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May 3, 2016
Deputy Secretary’s Sweden, Brussels Trip Furthers U.S.-Regional Collaboration
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work’s trip to meet with military and government officials in Sweden and with NATO representatives in Belgium furthered U.S. collaboration in the region and introduced the DoD's approach to the future of warfare.
Enemy Fire Kills U.S. Service Member Helping Peshmerga Forces in Iraq
A U.S. service member advising and assisting peshmerga forces in Iraq was killed by enemy fire north of Mosul.
Scaparrotti Takes Command of Eucom at ‘Pivotal Moment’
STUTTGART, Germany —
As he took the helm of U.S. European Command, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti said Europe is in a pivotal time, with challenges posed by Russia, terrorism and the mass influx of refugees.
Carter to Convene Counter-ISIL Defense Ministers Meeting in Germany
Iraq, Syria, and the worldwide fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant will be the focus of the second meeting of defense ministers of countries making the most substantial contributions to the fight, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
Airman Embraces Challenges of Additional Duties
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany —
Some days, Air Force Airman 1st Class Kara Woods is practicing precision and bearing while holding a flag. Other days, she's greeting customers and sorting their mail. Regardless of what challenge Woods is taking on, she embraces it with full force.
U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
May 2, 2016
CNO: USS Truman’s Arabian Gulf Presence Extended 30 Days
The chief of naval operations said the 30-day extension of the USS Harry S. Truman in the Arabian Gulf is aligned with President Barack Obama’s acceleration of the campaign to defeat ISIL.
Carter Welcomes Norway’s Expansion of Counter-ISIL Role
Defense Secretary Ash Carter applauded Norway's decision to deploy special operations forces to Jordan to train vetted Syrian Arab Sunni fighters and to send a medical team to northern Iraq.
Soldier Hopes to Earn Medal at Invictus Games With Family’s Support
Army 1st Lt. Chris Parks, an army physician assistant, said that with his family's support, he hopes to build on his athletic achievements at this year's Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.
Face of Defense: Filipino-American Airmen Enjoy Duty in the Philippines
CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines —
Asian-Pacific Americans have served with the U.S. military for more than a century. That legacy continues today with three Filipino-American airmen deployed with U.S. Pacific Command’s Air Contingent at Clark Air Base, Philippines.