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June 15, 2015

US soldiers partner with Kuwait’s equivalent to Secret Service

U.S. soldiers partnered with elements of the Kuwait Emiri Guard to conduct urban operations training last month at a training village in Southwest Asia.

June 15, 2015

On their own: Afghans taking lead to defend their country

In September of 2002, then-U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Doherty, special forces medic, remembers when the Afghan security forces had little to no military experience and training.

June 15, 2015

US troop increase in Iraq part of broader coalition strategy against ISIL

The recently announced presidential authorization of up to 450 additional U.S. troops deploying to Iraq is just one part of the 60-nation coalition’s support to the country, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said Friday.

June 12, 2015

Afghan army takes step forward with rule of law training

On the same day that Afghanistan was recently named the second-worst country in rule of law by an independent U.S.-based organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide, members of the Afghan National Army, or ANA, were combating this label by taking part in a legal training workshop here May 31 – June 4.

June 11, 2015

New base opens possibilities for Iraqi forces, chairman says

The addition of up to 450 troops and the opening of a training base in Taqaddam, Iraq, is an adjustment to the campaign, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.

June 11, 2015

US sending up to 450 more troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama authorized Defense Secretary Ash Carter to provide a modest increase in additional U.S. personnel to be deployed to Iraq in a noncombat role, Defense Department officials announced Wednesday.

June 10, 2015

ISIL fears airpower, air commander says

At the coalition hub for airpower operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the commander and coalition partners know they are making a difference in the fight against Daesh.

June 10, 2015

Maintenance key part of combat airpower in Afghanistan

Maintainers are the first and last people pilots see when flying combat sorties. They’re always there to ensure pilots have a properly functioning aircraft.

June 10, 2015

US Marine team shipping morale where it's needed most

For deployed service members, access to everyday amenities is scarce, so little things can make a huge difference.

June 9, 2015

Royal Canadian Air Force marks milestones in fight against ISIL

Canada’s air forces recently reached two significant milestones, surpassing their 1,000th sortie flown and exceeding 100 airstrikes in support of the coalition air campaign in Iraq and Syria.