Archive: September, 2015

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,

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

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. 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. 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