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  • 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.

  • Female engagement team interacts with local citizens

    Sep 7, 2011

    Soldiers from the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Female Engagement Team, along with members of the Afghan National Police, worked together to conduct a joint foot patrol through the bazaar in Qalat, Aug. 21, 2011.

  • TF Phoenix Soldier delivers care packages to remote locations

    Sep 7, 2011

    Sgt. Paul Roberts, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter door gunner with Company B, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, which is a Reserve unit serving with 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Phoenix, made it his personal mission to provide care packages for Soldiers located in these remote areas.

  • 'Lifeline' battalion prepares to transition three sustainment hubs in Iraq

    Sep 7, 2011

    Elements of 299th "Lifeline" Brigade Support Battalion are preparing to transition responsibility of, or close down, three hubs that currently provide sustainment to forces throughout the Baghdad area of operations.

  • 'Black Jack' engineers secure canal, build international relations

    Sep 7, 2011

    By the end of September, water will once again pour through miles of the Septia Canal, in and around the cities of Septia and Al Raga, Iraq, in part because Soldiers from the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, provided security while the canal was repaired.

  • Medic saves boy's life in Afghanistan

    Sep 6, 2011

    An Army medic serving with the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team here saved a young Afghan boy's life during a routine check of a local district's medical capabilities.

  • Iraqi Army receives last shipment of Abrams tanks

    Sep 6, 2011

    The final shipment of M1A1 Abrams tanks, purchased by the Iraqi government, arrived at Besmaya Combat Training Center mid-August.

  • 31 heroes: Sweat, pain shared in memory of fallen warriors

    Sep 4, 2011

    Troops in Kabul, Afghanistan joined a global physical training day, Sept. 3, 2011, that left no room for the faint of heart. The only requirement was to sweat and embrace the pain -- 31 minutes for 31 fallen heroes.

  • MRAP teams enable USACE to deliver quality construction

    Sep 1, 2011

    Teams of National Guardsmen and Reservists protect members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who go "outside the wire" to project sites. Without them, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South couldn't carry out its mission to design and build projects that are a critical component of creating the conditions for stability and security in Afghanistan.

  • Infantry Soldiers share marksmanship knowledge with Iraqi soldiers

    Sep 1, 2011

    Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, trained 25 Iraqi army soldiers in basic, advanced and close-quarters marksmanship skills.

  • Cavalry troopers show support for injured Iraqi civilians

    Aug 31, 2011

    Leaders from the 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division visited Al Zahraa Hospital on the Northeast side of Al Kut, Iraq, Aug. 20, 2011 to speak with hospital officials about the attacks on Aug. 15, 2011, express condolences to the injured and loved ones, and offer general medical advice.

  • Third Army prepares Soldiers for dangers of Afghan roads

    Aug 31, 2011

    Third Army/ARCENT is doing its part to prepare Soldiers in the event of a vehicular accident. The mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle egress trainer course is designed to ready service members for the mean streets of Afghanistan.

  • Muslim Soldiers celebrate end of Ramadan

    Aug 31, 2011

    Muslim Soldiers and civilians came together during early morning hours to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2011.

  • Eyes in the sky: UAS team supports TF Duke operations

    Aug 30, 2011

    The Shadow unmanned aerial system helps keep 1st Infantry Division troops safe in Afghanistan.

  • Female Soldiers work with women of Afghanistan

    Aug 30, 2011

    Soldiers with a female engagement team, 40th Engineer Battalion, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team delivered medical supplies to a health clinic in Deh Dadi, Afghanistan, June 1, 2011.

  • 7th Engineer Dive Team conducts salvage diver qualifications

    Aug 30, 2011

    In the middle of the night, in the deep, dark waters of the Persian Gulf, four second class divers of the 7th Engineer Dive Team from Fort Shafter, Hawaii, spent nearly four hours underwater testing their skills to become salvage divers.

  • 'If you can play Xbox, you can fly a Raven'

    Aug 30, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, practiced assembling and flying the Raven unmanned aircraft iat Camp Fallujah, Iraq, Aug. 23, 2011.

  • USACE, Army divers team up for solutions at Kajaki, Dahla dams in Afghanistan

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Kajaki and Dahla dams in southern Afghanistan have not had their underwater structures inspected or repaired for several years, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to remedy the neglect.

  • PRT Soldier ignores own injuries, treats others

    Aug 29, 2011

    A Soldier with Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team has helped save the life of others while under fire twice in the last two months, once while injured himself.

  • The foundation of his sacrifice

    Aug 26, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Special Troops Battalion, Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, and other service members remember the fallen by touching up the names painted on the Warrior Memorial Wall at Contingency Operating Site Warrior.

  • Small arms support center on Kandahar support warfighters

    Aug 25, 2011

    The Small Arms Support Center Kandahar is a weapons repair shop that can repair every kind of weapon from a 9 mm pistol to a howitzer cannon. They fix weapons from all over Southern Afghanistan and if they cannot fix it they will do a one-for-one exchange of the weapon.

  • Baghdad-based Soldiers donate goods to local families in need

    Aug 24, 2011

    Many service members departing Iraq are now donating personal property they've accumulated to needy Iraqi families, rather than throw it away or sell it to an incoming service member.

  • Forward Surgical Team keeps Soldiers in the fight

    Aug 24, 2011

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 1982nd Forward Surgical Team have been up to the task of operating at Forward Operating Base Shank since arriving in Afghanistan late last year.

  • Task Force Guns descends on Afghanistan, takes on mission

    Aug 23, 2011

    Task Force Guns, part of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, currently deployed in northern Afghanistan, is conducting combat operations supporting ground coalition forces in Regional Command North.

  • Armored vehicle proves itself in roadside bomb attack

    Aug 23, 2011

    A bomb in Balad, Iraq, put a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle to the test. Three Soldiers lived because the MRAP was tough enough to take the blast.

  • 'Red Dragon' medics continue to train Iraqi counterparts

    Aug 22, 2011

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-North, trained Iraqi Army soldiers on various medical tasks to help ensure they have the knowledge and capability to take care of injured comrades.

  • Water purification system a boon to base morale in Konduz

    Aug 22, 2011

    Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Konduz, Afghanistan, recently gained a valuable tool that had been stored away and forgotten -- an Aspen 2000 carbon water purification system.

  • CID seeking special-agent candidates

    Aug 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as Army CID, is actively seeking qualified Soldiers who are interested in pursuing a career as CID special agents.

  • New rotary wing apron at Shindand complete

    Aug 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group at Shindand to expand the base to triple its original size. The extra space will be used to relocate some 3,000 coalition forces to make way for construction of a new training runway for Afghan pilots.

  • Iraqi, 'Big Red One' Soldiers provide humanitarian aid to more than 500 people

    Aug 18, 2011

    Soldiers with Company D, 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-Center supported an Iraqi-led humanitarian outreach operation Aug. 2, 2011, on a hot summer evening at Joint Security Station Deason, Iraq.

  • Helping Afghan engineers learn international construction standards

    Aug 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan develops young Afghan engineers into quality assurance representatives and project engineers.

  • Third Army works hard to meet presidential direction

    Aug 16, 2011

    Only five more months until the Dec. 31 drawdown of Iraq, which will see thousands of servicemembers leave the country and begin the process of redeploying to the U.S. As part of the drawdown, U.S. Forces-Iraq will be moving its headquarters from Iraq to Kuwait.

  • Iraqi military capabilities growing

    Aug 16, 2011

    Iraq has the most capable counterinsurgency force in the Middle East and Central Asia, but its military still has a long way to go to defend the Iraqi people, a spokesman for U.S. Forces Iraq said here today.

  • CID combats corruption in Afghanistan

    Aug 15, 2011

    To combat corruption within the contracting process America's federal law enforcement communities established the International Contract and Corruption Task Force -- Afghanistan.

  • Vet unit partners with field support brigade to keep IED detection dogs in fight

    Aug 15, 2011

    The 358th Medical Detachment, Veterinary Services, is a Reserve unit from Alabama whose mission includes keeping improvised explosive device detection dogs healthy and in the fight.

  • Official reports security progress in Afghanistan

    Aug 15, 2011

    Calling the operation against al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden "a great step" toward U.S. objectives in Afghanistan, a senior defense official emphasized the importance of continuing to build Afghan security forces and institutions so they can continue this momentum.

  • Afghan, coalition forces pursue insurgents

    Aug 15, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces have been heavily engaged in Afghanistan's southeastern region in recent days, killing and detaining numerous insurgent fighters there, military officials reported.

  • Aviation unit honors lives of crew lost in Afghanistan crash

    Aug 14, 2011

    Five U.S. Army Soldiers were killed Aug. 6, 2011, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. Their memories were honored Aug. 13 and 14 in two memorial ceremonies.