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June 13, 2018

Assistance Brigade Adds ‘Extensive Tactical Depth’ in Afghanistan, Commander Says

As it nears the 100th day of its deployment in Afghanistan, the highly trained and specialized 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for the NATO Resolute Support mission is seeing results, the brigade’s commander said.

June 5, 2018

Operation Roundup in Syria Continues to Target ISIS Terrorists

Coalition members continue to accelerate the defeat of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria remnants, and a high-level ISIS operative has been removed from the battlefield, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

April 17, 2018

Air Force Squadron Strengthens International Bonds

The 387th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron has increased joint security operations through host nation cooperation in Kuwait, where a large-scale, temporary cargo facility is under construction.

April 3, 2018

Centcom Commander Discusses Stabilization Posture in Iraq, Syria

Military efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are about six to eight months ahead of where officials thought they would be at this point, the commander of U.S. Central Command said during an event at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Feb. 27, 2018

Centcom Undertaking Realignment to Meet Future Concerns

U.S. Central Command is undergoing an operational alignment and rebalancing effort to achieve three specific goals based on military progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Centcom's commander told the House Armed Services Committee.

Jan. 18, 2018

Airmen Operate ‘Flying Ambulances’ for Evacuation Missions

The 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron is one of only two aeromedical evacuation squadrons in the U.S. Central Command area of operations available to remove wounded warriors from the battlefield and ensure they get the medical care they need.

Nov. 3, 2017

Face of Defense: Avionics Technician's Innovations Save Time, Money

Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Caruso realized there was a much better way to test the functionality of a sniper pod and the electrical systems of an F-16 Fighting Falcon, so he pioneered a new way to detect problems and troubleshoot those systems. Caruso's ideas have generated aircraft with fewer delays and delivered greater combat airpower in Afghanistan.

Oct. 20, 2017

Syrian Democratic Forces Liberate Raqqa

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported that the Syrian city of Raqqa has been liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the coalition’s Syrian Democratic Forces partners announced.

Aug. 4, 2017

Pentagon Provides Updates on Support for Operations in Yemen, Somalia

Yemeni government forces launched a major operation against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula with U.S. forces' support, while in Somalia, U.S. forces participated in a July 30 raid that targeted a senior al-Shabab member, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Aug. 3, 2017

Coalition Removes ISIS Terrorists From Battlefield

Coalition airstrikes recently targeted and killed leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria involved in directing external operations and bomb-making activities aimed at regional and Western targets, Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

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