Archive: 2017

Sept. 5, 2017

U.S. military forces will join Egyptian Armed Forces members for Exercise Bright Star 2017

"TAMPA, Fla. - U.S. military forces will join Egyptian Armed Forces members for Exercise Bright Star 2017 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt, 10-20 September 2017. Bright Star builds on the strategic security relationship between Egypt and the United States, a historic partnership which plays a leading role in counterterrorism, regional security, and efforts to combat the spread of violent extremism. The first Bright Star exercise took place in 1981. Approximately 200 U.S. military service members will participate in a Bright Star exercise for the first time since 2009, focusing this year on regional security and cooperation, and promoting interoperability in conventional and irregular warfare scenarios."

Aug. 31, 2017

Partnered Forces Confronting, Defeating ISIS Evil, OIR Commander Says

Iraqi forces liberated Tal Afar from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria while the Syrian Democratic Forces have gone from almost being pushed out of the country to pushing into Raqqa, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve said.

Aug. 30, 2017

No range, no problem: Cavalry Troopers conduct live-fire exercise

What do you do when you don’t have the range you need? If you’re 215th Brigade Support Battalion “Blacksmiths”, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division you build one.

Aug. 29, 2017

CENTCOM tours USS Nimitz

U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, visited the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to take a tour of the ship and to speak with the crew, Aug. 24.

Aug. 29, 2017

ANDSF clear insurgents from Nawa district

Multiple elements of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces began a clearing operation in the Nawa district of Helmand Province Aug. 17, 2017.

Aug. 28, 2017

Revitalizing the Squadron: Support Squadron enables airpower at KAF

A successful air campaign requires more than just aviators and maintainers—it needs Airmen to support every facet of airpower.

Aug. 25, 2017

Cav Soldiers sustain readiness with maneuver training

The rumble of M2A3 Bradley Fighting vehicle tracks and the roar of M1A2 Abrams Main Battle tank engines created a soundtrack that could be heard for miles across the vast desert of the Udairi Range Complex in Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Aug. 23, 2017

OIR Spokesman: Tal Afar Offensive Could Mean End of ISIS in Northern Iraq

The liberation of Tal Afar and the rest of Nineveh governorate would essentially end the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's military presence in northern Iraq, an Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander said.

Aug. 22, 2017

Mattis: U.S., Coalition 'Steadfast' With Iraq for ISIS Defeat

The United States and its coalition partners remain unwavering in their commitment to Iraq in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said while in Baghdad.

Aug. 22, 2017

Mattis, Jordanian Leaders Discuss ISIS Fight, Common Security

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Jordan's top officials in Amman to discuss the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the defeat-ISIS coalition and security in the Middle East.