Operation Inherent Resolve is the most important U.S. military’s operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL or Daesh),including both the campaign in Iraq and the campaign in Syria. Since 21 August 2016, the U.S. Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps has been responsible for Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and supporting units, deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
In the past, the squadron has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and many others in its time as a functioning fighter squadron.
“Our Shooters are on their way to an incredibly important fight, to ensure that people that seek to do our nation and our allies harm, never get that opportunity,” said Col. Derek O’Malley, 20th Fighter Wing commander. “I know our Airmen are capable of executing any task that is thrown their way — not only because they are well trained, but because of the constant support they get at home from their families, friends, and the community. While our Airmen are taking the fight to the enemy, we’ve got to double our efforts to take care of their families.”
Deploying with the Air Force’s premier suppression of enemy air defenses aircraft, the F-16CM Fighting Falcon, the units are putting mission success in their crosshairs.
After Airmen completed the line, they received briefings about the conditions of their deployed location and the services offered to their families remaining stateside. Navy Cmdr. Sean Robertson talks about the importance of Operation Inherent Resolve briefings : click below to watch