Archive: 2017

May 24, 2017

Counter-ISIS Campaign Progresses in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan

Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said counterterrorism efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan are proving successful.

May 24, 2017

Strike, Access, Recovery: USAF Special Tactics becomes a team with partner SOF

One by one, parachutes pop open, silhouetted in the Jordanian sunset as joint nation special operations forces float toward the desert terrain below—completing a military free fall from 18,000 feet out of a U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules.

May 23, 2017

Pentagon Spokesman Describes U.S. Raid in Yemen

A U.S. Special Operations counterterrorism raid killed seven al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in Yemen’s Marib governorate, located about 150 miles north of Aden, the country’s capital, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, director of Pentagon press operations, told reporters.

May 23, 2017

Afghan Women Get Better Medical Care Thanks to Coalition Investment

Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces -- Afghanistan commander, toured the Kabul Women's Hospital that has received new equipment. Nicholson indicated that security is not just military force; security also includes the rebuilding of a new Afghanistan. The projects are part of a whole-of-government approach supported by the Commander's Emergency Response Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

May 23, 2017

Army Veteran Remembers Fallen Comrades in Iraq

On Memorial Day, Americans will remember U.S. service members who died while serving their country. Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Debra Kay Mooney said that on Memorial Day and every other day of the year, she remembers the fallen she served with in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

May 22, 2017

US Naval Forces Central Command, Coalition Partners Complete International Maritime Exercise

The International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2017, led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, was held May 2-18, on Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

May 22, 2017

24th MEU brings Exercise Eager Lion 17 to a close

Marines and Sailors with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group will bring Exercise Eager Lion 17 to a close May 20, 2017. This exercise is one of several training iterations undertaken by Marines and Sailors during deployment in this region.

May 19, 2017

US Army Central inject experience at Eager Lion

Over a two-week period, U.S. Central Command service members and civilians, along with military forces from over 20 other nations, challenged multiple U.S. and Jordanian military organizations’ ability to respond to simulated tactical situations during exercise Eager Lion 2017.

May 17, 2017

KNMH repairs, upgrades near completion

Thirty days after an attack on patients and medical staff at Kabul National Medical Hospital, a majority of the reconstruction work is complete.

May 16, 2017

Dunford Arrives in Brussels for NATO Military Committee Meeting

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Brussels to discuss Afghanistan, countering terrorism and other missions during NATO's Military Committee chiefs of defense meeting.