Archive: July, 2017

July 31, 2017

Ousting ISIS from Al Anbar: The Advise and Assist mission of Task Force Al Asad

While combat operations in Mosul and Raqqah dominate today’s headlines, the fight to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria extends far beyond these two cities. In Iraq’s Al Anbar province, which encompasses much of the country’s western territory, the fight is still on-going and Task Force Al Asad plays a key role in enabling the total destruction of ISIS in this region.

July 28, 2017

Education key to U.S-Kazakhstan military relationship

Professional military education is a traditional component of soldier and force readiness – and its importance has only grown as militaries around the world face a non-traditional threat of countering violent extremists, said one senior defense official.

July 28, 2017

USCENTCOM hosts Central and South Asian defense leaders for security talks

Senior military leaders from Central and South Asian nations and the United States gathered to discuss security issues affecting the CASA region at a July 26-27 event here today.

July 28, 2017

Task Force Southeast PART 3 of 5 – Training, Leader Development: Fundamental to Afghan National Security

The mission of Task Force Southeast is to Train, Advise, and Assist the 203rd Corps of the Afghan National Army and the 303rd Zone of the Afghan National Police to retain key terrain, disrupt insurgent networks, generate combat power and increase their capabilities for future operations.

July 27, 2017

Syrian Democratic Forces Make Gains in Raqqa Against ISIS

In its 53rd day of coalition operations to liberate Raqqa, Syria, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, the Syrian Democratic Forces have about 45 percent of the city under its control, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

July 26, 2017

Expeditionary Maintenance Units Keep Al Udeid Tankers on Schedule

The 340th and 22nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Units work together around the clock at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, to inspect, repair, service, launch and recover the fleet of KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling tankers.

July 26, 2017

Cavalry reconfigures time-tested tactics for 21st century battlefields

Visible waves of intense heat radiated off of the sand at the Udairi Range Complex as teams maneuvered the lanes, scanned their sectors, communicated among each other, and engaged targets.

July 26, 2017

2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade completes operational readiness cycle

As the war against insurgency continues in Helmand Province, hundreds of Afghan National Army soldiers with 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps graduated from an operational readiness cycle at the Helmand Regional Military Training Center July 24, 2017.

July 25, 2017

Centcom: U.S. Ship Fires Warning Shots as Iranian Vessel Makes 'Unsafe' Approach

An Iranian vessel approached within 150 yards of the coastal patrol ship USS Thunderbolt and did not respond to repeated attempts to establish radio communications as it approached.

July 25, 2017

CENTCOM's top logistics officer: APS-5 'the epitome of strength'

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- U.S. Central Command's top logistics officer visited Army Prepositioned Stocks-5 facilities here, July 20, to get a closer look at how modernization and combat configuration of APS-5 equipment is progressing. Army Maj. Gen. Edward Dorman, J-4 (logistics), CENTCOM, toured an APS-5 warehouse and spoke with 401st Army Field Support Brigade leadership and subject matter experts about how the brigade is improving speed of issue on a large scale.