Feb. 13, 2017

GHWBCSG Conducts Strikes from Mediterranean

The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) commenced strike missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 13. Carrier strike groups demonstrate the mobility, flexibility and power projection capability of the Navy's globally-deployed force -- anytime, anywhere. The GHWBCSG operations in the eastern Mediterranean Sea in support of OIR demonstrate the capability of the U.S. Navy to conduct precision strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets from multiple theaters, highlighting the flexibility of the Navy's globally-deployed force.

Feb. 13, 2017

APS-5 increases speed of issue, provides MRAPs to 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers

The 401st Army Field Support Brigade issued rolling stock from Army Prepositioned Stocks-5 to 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers here, Feb. 6. A total of 26 vehicles were activated from APS-5 and issued to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in a span of only three days. "For us it's more than just signing for some vehicles and doing some layouts," said Capt. Jeremy Mounticure, administration and logistics operation center officer in charge, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. "It's taking the attention to detail to make sure that we get our Soldiers the best quality equipment."

Feb. 10, 2017

US, Coalition Air Forces partner together to build relationships through munitions collaboration

Members of the Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Air Force constructed 500-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Okra at an undisclosed location, Feb. 9, 2017. Partnering nations contribute in the dismantling of ISIS in nearly every aspect of OIR. From aerial refueling to armament building to conducting strikes, the Coalition provides commanders with decisional advantage daily.

Feb. 9, 2017

Resolute Support Commander: More Troops Needed to Break Afghan ‘Stalemate’

A few thousand more troops for the train, advise and assist mission in Afghanistan would help to break what is now a stalemate with the Taliban, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other adversaries there, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr. said.

Feb. 9, 2017

From flightline to frontline: 386 ELRS manages process for moving munitions

“Daily operations here can get pretty hectic and busy,” said Staff Sgt. David Babcock, a 386th ELRS aerial porter. “There are some days where it is so busy that it is hard to stay organized.”

Feb. 8, 2017

ISIL in West Mosul Faces Choice: Surrender or Die, OIR Spokesman Says

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists are completely surrounded in West Mosul, and those who do not surrender to the Iraqi security forces will be killed, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman told reporters.

Feb. 8, 2017

Texas guard engineer mission making history

Approximately 135 Soldiers of the 176th Engineer Brigade, Texas Army National Guard continue to provide command and control of more than 1,600 Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve engineer forces across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility while deployed.

Feb. 8, 2017

Afghan forces prepare for spring campaign

Afghan forces are looking ahead, building their capabilities ahead of their spring campaign against the Taliban.

Feb. 8, 2017

ISIL Fighters Trapped in Western Mosul, Pentagon Spokesman Says

As Iraqi security forces continue the push to liberate Mosul, terrorists with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant find themselves trapped in the city's west, a Pentagon spokesman said today.

Feb. 6, 2017

Trump: America Will Stand With Those Who Stand for Freedom

President Donald J. Trump expressed his and the nation's gratitude to service members at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., and told them that the United States will stand with those who stand in the defense of freedom.