Archive: November, 2016

Nov. 30, 2016

Iraqi Forces Make ‘Remarkable Turnaround,’ OIR Official Says

British Army Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones, deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said the invasion of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces into Iraq two years ago has met with a “remarkable turnaround."

Nov. 30, 2016

Task Force EOD Transfer of Authority

A transfer of authority took place between the U.S. Army 63rd Ordnance Battalion. (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) 'Disrupters' and the 184th Ordnance Bn. (EOD) 'Gamblers' during a ceremony held here today.

Nov. 29, 2016

USCENTCOM Commander meets with civilian employees

U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command met with U.S. Air Force civilian employees and provided an overview of the CENTCOM vision, the current mission, and strategic approach.

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.