Archive: September, 2016

Sept. 11, 2016

Obama, Pentagon Leaders Honor 9/11 Victims at Remembrance Ceremony

President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, paid tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States during a remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial.

Sept. 10, 2016

Dunford Salutes Troops, 9/11 Family Support Groups

Members of the U.S. military are committed to never forget what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said in New York City at the Roots of Resilience Gala hosted by Tuesday's Children, a nonprofit organization founded to help families affected by the 9/11 attacks.

Sept. 9, 2016

President Proclaims 9/11 National Days of Prayer, Remembrance

In the 15 years since the 9/11 attacks, “Americans have grieved together, held each other close, and looked out for one another,” President Barack Obama said in a proclamation declaring Sept. 9-11, 2016, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance.

Sept. 8, 2016

Shaping Operations Continue in Iraq, Syria as ISIL Leaders Targeted

Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, briefed reporters on operations to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including work being done to remove ISIL leaders.

Sept. 7, 2016

Task Force Talon advises, assists Ministry of Peshmerga

ERBIL, Iraq – Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, enable the Kurdish Regional Government’s Peshmerga forces to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant through advise and assist, and train and equip missions.

Sept. 6, 2016

Afghan Air University graduates almost 200

Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghan air force cadets graduated from the officer candidate school at Pohantoon-e-Hawayee, or Air University, during a ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 1, 2016.