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Jeremy M. Kane

Lance Cpl. Jeremy M. Kane, 22, of Towson, Maryland, died January 23, 2010, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Kane was assigned to 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Camp Pendleton, California. </d

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American Forces Network access to be expanded in theater

United States Forces - Iraq is beginning a new initiative to standardize the American Forces Network's broadcasting capabilities on all enduring bases in theat

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Historic transfer of authority says goodbye to Marines as Army takes lead in Al Anbar

The first major indicator of the responsible drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq occurred in Ramadi Jan. 23 when II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) transferred authority of Iraq's largest province to 1st Armored Divisi

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Aviators answer Afghan teacher's call for help

Sgt. Matthew West said he didn't know what to think when a rock came flying at him while guarding his Black Hawk helicopter at a landing zone on Camp Kiwi in central Afghanistan's Bamyan provin

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Thaddeus S. Montgomery II

Staff Sgt. Thaddeus S. Montgomery II, 29, of West Yellowstone, Montana, died January 20, 2010, at Korengal Outpost, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Montgomery was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. </d

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Gifford E. Hurt

Pfc. Gifford E. Hurt, 19, of Yonkers, New York, died January 20, 2010, in Mosul, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related accident. Pfc. Hurt was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Regiment, 214th Fires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. </d

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Paul Pena

Capt. Paul Pena, 27, of San Marcos, Texas, died January 19, 2010, in Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. Capt. Pena was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. </d

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Adam K. Ginett

Tech. Sgt. Adam K. Ginett, 29, of Knightdale, North Carolina, died January 19, 2010, near Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. Tech Sgt. Ginett was assigned to the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy. </d

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Iraqi border guards receive mission-essential medical training

When the U.S. Army's Border Transition Team "Phoenix" arrived to advise the 500 Iraqi border personnel, they quickly discovered one glaring deficiency: a lack of any formal medical training strongly inhibited the unit's ability to conduct missio

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Michael P. Shannon

Sgt. 1st Class Michael P. Shannon, 52, of Canadensis, Pennsylvania, died January 17, 2010, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Sgt. 1st Class Shannon was a mobilized reserve soldier assigned to the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Kabul. </d

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