Archive: April, 2017

April 21, 2017

Airmen Honor Fallen Military Working Dogs, Handlers

A U.S. military working dog handler in Qatar said "not everyone realizes that the dogs we train are not our pets. They are government assets, just like airmen. And because they are government assets, they are exposed to the same dangers we are, if not more."

April 21, 2017

Steppe Eagle 17 continues partnership for US, UK, Kazakhstan

Medical and communication operations are two of 19 tasks covered during Koktem, phase one of Exercise Steppe Eagle, which took place Mar. 31 to Apr. 11, 2017, at Illisky Training Center, Kazakhstan.

April 20, 2017

CENTCOM logisticians plan to ‘prepare, pursue and prevail’

U.S. military logistics experts and leaders from across the Department of Defense gathered for a week of planning conferences at the U.S. Central Command Forward Headquarters here, April 3 - 7, 2017.

April 19, 2017

Iraqi Forces Close to Liberating Western Mosul, OIR Official Says

Army Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces commander, said Iraqi forces are close to taking western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

April 19, 2017

Mattis Meets With Saudi Officials in Riyadh, Praises Kingdom’s Leadership

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to reporters after meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, touching on the kingdom’s leading role in regional security as well as on countering Iranian influence and negotiating peace in Yemen.

April 19, 2017

Maintainers keep Gray Eagles in sky for Coalition

The Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command -- Operation Inherent Resolve conducts aerial assault missions daily in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. In order to maintain a high tactical advantage, the maintainers with Company D, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, service MQ-1C Gray Eagles, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), constantly and consistently.

April 19, 2017

USARCENT’s first Air Assault Course graduates students

After 12 days of little rest and multiple exams, military personnel in the U.S. Army Central area of operations made it to graduation day. For these students, it means they have earned the right to an identifier and badge of an ‘Air Assault Soldier.’

April 18, 2017

29th ID Leadership Shows Soldier Support

Brig. Gen. John Epperly, 29th Infantry Division Deputy Commander, visited Soldiers from the 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment and the 12th Cavalry Regiment March 26, 2017, in Bahrain as part of an Operation Spartan Shield battlefield circulation. Soldiers from air defense and support elements briefed Epperly on their mission and their area of operations. Epperly presented Soldiers with coins of excellence for a job well done.

April 18, 2017

One Air Force: Deployed total force integration proves successful in fight against ISIS

Airmen travel thousands of miles overseas to support the conflict against ISIS bringing with them an array of life experiences that prove again and again a reoccurring theme; the strength of the U.S. Air Force is in the diversity it bolsters.

April 14, 2017

Expeditionary Airmen support Marine rescue mission in war against ISIS

As an MV-22 Osprey neared the rocky earth beneath it, a cloud of dust surrounded the airframe, obscuring it from sight. Before the dust cleared dozens of U.S. Marines had exited the Osprey and were conducting tactical maneuvers to clear the area of enemy threats.