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06 October 2017 Military News

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  • OIF / OND / OEF / OIR / OFS Casualty Update 06 Oct 2017[PDF]
  • Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS AFPS 06 Oct 2017 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 44 strikes consisting of 65 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Pentagon Says Hurricane Relief Efforts Slow Afghanistan Deployments RFE/RL 06 Oct 2017 -- The U.S. Defense Department says the military's response to the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico is delaying the deployment of forces to Afghanistan and other missions throughout the world.
  • Africom Announces Death of 4th Service Member in Niger Attack AFPS 06 Oct 2017 -- The body of another U.S. service member has been recovered from Niger, where an attack occurred Oct. 4 during an advise-and-assist mission, bringing the number of U.S. service members killed to four, U.S. Africa Command's director of public affairs said today.
  • U.S. Northern Command Prepares for Tropical Storm Nate AFPS 06 Oct 2017 -- DoD personnel are helping with hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and now the department's U.S. Northern Command is preparing for the approach of Tropical Storm Nate, Pentagon officials said today.
  • USS Iwo Jima and USS New York Underway NNS 06 Oct 2017 -- Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces, Adm. Phil Davidson, has ordered the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), with elements from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, to get underway from their homeport in Mayport Oct. 7.
  • USNS Comfort Underway to Provide Aid from the Sea in Puerto Rico NNS 06 Oct 2017 -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) got underway Oct. 5, to provide aid from the sea in Puerto Rico after completing a planning phase in San Juan with local and federal stakeholders to synchronize efforts to provide humanitarian assistance.

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