CSM Jones visits Besmaya, Iraq
Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Jones of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, speaks with a Coalition trainer from Spain during his visit to the Besmaya Building Partner Capacity (BPC) site November, 2016. Training at the building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi Security Force personnel to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to defeat Da’esh (an Arabic acronym for ISIL) in Iraq and Syria by supporting the Government of Iraq with trainers, advisors and fire support, to include aerial strikes and artillery fire. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ethan Hutchinson/Released)