Archive: March, 2017

March 22, 2017

The mailroom delivers smiles

While Soldiers no longer have to wait weeks to get a message from loved ones back home in the form of a mailed letter thanks to email and social media, technology still cannot replace the joy Soldiers get when they receive a care package from someone back home.

March 22, 2017

28 Years…and One Final Flight

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Joshua Wade Martin flew his final flight here, Mar. 17, as a member of the Distinguished Visitor Operations Detachment (DV Ops) of Task Force Thor/206th Military Intelligence Battalion.

March 21, 2017

USCENTCOM Central Asian Partners Collaborate on Medical Issues

Representatives from several countries within the U.S. Central Command area of operation attended a CENTCOM theater medical conference March 6-8, 2017 at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC).

March 21, 2017

Additional A-29s arrive at Kabul in time for fighting season

Four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, where they will be used by the Afghan Air Force for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance.

March 17, 2017

Coalition fire departments develop “brotherhood” while supporting OIR

U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force fire fighters, from different installations in the same area of responsibility, have successfully created an exchange training program while in support of Operation Inherent Resolve here.

March 16, 2017

Makin Island Earns Battle E Award

The deployed amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) received the 2016 Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) Award, March 14, marking the second time the ship has received the honor.

March 15, 2017

Apheresis Airmen: Fangs of the AOR

After more than two years of planning and execution, the apheresis element of the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group at Al Udeid AB became fully operational March 6.

March 15, 2017

OIR Spokesman: Iraqi Forces Remain Resolute in Counter-ISIS Fight

Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Inherent Resolve spokesman, said the Iraqis are holding firm in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, despite the enemy firing indiscriminately into civilian areas and using civilians as human shields.

March 15, 2017

5th Bomb Wing Members Deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve

More than 400 Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing recently deployed to the Middle East, in support of U.S. Central Command’s Operation Inherent Resolve. The 23rd Bomb Squadron sent a number of B-52H Stratofortresses to take over day-to-day operations, which will be the first time in 12 years aircraft from the base have deployed in support of combat operations.

March 14, 2017

Humanitarian law in the fight against ISIS

As Iraqi security forces continue the fight to secure West Mosul, Iraq’s tribes, families, and other local residents are filling the security gap by banding together to protect their homes from ISIS.