The US Air Force has conducted nearly
three-quarters of the strikes conducted in Iraq and Syria and roughly half of
the strikes in Syria so far, said Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, assistant deputy
chief of staff for operations, plans, and requirements on the Air Staff.
The Navy is still
trying to determine whether it will open the Naval Special Warfare Command,
which includes the elite Navy SEALs, to women, said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.
The F-22 Raptor
continues to fly in support of air operations over Syria, depending on the
threat and needs of the particular mission, an Air Staff official recently told
Airmen from the 633rd
Medical Group at JB Langley-Eustis, Va., departed for Africa Sept. 26 to
support the government-wide humanitarian relief operations in countries suffering
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby lashed
out Tuesday against the tone of some news stories on the air strikes against
ISIS in Iraq and Syria, calling them “shrill and unbalanced.”
The Air Force will
integrate its newly redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP) into a new
Defense Department initiative aimed at improving the transition process from
military to civilian life.
The nation must start
a debate now on whether to maintain all three legs of the nuclear deterrent triad
because the Navy will have to spend “several billion dollars over the next five
years” preparing to build a replacement for the Ohio class strategic nuclear
submarines, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Sept. 30.
The Navy and Marine
Corps have provided about one-fourth of the airstrikes against ISIS forces in
Iraq and Syria since the new campaign started last week, Navy Secretary Ray
Mabus said Sept. 30.
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