Archive: 2015

June 10, 2015

ISIL fears airpower, air commander says

At the coalition hub for airpower operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the commander and coalition partners know they are making a difference in the fight against Daesh.

June 9, 2015

Air-ground task force practices pilot recovery mission during exercise

Coalition military aircraft populate the skies above Iraq and Syria, running daily strike missions.

June 9, 2015

Answering the call – DoD civilians deploy to Afghanistan

Many civilians deploy, citing a variety of reasons, and some deploy for long periods of time and serve multiple tours.

June 9, 2015

Royal Canadian Air Force marks milestones in fight against ISIL

Canada’s air forces recently reached two significant milestones, surpassing their 1,000th sortie flown and exceeding 100 airstrikes in support of the coalition air campaign in Iraq and Syria.

June 8, 2015

Enlisted leaders from CENTCOM region countries discuss role of NCO in today’s military

Senior noncommissioned officers and officers from a number of countries in the U.S. Central Command region recently gathered here to discuss the role of the NCO corps in their nation’s military.

June 8, 2015

UK announces expansion of its anti-ISIL training effort in Iraq

​The United Kingdom's prime minister authorized the deployment of up to 125 additional British troops to Iraq where they would join the coalition countering Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists as the UK government steps up its efforts to provide training to Iraqi forces.

June 5, 2015

Denmark's military continues contribution to NATO mission in Afghanistan

Since the establishment of the International Security Assistance Force in 2001, the Danish armed forces has contributed forces to the mission in Afghanistan.

June 5, 2015

Operation marks 10 years of interstellar combat support protecting CENTCOM’s satellite networks

Twenty-nine years ago, a man intruded into a live HBO telecast from the teleport where he worked. This was a form of jamming satellite communications, or SATCOM, and highlighted a vulnerability to SATCOM that the military relies upon heavily to meet global communications needs.

June 5, 2015

Following service together in Afghanistan, American, Canadian militaries train in US

U.S. and Canadian forces have worked together in Afghanistan, and with their geographical proximity, the North American countries have a mutual interest in each other's national security.

June 5, 2015

Coalition airpower leads fight against ISIL, general says

In the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, coalition airpower has enabled nearly every victory on the battlefield.