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September, 2014

Sept. 30, 2014

Marines stand up Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force

September 30, 2014Release #20140940FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETAMPA, Fla., Sept. 30, 2014 - As part of the Department of Defense’s continuing effort to improve its crisis response capability around the world, the U.S. Marine Corps stood up a Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) today as part of the “new normal” in the U.S. Central

Sept. 30, 2014

Sept. 30: U.S. Military, Partner Nations Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

September 30, 2014 Release # 20140939 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 30, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Monday and today using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 11 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. military forces used attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft today

Sept. 30, 2014

USCENTCOM commander congratulates Afghanistan on peaceful transfer of power

General Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander, U.S. Central Command offers his congratulations on the inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani.

Sept. 30, 2014

U.S. Military, Partner Nations Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23 — U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria overnight, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack

Sept. 30, 2014

U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL in Iraq and Syria

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria, using a mix of bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct three airstrikes last night and today.Two of the airstrikes were conducted last night as part of the operation over Syria and resulted in one damaged ISIL armed vehicle and one

Sept. 30, 2014

U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL near Sinjar and Southwest of Baghdad

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, employing attack and fighter aircraft to conduct two airstrikes Sunday and Monday in support of Iraqi Security Forces near Sinjar and southwest of Baghdad.The airstrike southwest of Baghdad was the first strike taken as part of our expanded efforts

Sept. 30, 2014

U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL Southwest of Baghdad and Northwest of Irbil

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Monday and Tuesday southwest of Baghdad and northwest of Irbil.In total, two airstrikes northwest of Irbil destroyed an ISIL armed truck and an ISIL fighting position, while three airstrikes southwest of

Sept. 30, 2014

Joint Staff Director: Arab nations bring professionalism to ISIL fight

Arab countries are bringing a great deal of professionalism and pride to their activities over Iraq and Syria, the director of the Joint Staff said here this week.Speaking at an Air Force Association breakfast Sept. 23, Air Force Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein said it is “very significant” that five Arab countries joined the coalition against the

Sept. 30, 2014

Joint Staff Director: Arab nations bring professionalism to ISIL fight

Arab countries are bringing a great deal of professionalism and pride to their activities over Iraq and Syria, the director of the Joint Staff said here this week.Speaking at an Air Force Association breakfast Sept. 23, Air Force Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein said it is “very significant” that five Arab countries joined the coalition against the

Sept. 30, 2014

Obama Asks All Nations to Join Fight Against ISIL

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 – President Barack Obama was blunt during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today: “The terrorist group known as ISIL must be degraded, and ultimately destroyed.”He called on all countries to join the 40 who already have joined the effort against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.The extremists have