Press Releases

Archive: 2016

Aug. 23, 2016

CENTCOM Commander General Votel Visits Lebanon

BEIRUT – U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander General Joseph L. Votel visited Lebanon today as part of a multi-stop tour of the Middle East. General Votel met with Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Commander General Jean Kahwagi and other key leaders of the Armed Forces.

Aug. 17, 2016

America delivers $50 Million in Humvees, weapons, and ammunition to the Lebanese Army

BEIRUT (August 17, 2016) — Elizabeth H. Richard, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, presided over a delivery of U.S. military assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) at the Beirut Port on August 9.

Aug. 15, 2016

Carter Hails Liberation of Key Syrian City From ISIL Control

Defense Secretary Ash Carter issued a statement congratulating those responsible for liberating the Syrian city of Manbij, after a months-long battle to expel Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists.

Aug. 11, 2016

CENTCOM’s top logistics officer tours watercraft set, touts strategic advantage

KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait – U.S. Army Central Command’s top logistics officer visited the Army Prepositioned Stocks-5 watercraft set here, Aug. 3, to get a closer look at what the unique equipment set can offer the CENTCOM area of responsibility.

Aug. 7, 2016

Central Command leadership join Dwight D. Eisenhower underway

ARABIAN GULF (August 7, 2016) — The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) hosted senior military officers from U.S. Central Command and component commands while operating in the Arabian Gulf, August 6.

July 31, 2016

Iraqi Leaders Showing Confidence, Optimism in ISIL Fight, Dunford Says

The biggest change in Iraq is the sense of confidence and optimism that leaders have “that absolutely didn’t exist last fall,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said after a full day of meeting with Iraqi, U.S. and other coalition leaders.

July 28, 2016

Votel Impressed by Iraqi Leaders’ Rising Confidence in Counter-ISIL Fight

Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel said the Iraqi government and its military are confident in the approach they are taking against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

July 27, 2016

OIR Official: Captured Info Describes ISIL Operations in Manbij

Laptops and other items that coalition forces have recovered around Manbij, Syria, are providing much information about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's organization, an Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

July 23, 2016

Task Force Strike Soldiers shine a guiding light

It was after midnight when an Iraqi intelligence officer partnered with the 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment in northern Iraq received a phone call from his brother. The message was terse: His brother lived in a nearby city currently occupied by ISIL, and he was leading a large group of civilians away from the location. The group was in trouble; they had come across rough terrain and suddenly became lost.

July 22, 2016

Coalition Continues Strikes to Defeat ISIL, OIR Spokesman Says

Army Col. Christopher Garver , spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, said the coalition has conducted 73 strikes inside Iraq over seven days in support of Iraqi security forces.