Archive: May, 2017

May 10, 2017

OIR Spokesman Reports Progress in Defeating ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Partnered forces in Syria have liberated most of the Syrian city of Tabqa, while Iraqi security forces are moving in on west Mosul on multiple axes, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.

May 10, 2017

U.S., Jordanian military legal professionals gain greater understanding through joint symposium

U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force legal professionals from the U.S. Central Command area of operations teamed with 10 Jordan Armed Forces- Arab Army military judges for a four-day symposium on operational law and military justice April 24-27, 2017, near Amman, Jordan.

May 10, 2017

Two Wyoming Guard members get rescue award for 2015 Afghanistan rescue mission

Two Wyo. Army Guardsmen given rescue award for 2015 Afghanistan mission

May 10, 2017

Joint Rescue Training

Joint Rescue and Isolated Personnel Recovery operations were conducted in a training exercise at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait's Patriot Airfield May 8, 2017.

May 9, 2017

Counter-ISIS Campaign to Intensify, Mattis Says

The U.S.-led coalition will accelerate its campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said during a joint news conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen.

May 9, 2017

Century of combat: first fighters still flying for freedom

On a cool September evening just as the sun began to set, 21 year-old pilot, 2nd Lt. Frank Luke, listened to deafening rushing of air as he soared toward Dun-sur-Meuse to shoot down German balloons, six miles behind enemy lines. Though heavily fortified, he carried on with a single thought on his mind: victory. Dancing his plane through a deluge of enemy flak, he shot down his first target; then another, and another.

May 8, 2017

Anniversary of airpower: Famous fighter squadron celebrates centennial while deployed

The 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is slated to celebrate 100 years of airpower while deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 8, 2017.

May 4, 2017

'Demand reduction' critical to winning multi-domain warfare, says leader

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) --- While the coalition attack into Baghdad in 2003 was ultimately a success, the Army wants to fight a different way in the future, said Col. Mark Simerly.

May 1, 2017

Weather Station Supports Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Mission

Dropping bombs on targets in Syria and Iraq during combat missions supporting Operation Inherent Resolve requires a complex array of information, including intelligence gathered well in advance of the combat sortie.