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US Navy P-3C, USAF A-10 and USS Barry Engage Libyan Vessels

A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft and guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52), engaged Libyan Coast Guard vessel Vittoria and two smaller crafts March 28.

ISAF Joint Command morning update

Afghan and coalition security forces killed one insurgent and detained several other suspected insurgents during clearing operations in Qush Tepah district, Jowzjan province, yesterday.

Joint security forces targeted a bunker and cave complex during a clearing operation to prevent insurgents from using the area as a safe haven for coordinating and staging attacks. The clearing operation resulted in one insurgent killed and several suspected insurgents detained for further questioning. Initial reports indicate no civilians were harmed during the operation.

Support Marines, Royal Air Force celebrate partnership in Afghanistan

As part of Operation Rawhide II, an initiative intended to interdict and disrupt enemy activity along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 was tasked with building forward arming and refueling points near the city of Bahram Cha, Afghanistan.

But MWSS-373 did not face this task alone. The Miramar, Calif., based squadron found helping hands from across the Atlantic in the Royal Air Force’s Tactical Supply Wing.

High Maintenance Vehicles Run by High Performance Marines

Adapting and overcoming obstacles is something every Marine faces at some point during his service, but the Assault Breacher Vehicle platoon, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, does this on a regular basis.

Adapting and overcoming obstacles is something every Marine faces at some point during his service, but the Assault Breacher Vehicle platoon, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, does this on a regular basis.

USS Stout Launches Tomahawk Cruise Missiles as Part of Odyssey Dawn

Video by Combat Camera Detachment USEUCOM

ISAF Joint Command morning update

A joint Afghan and coalition force captured a Taliban improvised explosive device facilitator and detained several suspected Taliban insurgents in Pul-e Alam district, Logar province, yesterday.

The Taliban facilitator was responsible for the acquisition, construction and dissemination of IEDs and has been involved in numerous attacks against Afghan civilians and Afghan and coalition security forces.

ANA soldiers successfully complete counter-IED training

The detector blared as the soldier swept over the disturbed patch of dirt with the Compact Metal Detector. He carefully marked a square around the suspected improvised explosive device by using the edge of the CMD.

First Iraqi air force instructor pilot begins training students

TIKRIT, Iraq (AFNS) -- The first Iraqi air force instructor pilot to be certified since American forces ousted Saddam Hussein took a major step forward for the Iraqi air force March 19 here.

Lt. Col. Hussein Hamid, Iraqi air force Squadron 203 commander, flew a training mission with an Iraqi student pilot in a T-6 Texan, further developing the Iraqi air force as a self-sustaining airpower partner.

Colonel Hamid volunteered for the air force in 1980 at the age of 15 and graduated pilot training as a 2nd lieutenant in 1986.

Commandos, USSF detain suspected insurgents in Baghlan and Logar

Afghan National Army Commandos, with soldiers from Special Operations Task Force – East, detained two persons of interest, including a suspected Taliban senior leader, March 26.