July 12, 2017

Airmen support ‘Big Red One’ during deployment, training

     Perhaps the most telling comment about the impor­tance of the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron’s mission came from Air Force Staff Sgt. James Terhardt, noncommis­sioned officer in charge of the 10th ASOS Commander’s Sup­port Staff. There’s a lot of things going on during combat opera­tions, he said.      “There are civilians out there,”

July 10, 2017

Defenders deescalate situation downrange, prevent potential catastrophe

A lot of people have seen the exciting world of combat arms training or the cute, but capable, military working dogs, but most are not familiar with the rough—and sometimes intense—duties of Air Force Defenders in Afghanistan.

July 10, 2017

More than 100 Fort Belvoir-based 29ID Soldiers return from federal duty in Jordan

More than 100 Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division returned stateside July 9, 2017, after serving on federal active duty in Jordan since September 2016. The Soldiers arrived at their demobilization station in Texas where they will spend approximately seven to 10 days for reintegration training, medical evaluation and administrative tasks to transition from federal active duty to traditional National Guard status.

July 7, 2017

Airfield management provides a safe, effective and efficient airfield

Have you ever tried maintaining more that 20 million square feet of anything? Ok, that sounds crazy, so let’s say that you have a staff of six highly trained individuals who are willing and able to devote their full attention to the task. No problem right?

July 6, 2017

Collaboration Fuels Fight Against ISIS, Official Says

Close collaboration among coalition forces, the Iraqi government and international partners have helped to transform Iraqi security forces and partner forces in Syria in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve's director of partner force development told reporters.

July 5, 2017

Task Force Southeast PART 2 of 5 – Who we TAA, 203rd Corps and 303rd Police Zone

The International Security Assistance Forces transitioned its mission in Afghanistan on Dec. 31, 2014 to the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.

June 29, 2017

OIR Spokesman: ISIS Cannot Stop Coalition’s Progress

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is on the run in Syria and Iraq and the terrorist group can’t stop the progress that coalition-partnered Iraqi and Syrian forces have made over the past two years, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

June 27, 2017

Sortie streak launches 23rd BS into the next 100 years

Carrying out vital missions for over 100 years, the 23rd Bomb Squadron and the associated aircraft maintenance units continue to play a critical role in delivering combat airpower.

June 27, 2017

Resounding Afghan Pride in Nangarhar

Afghans united in Nangarhar last week when 700 citizens attempted to join the Afghan Local Police in a move of solidarity against Daesh.

June 26, 2017

Tunnel detectors ferret out enemy below ground

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- Enemy combatants lurking in tunnels have attacked U.S. troops throughout U.S. history, including during both world wars, Vietnam and more recently Iraq and Afghanistan. Detecting these secretive tunnels has been a challenge that has been answered by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's engineers at the Geotechnical and Structural Laboratory in Vicksburg, Mississippi.