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  • 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.

  • 'Maintainers' focus on safety as they move equipment through hostile areas

    Aug 25, 2013

    In Logar and Wardak Provinces of Afghanistan, coalition forces are being supported by Afghan National Security Forces as they move heavy equipment from various outposts along Highway 1, one of eastern Afghanistan's most dangerous highways.

  • Cadet Overseas Training Mission furthers U.S. Army Africa efforts

    Aug 20, 2013

    With the help of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, U.S. Army Africa partnered with United States Army Cadet Command to create a mutually beneficial opportunity to embed cadets within an Army Service Component Command to advance USARAF Theater Security Cooperation efforts and help cadets achieve USACC goals.

  • New network provides 'digital guardian angel' for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Army's new, mobile tactical communications network has reached Afghanistan, where U.S. forces are relying on the technologies to stay connected and cover more ground.

  • Partnership blossoms between SFAT and ANA kandak

    Aug 19, 2013

    Security Force Assistance Teams with Combined Task Force Dragoon have forged relationships with the Afghan National Army for over a month as the task force's mission continues in southern Afghanistan.

  • USARPAC, Bangladesh army kick off Disaster Relief Exercise & Exchange

    Aug 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific, the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division, government and civil organizations, and international observers kicked off the 2013 Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, during an opening ceremony, Aug. 18, 2013, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • 101st Airborne Div. commander: Afghans lead fight in Afghanistan

    Aug 15, 2013

    The commander of the International Security Assistance Force's Regional Command-East talked to Pentagon reporters via satellite on the progress made by Afghanistan's security forces, Aug. 14, 2013.

  • Odierno recognizes TF Patriot Soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

    Aug 13, 2013

    It was a simple ceremony, but for eight Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, it was something they will be able to talk about for years.

  • Low-altitude drops cut costs, keep Soldiers safe

    Aug 13, 2013

    The low-cost, low-altitude drop is a relatively new practice at Forward Operating Base Ghazni, Afghanistan. Started in late May 2013, the drops deliver all kinds of supplies to the base in order to cut costs and keep ground-based convoys off the road and out of harm's way.

  • 401st AFSB receives first weigh-in-motion system in Afghanistan

    Aug 12, 2013

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade is the first unit in Afghanistan to procure the state-of-the-art weigh-in-motion system, which can record a vehicle's length, width, height, weight, number of axles and center of balance in a matter of seconds without the vehicle operator having to come to a halt.

  • Riggers push supplies out to troops with sling load operations

    Aug 12, 2013

    Intense, excitement and fun are some of the words that begin to describe the way two parachute riggers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade "Task Force Lifeliner," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), feel as they prepare for sling load operations.

  • 'Currahees' train for mass casualty exercise

    Aug 9, 2013

    With smoke billowing in the distance and loud speakers blaring instructions, Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a mass casualty exercise during the late afternoon hours, on Forward Operating Base, Salerno, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2013.

  • Afghan medical providers increasing level of care

    Aug 8, 2013

    Afghan medical providers in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, will soon be on their own to provide quality care that was once provided by U.S. and other coalition forces.

  • CSA visits Soldiers in southern Afghanistan

    Aug 7, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with leaders and Soldiers deployed to in the Regional Command-South area of operations at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, and Forward Operating Base Azzizullah, Aug. 7, 2013.

  • Army South Soldiers, veterinarians help partner nations build, sustain working dog programs

    Aug 6, 2013

    During the month of July, a handful of U.S. Army South Soldiers traveled to Colombia and Honduras to conduct subject matter expert exchanges with partner nation soldiers and civilians.

  • Afghan soldiers provide safety through delivery of artillery fires

    Jul 29, 2013

    The soldiers of the Afghan National Army's Artillery Battery, 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, are helping provide artillery support, and peace of mind, for their brothers-in-arms across the Orgun Valley of Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

  • Afghan police secure new areas in eastern Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2013

    The Afghan Local Police set up a new checkpoint in the Muhammad Aghah district of Logar province, eastern Afghanistan, in order to deter enemy activity in the area.

  • U.S. Army Africa, South African partners kick-off Exercise Shared Accord 13

    Jul 25, 2013

    Approximately 700 U.S. and 3,000 South African Defense Force service members gathered at Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa, for the opening ceremony of U.S. Army Africa's Exercise Shared Accord 13, July 24, 2013.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment takes lead in southern Afghanistan

    Jul 25, 2013

    The troops of the Task Force Dragoon (2nd Cavalry Regiment) assumed their role in helping the security forces of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 25, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army Africa exercise Shared Accord 13 kicks off this week

    Jul 23, 2013

    U.S. military forces are teaming up with South African National Defense Forces for Shared Accord 13, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, from July 24 to Aug. 7, 2013.

  • West Point cadets help Uganda renew energy resources

    Jul 23, 2013

    In an effort to limit the effects of deforestation, five cadets from the United States Military Academy travelled to Kasiisi, Uganda, to participate in the construction of a Biogas Digester during a Renewable Energy mission, conducted from June 16 to July 3, 2013, as part of an ongoing cooperation between U.S. Army Africa and USMA.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander joins senior military leaders for visit to exercise Rapid Trident 2013

    Jul 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. joined 23 other senior military and civilian officials to observe training as part of exercise Rapid Trident 2013, July 17, in Yavoriv, Ukraine.

  • Deployed Soldiers take aim at German marksmanship badge

    Jul 21, 2013

    Fourteen Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, earned the German Armed Forces Badge of Marksmanship, also known as the Sch├╝tzenschnur, July 11, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Afghan National Security Forces secure Omna District

    Jul 18, 2013

    Afghan National Security Forces from throughout Paktika Province, Afghanistan, along with U.S. Army advisers and security elements assigned to 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade at Forward Operating Base Rushmore, conducted village clearance operations last week in the Omna District.

  • Stryker forward-deployed Battlefield Damage Repair facility closes doors

    Jul 11, 2013

    The Army's Project Manager Stryker Brigade Combat Team took the first steps in retrograding their equipment from Operation Enduring Freedom when it accepted the final repaired Stryker from its forward deployed Battle Damage Repair facility in Qatar.

  • 3rd ID Soldiers certify on Raven unmanned aircraft while deployed to Afghanistan

    Jul 8, 2013

    Eight Soldiers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were certified as Raven unmanned aircraft system operators after a two-week course in eastern Afghanistan, July 2, 2013.

  • 3rd Infantry Division transfers mission in southern Afghanistan to 4th Infantry Division

    Jul 8, 2013

    The Third Infantry Division officially handed over the mission and command of Regional Command (South) to the Fourth Infantry Division, during a Transfer of Authority Ceremony, July 8, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • U.S. advisers assist Afghan forces ahead of explosive ordnance disposal school

    Jul 7, 2013

    Afghan National Security Forces are stepping up, preparing and training, against improvised explosive devices as they take full responsibility for security ahead of the U.S. Forces scheduled drawdown in 2014.

  • Welder works to prevent casualties along Afghanistan's most important highway

    Jul 1, 2013

    In a hot tent on Forward Operating Base Shank with an American flag hanging from the ceiling works an U.S Army welder whose recent project can help save many lives in eastern Afghanistan.

  • 195 'Dog Face' Soldiers receive combat badges

    Jul 1, 2013

    A total of 195 Soldiers in 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were awarded combat badges at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, May 28, 2013.

  • 401st AFSB executes Force Provider retrograde throughout Afghanistan

    Jun 26, 2013

    As forces in Afghanistan drawdown in preparation for the withdrawal of 34,000 U.S. troops by February 2014, so will the life support equipment needed to sustain personnel deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Garuda Shield brings medical care and smiles to Indonesia

    Jun 25, 2013

    Troops from the Indonesian army and the U.S. Army gave free medical treatment and dental screenings to more than 200 local residents at a public health day held at the Kostrad Medical Clinic in Cilodong, Indonesia, June 19, 2013.

  • SecArmy: Fighting in Afghanistan dangerous, difficult, focus is on completing mission

    Jun 25, 2013

    With just eighteen months remaining before the end of coalition combat operations in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with U.S. and Afghan military leaders at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, June 20, 2013.

  • EOD supports Afghan Army's counter-IED training

    Jun 24, 2013

    Soldiers with 2nd platoon, 49th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), supported the Afghan National Army's EOD team from the 4th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203 Corps, with running a counter-improvised explosive device lane for the 4th Kandak Route Clearance Company, June 20, 2013, at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan.

  • U.S., Indonesia paratroopers share knowledge, jump wings during Garuda Shield

    Jun 21, 2013

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, and the Indonesian Army's 17th Airborne Brigade, made four jumps together, June 15-18, 2013, capping the last one with a joint assault on a building.

  • Army harnesses sun to reduce casualties from sniper attacks

    Jun 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases.

  • Army scientist discusses developing Soldier solutions 'at the speed of war'

    Jun 12, 2013

    Mike Anthony recently completed a six-month deployment in which he served as U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center director, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Beyond the Horizon to leave lasting impact in Panama

    Jun 12, 2013

    As Soldiers and Airmen wrap up the final weeks of humanitarian assistance projects in isolated regions of Panama during Beyond the Horizon 2013, they're leaving behind a long-term impact, the commander of Joint Task Force Panama said.

  • Exercise Eager Lion begins in Jordan

    Jun 11, 2013

    Exercise Eager Lion kicked off in Jordan this week as U.S. service members began training with military forces from 19 nations.

  • U.S., Indonesia complete earthquake, tsunami preparedness exercise

    Jun 10, 2013

    The governments of Indonesia and the U.S. conduct a regular Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, called Pacific Resilience, which was held June 3-6, 2013, at the Indonesia Peace & Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia.

  • 'Manchus' demilitarize Combat Outpost Talukan in Southern Afghanistan

    Jun 8, 2013

    Soldiers of Company B, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment "Manchu," tore apart the combat outpost in Southern Afghanistan that was their home for nearly seven months, May 30, 2013.

  • Afghan forces lead combined patrol with U.S. Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2013

    Afghan police and Soldiers, along with Soldiers from Troop C, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted a foot patrol, May 22, 2013, from Combat Outpost Baraki Barak, Afghanistan, to make their presence known in the area and to resupply Afghan soldiers located in Baraki Rajan.

  • Under Secretary, Vice Chief: Support for deployed troops Army's top fiscal priority

    Jun 4, 2013

    As two of the Army's most senior leaders address fiscal challenges and the complexities of combat operations in Afghanistan, they remain firmly committed to the Army's number one fiscal priority, supporting the warfighter.

  • 3 Afghan National Police headquarters facilities now complete in Western Afghanistan

    May 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of three Afghan Uniform Police headquarters facilities in Western Afghanistan, well ahead of schedule.

  • Air assault, the Afghan way

    May 28, 2013

    Afghan forces took the lead in an operation that joined Afghan National Security Forces with U.S. Army advisers, to drive back insurgents harassing the inhabitants of Hesarak in western Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, May 15-18, 2013.

  • CSI: Spin Boldak, Afghanistan

    May 28, 2013

    Afghan Border and Uniformed Police received tactical site exploitation training, April 22-25, 2013, in the Spin Boldak district, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

  • Fallen heroes remembered by Soldiers in Afghanistan

    May 27, 2013

    A multinational group of service members and civilians came together at Marne Garden-Forward inside of the Third Infantry Division headquarters compound at Kandahar Airfield, Afganistan, to recognize and pay tribute to our fallen heroes.

  • 'Currahees' uncase colors in Afghanistan

    May 23, 2013

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahees," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in a transfer of authority ceremony held at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, May 22, 2013.

  • New gear brings enhanced precision to field artillery in Afghanistan

    May 1, 2013

    Newly-fielded in Afghanistan, the XM1156 "Precision Guidance Kit" provides add-on precision guidance capability to the projectiles used in the M109A6 Paladin and M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Howitzer weapons systems.

  • Afghan soldiers succeed with training

    Apr 30, 2013

    Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps, trained with U.S. Army Soldiers from Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), March 12, 2013, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

  • Chaplain, combat medics, sharpen skills during mass casualty exercise

    Apr 23, 2013

    The "Mass Casualty" alarm could be heard over loud speakers throughout Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, April 8, 2013.

  • N.C. Guard Soldiers prepare for Sinai deployment

    Apr 22, 2013

    Soldiers with the 630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion navigated postal operations as well as other technical and tactical requirements during a recent combined training exercise, at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., to prepare for their upcoming deployment to the Sinai

  • U.S., Afghan engineers build road through 'Taliban center of mass'

    Apr 22, 2013

    Soldiers of Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), 229th Engineer Company of the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and the Afghan National Security Forces, finalized road construction on a new route in the Panjwa'i District of Afghanistan, April 4 2013.

  • Reservist serves missions worlds apart - from Natick to Bagram

    Apr 15, 2013

    Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. David Sanborn, normally the chief of Master Planning at U.S. Army Garrison Natick, Mass., has been serving since Oct. 6, 2012, as the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Garrison-Bagram, Afghanistan.

  • Kandahar Airfield property turn-in yard streamlines operation, expedites Stryker turn in

    Apr 9, 2013

    Less than one week after the new Kandahar Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard became operational, the Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, executed its first unit curtailment operation, facilitating Regional Command South's troop reduction in Afghanistan.

  • Corps of Engineers treats wounded warriors to barbecue at Kandahar Airfield

    Apr 9, 2013

    Since early 2011, volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South have looked for ways to support the wounded warriors who are recovering at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

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