What is OEF and OIF?

What is OEF and OIF?

OEF/OIF is an acronym that refers to the U.S.-led conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Specifically, OEF means “Operation Enduring Freedom” (the war in Afghanistan), while OIF stands for “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” or the Iraq War.

What does OEF mean in the military?

Since the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2001, over 1.9 million US military personnel have been deployed in 3 million tours of duty lasting more than 30 days as part of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) (Table 2.1).

How many people died in OEF and OIF?

(As of December 29, 2021)

Operation / Casualty Type Total
OIF Hostile Death 3,481
OIF Non-Hostile Death 937
OIF Wounded in Action 31,994
OIR Hostile Death 20

What does OEF OIF ond mean?

Operation Iraqi Freedom
VA published the following reports on Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans four times a year.

When did OIF end?

March 20, 2003 – December 15, 2011Iraq War / Period
On 15 December 2011, “The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other top U.S. military leaders observed the official end of U.S. Forces Iraq’s mission after nearly nine years of conflict that claimed the lives of nearly 4,500 troops (Torreon).”

What is OEF called now?

On 31 December 2014, Operation Enduring Freedom concluded, and was succeeded by Operation Freedom’s Sentinel on 1 January 2015.

How many OEF veterans are there?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2019, there were more than 17 million veterans in the United States.

What was Operation New Dawn?

Operation New Dawn (Iraq, 2010–2011), the United States Armed Forces’ involvement in the Iraq War after August 2010. Second Battle of Fallujah, also known as Operation Al-Fajr (The Dawn), a 2004 joint U.S.-Iraqi offensive against the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah during the Iraq War.