Archive: February, 2017

Feb. 19, 2017

Iraqi Security Forces Begin Operations to Liberate West Mosul

The government of Iraq and Iraqi security forces announced the commencement of operations to liberate western Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Feb. 16, 2017

Air Force exchange pilot fights ISIS with Italian coalition partners

In the air war to degrade and ultimately defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, an air coalition of 20 nations from around the world work together to equip, inform and deploy air forces across the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Feb. 16, 2017

Determination leads to Domination

January 20, 2017 marked one year since the suicide death of her youngest brother who suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The next day U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jennifer Palacios channeled that pain into three State of Florida powerlifting records.

Feb. 16, 2017

U.S., NATO to Accelerate' Counter-ISIS Fight, Mattis Says

The United States and its NATO partners intend to intensify efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said during a meeting in Brussels.

Feb. 15, 2017

Mattis Highlights U.S. Commitment to NATO, Warns of 'Arc of Insecurity'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis highlighted the U.S. commitment to NATO, saying that for seven decades the world has watched NATO become the most successful and powerful military alliance in modern history.

Feb. 15, 2017

ISIS Losing Fighters, Leaders, Resources, Inherent Resolve Spokesman Says

British Army Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones, Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander, said they've liberated more than 3,900 square kilometers of territory around Raqqa, liberating tens of thousands of people from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Feb. 15, 2017

Mattis, NATO Counterparts Discuss Counter-ISIS Efforts

Before meeting with NATO counterparts in Brussels to discuss efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the alliance remains a fundamental bedrock for the U.S. and the transatlantic community.

Feb. 13, 2017

GHWBCSG Conducts Strikes from Mediterranean

The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) commenced strike missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 13. Carrier strike groups demonstrate the mobility, flexibility and power projection capability of the Navy's globally-deployed force -- anytime, anywhere. The GHWBCSG operations in the eastern Mediterranean Sea in support of OIR demonstrate the capability of the U.S. Navy to conduct precision strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets from multiple theaters, highlighting the flexibility of the Navy's globally-deployed force.

Feb. 13, 2017

APS-5 increases speed of issue, provides MRAPs to 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers

The 401st Army Field Support Brigade issued rolling stock from Army Prepositioned Stocks-5 to 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers here, Feb. 6. A total of 26 vehicles were activated from APS-5 and issued to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in a span of only three days. "For us it's more than just signing for some vehicles and doing some layouts," said Capt. Jeremy Mounticure, administration and logistics operation center officer in charge, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. "It's taking the attention to detail to make sure that we get our Soldiers the best quality equipment."

Feb. 10, 2017

US, Coalition Air Forces partner together to build relationships through munitions collaboration

Members of the Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Air Force constructed 500-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Okra at an undisclosed location, Feb. 9, 2017. Partnering nations contribute in the dismantling of ISIS in nearly every aspect of OIR. From aerial refueling to armament building to conducting strikes, the Coalition provides commanders with decisional advantage daily.