Press Releases

Archive: 2015

June 22, 2015

Afghanistan, coalition partners discuss strategy for budget requirements, transparency

Coalition partners from 17 donor nations convened the fourth ambassador-level Oversight and Coordination Body at the Ministry of Finance here June 16.

June 22, 2015

Unit supports airlift mission vital to US, coalition forces in Afghanistan

Airmen of the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, or EAMS, have the responsibility of getting cargo and personnel moved in and out of Afghanistan using C-5 and C-17 aircraft, doing their best every day to live up to the unit motto of “You Need It….WE MOVE IT!”

June 19, 2015

Father and son to spend Father’s Day together at deployed location

Spending time away from loved ones during various holidays throughout the year can take a toll on deployed service members.

June 19, 2015

General: 'Significant' gains made by anti-ISIL forces in northern Syria

Forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have made significant gains in northern Syria.

June 19, 2015

Netherlands extends its military commitment in Iraq until September 2016

The Dutch government today announced that it is extending by a year its military contribution in Iraq to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

June 19, 2015

Marking Father's Day in Afghanistan

As some 70 million American fathers observe Father's Day this year, some of those dads will do so thousands of miles from their families, serving in the U.S. military.

June 18, 2015

Success against ISIL requires time, partners, general says

Time and regional partners are required for long-term success in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist organization, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday.

June 18, 2015

Commentary: successful sustainment ops in Zabul show maturation of Afghan forces

During recent combat operations in Zabul province, logisticians from the Afghan military’s 205th Corps demonstrated their capability to effectively support sustained operations into remote regions of the country.

June 18, 2015

Defense secretary vows lasting defeat of ISIL forces

Vowing to achieve a lasting defeat of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces, Defense Secretary Ash Carter outlined the Defense Department’s counterterrorism strategy Wednesday in testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.

June 17, 2015

Defense department releases Afghanistan report

The Department of Defense Monday released to Congress the inaugural "Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan." The report, covering Dec. 1 to May 1, was released in accordance with the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.