Aug. 7, 2017

215th Corps improves CASEVAC process

In recent operations throughout Helmand Province, the Afghan National Army 215th Corps has improved their casualty evacuation process with assistance from U.S. Marine advisors assigned to Task Force Southwest.

Aug. 2, 2017

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Begins Support of Operation Inherent Resolve

ARABIAN GULF (NNS) -- The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is carrying out strike sorties from the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). The first aircraft launched from USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147. Accompanying Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 squadrons, part of that first flight include the "Black Knights" of VFA-154, the "Blue Diamonds" of VFA-146, the "Death Rattlers" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, and the "Bluetails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121.

Aug. 1, 2017

Former Army Medic Receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam War Heroism

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2017 — President Donald J. Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Spc. 5 James McCloughan during a White House ceremony today for heroism during the Vietnam War almost a half century ago.

Aug. 1, 2017

Arizona, Kazakh State Partnership renewed for 5 more years

PHOENIX – The Arizona National Guard hosted a delegation of military officer and enlisted personnel from the Kazakh Ministry of Defense during a State Partnership Program-sponsored visit Jul. 19 – 26. The visit came within weeks of the U.S. government’s formal renewal of its partnership with Kazakhstan, extending the 24-year-old legacy of cooperation for five more years.

July 31, 2017

Ousting ISIS from Al Anbar: The Advise and Assist mission of Task Force Al Asad

While combat operations in Mosul and Raqqah dominate today’s headlines, the fight to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria extends far beyond these two cities. In Iraq’s Al Anbar province, which encompasses much of the country’s western territory, the fight is still on-going and Task Force Al Asad plays a key role in enabling the total destruction of ISIS in this region.

July 28, 2017

Education key to U.S-Kazakhstan military relationship

Professional military education is a traditional component of soldier and force readiness – and its importance has only grown as militaries around the world face a non-traditional threat of countering violent extremists, said one senior defense official.

July 28, 2017

USCENTCOM hosts Central and South Asian defense leaders for security talks

Senior military leaders from Central and South Asian nations and the United States gathered to discuss security issues affecting the CASA region at a July 26-27 event here today.

July 28, 2017

Task Force Southeast PART 3 of 5 – Training, Leader Development: Fundamental to Afghan National Security

The mission of Task Force Southeast is to Train, Advise, and Assist the 203rd Corps of the Afghan National Army and the 303rd Zone of the Afghan National Police to retain key terrain, disrupt insurgent networks, generate combat power and increase their capabilities for future operations.

July 27, 2017

Syrian Democratic Forces Make Gains in Raqqa Against ISIS

In its 53rd day of coalition operations to liberate Raqqa, Syria, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, the Syrian Democratic Forces have about 45 percent of the city under its control, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

July 26, 2017

Expeditionary Maintenance Units Keep Al Udeid Tankers on Schedule

The 340th and 22nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Units work together around the clock at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to inspect, repair, service, launch and recover the fleet of KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling tankers.