Archive: August, 2017

Aug. 21, 2017

RMTC soldiers refine instructing skills; prep for upcoming ORC

U.S. Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest are developing the teaching skills of Afghan National Army soldiers with the Helmand Regional Military Training Center throughout a four-week train-the-trainer course at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan.

Aug. 21, 2017

Task Force Rough Riders completes joint ARFEX training with Iraqi Security Forces

Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, alongside Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Red Falcon, completed a joint-aerial response force exercise (ARFEX) with their Iraqi Security Force counterparts at Camp Taji Military Complex, Iraq, August 13, 2017.

Aug. 21, 2017

6th ANGLICO Marines and Georgian soldiers prepare for deployment in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel

U.S. Marines with 6th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, and soldiers with the 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion, conducted a Mission Rehearsal Exercise as part of the Georgia Deployment Program- Resolute Support Mission aboard the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany, Aug.

Aug. 16, 2017

OIR Official Outlines Gains, Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

Coalition and partnered forces in Iraq and Syria are making progress against an increasingly desperate, fanatical enemy, a spokesman said in a briefing in which he also paid tribute to two soldiers who died during operations in Iraq.

Aug. 16, 2017

Army's mobile network aided mission in push toward Mosul

FORT BLISS, Texas (August 16, 2017) -- The U.S. Army's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), referred to as the "Strike" Brigade, successfully used its on-the-move tactical network transport equipment to exchange critical battlefield information during its advise-and-assist mission with Iraqi security forces in the fight

Aug. 11, 2017

Mighty Medicine: 215th Corps hospital continues enhancing care capabilities

The Afghan National Army 215th Corps Hospital at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan is quickly becoming one of the best military hospitals in the nation.

Aug. 11, 2017

Joint Saudi, US military training wraps up in Tabuk

Nearly 100 Saudi and U.S. troops gathered for the closing ceremony of the Earnest Leader 17 exercise, held at the Northwest Area Command’s Tactical Training Center near Tabuk, August 1 through 10. Earnest Leader is an annual military to military exercise, conducted with Royal Saudi Land Forces and U.S. Army personnel to promote military cooperation, peacekeeping and participation in regional security programs.

Aug. 11, 2017

Strength of Spirit: 4th Afghan Border Policemen lead their men no matter the cost

“Right now the people feel free. We defeated the Taliban and we retook the Nawa District,” said Lt. Col. Mohammad Juma, the 1st Brigade Commander, 4th Afghan Border Police. “The people are very happy to live in a safe place.”

Aug. 10, 2017

OIR Spokesman: No Safe Havens Left for ISIS in Syria or Iraq

With 50 percent of Raqqa, Syria, now under the control of Syrian Defense Forces and holding forces in place in Mosul, Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has no safe haven left in either country, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

Aug. 8, 2017

Statement regarding Iranian UAV unsafe and unprofessional interaction with US Navy F/A-18E

While operating in international airspace in the Central Arabian Gulf, an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) had an unsafe and unprofessional interaction with an Iranian QOM-1 unmanned aerial vehicle Aug. 8. Despite repeated radio calls to stay clear of