From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016:
- Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga security forces are working together as they advance along several axes to liberate Mosul, Iraq, from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant control, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, director of Pentagon press operations, told reporters.
- Remembering The “Thundering Third:” Marine veterans from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, gathered for a memorial ceremony at Camp Horno on Camp Pendleton. The ceremony commemorated the efforts and sacrifices of the Marines in the city of Fallujah during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- 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.
- Since arriving Oct. 5, U.S. service members assigned to Joint Task Force Matthew have been operating around the clock, providing aid to citizens of western Haiti. The team has been conducting 24-hour operations at the request of Haiti’s government to support the U.S. Agency for International Development’s disaster relief efforts in the critical early stages of the response.
- U.S. mine countermeasures units commenced training with Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy and regional counterparts for the first-ever multilateral iteration of the mine countermeasure exercise Clear Horizon 2016, Oct. 16.
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