Archive: June, 2017

June 22, 2017

US, Uzbek soldiers build new lines of communication

U.S. Army Central Soldiers conducted a tactical communications military-to-military engagement with the Uzbekistan Armed Forces June 13-16, 2017, at the Tashkent Institute of Information Technologies in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

June 22, 2017

General Nicholson brings message of unity to ANA New Commando School

General John W. Nicholson, Resolute Support Mission commander, visited the Afghan National Army’s New Commando School June 19 with a message of solidarity and brotherhood.

June 20, 2017

DoD Official: Sole Focus in Iraq, Syria Remains on ISIS

A Pentagon spokesman briefed reporters on recent defensive shoot-downs of two unmanned aerial vehicles and a Syrian SU-22 fighter-bomber, and said coalition forces' sole focus in Iraq and Syria remains on defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

June 20, 2017

Task Force Southeast – Train, Advise and Assist PART 1 of 5.

When Soldiers, civilians and contractors come to Advising Platform Lightning they discover how difficult it is to catch your breath here, because AP Lighting is located at 7,500 feet in elevation, an elevation higher than Denver, CO.

June 20, 2017

Female Gladiator Sailors Claim Historic First

“Gee, I wish I were man, I’d join the Navy.” These words, from a 1917 recruiting poster of a woman wearing a man’s Navy uniform and a jaunty ‘Dixie Cup,’ are a relic of bygone era for women in the Navy today. This is especially so for the ones aboard USS Gladiator (MCM 11).

June 19, 2017

Building Partnerships through Subject Matter Expert Exchange

U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, exchange gifts with Saudi Arabian Naval Special Forces at the end of a subject matter expert exchange while forward deployed in the Middle East, May 18, 2017. The exchange proved to be an enhancing opportunity for both the U.S. and Saudi forces. Deploying U.S. Marines into the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to conduct combined military training with our partner nations’ security forces strengthens our vital relationships with partners in this important region.

June 15, 2017

Bahrain King Visits Naval Forces Central Command

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the king of the Kingdom of Bahrain, visited the headquarters of Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), June 12.

June 15, 2017

Task Force Southwest supports ANDSF Maiwand Three operations

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest continue to support their Afghan National Defense Security Forces partners during offensive operations throughout Helmand Province. Known as Operation Maiwand Three, The Afghan National Army 215th Corps’ 1st and 3rd Brigades are clearing the Nad-e Ali and Marjah districts of enemy presence while also resupplying Kandaks in the area.

June 14, 2017

ISIS Defeat in Mosul 'Inevitable,' Ground Forces Commander Says

The commander of Operation Inherent Resolve's Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command said Iraqi security forces are making progress every day against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in west Mosul, with the defeat of the enemy inevitable.

June 14, 2017

President Gives Mattis Authority to Set U.S. Troop Strength in Afghanistan

President Donald J. Trump has delegated authority to manage the number of U.S. troops sent to Afghanistan to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.