Archive: 2017

May 10, 2017

Joint Rescue Training

Joint Rescue and Isolated Personnel Recovery operations were conducted in a training exercise at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait's Patriot Airfield May 8, 2017.

May 9, 2017

Counter-ISIS Campaign to Intensify, Mattis Says

The U.S.-led coalition will accelerate its campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said during a joint news conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen.

May 9, 2017

Century of combat: first fighters still flying for freedom

On a cool September evening just as the sun began to set, 21 year-old pilot, 2nd Lt. Frank Luke, listened to deafening rushing of air as he soared toward Dun-sur-Meuse to shoot down German balloons, six miles behind enemy lines. Though heavily fortified, he carried on with a single thought on his mind: victory. Dancing his plane through a deluge of enemy flak, he shot down his first target; then another, and another.

May 8, 2017

Anniversary of airpower: Famous fighter squadron celebrates centennial while deployed

The 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is slated to celebrate 100 years of airpower while deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 8, 2017.

May 4, 2017

'Demand reduction' critical to winning multi-domain warfare, says leader

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) --- While the coalition attack into Baghdad in 2003 was ultimately a success, the Army wants to fight a different way in the future, said Col. Mark Simerly.

May 1, 2017

Weather Station Supports Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Mission

Dropping bombs on targets in Syria and Iraq during combat missions supporting Operation Inherent Resolve requires a complex array of information, including intelligence gathered well in advance of the combat sortie.

April 28, 2017

Mattis Honors Army Rangers Killed in Afghanistan

The two Army Rangers who died in Afghanistan willingly went into harm's way to fight the enemy and defend the United States and its freedoms, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

April 28, 2017

USS Laboon Visits Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) wrapped up a port visit to Manama, Bahrain, April 25. The port visit allowed Laboon to conduct maintenance, repair and upkeep as well as experience local culture in Bahrain.

April 27, 2017

Votel Discusses Key Role of Logistics in Spectrum of Conflict

The services have put a heavy demand on their logisticians over 15-plus years of conflict, and senior leaders must assess the impacts of that demand and make improvements over time, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

April 27, 2017

BMX riders fly over Al Udeid

Under the canopy of Memorial Plaza, professional BMX riders with Bikes Over Baghdad performed aerial maneuvers for base personnel April 20.