The commander of Joint Task Force-Operation
Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters Thursday the effort to roll back ISIS
terrorists in Iraq and Syria has attracted over 40 nations who are contributing
assistance or military forces, and he anticipates further troop commitments to
serve as advisers in Iraq.
The Air Force activated the 575th Aircraft
Maintenance Squadron during a Dec. 11 ceremony at JBSA-Randolph, Texas,
according to a Dec. 17 release.
MSgt. Ivan Ruiz, a pararescueman from the 56th Rescue Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, England,
was awarded the Air Force Cross—the military’s second highest decoration,
second only to the Medal of Honor—on Wednesday for his actions in Kandahar province,
Afghanistan, last year.
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