Archive: May, 2017

May 19, 2017

US Army Central inject experience at Eager Lion

Over a two-week period, U.S. Central Command service members and civilians, along with military forces from over 20 other nations, challenged multiple U.S. and Jordanian military organizations’ ability to respond to simulated tactical situations during exercise Eager Lion 2017.

May 17, 2017

KNMH repairs, upgrades near completion

Thirty days after an attack on patients and medical staff at Kabul National Medical Hospital, a majority of the reconstruction work is complete.

May 16, 2017

Dunford Arrives in Brussels for NATO Military Committee Meeting

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Brussels to discuss Afghanistan, countering terrorism and other missions during NATO's Military Committee chiefs of defense meeting.

May 15, 2017

SecDef Meets With UAE’s Crown Prince

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met at the White House with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan to discuss the U.S.-UAE defense partnership, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson said in a statement.

May 15, 2017

Afghan wounded warriors head to Invictus Games Toronto 2017

With unbreakable spirits on full display, 51 wounded Afghan warriors participated in the final team selection trials here for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017.

May 15, 2017

USARCENT senior leaders meet to discuss Middle East challenges

The senior leaders of U.S. Army Central assembled for a three-day conference with five partner nations from the Middle East for the third annual Senior Strategy Symposium here May 2.

May 12, 2017

Syria's Tabqa City Liberated, Key Development for Raqqa

Partnered forces in Syria have liberated the Syrian city of Tabqa, a key development in the eventual defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Raqqa, Syria, the Pentagon's director of press operations said.

May 12, 2017

Commanding General visits troops, key leaders across Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin, the commanding general of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Operation Inherent Resolve, the 1st Infantry Division, conducts battlefield circulations (BFCs) across Iraq to visit with Coalition service members and his Iraqi partners. "One hour of BFCs is worth ten hours of reports, briefings and e-mails," said Martin. "You see things with your own eyes. You get to interact with people. You get to influence people."

May 11, 2017

USS Devastator Sailor Makes Critical Repair on USS Dextrous

The U.S. Navy has 276 ships manned by the 322,390 active Sailors. The fleet includes 11 mine countermeasure ships (MCM), four of which are in Bahrain, each manned by approximately 90 Sailors. Of the 360 MCM Sailors in Bahrain, one was needed to make an urgent repair aboard USS Dextrous (MCM 13).

May 11, 2017

Eager Lion exercise a “keystone event” in U.S.-Jordan partnership, integration

Exercise Eager Lion, a “keystone event” between the strategic partnership between the U.S. military and Jordan Forces, commenced for a seventh year on May 7.