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April 25, 2017

Air Force Reservists Serve in Afghanistan

A group of Air Force reservists from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, have deployed to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, to support the Afghan air force in its fight against insurgents in support of NATO’s Resolute Support mission.

April 24, 2017

U.S. Stands by Afghan People After Taliban’s Heinous Acts, Mattis Says

In Kabul, Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had stern words for the recent Taliban attack on an Afghan military base and mosque, in which more than 100 people were killed.

April 24, 2017

Pentagon Spokesman Updates Iraq, Syria, Yemen Operations

A Pentagon spokesman said coalition and U.S. strikes continue to aid progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq and Syria, and against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen.

April 24, 2017

Airmen share security skills with Saudi partners

Airmen with the 879th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron conducted joint Ministry of Defense security training with members of the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense Military Police over the course of three weeks, culminating in an exercise.

April 24, 2017

Face of Defense: Lebanese-American Airman Gives Back

Air Force Staff Sgt. Fadi Chreim, who grew up in Lebanon, joined the Air Force to give back to his adopted country. He is now deployed from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, where he is responsible for the logistics of moving people around base.

April 22, 2017

Mattis Reinforces U.S.-Qatari Strategic Partnership

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Qatari leaders in Doha, to reinforce the importance of deepening the U.S.-Qatari strategic partnership. The discussions followed a March 27 meeting between the defense minister and Mattis at the Pentagon.

April 21, 2017

Airmen Honor Fallen Military Working Dogs, Handlers

A U.S. military working dog handler in Qatar said "not everyone realizes that the dogs we train are not our pets. They are government assets, just like airmen. And because they are government assets, they are exposed to the same dangers we are, if not more."

April 21, 2017

Steppe Eagle 17 continues partnership for US, UK, Kazakhstan

Medical and communication operations are two of 19 tasks covered during Koktem, phase one of Exercise Steppe Eagle, which took place Mar. 31 to Apr. 11, 2017, at Illisky Training Center, Kazakhstan.

April 20, 2017

CENTCOM logisticians plan to ‘prepare, pursue and prevail’

U.S. military logistics experts and leaders from across the Department of Defense gathered for a week of planning conferences at the U.S. Central Command Forward Headquarters here, April 3 - 7, 2017.

April 19, 2017

Iraqi Forces Close to Liberating Western Mosul, OIR Official Says

Army Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces commander, said Iraqi forces are close to taking western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.