Archive: March, 2017

March 14, 2017

Afghan National Army certifies mechanics in Helmand

Twenty-four soldiers joined the ranks of Afghan National Army mechanics after completing an eight week course here, March 13, 2017.

March 13, 2017

Iraqis Fight for Western Mosul in Tough Battle Against ISIS

A Pentagon spokesman said Iraqi security forces are battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters in western Mosul’s government center complex to liberate the country’s second-largest city from ISIS control.

March 13, 2017

Chairman Thanks Jordan for Counter ISIS Support

Chairman Thanks Jordan for Counter ISIS Support

March 13, 2017

Deployed military working dogs show-off skills

The 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog section and Dutch coalition counterparts hosted a MWD demonstration on base. The event showcased MWD capabilities and the interoperability of coalition forces which are key elements to defeating ISIS.

March 12, 2017

Dunford: Americans Should Be Proud of Role U.S. Troops Play in Iraq, Syria

Indigenous Iraqi and Syrian forces have made tremendous progress taking the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and Americans should be proud of the role played in the effort by a small number of U.S. troops, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

March 10, 2017

Truxtun Aids Pakistani Navy Sailor

USS TRUXTUN, at sea -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) assisted in the medical evacuation of a Pakistani navy Sailor, March 6.

March 10, 2017

Soldiers help nurture horses to health

Throughout man’s history of wars, conquests, travels and adventures, horses have been along each step of the way. To some, they are the symbols of emotional growth and healing; to others, they are equal partners in sports and recreations.

March 8, 2017

ISIS on Trajectory Toward Lasting Defeat, Defense Official Says

A defense official said despite a long road ahead for the U.S.-led coalition in its fight to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the enemy is being degraded by every measure and is on a trajectory to lasting defeat.

March 7, 2017

TAAC-Air Shindand visit leads to Afghan Air Force cost savings

Advisors with Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air traveled to Shindand Air Wing, Herat, Afghanistan, to meet with Afghan Air Force wing leaders on March 1, 2017.

March 7, 2017

Task Force Southwest completes full mission rehearsal prior to Afghanistan deployment

Task Force Southwest completed a full mission rehearsal in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 27 to March 3.