Magazine article VFW Magazine

Operation Inherent Resolve

Magazine article VFW Magazine

Operation Inherent Resolve

Article excerpt

Nearly 25,000 U.S. forces are spread throughout the Middle East conducting an air campaign and other missions against ISIS. Here are their locations and approximate troop numbers as of the start of 2016.

AIR FORCE {about 1,500 airmen)

Southwest Asia:

* 199th Fighter Squadron, 154th Wing, Hawaii Air National Guard

* 19th Fighter Squadron, 15th Wing

* 210th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron

Incirlik Air Base, Turkey: 300 airmen and 12 A-10 aircraft from 75th Fighter Squadron

Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. 300 airmen {from various units) and a Guardian Angel Weapons System to rescue pi lots who go down over Syria or Iraq

NAVY (about 7,000 sailors and Marines)

Persian Gulf:

* USS Harry S. Truman

* USS Kearsarge

MARINE CORPS (about 2,400 Marines)

Iraq: undisclosed number of Marines conducting advising missions with local troops

Persian Gulf: 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit deployed with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group. …

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