Archive: July, 2017

July 14, 2017

Researcher, Defenders bring new counter-UAS program to BAF

As the use of unmanned aircraft systems rises across the world, researchers from around the Department of Defense are testing new ways to counter the new threats they could present.

July 13, 2017

ISIS Dealt Significant Blow After Iraq Retakes Mosul, Official Says

The retaking of Mosul by Iraqi forces delivered a significant blow to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Army Col. Ryan Dillon, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters.

July 13, 2017

215th Corps engineer soldiers begin route clearance course

The importance of the ability to travel from one area to another in combat cannot be overlooked. Strategy, supplies and well-trained warfighters are priorities, but without designated paths to get to the front lines, these assets prove ineffective. Approximately 70 soldiers with various units from 215th Corps began a route clearance course at Camp

July 12, 2017

Afghan Air Force conducts bilateral missions with coalition forces

Personnel from the Train, Advise, Assist, Command – Air (TAAC-Air) and the Afghan Air Force conducted a bilateral casualty evacuation mission and an aerial re-supply training exercise July 9-10.

July 12, 2017

Fly-to-Advise: Marines with Task Force Southwest visit the Provincial Headquarters

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest conducted a train, advise and assist mission at the Helmand Provincial Police Headquarters in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, July 9, 2017.

July 12, 2017

Airmen support ‘Big Red One’ during deployment, training

     Perhaps the most telling comment about the impor­tance of the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron’s mission came from Air Force Staff Sgt. James Terhardt, noncommis­sioned officer in charge of the 10th ASOS Commander’s Sup­port Staff. There’s a lot of things going on during combat opera­tions, he said.      “There are civilians out there,”

July 10, 2017

Defenders deescalate situation downrange, prevent potential catastrophe

A lot of people have seen the exciting world of combat arms training or the cute, but capable, military working dogs, but most are not familiar with the rough—and sometimes intense—duties of Air Force Defenders in Afghanistan.

July 10, 2017

More than 100 Fort Belvoir-based 29ID Soldiers return from federal duty in Jordan

More than 100 Maryland and Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division returned stateside July 9, 2017, after serving on federal active duty in Jordan since September 2016. The Soldiers arrived at their demobilization station in Texas where they will spend approximately seven to 10 days for reintegration training, medical evaluation and administrative tasks to transition from federal active duty to traditional National Guard status.

July 7, 2017

Airfield management provides a safe, effective and efficient airfield

Have you ever tried maintaining more that 20 million square feet of anything? Ok, that sounds crazy, so let’s say that you have a staff of six highly trained individuals who are willing and able to devote their full attention to the task. No problem right?

July 6, 2017

Collaboration Fuels Fight Against ISIS, Official Says

Close collaboration among coalition forces, the Iraqi government and international partners have helped to transform Iraqi security forces and partner forces in Syria in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve's director of partner force development told reporters.