Archive: October, 2015

Oct. 19, 2015

CENTCOM hosts cybersecurity conference

MACDILL AFB, Fla. (October 8, 2015) – Effective and secure communication plays a vital role in the success of U.S. military and non-military operations, especially those that take place in Afghanistan.)U.S. Central Command and Army Brig. Gen. Peter A. Gallagher, director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers hosted a cybersecurity

Oct. 19, 2015

Coalition airstrike kills Khorasan Group leader in Syria

An Oct. 15 coalition airstrike in northwest Syria killed Abdul Mohsen Adballah Ibrahim al Charekh, also known as Sanafi al-Nasr, a Saudi national and the highest ranking leader of the network of veteran al-Qaida operatives sometimes called the "Khorasan Group," according to a Defense Department statement issued today.

Oct. 16, 2015

President adjusts troop levels for continuing Afghan mission

President Barack Obama announced at the White House today that he will keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan through 2016 and a lesser number into 2017 to sustain coalition efforts to train and strengthen Afghan forces.

Oct. 16, 2015

Late Marine search dog detected hundreds of pounds of explosives in Iraq, Afghanistan

An MWD named Xxenos passed away earlier this year at the age of 10. Xxenos had been retired three years and been deployed three times during his career; twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan.

Oct. 15, 2015

Coalition partners prepare for base, airfield transition in Herat and beyond

International partners from Australia, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and the United States met with Afghan government officials Oct. 12 - 14 at Train Advise Assist Command-West to plan the transition of Herat Airfield from a strategic coalition hub to a center for commercial economic development.

Oct. 8, 2015

Task Force Al Asad trains Iraqis on broadcast capability

U.S. Marines with Task Force Al Asad’s Advise and Assist team helped members of the 7th Iraqi Army Division’s (7th ID) media cell set up radio transmission equipment at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Sept. 28, 2015.

Oct. 6, 2015

Campbell provides updates on Kunduz investigation

The commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan corrected details about the Oct. 3 airstrike that struck a hospital staffed by Doctors Without Borders personnel in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

Oct. 2, 2015

Spokesman: Coalition operations in Syria unchanged despite Russian airstrikes

Over the 24 hours since Russia began carrying out airstrikes in Syria, the coalition has not and will not change its operations in Syria to accommodate new players on the battlefield, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said today.

Oct. 1, 2015

Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan welcomes new commander

Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite passed on the unit colors to Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Skip' Davis at the Combined Security Transition Command–Afghanistan change of command at Resolute Support Headquarters, Oct. 1.