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  • 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 Schützenschnur, 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.

  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs visits 'Commando Brigade' in Afghanistan

    Apr 8, 2013

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Security Forces Assistance Brigade at Forward Operating Base Sharana, April 7, 2013.

  • Afghan engineer soldiers complete independent construction project

    Apr 7, 2013

    The Soldiers of the engineer Tolai of 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Afghan National Army, completed Paktika Province's "Super FOB," without any hands-on assistance from coalition forces.

  • 15th Artillery Regt. Soldiers advise, mentor Afghan National Army

    Apr 7, 2013

    In Paktika Province, Afghanistan, a small group of advisors from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, are continuing this tradition as they advise and fight alongside the "Redlegs" of the Artillery Tolai, 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, Afghan National Army.

  • Army researches small device to reduce female UTIs

    Apr 4, 2013

    Research is underway to determine how one small device is specifically benefiting the health of military women serving in Afghanistan, and for future deployed environments.

  • SMA Chandler discusses balancing retrograde, readiness, budget with warfighters

    Mar 29, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III met with warfighters at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, March 26, 2013, to discuss the current state of the Army and how budget cuts may impact the mission.

  • NFL players visit Soldiers in Masum Ghar, Afghanistan

    Mar 26, 2013

    Players from the National Football League visited the Soldiers of Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar for a motivational United Service Organization tour, March 18, 2013, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

  • Lewis-McChord Veterinary Detachment assumes duties in Southern Afghanistan

    Mar 25, 2013

    A ceremony held at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 16, 2013, marked the transfer of authority from the 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) based out of Fort Carson, Colo., to the 218th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service Support), from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Operation Dynamo -- power forward

    Mar 21, 2013

    Operation Dynamo, a Project Manager Mobile Electric Power initiative, is designed to bring efficient and reliable power to Soldiers executing missions in some of the most remote areas in Afghanistan.

  • Afghans help locals with medical treatment

    Mar 20, 2013

    The 2nd Brigade, 1st Kandak, 205th Medical Corps of the Afghan National Army, held a Medical Civic Action Program by offering medical treatment to the local community around Mushan, March 14, 2013, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

  • NFL players visit troops in Southern Afghanistan

    Mar 19, 2013

    Six National Football League players visited Regional Command-South to visit service members, March 1, 2013, as part of a USO troop tour.

  • Soldier carries pride as third-generation 'Rakkasan'

    Mar 19, 2013

    Spc. Robert Fay Jr., an infantryman with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is the third Soldier to be part of the Rakkasans in his family; following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps.

  • Electricity powers economic development in southern Afghanistan

    Mar 18, 2013

    Modern economic development requires energy to fuel everything from factory floors filled with machinery to a single sewing machine at a tailor's modest shop. To that end, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers implemented a transitional solution that provides consistent, predictable electricity to businesses in Kandahar province: the Kandahar Bridging Solution.

  • Zabul Agribusiness Development Team vaccinates more than 1,500 animals in Shin Kay district

    Mar 17, 2013

    Soldiers of the Zabul Agribusiness Development Team completed a four-day mission March 7, 2013, to vaccinate and assess the livestock in Shin Kay district of Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

  • 101st Airborne Division assumes command in Afghanistan

    Mar 14, 2013

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) took charge of military operations from the 1st Infantry Division in eastern Afghanistan, March 14, 2013, in a ceremony on Bagram Airfield.

  • North Dakota Guardsmen complete exercise in Cameroon

    Mar 14, 2013

    Nearly 40 North Dakota National Guard members who took part in a U.S. Army Africa exercise in Cameroon are back home as their Central African military counterparts develop follow-on plans for using their newly learned skills.

  • Secretary of Defense visits Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan

    Mar 10, 2013

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), March 9, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan.

  • Afghan women honored for service to country

    Mar 8, 2013

    Afghan Air Force observed International Women's Day by honoring Afghan military women who seize the opportunity to serve in non-traditional roles in support of their country.

  • Improving Fuel Distribution Effectiveness in Afghanistan

    Mar 6, 2013

    Balancing fuel consumption, capacity, and distribution velocity was essential to meeting the fuel needs of units in Regional Command Capital in Afghanistan.

  • 'Operation Slingshot' allows Soldiers to turn in equipment quicker prior to Afghan departure

    Mar 6, 2013

    Fort Campbell's "Rakkasans" are on a slingshot course that will lead them straight home to Fort Campbell, Ky., a bit quicker thanks to turn-in operations with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade in Bagram, Afghanistan.

  • Afghan investigators take lead

    Mar 5, 2013

    Afghan Uniform Police investigators will soon be leading the way in training other Afghan Criminal Investigation Teams to gather evidence used to prosecute criminals and insurgents in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

  • Peyton Manning's touchdown on Bagram

    Mar 4, 2013

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Major League Baseball hall of famer Curt Schilling, along with the National Football League's Austin Collie and Vincent Jackson, visited Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 1, 2013, as part of a USO tour.

  • Guardsmen celebrate Texas independence while deployed to Afghanistan

    Mar 4, 2013

    Texas National Guard and coalition forces celebrated 177th anniversary of Texas' independence from Mexico at Multinational Base Tarin Kowt, March 2, 2013.

  • New flight system deploys with 2-3 Aviation

    Mar 2, 2013

    A team from Foxtrot Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Task Force Viper, keeps the air traffic running at Forward Operating Base Wolverine in the Zabul province of southern Afghanistan, 24 hours a day with a little help from the latest equipment on the battlefield.

  • 18th MEDCOM leads first U.S. Army Pacific Humanitarian De-mining Action Program with Sri Lanka

    Feb 27, 2013

    Medical specialists from the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) led a joint mobile training team of specialist to the Sri Lankan Army Humanitarian De-mining Unit's Camp Boo-Oya, to unfold the first phase of an Humanitarian Mining Action Program that will help the Sri Lankan Army enhance its medical efforts and ability with de-mining in that region of the country.

  • Afghan policewoman hosts women's radio show

    Feb 26, 2013

    The only female Afghan Uniformed Police member in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, guest hosted a women's call-in show to answer questions from local women and help recruit more women to the force, Feb. 21, 2013.

  • CSA visits Regional Command-South

    Feb 25, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with leaders and Soldiers deployed to Regional Command -- South), Afghanistan, at Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar and at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Feb. 21, 2013.

  • Utah Guard linguists contribute unique skills during African exercises

    Feb 25, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ray Novak, with the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard, teaches in English, Parker listens, translates the message into French, and mimics the instructor's motions while varying his tone to maintain the audience's interest.

  • African, U.S. military forces join together to mark opening of Central Accord 13

    Feb 24, 2013

    Hundreds of Cameroon military personnel, alongside U.S. and other Central Africa service members, lined the 102 Air Force Base airfield in Douala, Cameroon, Feb. 20, 2013, as part of an opening ceremony for Central Accord 13.

  • Afghan farmers turn almonds into profit

    Feb 21, 2013

    In a country where farming is a means of survival, farmers in the province of Uruzgan, Afghanistan, have taken significant steps to commercialize agriculture.

  • Afghan Police medic steps up training in Deh Rawud

    Feb 21, 2013

    Afghan Police learn the basics of combat first aid from one of their own at Forward Operating Base Hadrian, Deh Rawud district, Uruzgan province, under watchful eyes of Texas Army National Guard Soldiers, Feb. 13, 2013. During the past two months, 21 policemen in Deh Rawud district have been trained in Combat Life Saver first aid by Soldiers with the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Police Security Force Advisor Team and now one of the Afghan patrolmen has stepped up to train his fellow officers.

  • U.S., African partners ready for Central Accord 13

    Feb 19, 2013

    Months of long-distance planning and meetings evolved in recent weeks into an in-person partnership that will launch Central Accord 13. Activity peaked in Douala, Cameroon, during the past week as American and Cameroonian military partners completed final steps for welcoming about 750 U.S. and Cameroon service members, as well as neighboring country observers, for the Feb. 20 opening ceremony.

  • U.S. Army Africa sponsors deployment training for Malawi Defence Force

    Feb 15, 2013

    As part of African Deployment Partnership Training, four U.S. Army officers traveled to Salima, Malawi, to conduct convoy training with 32 Malawian Defence Force personnel, from Jan. 21 to Feb. 1, 2013.

  • Local leaders in Afghan district meet each other, their future

    Feb 14, 2013

    The district of Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, is moving forward after government, military and civilian leaders met at the district center Feb. 11, 2013, to discuss the future of the district and to help ensure stability.

  • Afghan EOD technician works toward qualification

    Feb 12, 2013

    Afghan Border Police explosive ordnance disposal technicians are one step closer to being qualified after a joint training validation event with U.S. Air Force EOD technicians, Feb. 5, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan.

  • TEDD handler, dog go on first mission together

    Feb 12, 2013

    After hours of climbing over the rugged grape rows of Afghanistan in search of a weapons cache, Pfc. Franklin Sena and his platoon heard the familiar sound of small-arms fire coming at them.

  • DOD leaders see 401st retrograde operations while sustaining critical systems in theater

    Feb 10, 2013

    Department of Defense officials for acquisition, technology and logistics and program support visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade to observe how the brigade leverages resources to retrograde equipment while sustaining critical systems.

  • Mississippi Guard Soldiers teach Afghan farmers water, soil management

    Feb 8, 2013

    Twenty-nine Afghans representing the Farmers Cooperative program traveled to Qalat, Feb. 4-5, 2013, for a two-day workshop on water and soil conservation management held by the Zabul Agribusiness Development Team.

  • Soldiers teach Afghans how to tell their story to public

    Feb 2, 2013

    Afghan National Army public affairs soldiers are partnering with U.S. Soldiers at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to learn valuable skills to tell the story of their burgeoning independence.

  • 'Providers' team with non-profit to bring Super Bowl pizzas to Afghanistan

    Feb 1, 2013

    Thousands of pizzas were delivered to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 21, 2013, thanks to Pizza 4 Patriots.

  • Afghan troops train on D-30 Howitzer

    Jan 29, 2013

    Soldiers from Security Forces Assistance and Advisory Team - 5, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assisted in the training of the Afghan National Army on the D-30 Howitzers at Combat Outpost Monti, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2013.

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