Archive: February, 2016

Feb. 5, 2016

Gulf states perfect air defense strategies during Arabian Gulf Shield

Training concluded here Wednesday with a scenario designed to test Gulf Cooperation Council Liaison Officer (GCC LNO) procedures and connectivity to host nation Air Operations Centers. Participants from Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia used their new-found knowledge during exercise Arabian Gulf Shield (AGS) which centered on air and air defense strategies.

Feb. 1, 2016

Afghan officer travels long road to complete U.S. Army Ranger School

With help from the Security Assistance Office-Afghanistan, 1st Lt. Mohammad Yarghal became the fourth member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces to earn the title of Ranger.

Feb. 1, 2016

Inherent Resolve commander: Strikes, indigenous forces grind down ISIL

Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are wearing down the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said today while describing the coalition air campaign and the evolving train-and-assist mission. Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland briefed Pentagon reporters here via a live video feed from Baghdad on the progress of continuing efforts in Iraq and Syria to help local troops win against ISIL.