Archive: July, 2020

July 30, 2020

F-35 crews conquer new territory in CENTCOM AOR

The 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron did something in early July which had never been done before by an F-35A Lightning II unit - go into alert status.The squadron performed alert status exercises to provide the necessary data points to mission planners with the U.S. Air Force Central Command Air Operations Center.“This hasn’t been done before

July 29, 2020

Defeating Daesh Highlights of the Week July 29, 2020

Our partners in Iraq and Syria are leading the way to find and eliminate Daesh fighters and their finance, logistics, and media networks. “Stronger border security will disrupt ISIS smuggling networks,” said Col. Myles B. Caggins III, Coalition military spokesman.

July 28, 2020

Like a BOS: Unit provides life support for troops and civilians

Operating a military base is not easy work. Latrines have to be cleaned. Housing has to be administered. Contractors have to be supervised. Water and food have to be tracked. Trash has to be properly disposed. Traffic rules have to be enforced. Vehicles have to be maintained.

July 27, 2020

Raven Bs: Enhancing force protection mission capabilities for AUAB

Security Forces is the largest career field in the U.S. Air Force and debatably one of the most diverse. Members are specifically trained on security, defense, law enforcement, combat arms and military working dogs. For some defenders, they are presented the opportunity to expand even further into one of these specialized jobs they may not have known were possible for them.

July 24, 2020

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Enters 5th Fleet

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the flagship of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG), entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), July 24. Deploying ships and aircraft of the strike group, commanded by Rear Adm. Jim Kirk, include Nimitz, the nine squadrons and staff of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, staffs of CSG 11 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114).

July 24, 2020

Syrian Democratic Forces Display Strength, Capabilities through Successful Operations

Partnering with Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (SOJTF-OIR) beginning in 2014, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have proven to be a capable and reliable partner in northeast Syria. They were instrumental in defeating Daesh and liberating millions of Syrians from brutal terrorist rule, and their most noteworthy campaign was the battle of Baghouz, which resulted in the defeat of Daesh’s territorial caliphate on March 23, 2019.

July 23, 2020

Task Force Spartan and 3rd MEDCOM Tour Results of Host Nation Partnership

3rd Medical Command and Task Force Spartan toured a unique quarantine facility operated by the Kuwait Ministry of Defense residents of Kuwait July 3, 2020.

July 23, 2020

Prince Sultan boosts CENTCOM AOR refueling capabilities

As a KC-135 Stratotanker turns to approach Prince Sultan Air Base, the 378th Air Expeditionary Logistics Squadron Fuels Flight has prepared a different, more effective way to gas-and-go the massive refueling aircraft.

July 22, 2020

Defeating Daesh Highlights of the Week July 22, 2020

Our partners in Iraq and Syria are leading the way to find and eliminate Daesh fighters and their finance, logistics, and media networks.“Our partner forces continue to destroy Daesh pockets and keep Daesh on the run,” said Col. Myles B. Caggins III, Coalition military spokesman. “The Coalition will continue to support our partners at their

July 21, 2020

Military Working Dogs, handlers stick together

It’s a hot summer day at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar when Military Working Dog (MWD) AAslan prepares to search another vehicle coming onto the installation. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Angel Flores, 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron MWD handler, leads him around the burning asphalt, his wet nose sniffing hard for contraband. They have a unique trust in each other, built over extensive time spent together.