Archive: December, 2014

Dec. 31, 2014

Obama, Hagel Mark End of Operation Enduring Freedom

After 13 years of combat operations, Operation Enduring Freedom drew to a close Dec. 28 in a ceremony at the International Security and Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Dec. 24, 2014

USCENTCOM commander's holiday message

24 December 2014Teammates,The holidays are a wonderful time of year. They provide a well-deserved opportunity to take a bit of a break, spend some time together with loved ones and friends, and, most importantly, reflect on the true meaning of this season of giving.The past year has been an incredibly busy one for all of us assigned to or

Dec. 20, 2014

Dec. 20: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

December 20, 2014Release # 20141220FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Dec. 20 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct five airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted eight airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 20 using fighter, bomber, and

Dec. 8, 2014

Hagel: All Troops Bonded by Their Experiences

​WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2014 – During a visit yesterday to Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Afghanistan’s Laghman province, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters he’s always felt a special bond with the troops.

Dec. 8, 2014

ISAF Joint Command in Afghanistan Formally Ceases Operations

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 8, 2014 – International Security Assistance Force Joint Command formally cased its colors during a ceremony today at the command’s headquarters at Kabul International Airport.

Dec. 8, 2014

‘Job’s Not Over,’ Hagel Tells Troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2014 – Meeting with U.S. troops in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked them for their sacrifices and reminded them that work remains to be done.