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  • Agribusiness vet makes village call in Parwan

    Dec 7, 2011

    In the small village of Jabbulsaraj, Afghanistan, the Kentucky Army National Guard Agribusiness Development Team is working to improve the lives of farmers and connect them with their government through simple agricultural projects and outreach.

  • Croatian projects building trust in Afghanistan

    Dec 7, 2011

    Three separate villages in the Balkh province of northern Afghanistan will benefit from projects led by members of the Croatian armed forces.

  • MPs secure routes in Baghdad for last convoys

    Dec 5, 2011

    Paratroopers were on the streets at 5 a.m. to check the route for roadside bombs before Victory Complex transitioned to Iraqi control Friday.

  • Guard's last convoy puts Iraq in rearview mirror

    Dec 5, 2011

    With Operation New Dawn coming to a close, the Virginia Army National Guard left Iraq in its final convoy, Dec. 2, 2011.

  • 402nd AFSB to support State Department in Iraq

    Dec 2, 2011

    As U.S. forces leave Iraq, they are moving most of their equipment and assets out of the country, but they will hand off some of it to the Department of State to support the diplomatic and security cooperation missions.

  • Security: Iraqis stand ready to defend their own

    Dec 1, 2011

    BEGINNING in 2012, Iraqis will be responsible for defending their own borders and air space, and for policing their own people, both inside and outside their cities.

  • Afghan border police compounds near completion

    Nov 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finalizing construction of the $7.3 million Ala Jirga border police headquarters compound, and the $6.2 million compound in Sallamat, and inspected the sites Nov. 24, 2011, as part of a multipurpose mission.

  • Largest air load ever dropped during OEF lands in Eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 28, 2011

    Soldiers from B Company, 9th Engineer Battalion usually recover water, food, fuel and other classes of supplies from the drop zone, but Nov. 23, 2011, was unlike all others and was the first of its kind in the history of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Air Cav troopers conduct medical seminars with Afghan females

    Nov 27, 2011

    In northern Afghanistan, three female Soldiers assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted medical seminars with Afghan females near the town of Tapagurghan Nov. 16-20, 2011.

  • Thanksgiving shared by mother and son in Afghanistan

    Nov 26, 2011

    Deployed Soldiers and civilians rarely expect to see family members on their deployment, so when mother and son had the opportunity in Afghanistan, they quickly grabbed it.

  • Adobe-style builds ensure greater efficiencies in Afghanistan

    Nov 25, 2011

    Adobe-style building structures are becoming more commonplace as coalition strategists see them as being better suited for the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Westphal brings 'touch of home' to Afghanistan

    Nov 25, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal surprised service members in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving with a taste of home by bringing with him New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher and his actress wife, Joanna Garcia Swisher.

  • Third Army, Jordanian army conduct joint training

    Nov 24, 2011

    Members of the Jordanian Armed Forces and U.S. troops recently completed Operation Flexible Saif, a joint exercise between the host nation service members and the U.S. Army Central Command.

  • American Paratroopers bid farewell to Ramadi

    Nov 24, 2011

    Soldiers with 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, turned over Camp Ramadi to the Iraqi Army, Nov. 15, 2011, and convoyed out of Iraq as part of the drawdown or U.S. forces wrapping up Operation New Dawn.

  • Deadlines to mail Christmas packages approaching

    Nov 23, 2011

    If you want to send cookies or crocheted underwear to your Soldier overseas and have it in his hands before Christmas, the time to drop it in the mail is now -- or at the latest, Dec. 17.

  • Tempo accelerates for convoy traffic out of Iraq

    Nov 21, 2011

    As Soldiers step up the pace moving out of Iraq, the teams that take control of their equipment are getting busier and the teamwork factor becomes increasingly more important.

  • HELLFIRE team sustaining fight, cutting costs

    Nov 21, 2011

    HELLFIRE missiles are the primary precision air-to-ground weapon used by joint and coalition services. Having a Forward Test and Repair Facility for them is saving the Army money.

  • Weather station provides Afghans predictability

    Nov 17, 2011

    The 19th Expeditionary Weather Squadron, in support of 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), erected a Tactical Meteorological Observing Sensor on the north side of the Salang Pass in Afghanistan.

  • Havoc Soldiers bring excitement to pupils during school aid drop

    Nov 17, 2011

    Soldiers with the 40th Engineer Battalion, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, distributed roughly 100 pounds of scholastic and hygienic supplies to Afghan children, Nov. 15, 2011.

  • Army tests new water, fuel bladders for airdrop

    Nov 17, 2011

    Army paratroopers completed two test drops Nov. 10, 2011, to certify a new water and fuel container system for airdrops in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • Afghan religious cultural advisors partner with U.S. religious support teams

    Nov 16, 2011

    Religious cultural advisors from the Afghan Air Force and the Afghan National Army met with U.S. Army religious support teams from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 15, 2011, to further expand an evolving partnership.

  • Panetta, Dempsey: U.S.-Iraq partnership will continue

    Nov 16, 2011

    Iraq and its forces are prepared to cope with the security challenges they will face after U.S. troops withdraw, and the U.S. seeks to continue a relationship with Iraq based on mutual respect and interests, Defense Department leaders told Congress today.

  • First production MSFVs shipped to Afghan National Army

    Nov 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army took another significant step forward in the strategic withdrawal of combat forces from Afghanistan last week with the shipment of the first 18 production Mobile Strike Force Vehicles to theater.

  • USACE considers new austere standards for construction in Afghanistan

    Nov 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers builds strong and builds smart. In Afghanistan, building strong and smart means constructing cost-effective facilities that meet the needs of Afghans, and are easy to operate and maintain over the life of the facilities.

  • JIEDDO working to reverse trend for larger IEDs in Afghanistan

    Nov 10, 2011

    The amount of explosives used in improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan is increasing, while at the same time, the number of attacks are at "historic highs."

  • Soldier's sacrifice leads chaplain back to Army service

    Nov 9, 2011

    After a break in service following eight years as a Reserve medic, the death of a Soldier inspired Todd Cheney to rejoin the Army as a chaplain in 2006. Today, Cheney is a captain in the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, ministering to Soldiers at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.

  • Sesame Street launches site to help separated kids

    Nov 9, 2011

    In an effort to relieve confusion and anxiety that children feel during their parent's deployments, the non-profit organization behind television's "Sesame Street" has created a new digital initiative.

  • Last stop for fuel in Iraq: Bulk fuel farm consolidates fuel as drawdown continues

    Nov 8, 2011

    As Operation New Dawn continues the drawdown of U.S. Forces in Iraq, Contingency Operating Base Adder has become the main fuel hub in the process of exporting military assets out of the country.

  • Sorting equipment saving money in Iraq drawdown

    Nov 8, 2011

    Materiel redistribution team Soldiers with the1729th Field Support Maintenance Company, Maryland Army National Guard, must figure out what to do with equipment in Iraq as the U.S. continues the drawdown there.

  • Mechanics in Task Force Catamount work with Afghan mechanics

    Nov 3, 2011

    Vehicle mechanics with Combined Task Force Spartan's 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, are contributing to the further development and stability of the Afghan security forces in Kandahar province, by teaching the Afghan army mechanics how to perform their own maintenance and fix their own vehicles.

  • Power of partnership: Iraqis take control of Anbar installations in historic transition

    Nov 3, 2011

    Once known as a breeding ground for insurgents, terrorized by frequent bombings and assassinations, Anbar province is now considered a shining example of the power of partnership.

  • Soldiers of the 156th Military Police detachment lay down the law

    Nov 2, 2011

    The primary objective of the 156th Military Police Detachment, attached to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, is to keep law and order in northern Afghanistan.

  • McHugh says balance needed as war draws down

    Nov 2, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh believes that with the drawdown of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, talented Soldiers will need to be retained while Army infrastructure draws down, and the American people and war fighters need to maintain a connection.

  • 16 coalition personnel killed in Afghanistan attacks

    Nov 1, 2011

    A car bomb smashed into an International Security Assistance Force convoy in Kabul today killing 13 coalition personnel, NATO officials said.

  • Taliban 'against the ropes'

    Oct 31, 2011

    Deployed 1st Infantry Division commanders say Taliban forces in Afghanistan faltering.

  • Military post offices in Iraq to close Nov. 17

    Oct 27, 2011

    Because U.S. forces are coming home from Iraq by the end of the year, the U.S. Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17, Defense Department officials said today.

  • AER increases grants to injured Soldiers

    Oct 27, 2011

    Army Emergency Relief has increased the amount of its grants to wounded warriors evacuated from theater.

  • CREW: helping defeat IEDs

    Oct 26, 2011

    Counter Radio Electronic Warfare systems are helping Soldiers in Afghanistan to defeat deadly improvised explosive devices by blocking radio signals that can be used by insurgents to detonate the devices remotely.

  • Women's shura held in Baghlan

    Oct 26, 2011

    Women from several villages gathered to meet with a coalition Cultural Support Team to discuss future training opportunities for women, in the Pul-E-Khumri district of Baghlan province, Afghanistan, Oct. 16, 2011.

  • Rabies: Rare but fatal disease

    Oct 25, 2011

    Officials at the U.S. Army Public Health Command have been working aggressively to prevent additional cases of rabies in Army personnel following the death of a Soldier Aug. 31, 2011. The Soldier contracted the disease while deployed to Afghanistan. This death was the first documented case of rabies in the DOD since 1967.

  • Chinook crews fly 'All Night Long'

    Oct 25, 2011

    Chinook helicopters with B Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, flew more than 1,100 hours moving personnel and cargo last month around Iraq and are busy with the drawdown.

  • SMA conducts town hall meeting with Third Army Soldiers

    Oct 24, 2011

    The top noncommissioned officers from the Army, Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard, conducted a town hall meeting with Third Army Soldiers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 21, 2011.

  • SMA visits Camp Stone in western Afghanistan

    Oct 23, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Camp Stone Oct. 18, 2011, during a battlefield circulation of the western region of Afghanistan.

  • National Guard MEDEVAC team ready for action in Iraq

    Oct 23, 2011

    Every morning flight crews from the South Dakota and Montana Army National Guard, meticulously prepare their Black Hawk helicopters for a mission they hope they will never have to perform.

  • American service members go the distance with Iraqi Olympians

    Oct 23, 2011

    Members of the Iraqi men's mid-to-long distance Olympic running team met with United States Forces-Iraq service members for a running clinic and five kilometer run Oct. 23, 2011.

  • Obama: All U.S. troops out of Iraq by year's end

    Oct 21, 2011

    President Barack Obama announced that all U.S. service members will leave Iraq by the end of the year.

  • Combined force kills, detains numerous insurgents

    Oct 20, 2011

    A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed numerous insurgents and detained several suspects during a search for a Taliban facilitator in the Kajaki district of Afghanistan's Helmand province yesterday.

  • Army Guard CSM to deployed troops: Standards to change

    Oct 20, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army National Guard Richard Burch traveled to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to speak with deployed National Guard Soldiers about upcoming changes in structure and funding, as well as the personal responsibilities inherent in both.

  • Iraq battalion cases colors, marches into history

    Oct 19, 2011

    The 402nd Army Field Support Battalion-Iraq cased its colors in an inactivation and transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Virgnia, Kuwait.

  • Units in Iraq pick up pace to turn in property

    Oct 19, 2011

    Convoy after convoy, container upon container are sorted, inventoried, documented and pushed out at an increasingly rapid rate as the clock ticks on the drawdown for Iraq. The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade Redistribution Property Assistance Team is working hard for the long haul out of Iraq.

  • Third Army, Jordan look to improve JAF NCO Corps

    Oct 18, 2011

    A Third Army/ ARCENT contingency traveled to the Noncommissioned Officer Academy to meet with officers, leaders of the schoolhouse and NCOs of all ranks here Sept. 21, 2011.

  • Customs inspections keeping homeland secure

    Oct 18, 2011

    The number of military units packing up equipment and personal belongings is increasing as the U.S. continues to prepare its exit from Iraq, as part of Operation New Dawn. But before anything crosses over U.S. borders, everything that is shipped back to the states must go through a thorough customs inspection.

  • Third Army hosts firefighters training

    Oct 17, 2011

    Third Army hosted firefighters from the Kuwaiti army, U.S. Air Force and Area Support Group -- Kuwait as they completed their fifth week of cooperative training, Oct. 11, 2011.

  • Adder welcomes redeployment convoy

    Oct 17, 2011

    The first self-redeploying unit to leave Iraq stopped at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, Oct. 7, 2011, to rest and re-fuel on their way out of the country.

  • Physical therapy taking away Soldiers' pain

    Oct 14, 2011

    Many Soldiers suffer from muscle, bone, and joint pain due to a variety of injuries. In some cases, pain medication can be helpful, but only for a short period. There are many long-term benefits Soldiers can gain from physical therapy.

  • U.S. forces have met all obligations in Iraq, general says

    Oct 13, 2011

    U.S. forces are "completely on track" to make a total military withdrawal from Iraq by the end of the year, even while U.S. and Iraqi officials discuss the possibility of some staying longer, U.S. Forces Iraq's spokesman and director of strategic effects said today.

  • 116th Soldiers support each other in Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run

    Oct 13, 2011

    Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team participated in the Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2011, and Forward Operating Base Lagman Oct. 9, 2011.

  • Strykers learn vehicle recovery in Afghanistan

    Oct 13, 2011

    Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, recently honed their ability to recover damaged vehicles during a wheeled vehicle recovery course Sept. 26-28, 2011.

  • Alaska aviators on the move in Iraq

    Oct 13, 2011

    Soldiers of the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, an Attack-Reconnaissance Squadron consisting of OH-58 Kiowa Warriors, based out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, are the first aviation unit in Iraq to close a forward operating base.

  • Third Army, Kuwait team to extinguish hazards

    Oct 6, 2011

    Third Army/ARCENT teamed with the Kuwaiti army to conduct firefighting training at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, Oct. 4, 2011.

  • Indiana Guard medics visit orphans in Afghanistan

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Indiana National Guard's 4-19th Agribusiness Development Team and Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team examined more than 100 boys and girls at an orphanage in Khowst City, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2011.

  • Budget crisis, military spending cuts may impact future Afghanistan mission

    Oct 6, 2011

    The worldwide economic crisis is having an impact on the NATO mission militarily as the alliance transitions to a post-International Security Assistance Force environment, said the commander of U.S. Army Europe during a bloggers roundtable today.

  • ISAF bridges new road toward change for Faryab citizens

    Oct 5, 2011

    Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team provided security as U.S. Army engineers began building a much needed bridge near the village of Ghormach, Afghanistan, in September.

  • Repair team keeps robots on the road

    Oct 4, 2011

    Soldiers in the Joint Robotics Repair Detachment at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, are members of an elite program trained specifically to repair robots that are used for route clearance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

  • 'Old Hickory' rises to challenge of moving vehicles, supplies out of Iraq

    Oct 4, 2011

    The Tennessee Army National Guard's 230th Sustainment Brigade has been chosen as one of several units responsible for withdrawing all U.S. Forces from Iraq by the end of this year.

  • Operation Steel Rain disrupts Haqqanis in Khowst

    Oct 4, 2011

    Afghan and U.S. troops worked together in Operation Steel Rain to disrupt Haqqani network cells operating in the Tirzaye district of Khowst province, Sept. 29, 2011.

  • 82nd Airborne begins mission in Southern Afghanistan

    Oct 3, 2011

    Maj. Gen. James L. Terry, outgoing commander of Regional Command South, cased the 10th Mountain Division (LI) colors and officially handed over command to Maj. Gen. James L. Huggins Jr., 82nd Airborne Division and new RC(S) commander, during a transition of authority ceremony Saturday on Kandahar Airfield.

  • Army 10-miler satellite run held in Kuwait

    Oct 3, 2011

    Camp Buehring, Kuwait, played host to the Army 10-Miler satellite run Oct. 2, 2011. Hundreds of deployed service members and civilians participated in the run.

  • We can now fight as one nation

    Oct 3, 2011

    Forty-six service members took the Oath of Allegiance, becoming U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony held on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2011.

  • Game of Chicken: US, Afghan troops take back road held by Taliban

    Oct 3, 2011

    U.S. Soldiers and Afghan National Security Forces in Zabul province reclaimed a road between Qalat, the provincial capital, and Mizan, the Mizan district capital, held by the Taliban for the past year.

  • Aviation battalion successfully transitions Diamondback

    Oct 3, 2011

    More than 400 installations in Iraq have already been transitioned from American to Iraqi control -- but until the transfer of forward Operating Base Diamondback, none of those handovers had been completed by an aviation unit.

  • California Guardsmen train Iraqis on HEMTT fuel trucks

    Oct 3, 2011

    American Soldiers here recently conducted a week-long class to train fellow Iraqi Army personnel how to operate heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks in preparation for the upcoming assumption of operations by Iraqi Security Forces at the Camp Taji airfield.

  • Third Army helps service members get their 'fur fix'

    Sep 28, 2011

    After the recent death of a Soldier from rabies, many commands are reminding deployed service members to stay away from stray animals on and off post.

  • Chaplains discuss reintegration programs before Soldiers head home

    Sep 28, 2011

    A seminar in Iraq focused on how chaplains can better prepare and help Soldiers adjust and return to their families in the states.

  • JMC couples deploy, bond over ammo

    Sep 27, 2011

    Two Joint Munitions Command couples deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Afghan police hold graduation

    Sep 27, 2011

    Policeman from the Afghan National Police participated in a graduation ceremony at the Operational Command Center-Provincial in Qalat, Sept. 22, 2011.

  • Caldwell: Afghan troops, police make 'significant' progress

    Sep 27, 2011

    Afghan security forces are moving forward and will be able to assume the lead for security in December 2014, said Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commander of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan.

  • Panetta cites progress, challenges in Iraq, Afghanistan

    Sep 25, 2011

    The United States and Iraq are in talks to chart military assistance Iraq needs after the pull-out of U.S. troops at the end of the year, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.

  • Four Corners personnel assist units departing Iraq

    Sep 22, 2011

    The Four Corners site in Kuwait stands ready 24 hours a day to expedite the responsible redeployment, repositioning and reposturing of equipment and troops leaving Iraq due to the presidential directive.

  • Agribusiness Soldiers focused on Afghanistan mission

    Sep 22, 2011

    Approximately 60 Soldiers from across Illinois, as well as two Soldiers from Michigan and South Dakota, have been deployed to Kunar province since June with the Illinois Army National Guard's 1-14th Agribusiness Development Team.

  • Big Red One Soldiers, Afghan forces take on enemy during Operation Tofan II

    Sep 22, 2011

    Soldiers with Blackfoot Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, partnered with Afghan National Security Forces to locate and destroy enemy strength during Operation Tofan II in Paktya Province, Afghanistan.

  • Team installs language labs in Iraq

    Sep 22, 2011

    Despite harsh weather and unique working conditions, four employees completed installation of language laboratories in Taji and Ar Rustamiyah, Iraq, that will help Iraqis learn English.

  • Army seeks to ID, treat Soldiers exposed to rabies

    Sep 22, 2011

    After a Soldier who recently returned from Afghanistan died from rabies, the Army is seeking to identify the disease in other service members before it's too late.

  • 67th Armor Soldiers train Afghan police to detect IEDs

    Sep 21, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to the Afghan Local Police training detachment with Company D, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, attached to 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted an improvised explosive device lane at Joint Combat Outpost Masaw, Sept. 15.

  • Medical unit in Iraq holds blood screenings as part of emergency preparedness

    Sep 21, 2011

    The 47th Combat Support Hospital, along with Soldiers from the 282nd Field Artillery, 1st Calvary Division, held a mobile blood screening as a proactive measure on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, Sept. 18, 2011.

  • 'Refresh, Refurb': Doing more with less, liking it that way

    Sep 20, 2011

    Logistics Task Force-4, part of the 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar, is working with the Marine Corps on a new, one-of-a-kind maintenance program that will keep Marine Corps vehicles in the fight for an additional two years.

  • Hot shots: TF Centaur fires control delivers heat

    Sep 20, 2011

    Field artillerymen with 1st Platoon, Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, have fired more than 1,200 rounds at the enemy since arriving in eastern Afghanistan nine months ago.

  • Logistic Soldiers keep supply lines open

    Sep 20, 2011

    With the continued transition of U.S. bases throughout northern Iraq, the need for the timely movement of supplies and equipment to centralized locations has shown the value of well-trained logistics Soldiers.

  • New Trauma Assistance Medic Course pays big dividends for Afghan police

    Sep 20, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. Norman McAfee, Health Services adviser for the Joint Regional Afghan National Police Center, saw a problem last November that needed to be fixed -- wounded Afghan National Patrolmen were dying of wounds before they could receive any medical attention.

  • Reintegration builds confidence in Afghanistan

    Sep 19, 2011

    The program coalition forces helped to create in Afghanistan last year to turn young men away from the insurgency and reintegrate them back to their communities is going a long way in building trust and confidence there, a military official said today.

  • Third Army stresses importance of rabies prevention

    Sep 19, 2011

    One of the many threats service members encounter while deployed is the viral disease rabies. Although it's possible to contract the virus while in the U.S., being deployed elevates the risk of coming in contact and being bitten by a wild animal.

  • Shower Water Reuse System to be force multiplier at FOBs

    Sep 19, 2011

    With budgets falling and thousands of troops scheduled to redeploy back home, commanders in the field are striving to become more efficient with resource-saving measures such as the Shower Water Reuse System.

  • 2 Afghan National Police projects in Daykundi province underway

    Sep 17, 2011

    Constructing buildings on mountain tops is a complicated challenge. It is a bigger challenge when the mountains are in the remote Daykundi province of Afghanistan.

  • NATO undeterred by insurgent attacks

    Sep 16, 2011

    International Security Assistance Force Joint Command said the coalition will not be deterred by recent attacks in Afghanistan including the Sept. 13 assaults on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, and the truck bomb that exploded Sept. 10 near a combat outpost in Wardak province.

  • U.S. paratroopers, Iraqi soldiers begin using new rifle range

    Sep 14, 2011

    American and Iraqi Soldiers began using a new firing range near Ramadi, Iraq, which U.S. forces recently expanded to improve Iraqi Army training.

  • Wounded warrior continues to serve

    Sep 14, 2011

    Sgt. Aaron Manis, a human resources specialist with 101st Human Resources Company, calmly walks the halls of the division main building at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, hoping to share his positive attitude with everyone he passes.

  • Third Army prepares for USF-I repositioning

    Sep 12, 2011

    As the Dec. 31 deadline nears for the repositioning of U.S. service members in Iraq, Third Army/ARCENT Soldiers stand ready to assist with their transition.

  • Soldiers in Iraq take on modern Army combatives

    Sep 9, 2011

    Soldiers of the 4th Sustainment Brigade have been teaching combatives courses to service members during their deployment on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq.

  • Third Army, 3rd MDSC hosts community care fair

    Sep 7, 2011

    To help introduce available services to personnel stationed in Kuwait, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Service) leaders decided to hold an event to raise awareness.

  • Combined forces kill, detain several insurgents

    Sep 7, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces killed four insurgents, detained six suspects and seized a weapons cache yesterday during separate operations in Regional Command East in Afghanistan, military officials reported.