Daily SITREP: Iraqi Troops Advance, Marine Vets Reflect on Fallujah & More

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, visits Task Force Strike, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Sept. 23, 2016. Coalition troops arrived to Qayyarah West Airfield to enable the Iraqi security forces to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant by providing logistical, engineering and artillery fires in support of the liberation of Mosul. The mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria by supporting the government of Iraq with trainers, advisors and fire support, to include aerial strikes and artillery fire. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Ryan E. Alvis

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, visits Task Force Strike, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Sept. 23, 2016. Coalition troops arrived to Qayyarah West Airfield to enable the Iraqi security forces to defeat ISIL by providing logistical, engineering and artillery fires in support of the liberation of Mosul. The mission of Operation Inherent Resolve is to defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria by supporting the government of Iraq with trainers, advisors and fire support, to include aerial strikes and artillery fire. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Ryan E. Alvis

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016:

  • The first full “Army Warfighting Assessment,” AWA 17.1, kicked off Monday. The two-week exercise is meant to gather feedback from soldiers on the performance of new warfighting capabilities like robotics systems and autonomous weapons systems in a life-like combat situation, according to Maj. Gen. Terry McKenrick, commander of the Army’s Brigade Modernization Command.

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