Press Releases

Archive: March, 2017

March 7, 2017

Dunford Discusses Syria With Turkish, Russian Counterparts

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is meeting in Antalya, Turkey, with his Russian and Turkish counterparts to discuss the situation in northern Syria. Joint Staff officials say they are looking to enhance communications and deconflict military operations.

March 6, 2017

HDM program strengthens partnerships and promotes AOR stability

Combat operations have historically been a large part of USCENTCOM’s mission, but partner capacity-building and providing humanitarian aid to bolster prospects of sustainable stability are also key activities for USCENTCOM’s mission.

March 3, 2017

U.S. Conducts Second Day of Strikes Against Terrorists in Yemen

The United States has carried out more than 30 strikes in Yemen since March 2 against the terrorist group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said.

March 3, 2017

Chief shares wisdom from 36-year career

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- There’s an old joke that points out the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it into a fruit salad. The same can be true regarding deployments. Knowledge may come after a few years on the job, but wisdom comes after a career full of deployments.

March 2, 2017

Iraqi forces benefit from Coalition led counter-IED training

The Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command -- Operation Inherent Resolve Counter Improvised Explosive Device team works together facilitating their critical part in the fight against ISIS. The counter-IED team's mission is three fold: train the force, defeat the device and attack the network.

March 2, 2017

U.S. Strikes in Yemen Target al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula

U.S. forces conducted a series of precision strikes in Yemen against the al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula terrorist organization, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said.

March 1, 2017

Iraqi Forces Retake Mosul Airport, Inherent Resolve Commander Says

Iraqi security forces have taken back Mosul International Airport in Iraq to liberate western Mosul from control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, said Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, Operation Inherent Resolve commander.

March 1, 2017

2nd BCT units move quickly for the upcoming battle for West Mosul

Task Force Fury, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division task organized their two companies of brigade advise and assist teams into patrol elements for a site reconnaissance of their next tactical assembly area on Feb. 16, 2017.

March 1, 2017

Korean, German ambassadors see Afghan Air Force progress

The German and Republic of Korea ambassadors to Afghanistan visited Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air here last week to assess the impact of their contributions to the Afghan Airforce. German Ambassador Walter Haßmann, and Republic of Korea Ambassador Chin Ki-Hoon were presented a mission brief and given a tour of the AAF aircraft platforms by TAAC-Air and Resolute Support leadership.