Nov. 20, 2017
Face of Defense: Talented Air Force NCO Contributes to Mission Success
WICHITA, Kan. —
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clayton Allen's skill with radio communication systems helped his unit achieve mission success during a recent deployment to Moron Air Base, Spain. Allen, a water and fuels systems maintenance airman, is self-taught in computer programming and satellite and ground command-and-control radio systems.
Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 16 strikes consisting of 29 engagements Nov. 17-19, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Nov. 19, 2017
Coalition Partner Forces Kill 9 ISIS Members in Southern Syria
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said coalition partner forces near At Tanf Garrison, Syria, killed nine Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters and destroyed several ISIS vehicles.
Nov. 17, 2017
Air National Guard Strikes Hard at ‘Combat Hammer’ Exercise
DUKE FIELD, Fla. —
Airmen supported and piloted MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles during Operation Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air National Guard that includes the Reaper.
Allied Spirit VII Exercise Showcases Integrated Training
HOHENFELS, Germany —
Approximately 4,000 participants from 13 nations -- Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States -- are participating in Allied Spirit VII, a 7th Army Training Command-conducted multinational exercise in Germany that focuses on tactical interoperability and testing secure communications among NATO members.
Marshall Center Graduates Ready to Tackle Global Threats
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany —
In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 93 professionals from 41 countries graduated from the Program on Applied Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and take home new perspectives as agents of change.
Mattis Reviews Homeland Defense During Colorado Visit
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addressed service members during a town hall meeting at U.S. Northern Command and met with officials at the National Space Defense Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Face of Defense: Marine Aviator Draws Forward Air Controller Duty
OKINAWA, Japan —
A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter pilot is serving as a forward air controller with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Lava Dogs, and fulfills the notion that every Marine is a rifleman. Though the chances of an aviator leading a platoon of infantry Marines are slim to none, there are cases where Marine pilots are embedded in infantry units.
Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Transcom Commander: Visionaries Power American Progress
The commander of U.S. Transportation Command said it will take people with imagination to solve the problems of our age, but then asked, “Are we identifying and empowering those folks?”