Archive: June, 2017

June 29, 2017

OIR Spokesman: ISIS Cannot Stop Coalition’s Progress

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is on the run in Syria and Iraq and the terrorist group can’t stop the progress that coalition-partnered Iraqi and Syrian forces have made over the past two years, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

June 27, 2017

Sortie streak launches 23rd BS into the next 100 years

Carrying out vital missions for over 100 years, the 23rd Bomb Squadron and the associated aircraft maintenance units continue to play a critical role in delivering combat airpower.

June 27, 2017

Resounding Afghan Pride in Nangarhar

Afghans united in Nangarhar last week when 700 citizens attempted to join the Afghan Local Police in a move of solidarity against Daesh.

June 26, 2017

Tunnel detectors ferret out enemy below ground

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- Enemy combatants lurking in tunnels have attacked U.S. troops throughout U.S. history, including during both world wars, Vietnam and more recently Iraq and Afghanistan. Detecting these secretive tunnels has been a challenge that has been answered by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center's engineers at the Geotechnical and Structural Laboratory in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

June 26, 2017

Resolute Support trains its people, improving advisor training

Resolute Support Mission launched the first of its four-day In-country Key Leader Training, held at Camp RS, June 16-19.

June 24, 2017

The AFCENT Band is using music to touch hearts and soften boundaries

If you get the opportunity to watch the Air Force Central Command Band in action, you need to do it. Their enthusiasm and passion for music is contagious. The transcendent quality of music, coupled with the excellence of the musicians that play it, is a powerful combination. Music has been used by the U.S. Air Force for decades as an effective diplomatic tool.

June 23, 2017

USARCENT strengthens ties through land forces symposium

U.S. Army Central’s senior leadership assembled for a four-day conference with six partner nations from Central and South Asia for the USARCENT Land Forces Symposium here June 19-22.

June 23, 2017

ISIS Holdouts Cut Off in Western Mosul, OIR Spokesman Says

Iraqi forces have made significant progress in the past two days in its fight to liberate western Mosul, Iraq, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, said a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

June 23, 2017

RS commander visits TAAC-Air, sees tremendous progress in combat success and Afghan pilot proficiency

The Afghan Airforce is set to expand, helping to provide the foundation and an enduring mechanism for superior power projection for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

June 23, 2017

CMC visits Marines and Sailors in Bahrain

Neller is accustomed to speaking to a sea of Marines wearing digital tan utility uniforms, but at TF 51/5, that sea is also combined with Naval expeditionary green utilities worn by the Sailors, who are fully integrated with the Marines at TF 51/5.