CJTF Commander visits Falcons in Hamam al-Alil
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commanding general, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve and XVIII Airborne Corps, thanks Spc. Jesse J. Goodwin, a combat engineer assigned to 37th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, for his hard work at tactical assembly area Hamam al-Alil, Iraq, Feb. 22, 2017. Paratroopers of the 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div., deployed in support of CJTF-OIR, moved a force into Hamam al-Alil to continue support to the Iraqi federal police during the offensive to liberate West Mosul. The Falcon Brigade enables their Iraqi security forces partners through the advise and assist mission, contributing planning, intelligence collection and analysis, force protection, and precision fires to achieve the military defeat of ISIS. CJTF-OIR is the global Coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull)