Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian took command of US Air Forces Central Command, and control of the air wars against ISIS and in Afghanistan, during a Friday ceremony at Shaw AFB, S.C.
In a visit with the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th
Fighter Wing, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein promised to seek ways
to preserve the heritage and culture of the Guard units and find the
proper missions for them.
Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa sent a
multi-service US team of trainers, planners, communications specialists,
and medical personnel to help nine African partner nations sharpen
their skills in conducting peacekeeping missions.
The push by US-backed Syrian rebels into the ISIS-held city of Manbij has produced a valuable intelligence
haul, including tens of thousands of documents and terabytes of data
giving the coalition a better image of how the group operates.
An investigation by the US-led coalition fighting ISIS
has shown early evidence that civilians were killed during an airstrike
inside Syria, though the total number is likely less than reported.
Power returned to Incirlik AB, Turkey, on July
22—about six days after the failed coup attempt led to it being cut off
and US Air Force jets being grounded.
Three Air Force C-130Js and about 70 support personnel
from the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein AB, Germany, forward deployed to
Bulgaria on July 10 to train with NATO partners.
Navy EA-18G Growlers joined Air Force B-1 bombers over
the skies of Ellsworth AFB, S.D., this summer to train for electronic
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