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It was an emotional Monday morning at Cooper Field, as soldiers of 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade Headquarters were reunited with their families after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

WASHINGTON — Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are wearing down the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said today while describing the coalition air campaign and the evolving train-and-assist mission.

During a Monday interview on post, the brigade commander of a Fort Hood soldier and his military working dog who were injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan talked about the incident and the outpouring of support the soldier and his family have had since.

CAMP CASEY, South Korea — The soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, have spent the last month crossing the Pacific Ocean to assume their posts among the camps bordering the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea.

KUWAIT — Soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Command-Operational Command Post partnered with their Kuwait army counterparts during a sustainment and logistics focused tabletop training exercise known as Kazma II at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Logistic Operations Command, April 12-16.

BAGHDAD — The top U.S. military officer urged Iraqi leaders on Monday to take steps to ensure the effectiveness of U.S. and allied security aid, calling for additional reforms to military leadership and pay systems and increased recruitment of troops to fight the Islamic State.

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait — Calling the Islamic State “hardly invincible,” new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter gave his blessing on Monday to the U.S.-led strategy against the militant group after convening a high-powered summit of U.S. commanders and diplomats here.

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Train, Advise, Assist Command East held a casing and uncasing ceremony for the outgoing “Brave Rifles” of 3rd Cavalry Regiment and incoming 3rd “Rakkasans” Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Tactical Base Gamberi on Sunday.

PAYNESVILLE, Liberia — After arriving in Liberia in mid-October to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus during Operation United Assistance, Joint Forces Command–United Assistance, 36th Engineer Brigade soldiers are preparing to hand the National Police Training Academy back to the Liberi…

RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea — Members of 3rd Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held gunnery Feb. 5-8 at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex. The gunnery, which will be one of the last for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division will con…

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — The monthly Task Force Wrangler Safety Council meeting, held Jan. 15, at Army Field Support Battalion Afghanistan, provided a venue for unit representatives to report on safety programs, initiatives, training, successes and challenges. The forum facilitated cro…

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghansitan — Engineers normally work in platoon or company-sized elements but for the hard-working Wranglers from the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, they have assisted in descoping Bagram Airfield and parts of Afghanistan as a two-man shop.

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — The leadership of Train, Advise, Assist Command-South — led by the 1st Cavalry Division — passed from Brig. Gen. Douglas Gabram to Brig. Gen. Viet Luong on Jan. 10 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Senior security officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan held a bilateral meeting Jan. 22 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to discuss how to improve security and border cooperation.

CAMP STANLEY, Korea — Soldiers from the 23rd Chemical Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division and 3rd “Warhorse” Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a training exercise to clear sites containing weapons of mass destruction Jan. 27 at Rodriguez L…

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN — As the United States military’s role in Afghanistan transitioned from Operation Enduring Freedom to the Resolute Support mission, the number of U.S. Forces dwindled with the Afghan National Security Forces taking the lead to secure the Afghan people.

PAYNESVILLE, Liberia — Sending large engineering vehicles and containers of equipment back from Liberia is a tedious task. There are containers to load, vessels to seal and inspections to pass before a unit can send its gear back to its home station. A unit movement officer is vital to help …

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — For the past 13 years, U.S. and coalition forces have moved military equipment and supplies in and out of Afghanistan to sustain combat operations across the country.

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Maj. Michael Provencher of 3rd Cavalry Regiment traveled with five Afghan National Army leaders to a weeklong training event in mid-January. Provencher, along with U.S. Training and Doctrine Command leaders, showed the Afghan army leaders the Maneuver Center o…