NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) resumed strike missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, June 6.

170606-N-YL257-140 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 6, 2017) An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct flight operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve June 6, 2017. George H.W. Bush is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Gaines/Released)

The GHWBCSG entered the Mediterranean Sea June 5, after conducting operations in support of OIR and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

The GHWBCSG previously operated in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and last conducted strikes in from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in support of OIR from March 6 - 8.

The GHWBCSG operations in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in support of OIR demonstrate the capability of the U.S. Navy to conduct precision strikes on ISIS targets from multiple theaters, highlighting the flexibility of the Navy's globally deployed force.

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SOUTHWEST ASIA — On May 17, Coalition military forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 101 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes destroyed seven ISIS well heads, four fighting positions, a front-end loader and a mortar system.
•Near Al Hawl, one strike destroyed a mortar system and a fighting position.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed four ISIS fuel trucks and a vehicle.
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U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has announced the initiation of new antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations to determine whether imports of 100- to 150-seat civil aircraft (civil aircraft) from Canada are being unfairly dumped in the United States, and whether Canadian producers are receiving alleged unfair subsidies.

The investigations were initiated following a petition filed by The Boeing Company on April 27 seeking relief of planned imports of Canadian civil aircraft.

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By Air Force Airman Chad Gorecki
375th Air Mobility Wing

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., May 18, 2017 — For one Algerian family, 6,600 miles was the distance between a life of struggle and a life of promise and opportunity.

The Harchaoui triplets -- from left, Myriam, a 436th Supply Chain Operations Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Rabah, assigned to the 56th Security Forces Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.; and Warda, with the 60th Medical Operations Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. -- were born in Algeria before moving to the United States. Courtesy photo

Their journey has carried them from a barren region in Africa to California's Simi Valley, where eventually the Harchaoui triplets -- Myriam, Rabah and Warda -- would join the U.S. Air Force.

"Growing up we were very poor," said Air Force Airman Myriam Harchaoui, a 436th Supply Chain Operations Squadron C-130 stock control apprentice here. "Our mom fought for us to move to the states because of life [in Algeria]. It was like the movies: a desert with a ton of beat-up buildings."

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WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis yesterday met with Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide at the Pentagon, where he praised the longstanding defense relationship between the United States and Norway, according to chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White.

Extensive Military-to-Military Cooperation

Mattis and Søreide reaffirmed the extensive military-to-military cooperation between the U.S. and Norway as NATO allies that have resulted in effective combined operations on the battlefield, White said.

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SOUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition and partnered Syrian opposition forces recently repaired a water well capable of producing more than 317,000 gallons of water a day in southern Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said today.

Because the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria controls water wells in the region, water resources for local Bedouins and partner forces are limited. The repair of this well provides a much-needed resource for those forces opposing ISIS.

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