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  • Munitions disposal priority for Huntsville Center as U.S. units depart Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2014

    The Huntsville Center's Joint Munitions Disposal-Afghanistan team is supporting units departing Afghanistan by disposing of unserviceable and "do-not-return" munitions, as well as captured enemy munitions and explosive remnants of war.

  • Lithuanian president, dignitaries visit Saber Strike 2014

    Jun 17, 2014

    President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas, Danish Minister of Defence Nicolai Wammen and other distinguished visitors arrived at Gaiziunu Training Range in Rukla, Lithuania, to view a multinational combat maneuver demonstration as part of exercise Saber Strike 2014, June 17, 2014.

  • Saber Strike 2014 builds partnerships, capabilities in Baltic region

    Jun 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. paid a visit to U.S. and multinational partner forces now participating in exercise Saber Strike 2014, in Adazi, Latvia.

  • Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers train with Lithuanian Land Forces

    Jun 13, 2014

    Soldiers with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard are training with Lithuanian Land Forces as part of Operation Saber Rattle, a combined training event in support of the U.S. Army Europe-led multinational exercise Saber Strike 2014.

  • Corps of Engineers finishes Afghanistan projects, closes South Area Office

    Jun 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed another chapter in Afghanistan as the Transatlantic Afghanistan District's South Area Office was inactivated in a ceremony June 6, 2014, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Exercise Saber Strike 14 demonstrates international cooperation

    Jun 10, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and its regional partners in the Baltic region kicked off a joint, multi-national military exercise called "Saber Strike," June 9, 2014, at the Adazi Training Area in Latvia.

  • Shadow UAS platoon has 15th successful launch in Latvia

    Jun 3, 2014

    An unmanned aerial surveillance platoon from the Michigan National Guard launched their 15th RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System into the Latvian skies at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, May 31, 2014.

  • 173rd Airborne leaders conduct in-flight rig for Netherlands jump

    May 30, 2014

    Paratroopers are intimately familiar with the timeline of an airborne operation: arrive at the staging area, strap a parachute to your back, attach your rucksack and equipment between your legs, receive a jumpmaster inspection, wait for ages, load the aircraft, fly and finally jump.

  • Combined Resolve II roles prepare European armies for coalition missions

    May 29, 2014

    Combined Resolve II is a U.S. Army Europe-directed multinational exercise at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in Germany. The exercise, which is scheduled to run from May 15 to June 30, 2014, includes more than 4,000 participants from 15 allied and partner countries.

  • Romanian Army takes command of U.S. Opposing Forces during Combined Resolve II

    May 28, 2014

    In remote Bavaria, the sound of simulated battle echoes. The armies of the U.S. and Romania join forces to train. At the heart of the training lies one of the U.S. Army's most versatile forces.

  • 21st TSC assists with 'Sky Soldiers' deployment to Poland, Baltics

    May 28, 2014

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command traveled to Poland and the Baltic States last month to help facilitate the arrival of paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "Sky Soldiers," scheduled to conduct multinational training activities in those countries.

  • Kosovo's Task Force Medical works to establish food sanitation system

    May 28, 2014

    Members of Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical invited Kosovo's food inspectors to their food handlers class on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, May 19, 2014, to help lay a foundation for a long lasting system in a region.

  • U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

    May 27, 2014

    U.S. and Austrian Soldiers jumped out of Army UH-60 Black Hawks and Austrian helicopters to begin an air assault mission to attack and defend an operating base during Combined Resolve II.

  • Secretary of the Army performs impromptu re-enlistment in Latvia

    May 27, 2014

    When Secretary of the Army John McHugh challenged members of the Michigan National Guard May 20, 2014, to "ask me anything," during a luncheon and discussion at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, it's unlikely he was prepared for what came next.

  • President Obama addresses, thanks troops during surprise Afghan visit

    May 27, 2014

    President Barack Obama spoke to a crowd of service members May 25, 2014, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, about the "heavy price" paid by service members during the war in Afghanistan.

  • NATO forces train for multinational future during Combined Resolve II

    May 22, 2014

    Multinational military exercise Combined Resolve II, being conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas, Germany, from May 15 to June 30, 2014, with more than 4,000 participants, includes military personnel from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S.

  • McHugh's attention on regionally aligned forces at Combined Resolve II

    May 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh focused on the implementation of U.S. Army Europe's regionally aligned forces concept while observing Soldiers and NATO and European partners at exercise Combined Resolve II at the U.S. Army's Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, May 17, 2014.

  • SecArmy McHugh discusses strategic capabilities with U.S. Army Europe

    May 19, 2014

    The Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe had the opportunity May 16, 2014, to gain Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh's insights into the command's strategic capabilities and activities in Poland and the Baltics.

  • American, Lithuanian forces begin combined tactical field excercise

    May 14, 2014

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "Sky Soldiers," and their allies in the Lithuanian Mechanized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf," marked the opening of Exercise Black Arrow 2014 with a ceremony in Rukla, Lithuania, May 12, 2014.

  • JIEDDO launches redesigned IED knowledge portal

    May 14, 2014

    The Joint IED Defeat Organization Knowledge and Information Fusion Exchange provides training resources to prepare joint forces to successfully attack the improvised explosive device, or IED, network and future operating environments.

  • Country singer, veteran Craig Morgan marks his 11th trip to deployed troops

    May 13, 2014

    Country music artist and Army veteran Craig Morgan, in his 11th Armed Forces Entertainment tour overseas since Sept. 11, 2001, toured several locations through Kabul and Regional Command-East, performing for thousands of deployed troops and civilians, signing autographs and meeting with Soldiers, May 4-9, 2014.

  • American, Canadian paratroopers jump in to Poland for exercise

    May 12, 2014

    American and Canadian paratroopers conducted a combined parachute operation onto Bledowska Drop Zone, Poland, May 5, 2014, to begin combined airborne infantry training with their Polish allies.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' conduct aerial resupply in Latvia

    May 3, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade planned and executed an aerial resupply mission at Adazi Drop Zone, Latvia, May 2, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander visits 'Sky Soldiers' in Baltics

    May 1, 2014

    The commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe visited paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, April 29-30, 2014, participating in unscheduled exercises in Lithuania and Latvia.

  • 173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland, Baltics for unscheduled exercises

    Apr 30, 2014

    Approximately 600 paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, deployed for training rotations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, April 23-28, 2014, to enhance ongoing military-to-military relationships and demonstrate assurance of America's commitment to its NATO allies.

  • Angkor Sentinel 2014 kicks off with opening ceremony

    Apr 29, 2014

    U.S. and Cambodian forces attended the opening ceremony at Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia, April 20, 2014, for Angkor Sentinel 2014, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Army and sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific.

  • 173rd paratroopers land in Lithuania

    Apr 28, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in Lithuania, April 26, 2014, to begin a training rotation with the Lithuanian army's "Iron Wolf" Mechanized Infantry Brigade.

  • 173rd conducts unscheduled training with Estonian Army

    Apr 28, 2014

    Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Estonia, April 28, 2014, to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Estonian Army.

  • Flight line liaison officers link Army, Air Force to move equipment out of, around Afghanistan

    Apr 27, 2014

    There's a saying that "no job is finished until the paperwork is done," and when the job falls to the Redistribution Property Assistance Team, the final paperwork often means a flight manifest.

  • 173rd conducts unscheduled training with Latvian Army

    Apr 25, 2014

    Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Latvia, April 24, 2014, to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Latvian Army.

  • 173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland

    Apr 23, 2014

    A company-sized contingent of U.S. paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade from Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Poland to begin exercises with Polish troops, April 23, 2014.

  • SMA Chandler visits deployed troops, shares future NCO vision

    Apr 21, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III came to speak to deployed Soldiers during a town hall at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, April 15, 2014.

  • U.S., Saudi troops build teamwork, friendship during mil-to-mil exercise

    Apr 21, 2014

    Approximately 1,100 Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the New York National Guard, participated in the two-week military-to-military exercise geared toward strengthening stability in the region and improving interoperability.

  • SMA Chandler visits troops in southern Afghanistan

    Apr 18, 2014

    When Pfc. Clark Cepeda learned that the sergeant major of the Army was coming to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 15-17, 2014, he looked at it as an opportunity to learn about the Army's future.

  • After 10 years, paratroopers soar in Kosovo

    Apr 18, 2014

    Ending what has been over a decade-long absence, Multinational Battle Group-East paratroopers took to the skies in Kosovo, April 15, 2014.

  • Military K-9s experience MedEvac training at Camp Bondsteel

    Apr 10, 2014

    Soldiers with Multinational Battle Group-East completed a week-long MedEvac training April 2, 2014, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • Saber Guardian 2014: Forces from 12 nations cap exercise in Bulgaria

    Apr 8, 2014

    After a week of scenario-driven, computer-based humanitarian assistance operations, exercise Saber Guardian 2014 officially came to end, April 3, 2014.

  • Suitcase-sized capability keeps coalition network running during retrograde

    Apr 1, 2014

    As U.S. and coalition forces draw down in Afghanistan and take most of their communications infrastructure with them, a new capability the size of a suitcase will enable Soldiers to connect to the coalition network from anywhere on the planet.

  • 7th Civil Support Command begins Operation Saber Guardian 14

    Apr 1, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians from the 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, along with hundreds of additional participants from the United States, Bulgaria and ten other NATO countries, officially marked the beginning of a multinational exercise designed to test the capabilities of allied nations in response to real-world emergencies, March 31, 2014, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.

  • 173rd paratroopers assist Slovenian partners during ice storm

    Feb 18, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) arrived in Slovenia early on the morning of Feb. 11, 2014, with generators bound for Postojna, a city hard hit by an ice storm thought to be the worst natural disaster here in the last 100 years.

  • Wisconsin Guard engineers power Romanian transit facility development effort

    Feb 18, 2014

    The MK Passenger Transit Center at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania, marks a significant achievement for military engineers, including the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 924th Engineer Facilities Detachment.

  • U.S., African Soldiers train together in Kaiserslautern

    Feb 10, 2014

    Service members from around the world converged on the Kaiserslautern Military Community in Germany, to train international partners from Africa for Central Accord 14 Phase I, Feb. 3-7, 2014.

  • 225th Brigade Support Battalion supports 1-21st Infantry 'Gimlets' during Exercise Cobra Gold 14

    Feb 10, 2014

    Soldiers of the 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, are supporting the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, during Exercise Cobra Gold, throughout February, in the Kingdom of Thailand.

  • Odierno, Ravens Coach Harbaugh visit troops in southern Afghanistan

    Feb 7, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited southern Afghanistan, Feb. 6-7, 2014, and met with deployed service members and received Regional Command (South) mission updates.

  • Africa engagements stress importance of security assistance

    Feb 6, 2014

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command conducted engagements with Uganda and Kenya military officers, State Department officials and Defense Department representatives from the respective countries' Offices of Security Cooperation last month.

  • U.S. Army Africa training helps African nations secure their own borders

    Feb 3, 2014

    In support of its mission to enable full spectrum operations while conducting sustained security engagements with African land forces, the training U.S. Army Africa is providing to different African nations is helping them secure their own borders as well as their own regions.

  • Corps of Engineers considers Afghanistan construction projects some of best

    Feb 3, 2014

    In the remote district of Shorabak, situated in Helmand Province, is a newly built Afghan National Army installation, which the Transatlantic Division commander believes is some of the best construction he's seen in Afghanistan.

  • 2-4 Infantry continues to advise, assist Afghan forces in Parwan Province

    Jan 26, 2014

    Advising and assisting their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts remains the primary objective of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment "Warrior," for the remainder of their deployment.

  • Afghan army conducts independent large-scale operation

    Jan 14, 2014

    Afghan National Security Forces independently conducted one of the largest operations in the history of the ANSF in late December 2013, in a mission that covered four provinces in southern Afghanistan.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers teach Afghan mortarmen 60mm mortar system

    Jan 13, 2014

    Members of the 4th Brigade, 201st Afghan National Army Corps, finished more than a month of training on the 60mm mortar weapon system at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, with instructors from 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Task Force Patriot, with a cumulative live-fire exercise, Jan. 8, 2014.

  • Sustainment Soldiers support troops through sling load operations

    Jan 9, 2014

    No matter what obstacles arise two riggers with Task Force Lifeliner make sure they successfully complete their daily mission with skill as sling load operators.

  • 4th Inf. Div. continues partnership in Kuwait

    Jan 8, 2014

    Senior leaders from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, met with their Kuwaiti counterparts for a partnership meeting at Kuwait Land Forces Base, Kuwait, Dec. 23, 2015.

  • Afghan security forces discuss new checkpoint after clearing operation in Paktika

    Jan 8, 2014

    Afghan National Security Forces detained a suspected insurgent during a clearing operation Jan. 5, 2013, and then held a security shura with village elders in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

  • Nangarhar Province police work to get out vote in upcoming election

    Jan 7, 2014

    Police in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, with advice from their International Security Assistance Force counterparts, are already preparing to ensure their residents will be able to vote safely in Afghanistan's national election this spring.

  • Dragoons advise, prep Afghan police for upcoming elections

    Jan 6, 2014

    Troopers with Combined Task Force Dragoon continue their mission of advising Afghan National Security Forces in preparation for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.

  • Army team to destroy Syrian chemical weapons afloat

    Jan 3, 2014

    Some 64 specialists from the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard the ship MV Cape Ray to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.

  • U.S. forces train Afghan National Army in patient transfer procedures

    Jan 2, 2014

    During the month of December, the New Kabul Compound team trained about 25 Afghan National Army soldiers and medical staff on the fundamentals of patient transfers.

  • Afghan National Security Forces prepare for upcoming elections

    Jan 2, 2014

    With the elections just a few months way, Afghan National Security Forces are redoubling their efforts to secure them against the enemies of Afghanistan.

  • 'Spartan' Soldiers live on constant alert in Afghanistan

    Dec 31, 2013

    The Spartans of 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division have once again come into the mountains of Afghanistan, bringing with them their hard-earned reputation forged through three previous Operation Enduring Freedom combat tours dating back to 2007.

  • Guam Guard Soldiers depart Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2013

    Operation Enduring Freedom is quickly coming to a close for the Guam Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment. Task Force Guam's first wave of troops departed Afghanistan and will soon return to United States soil to commence a redeployment process.

  • 2-4 Infantry adds new location to advising mission

    Dec 30, 2013

    The 2nd Battalion Security Forces Advise and Assist Team added another Afghan National Security Forces' and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan unit to their list of organizations to work with during the deployment.

  • Finishing the mission is 'Easy'

    Dec 29, 2013

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's historic Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, received a new mission after successfully completing everything that was asked of them while they were operating in the Khost province of Afghanistan.

  • U.S. calls for immediate talks in South Sudan

    Dec 27, 2013

    American officials, including Secretary of State John F. Kerry, have made calls to leaders throughout Africa and the world seeking a solution to the crisis in South Sudan, U.S. State Department spokesman Jen Psaki said in a statement issued Dec. 24, 2013.

  • Response force deploys for 1st time

    Dec 27, 2013

    Four days after their official transfer of authority ceremony, U.S. Army Soldiers with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's East Africa Response Force deployed for the first time since being established earlier this year.

  • Task Force Guam donates boots to Afghan security guards

    Dec 26, 2013

    Members of 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard donated more than 120 pairs of boots to an Afghan security organization.

  • Deployed Soldiers shave heads in support of cancer patients

    Dec 24, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Glass, an operations section construction supervisor for the 365th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, recently found out that one of his relatives has cancer and that it has metastasized to his neck. In response, Glass declared that he would shave his head to support his family back home.

  • 124th Engineers continue efforts to enable base closures, transfers in Afghanistan

    Dec 24, 2013

    Platoons from the 124th Engineer Company, attached to the 489th Engineer Battalion and the 82nd Sustainment Brigade-U.S. Central Command Materiel Recovery Element, have been participating in multiple projects in and around Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, which help with the transfer or the complete closure of forward operating bases, combat outposts, and camps throughout Afghanistan.

  • Eighth Army participates in exercise in South Korea

    Dec 13, 2013

    Eighth Army participated in exercise Warpath III, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Dec. 7-15, 2013, to hone its ability to command combat operations.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers at FOB Torkham conduct patrol outside the wire

    Dec 6, 2013

    "Patriot" Soldiers with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, left Forward Operating Base Torkham, Afghanistan, for a dismounted patrol, Nov. 18, 2013, that took them over some mountains to an Afghan Border Police checkpoint a couple kilometers away near the village of Goloco.

  • Joint Air Insertion Exercise on forward-deployed Patriot site

    Dec 5, 2013

    Cohesion was the word of the day when joint forces in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility conducted a joint air insertion exercise. Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, also known as "Cold Steel" Soldiers, executed the joint-exercise with Sailors and Marines that increased combat effectiveness across branches.

  • 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Soldiers deploy to Turkey

    Dec 3, 2013

    Approximately 250 Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command flew from Ramstein, Germany, Dec. 2, 2013, to begin an estimated year-long deployment to Turkey.

  • Joint effort brings Soldiers home for the Holidays

    Dec 3, 2013

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- Leaders with 177th Armored Brigade, First Army Division East, Camp Shelby Medical Task Force and Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center are making their lists and checking them twice as they prepare to demobilize a significant amount of Soldiers during the holiday season.

  • Afghan Soldiers compete for best signal team

    Nov 6, 2013

    Soldiers with the Afghan National Army's 203rd Corps, Signal Khandak, competed in the first-ever Signal Olympics, Oct. 27-30, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Thunder, Afghanistan.

  • Assistance team shares knowledge of war fighting with Afghan National Army

    Nov 5, 2013

    Security Force Assistance Team 3205, with 3rd Squadron, Combined Task Force Dragoon, are making their mark in history by assisting soldiers of the Afghan National Army's 3rd Brigade, 205th Corps, to become more proficient in war-fighting skills necessary to overcome enemy forces.

  • 'Lifeliners' prep Soldiers, vehicles for Afghanistan winter hazards

    Oct 31, 2013

    As winter sets in throughout eastern Afghanistan, the cold weather will bring slippery ice covered roads that can put Soldier's driving skills to the test if they are not prepared for these types of conditions.

  • Vanguard's Mustang Squadron fights until end of mission

    Oct 30, 2013

    As the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, wraps up their deployment in eastern Afghanistan, the Soldiers of the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th IBCT, are continuing to take the fight to the enemy.

  • Retrograde of equipment from Afghanistan on track

    Oct 28, 2013

    About 40,000 containers and 30,000 vehicles have been shipped back from Afghanistan over the past year, but a strategic transportation planner said the system "has not yet been taxed" to its fullest potential.

  • Afghan aviators resupply remote bases with partnered close-air support

    Oct 28, 2013

    The Afghan Air Force, which has made steady gains in its operational capacity since 2007, took over resupply operations to Barg-e-Matal district, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, and other remote bases in the area, from the International Security Assistance Force, in early spring of 2013.

  • 1-14th Field Artillery completes joint exercise in United Arab Emirates

    Oct 17, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, held a 10-day exercise, Sept. 22 through Oct. 1, 2013, with the host nation's 97th Heavy Artillery Regiment, in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Unified Endeavor 14-01 prepares U.S./multinational Soldiers for ISAF deployment

    Oct 16, 2013

    The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command Simulation Center at Camp Aachen, in Grafenwoehr, Germany, recently hosted more than 1,700 U.S. and multinational Soldiers during the United States Army Europe semi-annual exercise Unified Endeavor, which will conclude Oct. 18, 2013.

  • South Dakota Guard unit cleans up remnants of Afghanistan war

    Oct 14, 2013

    The South Dakota Army National Guard's 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, sustains the four transportation units and ordnance company they manage at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, and they are also helping units in Regional Command-South drawdown equipment.

  • A night on the mountaintop in Afghanistan

    Oct 10, 2013

    A squad of Soldiers and their Afghan interpreter gathered in the darkness outside of a building on Forward Operating Base Torkham, to climb a nearby mountain, link up with the Afghan Security Group personnel manning the observation post, and partner with them to guard the base through the night.

  • Afghan air force flight medics provide medical care, boost confidence

    Oct 7, 2013

    Two Afghan air force flight medics from the Kandahar Air Wing, used their medical skills to treat an injured Afghan soldier during a casualty evacuation mission with their NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan advisers, Sept. 23, 2013.

  • 'Task Force Gunfighters' Soldiers practice MedEvac hoist

    Oct 7, 2013

    Aviators and medics with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation), practiced medical evacuation hoist training with UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, Oct. 4, 2013, at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan.

  • Army's top logistician remains 'cautiously optimistic' on Afghanistan withdrawal

    Oct 4, 2013

    The Army's top logistician told members of the House Armed Services Committee, Oct. 2, 2013, he remains "cautiously optimistic" that the Army will complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • Minutes, lives saved using litter assist in mine-resistant ambulances

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity works with military, government and industry partners to improve equipment and evacuation capabilities, giving minutes back, saving lives.

  • 'Peacemaker' advisory team completes mission in eastern Afghanistan

    Sep 30, 2013

    Advisers with the 36th Engineer Brigade, attached to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were recognized at a ceremony, Sept. 25, 2013, on Camp Maiwand, Afghanistan, as their advisory mission to the Afghan National Army 4th Infantry Brigade, 203rd Corps, came to an end.

  • Afghans take lead with local hospital

    Sep 29, 2013

    The partnership between coalition forces and the Afghan National Army took a major step forward, Sept. 25, 2013, as the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the hospital now being 100 percent Afghan led.

  • Heroes come in all shapes and sizes

    Sep 27, 2013

    What actions or characteristics describe a hero? Would you recognize a hero if he or she were standing next to you or speaking with you?

  • SMA reaches out to Soldiers in southern Afghanistan

    Sep 26, 2013

    The senior enlisted advisor for the U.S. Army met with Dragoon Troopers during a visit to bases in southern Afghanistan to address Soldiers' concerns and discuss current Army priorities, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • CJTF Paladin offers training for Female Engagement Team members

    Sep 24, 2013

    Five U.S. Army Soldiers are the first to take part in a new counter-improvised explosive device training course designed by Combined Joint Task Force Paladin specifically for Female Engagement Team members, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Matching tradition: 'Dustoff' lifts patient care to higher level

    Sep 24, 2013

    The MedEvac platoon at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, is comprised of Soldiers from the Michigan and New Hampshire National Guard, and continues the Dustoff tradition of providing timely aid to injured service members on or off the battlefield.

  • Afghan forces learn air-to-ground integration

    Sep 22, 2013

    Three Afghan National Army fire support officers and two staff officers with the 4th Infantry Brigade, 203rd Corps, conducted an air-to-ground integration exercise, Sept. 18, 2013, near Hunter Base in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Shadows provide mission support from sky

    Sep 17, 2013

    On a narrow stretch of road fashioned into a runway at Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan, Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Combined Task Force Dragoon, launch unmanned aircraft to safely maintain a view of the battlefield from the sky.

  • U.S. Army Pacific, Nepalese Army operationalize disaster response plan during 4-day exercise

    Sep 12, 2013

    Recognizing the enormous impact a massive natural disaster would have on the heavily populated city of Kathmandu, Nepal, and the critical need for civil-military preparedness, the Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific proactively conducted the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange, Sept. 9-12, 2013, marking the first of its kind in Nepal to include a practical field training evolution.

  • 401st AFSB logisticians complete underbody blast protection upgrades in Afghanistan

    Sep 4, 2013

    After nearly five months of running 24-hour operations, seven days a week, Product Manager Heavy Tactical Vehicles, in partnership with 401st Army Field Support Brigade, installed the last of 150 underbody blast protection kits into Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks at Forward Operating Base Shindand.

  • 'Triple Nickel' engineers finishing strong as deployment wraps up

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Soldiers of 555th Engineer Brigade Headquarters, Joint Task Force Triple Nickel, may be only a month away from concluding their deployment, but there are no signs of slowing down in the unit, that since February has overseen U.S. military engineer operations throughout Afghanistan.

  • Assistance team teaches medical fundamentals to new Afghan National Army unit

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Afghan National Army is learning all they can about military operations from Security Force Assistance Teams. The partnership continues between SFAT 401 with Afghan's 2nd Mobile Strike Force Brigade at Forward Operating Base Lindsey, Afghanistan.

  • 'Vanguard' medic answers call, saves lives

    Aug 29, 2013

    Spc. Tyler Ivester was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, with Valor Device, Aug. 1, 2013, for saving the lives of four of his fellow Soldiers after their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device, April 17, 2013, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

  • Vanguard mechanics help Afghan National Army repair vehicles, increase combat power

    Aug 27, 2013

    U.S. Army mechanics from Company B, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, advised Afghan National Army soldiers from the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 203rd Corps, on better methods to maintain their vehicles.

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