Archive: October, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016

Extraordinary Sacrifice, Exceptional Leadership

The sun blazed. Sand blasted everything in its path. A Marine sat in a turret, squinting and looking around for eminent danger. The sound of tactical vehicles made a thunderous sound traversing the dirt terrain. Just as his convoy crested a hill an explosion rocked the earth — and then darkness.

Oct. 19, 2016

Iraqi Forces Have Momentum in Fight for Mosul, Says OIR Commander

Iraqi forces have momentum in the fight to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the U.S. commander of Operation Inherent Resolve's ground troops said today.

Oct. 18, 2016

Iraqi Troops Advance Toward Mosul as ISIL Tries to Hide Movements

Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga security forces are working together as they advance along several axes to liberate Mosul, Iraq, from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant control, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, director of Pentagon press operations said.

Oct. 18, 2016

Iraq, Syria Make Significant Strides Countering ISIL, Press Secretary Says

In Syria and Iraq, local ground forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition have made significant progress over the past two days in the fight to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters today.

Oct. 17, 2016

Dunford Hosts Chiefs of Defense to Discuss Counter-Extremism Strategy

The defense chiefs from 43 nations and the commanders of the U.S. combatant commands joined Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., for a discussion on the global strategy to defeat violent extremism.

Oct. 17, 2016

Coalition supports ISF Mosul offensive

Iraqi security forces began the offensive to retake Mosul Oct. 17, 2016, with support from the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve.

Oct. 17, 2016

Iraqi Forces Begin Battle for Mosul

Iraqi Forces have begun their counter-attack to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to a statement released by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials.

Oct. 14, 2016

‘Big Red One’ headquarters to deploy to Iraq in advise, assist role

The Department of the Army announced today the fall 2016 deployment of 1st Infantry Division headquarters from Fort Riley, Kansas, with approximately 500 Soldiers to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Oct. 13, 2016

U.S. Responds to Missile Attacks, Targets 3 Radar Sites on Yemen’s Coast

The United States conducted sea-launched cruise missile strikes against three radar sites on Yemen’s Red Sea coast to protect American service members and to safeguard freedom of navigation in the region, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters.

Oct. 12, 2016

USS Mason Responds to Missile Threat Off Yemen's Coast

For the second time in four days, the guided missile destroyer USS Mason responded to an incoming missile threat while conducting routine operations in international waters off the Red Sea coast of Yemen.