Archive: 2017

July 13, 2017

215th Corps engineer soldiers begin route clearance course

The importance of the ability to travel from one area to another in combat cannot be overlooked. Strategy, supplies and well-trained warfighters are priorities, but without designated paths to get to the front lines, these assets prove ineffective. Approximately 70 soldiers with various units from 215th Corps began a route clearance course at Camp

July 12, 2017

Afghan Air Force conducts bilateral missions with coalition forces

Personnel from the Train, Advise, Assist, Command – Air (TAAC-Air) and the Afghan Air Force conducted a bilateral casualty evacuation mission and an aerial re-supply training exercise July 9-10.

July 12, 2017

Fly-to-Advise: Marines with Task Force Southwest visit the Provincial Headquarters

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest conducted a train, advise and assist mission at the Helmand Provincial Police Headquarters in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, July 9, 2017.

July 12, 2017

Airmen support ‘Big Red One’ during deployment, training

     Perhaps the most telling comment about the impor­tance of the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron’s mission came from Air Force Staff Sgt. James Terhardt, noncommis­sioned officer in charge of the 10th ASOS Commander’s Sup­port Staff. There’s a lot of things going on during combat opera­tions, he said.      “There are civilians out there,”

July 10, 2017

Defenders deescalate situation downrange, prevent potential catastrophe

A lot of people have seen the exciting world of combat arms training or the cute, but capable, military working dogs, but most are not familiar with the rough—and sometimes intense—duties of Air Force Defenders in Afghanistan.

July 10, 2017

More than 100 Fort Belvoir-based 29ID Soldiers return from federal duty in Jordan

More than 100 Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division returned stateside July 9, 2017, after serving on federal active duty in Jordan since September 2016. The Soldiers arrived at their demobilization station in Texas where they will spend approximately seven to 10 days for reintegration training, medical evaluation and administrative tasks to transition from federal active duty to traditional National Guard status.

July 7, 2017

Airfield management provides a safe, effective and efficient airfield

Have you ever tried maintaining more that 20 million square feet of anything? Ok, that sounds crazy, so let’s say that you have a staff of six highly trained individuals who are willing and able to devote their full attention to the task. No problem right?

July 6, 2017

Collaboration Fuels Fight Against ISIS, Official Says

Close collaboration among coalition forces, the Iraqi government and international partners have helped to transform Iraqi security forces and partner forces in Syria in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve's director of partner force development told reporters.

July 5, 2017

Task Force Southeast PART 2 of 5 – Who we TAA, 203rd Corps and 303rd Police Zone

The International Security Assistance Forces transitioned its mission in Afghanistan on Dec. 31, 2014 to the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.

June 29, 2017

OIR Spokesman: ISIS Cannot Stop Coalition’s Progress

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is on the run in Syria and Iraq and the terrorist group can’t stop the progress that coalition-partnered Iraqi and Syrian forces have made over the past two years, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.