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AFCENT hosts OIR Air Coalition Conference

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  • By Staff Sgt. Chelsea Browning
  • AFCENT Public Affairs
U.S. Air Forces Central Command hosted an Air Coalition Conference for Operation INHERENT RESOLVE here Feb. 11.

The conference included discussions of the current air campaign, assessments of progress, coalition contributions, information sharing and evolving efforts to advise and assist the Iraqi Air Force.

Senior military representatives from 15 of the 17 nations providing support to the air campaign against Da’esh attended the conference. Representatives from Singapore also attended the event, since the country has announced its intent to assist coalition air planning and conduct an assessment for possible deployment of its KC-135 tanker.

“The conference helped all partners involved in our air operations establish a common understanding of the progress made in our military effort and the way forward over the next several months,” said Lt. Gen. John W. Hesterman III, Combined Forces Air Component Commander.

“We don't expect our operations to abate for the foreseeable future, and a sustained coalition effort will be essential for our success,” the general said.