Operation Allies Refuge (13)
Operation Allies Refuge was a United States military operation to airlift from the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul Afghanistan certain at-risk Afghan civilians, U.S. embassy employees, and other prospective Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants.
At least 182 people were killed during a suicide bombing attack by Islamic State militant at the airport on August 26, 2021. Thirteen US service members (eleven marines, one soldier, and one Navy corpsman) were among the dead.
Beirut Barracks Bombing (241)In the early morning of October 23, 1983, two suicide bombers drove trucks into the lobby of a building serving as the Marine barracks in Beirut Lebanon and detonated their explosives. The force of the explosion killed 241 American servicemen: 220 Marines, 18 Navy personnel and 3 Army soldiers.
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) (2352)October 7, 2001, the United States and its allies began Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), also known as the War in Afghanistan. The purpose of sending military troops was to conduct strikes against al Qaeda terrorist training camps and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
Operation Gothic Serpent (OGS) (18)Operation Gothic Serpent was a military operation in Somalia, African. On October 3, 1993, the task force arrested two Somali militia leaders. While leaving, Somali fighters quickly surrounded the military convoy. During the battle, two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and 18 U.S. soldiers were killed. The mission is now known as the Battle of Mogadishu, or The Battle of the Black Sea, and the battle was depicted in the movie Black Hawk Down.
Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) (55)On August 8, 2014, the U.S. military started an intervention against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in Iraq and Syria. The goal of Operation Inherent Resolve is to keep this Sunni extremist group from committing additional human rights violations and gaining control of additional territory.
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) (4376)On March 20, 2003 the United States military entered Iraqi to disarm the Ba'athist government of Saddam Hussein and began helping the Iraqi people form their own government. Named Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) by the US Military, this action was also known as the Iraq War. During the seven and a half years, 3,502 American service members were Killed in Action (KIA).
Operation New Dawn (OND) (68)On September 1, 2010, the name of the U.S. Military operation in Iraq was changed from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn to mark the end of the combat mission in Iraq. All the U.S. troops were withdrawn at the end of 2011, but while they were there, 66 soldiers were Killed In Action (KIA).
Unified Combat Command (8)
Unified Combatant Command (UCC) is composed of forces from at least two Military Departments and has a broad and continuing mission. They are organized either on a geographical basis (known as "area of responsibility", AOR) or on a functional basis, such as special operations, power projection, or transport.
Private Military Contractors (2)A private military contractor (PMC) provides armed combat or security services. The services and expertise offered by PMCs are typically similar to those of governmental security or military forces. As of June 20, 2012, there have been 1,569 U.S. private military contractor deaths in Iraq and as of December 31, 2013, a total of 1,582 civilian contractors were killed in Afghanistan. If you know a defence contractor who was lost supporting U.S. troops who should be added to this page, please complete a Special Request Form. Special Request Form