The increase in Army and Marine Corps end strength initially "won’t substantially reduce" the number of airmen performing joint expeditionary taskings in direct support of ground forces in the war theater, an Air Force spokesman told the Daily Report, March 29, 2010. The number of JETs will decrease as US forces withdraw from Iraq, but the JETs, who perform many support functions, “will lag behind the withdrawal of combat units,” he said. Here, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley meets airmen serving in JET roles as military police for the Army's 4th Brigade Combat Team at Ali Base, Iraq, Jan. 31, 2010.
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