Archive: 2015

Oct. 16, 2015

President adjusts troop levels for continuing Afghan mission

President Barack Obama announced at the White House today that he will keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan through 2016 and a lesser number into 2017 to sustain coalition efforts to train and strengthen Afghan forces.

Oct. 15, 2015

Coalition partners prepare for base, airfield transition in Herat and beyond

International partners from Australia, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and the United States met with Afghan government officials Oct. 12 - 14 at Train Advise Assist Command-West to plan the transition of Herat Airfield from a strategic coalition hub to a center for commercial economic development.

Oct. 8, 2015

Task Force Al Asad trains Iraqis on broadcast capability

U.S. Marines with Task Force Al Asad’s Advise and Assist team helped members of the 7th Iraqi Army Division’s (7th ID) media cell set up radio transmission equipment at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Sept. 28, 2015.

Oct. 6, 2015

Campbell provides updates on Kunduz investigation

The commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan corrected details about the Oct. 3 airstrike that struck a hospital staffed by Doctors Without Borders personnel in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

Oct. 2, 2015

Spokesman: Coalition operations in Syria unchanged despite Russian airstrikes

Over the 24 hours since Russia began carrying out airstrikes in Syria, the coalition has not and will not change its operations in Syria to accommodate new players on the battlefield, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said today.

Oct. 1, 2015

Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan welcomes new commander

Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite passed on the unit colors to Maj. Gen. Gordon 'Skip' Davis at the Combined Security Transition Command–Afghanistan change of command at Resolute Support Headquarters, Oct. 1.

Sept. 30, 2015

MD-530 'Jengi' helicopters depart Kabul for first operations in Helmand province

Afghan Air Force MD-530s and Mi-17 helicopters departed Hamid Karzai International Airport to participate in operations in Helmand province Sept. 27.

Sept. 29, 2015

Global Hawk maintainers deliver ISR capability to warfighters

The maintainers, assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, are responsible for maintaining and ensuring the RQ-4 Global Hawk is able to deliver round-the-clock intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and communication support to ground forces and aerial platforms conducting missions in Operation Inherent Resolve.

Sept. 28, 2015

U.S., Pakistan partner for Inspired Gambit 15 exercise

U.S. Army Central and members of the South Carolina Army National Guard hosted Pakistan Army soldiers during exercise Inspired Gambit 15, Sep. 14-24, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C.

Sept. 25, 2015

Message from the Commander

Teammates, For more than a year, this great team, U.S. Central Command, has led the Coalition effort to counter and militarily defeat the terrorist organization, ISIL. It represents a herculean undertaking; and, is of utmost importance given the very real threat that ISIL poses to stability and security in the Central Region, the U.S. homeland,