Archive: 2015

Sept. 9, 2015

Soldier in Afghanistan visits base named for late uncle

Even though it's been six years since it happened, Spc. Kiersten Funcheon still remembers it like it was yesterday.

Sept. 8, 2015

CJTF-OIR Chief of Staff: Turkey's help extends Inherent Resolve's reach

Turkey’s help in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has broadened the reach of the coalition, said Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea, chief of staff of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

Sept. 3, 2015

U.S. Army Central hosts Regional Combined Arms Symposium

U.S. Army Central and the Maneuver Center of Excellence hosted army officers from the Middle East and Central Asia at the Regional Combined Arms Symposium, Aug. 24-28.

Sept. 3, 2015

Iraqis, Kurds, Coalition Forces establish coordination center

The Government of Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government and Coalition Joint Forces Land Component Command - Iraq established a Joint Coalition Coordination Center (JCCC) near Erbil on Sept. 2

Sept. 3, 2015

Female Marines share tactics with Qataris

U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Female Engagement Team brought their unique skills and capabilities to share tactics and build interoperability with the Qatari Internal Security Forces Aug 9-20.

Sept. 2, 2015

Afghan policeman driven to complete EOD training, protect citizens

Jan Ali volunteered to attend explosive ordnance disposal and improvised explosive device defeat training for one reason: to better protect and serve the citizens of Afghanistan.

Sept. 1, 2015

Veterans remember Gulf War 25 years later

Twenty-five years ago Iraq invaded Kuwait. Shortly thereafter, the 101st Airborne Division deployed to the Middle East as part of the U.S. response to the action in what became known as the Gulf War.

Aug. 31, 2015

Iraq progresses in ISIL fight; key extremist confirmed dead

Progress continues across the battlespace in Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremists, the U.S. Central Command spokesman said today, noting that ISIL is prioritizing resources as they continue to lose fighters and leaders at a high rate.

Aug. 31, 2015

Navy destroyer saves crew of burning boat in Arabian Gulf

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) rendered assistance to the crew of a burning fishing vessel on Aug. 28.

Aug. 28, 2015

Security Forces Airman promotes self-defense in Afghanistan

In Bagram, it’s crucial for military members to be able to defend themselves in the event a situation arises. A combatives class is offered to all military personnel on BAF to ensure members have the opportunity to be able to learn basic skills to defend themselves.