Archive: 2015

Aug. 28, 2015

Aerospace ground equipment team breathes life into OIR aircraft

In the distance you can hear aircraft launching from the runway, leaving an echoing roar from the engines as it soars past. It’s a constant reminder that Airmen across the flight line are doing their part to generate sorties to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Daesh.

Aug. 27, 2015

ELRS Fuels Flight keeps Bagram aircraft fueled for flight

The 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels flight coordinates all aircraft refuels and dispatches all refueling unit operators in conjunction with 10 mission operations centers at Bagram Airfield.

Aug. 26, 2015

Security force Marines refine combat skills during live-fire range

Enthusiasm: It's one of the intangible characteristics that separate Marines from every other branch of service. Austere conditions, limited resources, and daunting odds are reduced to nothing more than minor setbacks when put before a group of Marines.

Aug. 24, 2015

General reports progress in Inherent Resolve operations

WASHINGTON, August 24, 2015 — The Iraq Security Forces are making daily progress in Ramadi during a difficult counterattack against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the chief of staff of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve said Friday.Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea briefed the press here on operations in Iraq and

Aug. 24, 2015

Linguists play role in Operation Inherent Resolve success

In 2003, when U.S. military forces pushed into Baghdad, a young Iraqi 13-year-old named Rahdi Mortda looked at how the U.S. Army soldiers conducted themselves with professionalism, and he said to himself, “One day I will be a U.S. soldier!”

Aug. 18, 2015

Advising team bolsters Afghanistan defense management

In late July, the Resolute Support Advise and Assist Directorate deployed a small team to a remote region of Afghanistan on a straight-forward advising mission. Within 48-hours, the focus of their engagement with the Afghanistan National Army’s 215th Corps shifted.

Aug. 18, 2015

Human rights: A key to security in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mitchell Chitwood knows that a major, but often overlooked, key to success in the fight against insurgents in Afghanistan is adherence to human rights.

Aug. 17, 2015

Afghan forces conduct successful ops in eastern part of country

Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police forces again demonstrated their ability to work together as a national security force, this time during combat operations in eastern Afghanistan.

Aug. 14, 2015

General discusses Afghan forces, security, ISIL threat

Afghan forces are fully responsible for their nation's security but still need and deserve the broad support of U.S. and coalition forces under NATO's Resolute Support mission, the Resolute Support deputy chief of staff for communication said here Thursday.

Aug. 11, 2015

Afghan troops prepare for joint operation

Iron Triangle is a joint operation between Afghan national defense and security forces in Nangarhar province.