Archive: August, 2017

Aug. 8, 2017

American, Coalition Airmen mark three years of lethal airpower against ISIS

In early 2014, people across the globe were horrified by images of a menacing force sweeping across the Middle East, overwhelming superior armies and brutalizing those unfortunate enough to fall beneath its black shadow of terror. Nearly a month after ISIS announced the establishment of their so called caliphate, America struck back, delivering the first airstrike against ISIS on Aug. 8, 2014.

Aug. 7, 2017

On Third Anniversary of ISIS Fight, 5 Million are Free from Terrorist Army

Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis marked the third anniversary of the U.S.-led coalition air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, during which millions of people have been freed from ISIS control.

Aug. 7, 2017

The Flight Deck Choreographers

Flight deck operations on an aircraft carrier have been compared to a ballet. Anyone who is afforded the opportunity to observe flight deck operations on an aircraft carrier will instantly notice the assortment of colors worn by the personnel to specify their job. After watching how the flight deck operates for a while, it is clear, one jersey color is in charge of the big dance; yellow.

Aug. 7, 2017

215th Corps improves CASEVAC process

In recent operations throughout Helmand Province, the Afghan National Army 215th Corps has improved their casualty evacuation process with assistance from U.S. Marine advisors assigned to Task Force Southwest.

Aug. 2, 2017

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Begins Support of Operation Inherent Resolve

ARABIAN GULF (NNS) -- The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is carrying out strike sorties from the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). The first aircraft launched from USS Nimitz (CVN 68) was an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147. Accompanying Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 squadrons, part of that first flight include the "Black Knights" of VFA-154, the "Blue Diamonds" of VFA-146, the "Death Rattlers" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, and the "Bluetails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121.

Aug. 1, 2017

Former Army Medic Receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam War Heroism

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2017 — President Donald J. Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Spc. 5 James McCloughan during a White House ceremony today for heroism during the Vietnam War almost a half century ago.

Aug. 1, 2017

Arizona, Kazakh State Partnership renewed for 5 more years

PHOENIX – The Arizona National Guard hosted a delegation of military officer and enlisted personnel from the Kazakh Ministry of Defense during a State Partnership Program-sponsored visit Jul. 19 – 26. The visit came within weeks of the U.S. government’s formal renewal of its partnership with Kazakhstan, extending the 24-year-old legacy of cooperation for five more years.