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March 9, 2018

Airmen, Soldiers Partner to Conduct Afghanistan Rescue Missions

Army Chinook helicopter teams are working closely with Air Force pararescuemen and combat rescue officers in Afghanistan, combining for a unique personnel recovery mission.

Feb. 12, 2018

Mattis Looks to NATO, Future of ISIS Fight

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters that he plans to discuss the way ahead against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as well as the future of NATO during a six-day trip to meet with defense leaders from around the world.

Feb. 8, 2018

C-17 Crews Help to Realign Assets to Afghanistan

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron based at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, was full of equipment belonging to the U.S. Army’s Bravo Company, 244th Military Intelligence Battalion, with the load moving from Iraq to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support missions.

Feb. 7, 2018

U.S. Forces Strike Taliban, East Turkestan Islamic Movement Training Sites

U.S. forces conducted air operations to strike Taliban and East Turkestan Islamic Movement training facilities in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province, the commander of NATO air operations in Afghanistan said.

Feb. 7, 2018

Face of Defense: Combat Medic Looks Forward to First Deployment

Army Sgt. Randy Kieso, a combat medic, said he wanted to serve in the military since he was 6 years old and he's ready for his first deployment in the spring with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade. “It’s essentially been a lifelong thing I’ve wanted to do; this has always been what I wanted to do,” he said.

Jan. 29, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Follows in Grandfather’s Footsteps

Army Capt. Christopher J. Collins, operations advisor for 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Polk, La., is slated to serve as a military advisor to Afghan security forces, a job his grandfather, retired Army Capt. James R. Collins, performed as a member of the Vietnam Military Assistance Advisory Group.

Jan. 27, 2018

Resolute Support Remains Focused on Defeating Terrorists Following Kabul Attack

The Resolute Support mission remains focused on defeating insurgents in Afghanistan and bringing peace, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, the mission commander, said following a deadly Jan. 27 terrorist bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Jan. 2, 2018

Deployed Airman Provides Critical Care Anywhere

When injured airmen need to be transported, medical care can’t stop midflight. The 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron’s airmen make sure that doesn’t happen.

Dec. 26, 2017

Deployed Soldiers Send Videos for Loved Ones at Home

Soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan are able to help bridge the gap between home and station with the help of the Special Troops Battalion Unit Ministry Team with "Reading to Kids" recordings.

Dec. 20, 2017

Flying High: Afghan Tactical Air Controllers Strengthen Capabilities

Several Afghan air force tactical air controllers worked to enhance their ability to direct aircraft during airstrike training at Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

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