Arabian Gulf - The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 began sorties from the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR).

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the Romanian people on the 99th anniversary of the creation of modern Romania.

Washington, DC - Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, met with Secretary General Galvao to address common interests in our bilateral relationship and the region.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of Barbados on 51 years of independence.

Atlanta, Georgia - Gregory McLeod, 44, of Atlanta, Georgia, a former correctional officer with the rank of lieutenant at the U. S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, pleaded guilty today to abusing an inmate by punching him in his face without any justification.  McLeod also admitted that he intentionally obstructed a federal investigation into the matter by writing a false incident report.