A Virginia Beach-based explosive ordnance disposal sailor was the first American service member killed in the ongoing conflict in Syria, the Navy announced late last week. Read More
The Navy SEAL killed earlier this month in a firefight with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants will be posthumously promoted to chief petty officer, the service announced Wednesday. Read More
This post has been updated with additional photos and a map of where the fighting occured.
THE PENTAGON – The Navy SEAL who was killed in a Tuesday firefight with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants was part of a quick reaction force sent in to assist a U.S. advise-and-assist team and Kurdish Peshmerga forces who were overwhelmed by a surprise ISIS offensive in Northern Iraq, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman told reporters on Wednesday. Read More
A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed during an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attack in Iraq on Tuesday, service officials confirmed to USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
THE PENTAGON — Sailors and Marines assigned to the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will begin returning from a seven-month deployment to the Middle East starting today, according to a statement from the 26th MEU. Read More
The U.S. Marine Corps has identified the Marine who was killed during a Saturday Islamic State of Iraq and Syria rocket attack in Iraq. Read More