Archive: 2016

Nov. 29, 2016

Deployed Army divers plunge into Operation Deep Blue

KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait -- The U.S. Army is widely recognized for its land dominance; for selective teams of Soldiers, however, the terrain they dominate is the vastly mysterious and volatile world under the sea.[media:1:right:large] U.S. Army engineer divers with the 511th Engineer Dive Detachment, 30th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, plunged into the swift currents of the Arabian Gulf for a two-week diving exercise that concluded, Nov. 19.

Nov. 28, 2016

Carter: ISIL's Days in Mosul Are Numbered

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Iraqi forces, bolstered by the international coalition, are making significant gains toward defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Mosul.

Nov. 28, 2016

New warehouses boost readiness for Kuwait and Beyond

The 401st Army Field Support Brigade celebrated with troops, civilians and Kuwaiti partners in honor of the completion of several new equipment-protecting warehouses during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 17 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The newly innovative warehouses, designed and built by the U.S. Army engineers with the support of the host nation, Kuwait, were built to store and protect combat-ready, military equipment from the desert environment and increase readiness.

Nov. 26, 2016

DoD Identifies Fallen U.S. Service Member in Syria

The Defense Department has identified Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton, 42, of Woodbridge, Virginia, as the American service member who was killed in Syria on Thanksgiving Day.

Nov. 25, 2016

Pararescuemen hone edge with realistic training

Master Sgt. Sean Kirsch has deployed to the Afghan theater, among other locations, numerous times during his 13-year career. Kirsch is a pararescueman with the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron based at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. During those earlier deployments, Kirsch recalls responding to multiple combat rescue missions each day and has seen more than a dozen real-world mass casualty scenarios.

Nov. 24, 2016

Carter Offers Condolences for Fallen U.S. Service Member in Syria

Defense Secretary Ash Carter today offered his condolences to the family, friends and other loved ones of a U.S. service member who was killed on Thanksgiving in Syria.

Nov. 23, 2016

U.S. Service Members Mark Thanksgiving Serving on Global Missions

While the vast majority of Americans prepare to sit down with family for a fall feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace.

Nov. 22, 2016

U.S. Airstrike in Syria Kills Senior al-Qaida Leader

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook confirmed that U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Sarmada in northwest Syria Nov. 18 that killed Abu Ayyub al-Masri, a senior al-Qaida leader in Syria.

Nov. 21, 2016

Safeguarding the Airfield: CRG Defenders provide air base defense in northern Iraq

Giulio Douhet's military concept states, "the only effective way to counter air power is to destroy its bases on the ground." As such, air base defense serves as the core of Air Force security forces' doctrine. It's the foundation from which the career field planted its roots.

Nov. 21, 2016

DLA delivers Thanksgiving meals to troops overseas

American troops serving around the world will be able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal, thanks to the Defense Logistics Agency. More than 14,968 pounds of turkey and 8,712 pies, including sweet potato and pumpkin, have been delivered to troops in Afghanistan.