US Air Force F-15s conducted a “preplanned air strike” near Baghdad, using precision-guided munitions to attack a bunker used by enemy forces, according to US Central Command Air Forces. In other Operation Iraqi Freedom action, a USAF Predator unmanned aerial vehicle armed with Hellfire missiles fired one missile, striking an improvised explosive device location near Haditha. Various coalition aircraft continued to provide close air support in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness revised the Defense Department’s COVID-19 guidelines. The new rules clarify what’s meant by being “up to date” on vaccinations and when personnel must wear masks in vehicles, among other changes.