U.S. Army Spc. Kristian Kelly, a small arms artillery repair specialist from the 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, spends half of his 12-hour shift, seven days a week, manning an entry control point to the secured compound that is the site of one of the Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar guns at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, on June 7, 2021. Kelly, from Iowa National Guard, was attached to the 194th Field Artillery to augment air defense units in a mission critical in defending Coalition forces from emerging enemy threats, including the use of sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christie R. Smith)
U.S. Army Spc. Kristian Kelly, a small arms artillery repair specialist from the 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, shows off the handmade gym he and his fellow Soldiers built from concrete and scrap materials at the site of their Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar gun at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, on June 7, 2021. Kelly spent around 2,500 hours inside the small, secure compound, ensuring the operability of the C-RAM as part of a vital air defense mission to protect Al Asad from enemy rockets and drones. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christie R. Smith)
Coalition forces, acting on credible and actionable intelligence, responded swiftly and fired six rounds of artillery towards the point of origin of an attack just outside Mayadin, Syria, Jan 5, 2022. The Iran-supported malign actors fired on the Coalition and SDF from within civilian infrastructure with no regard for civilian safety. (courtesy photo)
Coalition forces, acting on credible and actionable intelligence, responded swiftly and fired six rounds of artillery towards the point of origin of an attack just outside Mayadin, Syria, Jan 5, 2022. The Iran-supported malign actors fired on the Coalition and SDF from within civilian infrastructure with no regard for civilian safety. (courtesy photo)
Mr. Qasim al-Araji, National Security Advisor of Iraq and Iraqi Staff Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir al-Shammari, deputy commander, Joint Operations Command for Iraq inspect body armor plates at an equipment staging area at Al Asad Air Base on Dec. 18, 2021. Millions of dollars of equipment, supplies, weapons and ammunition are transferred to Iraq forces to assist and enable their continuing mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo Maj. Alexa Carlo-Hickman)
Maj. Gen. John W. Brennan, Jr., CJTF-OIR commander, greets Mr. Qasim al-Araji, National Security Advisor of Iraq upon arrival at Al Asad Air Base on Dec. 18, 2021. Al-Araji and his team visited Al Asad Air Base to assess the coalition’s transition from a combat role to advise, assist and enable. (U.S. Army photo Maj. Alexa Carlo-Hickman)
An advisory with the Military Advisory Group – North accompanies an Iraqi forces delegation visiting the Iraqi-owned installation, Erbil Air Base, Iraq, Dec. 21, 2021. Less than two weeks after the governments of Iraq and the United States announced the successful transition from combat to an advise, assist, and enable role, key Iraqi government and military officials visited two Iraqi bases, where Coalition forces are invited guests, to observe the new mission first-hand. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Marsilia)
Col. Andrew Steadman, commander, Task Force Raider, talks to Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, deputy commander of the Joint Operations Command for Iraq, about divestment initiatives to ensure a lasting defeat of Daesh, at Erbil Air Base, Iraq, Dec. 21, 2021. Less than two weeks after the governments of Iraq and the United States announced the successful transition from combat to an advise, assist, and enable role, key Iraqi government and military officials visited two Iraqi bases, where Coalition forces are invited guests, to observe the new mission first-hand. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Marsilia)
Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve conducted a change of responsibility for the coalition’s Deputy Commanding General position in Baghdad, Nov. 26, 2021.
Lt. Col. Nathan Adkins, 329th Regional Support Group commander, speaks at a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 23, 2021, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. AAAB, an Iraqi-run installation, conducts operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, a multi-national coalition charged with advising, assisting and enabling Iraqi partners to maintain the enduring defeat of Daesh.(U.S. Army photo by Maj. Alexa Carlo-Hickman)
Col. Todd Pegg, 329th Regional Support Group outgoing commander, is presented with a gift at a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 23, 2021, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. the 329th RSG headquarters element repositioned to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as part of Combined Joint Task Force’s advise, assist, and enable phase, while the rest of the 329th RSG will remain at AAAB to conduct base operations support. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Alexa Carlo-Hickman)
Iraqi Air Force Maj. Gen. Abbas Fadel Damer, Al Asad Air Base commander, stands alongside Lt. Col. Nathan Adkins, 329th Regional Support Group commander, and Col. Todd Pegg, 329th RSG outgoing commander, during a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 23, 2021, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. AAAB, an Iraqi-run installation, conducts operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, a multi-national coalition charged with advising, assisting and enabling Iraqi partners to maintain the enduring defeat of Daesh. Adkins will oversee support and coordinate efforts between core base functions to enable operations at AAAB, while the unit headquarters will move to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in efforts to further the advise, assist, and enable mission of CJTF-OIR. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Alexa Carlo-Hickman)
Col. Todd Pegg, 329th Regional Support Group outgoing commander, cases the 329th RSG colors during a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 23, 2021, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The transfer officiated the unit’s downgrade at the base from an O-6 command to a O-5 command, which is a demonstrative step towards Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve’s advise, assist, and enable phase. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Alexa Carlo-Hickman)
The 329th Regional Support Group salutes during a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 23, 2021, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The transfer officiated the unit’s downgrade at the base from an O-6 command to a O-5 command, which is a demonstrative step towards Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve’s advise, assist, and enable phase. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Alexa Carlo-Hickman)
Dozens of containers of combat-related tactical equipment lie in wait to be transitioned out of theater at Al Asad Air Base on October 20, 2021. As equipment exits theater, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve remains ready and capable to deter threats while transitioning to an advise, assist and enable role in order to allow the continued defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Clara Soria-Hernandez)
U.S. Air Force Airmen conduct an inventory of combat-related tactical equipment before being transitioned out of theater at Al Asad Air Base on October 19, 2021. As equipment exits theater, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve remains ready and capable to deter threats while transitioning to an advise, assist and enable role in order to allow the continued defeat of Daesh. (U.S. Army photp by Spc. Clara Soria-Hernandez)
A U.S. soldier guides equipment onto a CH-47 Chinook, on Oct. 19, 2021. As equipment exits theater, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve remains ready and capable to deter threats while transitioning to an advise, assist and enable role in order to allow the continued defeat of Daesh.
Raider Brigade Assumes Responsibility from Tiger Brigade
Raider Brigade Assumes Responsibility from Tiger Brigade
Raider Brigade Assumes Responsibility from Tiger Brigade