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Commandant to Marines: ‘We cannot fail’

Commandant to Marines: ‘We cannot fail’

SOUTHWEST ASIA (June 19, 2016) — Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, visited U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special…

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Naval aviation forces now striking ISIL from two theaters

Naval aviation forces now striking ISIL from two theaters

ARABIAN GULF (June 16, 2016) U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers flying from USS Boxer (LHD 4) in the Arabian Gulf joined strike aircraft operating from USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the…

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Hall of Fame coach visits CENTCOM

Hall of Fame coach visits CENTCOM

MACDILL AFB, Fla. (June 21, 2016) – Former University of Notre Dame and University of South Carolina head coach Lou Holtz spoke to service members and government civilians at U.S. Central Command headquarters yesterday.

In…

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Carter praises New Zealand, Poland for anti-ISIL efforts

Carter praises New Zealand, Poland for anti-ISIL efforts

WASHINGTON (June 21, 2016) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter released statements last night welcoming decisions by two coalition nations that he said would accelerate the effort to bring about a lasting defeat to the…

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Carter announces more U.S. support for Afghan forces

Carter announces more U.S. support for Afghan forces

WASHINGTON (June 15, 2016) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan now will be able to boost support for Afghan conventional forces with more firepower and by accompanying and advising them on the ground and in…

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40th CAB joins the fight in Afghanistan

40th CAB joins the fight in Afghanistan

FOB DAHLKE, Afghanistan (June 3, 3016) — Soldiers from the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade re-deployed from Camp Buehring, Kuwait to Forward Operating Base Dahlke, Afghanistan in May 2016.

The 40th CAB Soldiers are…

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Local forces restricting ISIL movement in Iraq, Syria

Local forces restricting ISIL movement in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2016 — Local forces in Iraq and Syria are pressuring the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant at multiple points on the battlefield, restricting the terrorist army’s mobility and options,…

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Carter seeks harder push against ISIL

Carter seeks harder push against ISIL

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2016 — Though significant progress that is being achieved, Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants to push harder in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,…

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