Archive: 2015

May 19, 2015

Exercise Eager Lion 2015: a demonstration of Navy-Marine Corps integration

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps used this year’s Eager Lion exercise to experiment with a new evolution of sea-to-land command.

May 18, 2015

Strategy to defeat ISIL is working, CJTF-OIR says

The coalition and Iraqi security forces strategy to defeat and dismantle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremist group is clear and on track.

May 18, 2015

Special operations troops conduct raid in Syria

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in a statement Saturday that U.S. special operations forces Friday conducted an operation in Syria.

May 18, 2015

US, Jordanian servicemembers express solidarity through Exercise Eager Lion

Jordanian and U.S. forces are training shoulder-to-shoulder.

May 15, 2015

Commentary: Exercise serves up fresh, hot FRIES

Special Forces Air Operations Field Manual describes the FRIES method as one employed specifically in situations where the terrain restricts an aircraft from landing.

May 14, 2015

US Marines train with Jordanian, British military during Eager Lion 2015

U.S. Marines from Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, kicked off Exercise Eager Lion 15.

May 14, 2015

Saudi, US leaders discuss defense issues

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia.

May 14, 2015

NATO announces transition to civilian-led mission in Afghanistan

At the end of the current Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, NATO’s presence in the country will transition to an organization led by civilians.

May 13, 2015

Logistics keeps the 'Lion' going

Logistics is often considered the motor of military exercises and operations.

May 13, 2015

Computers harness language translation, aid medical care in Afghanistan

The situation is better for medical trainers because of statistical machine translation methods that cut down on the Army's reliance on human translators in projects that require massive amounts of translation.