New York Army National Guard bomb disposal experts heading for Middle East

Glenville, NY — Eighteen New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 1108th Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) said goodbye to their families during a ceremony held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Glenville on February 13. The Soldiers Read More …

Tiny Drones Are the Biggest Threat in the Middle East Since IEDs, Top General Says

State and nonstate actors have figured out another cheap way to target U.S. troops, a four-star general warned this week. Small drones anyone can “go out and buy at Costco right now” pose the most concerning tactical development since the Read More …

Virtual Battlespace 3 Provides Training Opportunities During Coronavirus Restrictions

Vicenza, ITALY — Since the implementation of COVID-19 related restrictions in Italy, U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade have relied heavily on the Virtual Battlespace 3 program at the Vicenza Mission Training Complex on Caserma Ederle. Virtual Read More …

Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CENTCOM

US-led coalition forces and their Kurdish allies the Syrian Democratic Forces killed two regional Islamic State group leaders in a raid in eastern Syria this week, US Central Command announced on Friday. Ahmad ‘Isa Ismail al-Zawi and Ahmad ‘Abd Muhammad Read More …

Augmenting the AOR: EOD Airman provides critical skillset to Army forensics team

This story is part of the JET/IA “Augmenting the AOR” series, covering the unique missions and skill sets Airmen provide to coalition and sister-service mission partners throughout the deployed area of responsibility. Visiting the Central Command Forensic Exploitation Laboratory, located Read More …