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Oct. 28, 2016
Iraqis Clear Areas Outside Mosul Before Advancing To Liberate City
Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, told reporters that Iraqi forces are clearing areas around Mosul before they advance to the city.
Carter to Implement 3 Recommendations from Defense Innovation Board
Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s new Defense Innovation Board recommended to the department several novel practices for improving innovation at the Pentagon -- Carter announced he would implement three of them at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ event, Assessing the Third Offset Strategy.
Face of Defense: Airman Began Life as Italian Air Force Pilot’s Daughter
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. —
Air Force Airman 1st Class Giorgia Repici grew up an Italian military dependent. She dreamed of becoming a pilot until she was told she was one centimeter too short. She enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at 20, receiving her first-choice job assignment as an air traffic controller.
Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Carter Accepts NDU Foundation Patriot Award on Behalf of DoD Personnel
Defense Secretary Ash Carter accepted the American Patriot Award from the National Defense University Foundation on behalf of the men and women of the Defense Department, saying he was proud to represent “the finest fighting force the world has ever known.”
Oct. 27, 2016
Commissaries to Publish Regional Savings
The Defense Commissary Agency is improving the way patron savings are calculated by comparing commissary prices on the items that patrons purchase most frequently to better reflect shoppers’ experiences.
Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Approaching Outskirts of Mosul
Pentagon Press Operations Director Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Iraqi and Kurdish forces are about 5 miles from Mosul’s outskirts and are clearing towns and villages to the north, east and south of Iraq’s second-largest city.
Face of Defense: Warrant Officer Blazes Trail in Mississippi Guard
TUPELO, Miss. —
Previously a combat veteran Marine and soldier, this Mississippi Army National Guardsman has another title to add to her list of accomplishments -- female Apache helicopter pilot.
Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
U.S. Strikes in Afghanistan Target Senior al-Qaida Leaders
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said precision U.S. strikes conducted Oct. 23 targeted two of al-Qaida's most senior leaders in Afghanistan -- officials are still assessing the results of the strikes.