Archive: January, 2018

Jan. 29, 2018

U.S. Navy, Royal Saudi Naval Forces conclude exercise Indigo Response 18

Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) and U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians wrapped up a week of advanced training during underwater mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise Indigo Response Jan. 25, 2018.

Jan. 26, 2018

USCENTCOM commander Gen. Votel visits 1st SFAB during JRTC rotation

Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of the United States Central Command, visited Soldiers of 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade during their month-long training at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Jan. 18.

Jan. 24, 2018

Non-lethal weapons on display at MacDill AFB range

Joint service military personnel from U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) were given the opportunity to fire non-lethal weapons (NLW) at the MacDill Air force Base (AFB) firing range during a familiarization event (FAMFIRE), January 18, 2018.

Jan. 22, 2018

National Defense Strategy a ‘Good Fit for Our Times,’ Mattis Says

The new National Defense Strategy is a good fit for the times, emphasizing the return of great power rivalry, yet still addressing other threats that abound in the world today, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today.

Jan. 22, 2018

Kuwait and US navies conclude EOD exercise Eager Response 18

Kuwait Naval Force (KNF) and U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians completed a week of advanced training during an explosive ordnance disposal and mine countermeasure operations exercise Eager Response Jan. 11.

Jan. 19, 2018

USS Carney departs Alexandria, Egypt

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Alexandria, Egypt, Jan. 17, 2018, after a port visit that enhanced relationships between the Egyptian Navy and the U.S. Navy.

Jan. 17, 2018

1st SFAB combat advisor teams train for upcoming Afghanistan deployment

The convoy of American Soldiers and their Afghan counterparts came to a sudden halt as a group of Afghan villagers crowded the road. With raised voices, the villagers claimed that U.S. forces had attacked their livestock, and vehemently stated that they would not let the convoy pass until they received compensation for their damaged property.

Jan. 16, 2018

Millions Liberated From ‘Evil of ISIS,’ OIR Official Says

An Operation Inherent Resolve official said coalition and Iraqi forces have liberated millions of people from the “evil of ISIS,” with the efforts putting Iraq on a path toward greater security.

Jan. 16, 2018

NATO, Partner Defense Chiefs Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, Command Structures

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is participating in the NATO Military Committee meeting in Brussels to help examine situations in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the alliance border with Russia.

Jan. 8, 2018

Pentagon Spokesman Details Progress in Defeating ISIS

Coalition and partnered forces are building on progress in Iraq and Syria to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the director of press operations at the Pentagon told reporters.