Story

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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, observes airmen participate in a field exercise at Incirlik Air Base.

Dunford Attends NATO Roundtable, Meets Troops at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John R. Bass at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.

Dunford Visits Ankara, Turkey

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About the Chairman

Photo of General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford is the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest-ranking military officer, and the principal military advisor to the president, secretary of defense, and National Security Council. Biography