Archive: May, 2018

May 30, 2018

South Asia Strategy in Afghanistan Shows Results, Nicholson Says

The South Asia strategy in Afghanistan has spawned intensified dialogue and a drop in Taliban violence, and the goal of the South Asia strategy is reconciliation, said Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission.

May 29, 2018

Resolute Support Reflects on Sacrifice during Memorial Day Ceremony

KABUL, Afghanistan – The NATO-led Resolute Support mission paused for a Memorial Day ceremony, May 28, at Resolute Support headquarters to remember those service members who died in service of their nation. The ceremony was presided over by U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) commander.

May 22, 2018

Enhanced Afghan Air Force strike capability

"The recent addition of laser-guided bomb strike capability is huge for the Afghan Air Force," said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Justin Williams, 438th Air Expeditionary Advisor Squadron Commander.

May 21, 2018

Operation Roundup Targets ISIS Remnants in Syria

The Pentagon’s director of press operations said that in Operation Roundup, Syrian Democratic Forces continue to defeat remnants of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters in Syria’s Middle Euphrates River Valley.

May 18, 2018

Qatar, West Virginia Guard Establish New Partnership

Key leaders from Qatar, the state of West Virginia and the West Virginia National Guard met here May 14 to discuss and celebrate their newly formed partnership.

May 16, 2018

NATO Aims to Stay Capable, Agile to Meet Threats

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and NATO Military Committee members met in Brussels to discuss key defense issues and work on proposals for next month’s NATO defense ministers’ meeting.

May 15, 2018

CENTCOM helps DoD logisticians and engineers “sustain the fight, set the theater"

Logisticians and engineers throughout the Department of Defense converged at the U.S. Central Command Forward Headquarters to attend the Joint Logistics Coordination Board conference here May 6-10, 2018. The board is held semi-annually as a means to focus attention on how to provide engineering expertise and logistical support to military

May 14, 2018

Dunford Arrives in Brussels for NATO Meetings

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is in Brussels to participate in NATO Military Committee chiefs of defense meetings that will set the stage for the alliance's defense ministerial conference and the NATO summit.

May 12, 2018

Cybercom Now a Combatant Command, Nakasone Replaces Rogers

U.S. Cyber Command became the nation’s 10th unified combatant command during a ceremony at Fort Meade, Md., where Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone also replaced Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers as commander, and as director of the National Security Agency and Central Security Service.

May 10, 2018

Afghan Air Force Conducts First UH-60 Black Hawk Operational Mission

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan Air Force UH-60 Black Hawk crews conducted their first operational mission inHelmand Province, Afghanistan, May 8. The mission, which was in support of the Afghan provincial elections, took place just one day after the first 31 Afghan Air Force (AAF) members graduated from mission qualification training, making them the first fully-qualified UH-60 Black Hawk Afghan air crews.