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July 21, 2017

U.S., Tajik military conduct joint field training

In conjunction with U.S. Central Command’s Regional Cooperation 2017’s command-post exercise held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard and Tajikistan military conducted a field training exercise, July 17-21, 2017, in Fakhrabad air base, Tajikistan.

July 20, 2017

ANDSF raise flag, rename traffic circle in Nawa district center

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, provincial governor and citizens of Nawa ceremoniously raised the Afghan national flag over the newly recaptured district center in the Nawa district of Helmand Province July 19, 2017.

July 17, 2017

U.S., five nations kick off Regional Cooperation 2017

More than 200 participants from five nations are participating in a multinational annual command-post exercise Regional Cooperation 2017 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, July 12-21, 2017.

July 17, 2017

Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in the fight against ISIS

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey - The darkness of a desert night surrounds his aircraft. The wind rushes past his cockpit. As the target approaches, nervousness builds deep within the core and the heart races at extraordinary speeds.Locking in on the tasks at hand, the pilot’s eyes glow as he focuses through night vision goggles to locate targets below.

July 14, 2017

Researcher, Defenders bring new counter-UAS program to BAF

As the use of unmanned aircraft systems rises across the world, researchers from around the Department of Defense are testing new ways to counter the new threats they could present.

July 13, 2017

ISIS Dealt Significant Blow After Iraq Retakes Mosul, Official Says

The retaking of Mosul by Iraqi forces delivered a significant blow to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Army Col. Ryan Dillon, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters.

July 13, 2017

215th Corps engineer soldiers begin route clearance course

The importance of the ability to travel from one area to another in combat cannot be overlooked. Strategy, supplies and well-trained warfighters are priorities, but without designated paths to get to the front lines, these assets prove ineffective. Approximately 70 soldiers with various units from 215th Corps began a route clearance course at Camp

July 12, 2017

Afghan Air Force conducts bilateral missions with coalition forces

Personnel from the Train, Advise, Assist, Command – Air (TAAC-Air) and the Afghan Air Force conducted a bilateral casualty evacuation mission and an aerial re-supply training exercise July 9-10.

July 12, 2017

Fly-to-Advise: Marines with Task Force Southwest visit the Provincial Headquarters

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest conducted a train, advise and assist mission at the Helmand Provincial Police Headquarters in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, July 9, 2017.

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,”