U.S. Soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1/163rd Combined Arms Battalion, inspect Bradley M2A3 Fighting Vehicles at Ali Al Salem AB, Jan. 27, 2022. The vehicle is a light armored, fully tracked transport vehicle, providing cross-country mobility with mounted firepower and protection from artillery and small-arms fire. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Chloe Ochs)
U.S. Soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1/163rd Combined Arms Battalion, unload M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles off a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster in northeast Syria on Jan. 31, 2022. The BFVs provide increased force protection for Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve and their partner forces as they continue to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. William Gore)
U.S. Soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1/163rd Combined Arms Battalion, unload M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles off a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster in northeast Syria on Jan. 31, 2022. The BFVs provide increased force protection for Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve and their partner forces as they continue to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. William Gore)
A U.S. Soldier from the 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1/163rd Combined Arms Battalion, drives a Bradley M2A3 Fighting Vehicle to its inspection point at Ali Al Salem AB, Jan. 27, 2022. The vehicle is a light armored, fully tracked transport vehicle, providing cross-country mobility with mounted firepower and protection from artillery and small-arms fire. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Chloe Ochs)
A U.S. Soldier from the 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1/163rd Combined Arms Battalion, inspects a Bradley M2A3 Fighting Vehicle at Ali Al Salem AB, Jan. 27, 2022. The vehicle is a light armored, fully tracked transport vehicle, providing cross-country mobility with mounted firepower and protection from artillery and small-arms fire. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Chloe Ochs)
Coalition civilian contractors inspect an equipment container sent from locations in Iraq to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 19, 2022. The equipment was received as part of a strategic effort to recycle and reapportion unused equipment as Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve continues its advise, assist, and enable mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Chloe Ochs)
A Coalition civilian contractor directs the movement of equipment sent from locations in Iraq, to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 19, 2022. The equipment was received as part of a strategic effort to recycle and reapportion unused equipment as Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve continues its advise, assist, and enable mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Chloe Ochs)
A Coalition civilian contractor directs the movement of equipment sent from locations in Iraq, to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 19, 2022. The equipment was received as part of a strategic effort to recycle and reapportion unused equipment as Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve continues its advise, assist, and enable mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Chloe Ochs)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John W. Brennan, Jr., left, commander of Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) recognizes U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 3 Zachary Bolinger, an ammunitions officer with CJTF-OIR, for superior performance during a town hall meeting with the Coalition at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 28, 2022. Brennan discussed the operation’s advise, assist, and enable mission to maintain the enduring defeat of Daesh, and answered mission- and welfare-related questions from the troops. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Nancy Goldberger)(Portions of the photo have been altered for security by applying blur.)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John W. Brennan, Jr., right, commander of Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve, speaks with Coalition personnel after a town hall meeting at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 28, 2022. Brennan discussed the operation’s advise, assist, and enable mission to maintain the enduring defeat of Daesh, and answered mission- and welfare-related questions from the troops. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Nancy Goldberger)(This photo has been altered for security by applying blur.)
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jeremy Lile, center, command senior enlisted leader of Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), speaks at a town hall meeting with the Coalition at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 28, 2022. Lile joined U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John W. Brennan, Jr., commander, CJTF-OIR, right, to discuss the operation’s advise, assist, and enable mission to maintain the enduring defeat of Daesh, and answered mission- and welfare-related questions from the troops. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Nancy Goldberger)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John W. Brennan, Jr., commander, Combined Joint Task Force — Operation Inherent Resolve, holds a town hall meeting with Coalition personnel at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 28, 2022. Brennan discussed the operation’s advise, assist, and enable mission with partner forces for the enduring defeat of Daesh, and answered mission- and welfare-related questions from the troops. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Nancy Goldberger)
A French Air Force Air Advisor, part of the Military Advisory Group, advises Iraqi partner forces at the Joint Operation Center - Iraq in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 1, 2021. All Coalition activities are in line with the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve’s new 2022 Campaign Plan, as the Coalition continues its core mandate to maintain the enduring defeat of Daesh; by, with, and through partner forces that is made possible by Coalition advice, assistance, and enablement. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jacob Gleich)
Maj. Gen. John W. Brennan, Jr., commander of Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve, speaks to Iraqi and Coalition officials at the Joint Operations Command - Iraq annual review Dec. 27, 2021, in Baghdad, Iraq, discussing the past year as the organization completed its combat mission. All Coalition activities are in line with the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve’s new 2022 Campaign Plan, as the Coalition continues its core mandate to maintain the enduring defeat of Daesh; by, with, and through partner forces that is made possible by Coalition advice, assistance, and enablement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)
Maj. Gen. John W. Brennan, Jr., commander of Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve, speaks to Iraqi and Coalition officials at the Joint Operations Command - Iraq annual review Dec. 27, 2021, in Baghdad, Iraq. Coalition officials discussed the past year as the organization completed its combat mission and transitioned to advising, assisting and enabling Iraqi Forces, at the invitation of Iraq, to maintain the enduring defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)
U.S. soldiers assigned to Comanche Troop 1st Brigade 4th Infantry Division conduct Key Leader Engagements (KLE) in Syria on December 23, 2021. KLE enable Coalition Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF - OIR) to collect information on local atmospherics and build positive sentiment toward USF and Coalition Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. William Gore)
U.S. Army Spc. Kristian Kelly, a small arms artillery repair specialist, is recognized with fellow Soldiers, all from the 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, for their support in defending the base from enemy rockets and unmanned aerial vehicles by Al Asad Air Base commander Col. Mark Coble, 734th Regional Support Group, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, on June 12, 2021. The Iraqi-owned base houses Coalition forces, and was a target of multiple attacks between March and July 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jacob Gleich)
U.S. Army Spc. Corbin Doll, a forward observer with 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, mans a Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar gun at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, on June 7, 2021. As a forward observer, Doll has been trained to help direct artillery and mortar fire. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christie R. Smith)
U.S. Army Spc. Corbin Doll, a forward observer with 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, inspects a Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar gun at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, on June 7, 2021. Doll was manning the C-RAM when it fired on an enemy unmanned aerial vehicle that was threatening the base in the early morning hours of June 5, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christie R. Smith)
U.S. Army Spc. Abraham Salgado, a canon crewmember, and Spc. Kristian Kelly, a small arms artillery repair specialist, both with the 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, man a Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar gun at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, on June 7, 2021. This gun was the first C-RAM in history to engage and destroy an enemy unmanned aerial vehicle during an attack at Al Asad Air Base on June 5, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christie R. Smith)