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Aug. 31, 2017

Partnered Forces Confronting, Defeating ISIS Evil, OIR Commander Says

Iraqi forces liberated Tal Afar from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria while the Syrian Democratic Forces have gone from almost being pushed out of the country to pushing into Raqqa, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve said.

Aug. 31, 2017

Louisiana National Guard Aids in Texas Nursing Home Rescue

The Louisiana Guard joined rescue efforts in Texas following Hurricane Harvey by providing Guard members, high-water vehicles, buses and helicopters to conduct search and rescue operations and transport people to shelters.

Aug. 31, 2017

Service Members Continue Aid in Harvey Relief Efforts

National Guard and active duty service members are making a huge difference in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, saving thousands and preparing for recovery efforts, Defense Department officials said.

Aug. 31, 2017

U.S., Allies Conduct Aerial Show of Force in Response to North Korean Missile Launch

The Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II joined U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and flew a mission with Japan and South Korean air forces in Northeast Asia in direct response to North Korea’s intermediate-range ballistic missile launch, which flew directly over northern Japan.

Aug. 31, 2017

Mattis, Japanese Counterpart Discuss Latest North Korean Missile Launch

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera agreed that North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan on Aug. 28 is "an unacceptable act that undermines security and stability in the region."

Aug. 31, 2017

Electronic Warfare Aircraft Contribute to Defeat ISIS

The EC-130H Compass Call aircraft operated by the 43rd Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron has heavily modified airframes that are responsible for a highly specialized, unique mission: electronic warfare.

Aug. 31, 2017

Air Force Assumes Lead for NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission

The U.S. Air Force assumed control of NATO's Baltic air policing mission from the Polish air force during a handover ceremony in Lithuania.

Aug. 31, 2017

Iraqi Government Announces Liberation of Tal Afar

The global coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria congratulates Prime Minister Al-Abadi and all branches of the Iraqi forces on their stunning victory in Tal Afar and northern Ninewah province, Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.

Aug. 31, 2017

Face of Defense: Air Force Couple Takes Journey to Citizenship

Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Chiriboga and Airman 1st Class Estefania Briceno Ron travelled far from their former home in Ecuador and today they’re both airmen, U.S. citizens and married to each other. Chiriboga is now an engineering technician and Briceno Ron is a personnel and administration technician.

Aug. 31, 2017

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 31 strikes consisting of 51 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

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