Archive: June, 2015

June 30, 2015

82nd Airborne Division takes command of CJFLCC-I

The 82nd Airborne Division took command of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Iraq, from the 1st Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, June 28.

June 30, 2015

Preparing for future with tomorrow’s leaders

Cadets from the United States Air Force Academy traveled to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia as part of a summer program to obtain hands-on training prior to entering the operational Air Force.

June 29, 2015

Carter Praises U.S. Troops in Germany for Deterring Aggression

Defense Secretary Ash Carter yesterday thanked U.S. troops stationed at Grafenwoehr, Germany, and told them their presence is important to the way of life that people in America and in Europe enjoy.

June 25, 2015

General discusses anti-ISIL efforts during Facebook town hall meeting

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed the threats facing the United States and its allies during his fifth Facebook town hall meeting Wednesday.

June 25, 2015

US, Canadian defense leaders discuss anti-ISIL collaboration

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Canadian Defense Minister Jason Kenney met Wednesday.

June 25, 2015

NATO defense ministers confirm enduring support for Afghanistan

NATO defense ministers confirmed their enduring support for Afghanistan.

June 24, 2015

NATO mission helps Afghan interior ministry hire critical human capital, add expertise

Assisting Afghans in building their capability and capacity is a top priority for Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, and a subject matter expert, or SME, program does just that for Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior.

June 23, 2015

UK increases support for anti-ISIL efforts

The British defense secretary Monday announced that, at the request of the Kurdish Regional Government, the U.K. will provide another $1 million of supplies to Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

June 22, 2015

Afghanistan, coalition partners discuss strategy for budget requirements, transparency

Coalition partners from 17 donor nations convened the fourth ambassador-level Oversight and Coordination Body at the Ministry of Finance here June 16.

June 22, 2015

Unit supports airlift mission vital to US, coalition forces in Afghanistan

Airmen of the 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron, or EAMS, have the responsibility of getting cargo and personnel moved in and out of Afghanistan using C-5 and C-17 aircraft, doing their best every day to live up to the unit motto of “You Need It….WE MOVE IT!”