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June 24, 2017

The AFCENT Band is using music to touch hearts and soften boundaries

If you get the opportunity to watch the Air Force Central Command Band in action, you need to do it. Their enthusiasm and passion for music is contagious. The transcendent quality of music, coupled with the excellence of the musicians that play it, is a powerful combination. Music has been used by the U.S. Air Force for decades as an effective diplomatic tool.

May 16, 2017

Dunford Arrives in Brussels for NATO Military Committee Meeting

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Brussels to discuss Afghanistan, countering terrorism and other missions during NATO's Military Committee chiefs of defense meeting.

April 24, 2017

Face of Defense: Lebanese-American Airman Gives Back

Air Force Staff Sgt. Fadi Chreim, who grew up in Lebanon, joined the Air Force to give back to his adopted country. He is now deployed from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, where he is responsible for the logistics of moving people around base.

April 19, 2017

Mattis Meets With Saudi Officials in Riyadh, Praises Kingdom’s Leadership

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to reporters after meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, touching on the kingdom’s leading role in regional security as well as on countering Iranian influence and negotiating peace in Yemen.

March 30, 2017

ISIS Hostage-Taking Caught on Video; Mosul Deaths Go To Formal Investigation

An Inherent Resolve spokesman said a formal investigation has begun into the March 17 deaths of civilians in western Mosul, Iraq, and will allow task force members to analyze other aspects of the case that have significant bearing, such as strike procedures and the impact of ISIS tactics.

March 29, 2017

CENTCOM Commander Briefs Congress on Regional Threats

Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, looked beyond the current conflicts in the greater Middle East and told the House Armed Services Committee that Iran is the greatest danger to peace in the region.

March 22, 2017

Local Forces Launch Daring Assault Behind Enemy Lines in Syria

Local forces in Syria launched a multi-pronged offensive that included a daring air assault behind enemy lines to liberate Tabqa Dam, located 25 miles upstream from the city of Raqqa, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

March 8, 2017

ISIS on Trajectory Toward Lasting Defeat, Defense Official Says

A defense official said despite a long road ahead for the U.S.-led coalition in its fight to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the enemy is being degraded by every measure and is on a trajectory to lasting defeat.

March 1, 2017

Iraqi Forces Retake Mosul Airport, Inherent Resolve Commander Says

Iraqi security forces have taken back Mosul International Airport in Iraq to liberate western Mosul from control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, said Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, Operation Inherent Resolve commander.

Feb. 22, 2017

OIR Official: 'Conditions Have Been Set' for ISIS Defeat in Western Mosul

Iraqi forces are advancing into western Mosul and making steady gains in efforts to liberate the area from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, said Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Inherent Resolve spokesman.