Archive: 2015

Sept. 24, 2015

Medical clinic in Afghanistan named for fallen medic

Service members gathered in eastern Afghanistan Sept. 17, to celebrate the life of Cpl. John Dawson and honor his memory by dedicating a medical facility in his name. The 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) hosted the ceremony, which was attended by leadership from 3rd BCT; Train, Advise, Assist, Command-East; and Resolute Support. The short event included a speech from Lt. Col. Jason Curl, commander of 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment “Men of War,” and an official unveiling of the plaque and sign for the Corporal John M. Dawson Medical Clinic.

Sept. 22, 2015

III Corps assumes Operation Inherent Resolve mission

Adding to its storied history and legacy, III Corps unfurled its colors once again in the Middle East and assumed responsibility of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) during a Transfer of Authority ceremony held at the CJTF-OIR headquarters.

Sept. 21, 2015

Regional Cooperation 2015 kicks off in Tajikistan

The United States and Tajikistan will host Exercise Regional Cooperation 2015 in Tajikistan in September, 2015. Regional Cooperation is United States Central Command’s only multilateral exercise program in Central Asia. The exercise aims to promote cooperation and joint military capabilities among U.S, Central and South Asian states, and other participating nations.

Sept. 21, 2015

Warrior Brigade assumes mission in Iraq

As the Panther Brigade furled their colors, officially marking the completion of their mission in Iraq, the Warrior Brigade unfurled theirs. Task Force Warrior, comprised of Soldiers from the Fort Drum, New York-based 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), officially joined the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Iraq Advise and Assist and Build Partner Capacity missions, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, in Baghdad Sept. 17, 2015.

Sept. 18, 2015

Civil Air Patrol airman deploys to Afghanistan

An Airmen deployed with the 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron is not only an Airman, but also a Civil Air Patrol volunteer who dedicates his free time to helping train youth and respond to crisis situations.

Sept. 16, 2015

UK to further boost Pakistan's counter-explosive capability

The UK will offer Pakistan a package worth nearly £1m to support essential counter-explosive equipment previously gifted to the country. Vallon

Sept. 14, 2015

Afghanistan enhances airspace management capacity

In Afghanistan, there is an added element to managing multiple layers of airspace that many of the world’s busiest aerial infrastructures do not have, and that is the element of war.

Sept. 11, 2015

NATO allies, partners commit $200 million to help power Afghan security forces

NATO allies and partners announced the commitment of $200 million to the Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund, contributing to the completion of a national grid that will benefit millions of Afghans.

Sept. 11, 2015

CENTCOM honors veteran with Defense of Freedom Medal

Cicero, Gallagher, Medal

Sept. 10, 2015

Dempsey: Future of ISIL increasingly dim

The future of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is "increasingly dim" as more nations join the anti-ISIL effort, according to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.