From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016:
- As of Sunday, Iraqi forces have taken an estimated 800 square kilometers from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the battle for the city that began Oct. 17, U.S. officials told reporters yesterday at a Pentagon briefing.
- Medal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. Richard A. Pittman was laid to rest in Lodi, Calif., Oct. 24, 2016. Master Sgt. Pittman passed away on Oct. 13, 2016. He served with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines during the Vietnam War and earned the Medal of Honor for his relentless fight against the enemy on Jul. 24, 1966 that advanced his platoon’s position and saved many of his fellow Marines’ lives.
- Sailors and Marines returned to Naval Station Norfolk aboard amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) to offload personnel and equipment Oct. 24 after conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief as part of Joint Task Force (JTF) Matthew.
- The U.S. military continues to expand on the progress it has made in serving the needs of thousands of sexual assault victims. Now it’s giving them a voice in the criminal investigation and prosecutorial systems.
- The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew two C-130J Super Hercules into Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Oct. 21, the first coalition aircraft to land on the airfield since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve.
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