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Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters lift off from the runway at Muñiz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sept. 18, 2017. The helicopters and crews are assigned to Joint Task Force Leeward Islands, U.S. Southern Command’s primary response to Hurricane Irma. The aircraft were being relocated to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, in preparation for Hurricane Maria. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Melanie Kilcline
Southcom Commander: Military Hurricane Assistance Fast, Flexible Story | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosts an enhanced honor cordon for Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz at Pentagon, Sept. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
Secretary Meets With Polish Defense Minister Story | DoD News Video | Flickr Album | Transcript | Special Report

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Parkinson prepares a patient's family for evacuation during relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 21, 2017. Parkinson is a helicopter aircrewman assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Levingston Lewis
Northcom Providing Disaster Relief Following Hurricane Maria Story | Special Report

Soldiers fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer to support Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq, Aug. 15, 2017, while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment. Army photo by Cpl. Rachel Diehm
Iraqi Forces Liberating Final ISIS Strongholds, Spokesman Says Story | Transcript | Full Event Video | Related Story | Special Report

Airmen from the 123rd Airlift Wing prepare inflatable motorboats to be loaded onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 20, 2017. The boats will be used by members of the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, who deployed to the Caribbean on Sept. 20 to conduct relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Kentucky Guardsmen Deploy to Caribbean for Hurricane Maria Relief Story | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne at the Pentagon, Sept. 20, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis, Australian Counterpart Discuss Defense Partnership Story | DoD News Video | Flickr Album | Special Report

Stratcom Commander Discusses Mission, Future Threats at Air Force Conference Video

Air Force pilots communicate with the rest of the crew aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 14, 2017. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles
Coalition Continues Strikes to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq Story | Special Report
Iraqi Forces Make Strong Start in Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar Video | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
U.S., Coalition 'Steadfast' With Iraq for ISIS Defeat, Secretary Says Story | Full Event Video | Transcript | Flickr | Special Report | Travels

An Air Force E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 3, 2017. The JSTARS is an airborne battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform, with a primary mission to provide theater ground and air commanders with ground surveillance to support attack operations and targeting that contributes to the delay, disruption and destruction of enemy forces. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles
Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq Story | Special Report

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis walks with Prince Faisal of Jordan to a bilateral meeting in Amman, Jordan, Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis, Jordanian Leaders Discuss ISIS Fight, Security Story | Flickr Album | Transcript | Special Report | Travels

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks about a new strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 21, 2017. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
President Unveils New Afghanistan, South Asia Strategy During Address Story | Full Event Video | Speech | Secretary's Statement | Flickr Album
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talks with Iraqi Defense Minister Arfan al-Hayali during a visit to Baghdad, Aug. 22, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Mattis Praises Defeat-ISIS Efforts in Meetings With Iraqi Leaders Story | Flickr Album | Special Report | Travels

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