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  • SMA meets with Spann Soldiers

    May 24, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler and Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin L. Hill, the senior enlisted member for the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, met with Soldiers from 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and their U.S. Army and international partners here, May 23, 2011.

  • 'Longknife' Squadron, Iraqi police partner to deter terrorism in Baghdad

    May 24, 2011

    Soldiers with the 5th "Longknife" Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, recently partnered with members of the Iraqi Federal Police to patrol areas of Baghdad with the potential for terrorist activity.

  • More bases close in Iraq as 3ID troops head home

    May 23, 2011

    Camps Khalid and Tariq in Iraq were transferred to the Iraqi Army earlier this month and Camp Taqaddum in the western desert was signed over May 18, 2011.

  • Digital Training Campus available for deployed Soldiers

    May 23, 2011

    Portable professional development classrooms that can be set up virtually anywhere are currently being used by units in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Closer than a brother

    May 22, 2011

    Suffering from a toothache in southern Iraq may land a Soldier in the chair of either one of a pair of identical twins.

  • 1st Cav takes over in Afghanistan

    May 20, 2011

    During a pivotal time in the war on terror and in Afghanistan's history, Regional Command-East's command authority shifted from Combined Joint Task Force-101 to CJTF-1.

  • ANCOP SWAT ascends to new heights

    May 20, 2011

    Members of the 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Patrol Special Weapons And Tactics team completed three weeks of grueling training with the Kandahar Pathfinder Detachment, 4th Battalion of the 101st Aviation Regiment, and are ready to take their place as the newest elite Afghan security force.

  • Face of Defense: Deployed Soldier becomes U.S. citizen

    May 19, 2011

    Spc. Rafael Santos from the Massachusetts National Guard's 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 181st Infantry Regiment, returned recently from Kandahar, where he took his citizenship exam and then took part in a citizenship oath ceremony along with about 75 other new citizens.

  • U.S. transfers Karbala base to Iraqi Army

    May 18, 2011

    Joint Security Station Hussayniyah was officially transferred to Iraqi government authority in a ceremony held here, May 14, 2011.

  • Rodriguez says Afghan transition on track

    May 18, 2011

    The International Security Assistance Force commander said the combined team approach has paid off, and while this progress is fragile and reversible, they look forward to building on those successes and supporting the Afghans as they build sustainable stability.

  • Operation Shear Love: Troops donate long locks to children

    May 17, 2011

    Troops on Victory Base Complex participated in Operation Shear Love, in which they donated their hair to Locks of Love, May 8, 2011.

  • Troops seeking Taliban leader kill insurgent

    May 17, 2011

    A combined Afghan and coalition force killed an insurgent in the Sayed Abad district of Afghanistan's Wardak province yesterday while searching for a Taliban leader, military officials reported.

  • 'Head Hunter' squadron trains Iraqi Army on cordon, search techniques

    May 16, 2011

    Iraqi Army Soldiers of 3rd Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division cordoned the area and stormed through the neighboring buildings during the urban operations exercise, May 12, 2011, while Soldiers from the "Head Hunter" 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division watched intently, taking note of the Iraqi soldier's progress.

  • Coalition mentors produce Afghan instructors, trainers

    May 16, 2011

    The Regional Military Training Center - North, under the Afghan National Army Training Command, is hosting the first Train the Instructor class, charged with training ANA military instructors as the nation moves toward an independent military and peacekeeping force. The inaugural class graduates May 17, 2011.

  • Flag raising brings Afghan control to FOB outside Kabul

    May 14, 2011

    As the flag went up the pole, a new chapter in Afghan history took off as Forward Operating Base Deh Sabz fell under control of the Afghan Army.

  • Like father, like daughter, son: Flying Apaches runs in family

    May 12, 2011

    Having an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter pilot for your dad is pretty cool. Even cooler is being an Apache pilot and having two of your children follow in your footsteps to become pilots, too.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Sailors team up to combat IEDs in northern Afghanistan

    May 12, 2011

    Navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians from EOD Group Two and Soldiers from the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team continue to join forces in fighting improvised explosive devices throughout Faryab province, northern Afghanistan, May 12, 2011.

  • DRMO streamlines equipment return process in Iraq

    May 11, 2011

    As U.S. troops prepare to transition out of Iraq by the end of the year, leaders have to consider the daunting task of turning in millions of dollars in equipment while reducing operations.

  • Despite threats Taliban spring offensive fails to launch

    May 11, 2011

    Despite their propaganda, the Taliban have not launched a spring offensive in eastern Afghanistan, the commander of International Security Assistance Force's Regional Command East said today.

  • 1-38 Cav. thwarts Taliban threats during Operation Gryphon Hold

    May 11, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, hindered Taliban activity in the Mazgarey Mountain Range during operation Gryphon Hold, April 25-27, 2011.

  • Army equipping Afghans, Iraqis on Mi-17s

    May 10, 2011

    At the request of the Departments of State and Defense, the Army is acquiring and sustaining Russian-built Mi-17 helicopters for Iraqi and Afghan forces so they can further stand up their respective militaries and enable more U.S. forces to return home, service officials said.

  • 'Dragon Battalion' trains Iraqi soldiers on squad-level tactics

    May 10, 2011

    Soldiers with B Company, 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment trained a group of soldiers with the 6th Iraqi Army Division on small-unit tactics recently, with an emphasis on room-clearing procedures, at Joint Security Station Constitution, Iraq.

  • 'Saber' Squadron Soldiers teach Iraqi police traffic control point techniques

    May 10, 2011

    Soldiers with B Troop, 6th "Saber" Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center provided traffic control point operations training to their Iraqi partners, the 1st Mechanized Brigade, 4th Iraqi Federal Police Division, May 2, 2011, at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

  • Afghans lead poppy eradication operations

    May 10, 2011

    Under the direction of Zabul Provincial Gov. Ashraf Naseri, over 90 Afghan National Security Force members conducted the first poppy eradication event this year in Zabul province, Afghanistan, May 4, 2011.

  • Forces disrupt Taliban operations in Zabul province

    May 10, 2011

    Combined forces disrupted a Taliban meeting, killing numerous enemy fighters and detaining several others yesterday in the Qalat district of Afghanistan's Zabul province, military officials reported.

  • Army producing enhanced Stryker with double-V hull

    May 9, 2011

    By this summer, Soldiers in Afghanistan will be riding in new Stryker armored combat vehicles that have an improved hull design to protect them from improvised explosive devices and roadside mines.

  • U.S. will defeat terrorists, Obama tells troops

    May 9, 2011

    The skill and courage of countless American military and intelligence professionals are why Osama bin Laden can never threaten America again, President Barack Obama told a cheering group of 101st Airborne Soldiers Friday at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Iraqi personnel graduate basic interrogator, instructor courses

    May 7, 2011

    The Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Detachment - Iraq graduated 22 Iraqi intelligence agency students from the basic interrogation and interrogator instructor, also known as Train-the-Trainer, courses May 1, 2011, at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • U.S., Iraqi judge advocates partner for legal education

    May 7, 2011

    Legal professionals from the office of the staff judge advocate, United States Forces - Iraq, met with 30 Iraqi military lawyers at the Iraqi Ministry of Defense April 18, 2011, to provide their Iraqi counterparts with legal education in the form of a court martial demonstration.

  • 'Golden hour' initiative pays off in Afghanistan

    May 5, 2011

    Medical and aeromedical evacuation personnel in Afghanistan and at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany say they're seeing the results, in lives saved, of an initiative to get servicemembers to care within an of being wounded. They say casualties are getting medical treatment faster and closer to the point of injury than ever before.

  • Shura gives voice to women's role in Paktika

    May 3, 2011

    An all-female delegation of women from Paktika province convened for the first time April 25, 2011. Influential female Afghan representatives, like the director of women's affairs for Paktika, attended.

  • Forces kill insurgents in Baghlan province

    May 3, 2011

    A combined force killed numerous armed fighters in a gun battle yesterday in the Doshi district of Afghanistan's Baghlan province, military officials reported.

  • Task force assesses likely impact of bin Laden's death

    May 2, 2011

    Within minutes of the president's televised announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden, leaders from the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team met for their daily battle update briefing and began discussing the impact the al-Qaida leader's death would likely have within the unit's area of operation over the coming days and weeks.

  • Wounded warriors return to Iraq

    May 2, 2011

    Denied the opportunity to go home on their own terms, eight servicemembers wounded in Iraq during previous deployments returned to seek closure and see first-hand the results of their sacrifice during Operation Proper Exit April 26.

  • U.S. kills bin Laden in intelligence-driven operation

    May 2, 2011

    An intelligence-driven U.S. operation in Pakistan killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden yesterday, President Barack Obama announced in a nationally televised address from the White House late last night.

  • Iraq molding new NCO corps after U.S. example

    Apr 29, 2011

    The Iraqi Army is shaping its NCOs in the image set by the U.S. Army NCO Corps.

  • 101st troops help safeguard Paktika province

    Apr 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army brigade responsible for security operations in Paktika province, Afghanistan, was faced on arrival with an enemy that felt at home, the unit's operations officer said.

  • Review of Purple Heart award policy allows Fort Riley officer to receive Purple Heart for TBI

    Apr 29, 2011

    Two years after receiving a traumatic brain injury in Iraq, and just days before heading into harm's way again, a change in policy allowed Lt. Col. Erich Campbell to receive the Purple Heart on Fort Riley, Kan., April 27, 2011.

  • Petraeus to leave battlefield for CIA

    Apr 28, 2011

    President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Gen. David H. Petraeus to become the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

  • 'Lifeline' Battalion trains 9th Iraqi Army Division on tank movement operations

    Apr 27, 2011

    Soldiers with the 299th "Lifeline" Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center conducted training on the Heavy Equipment Transport Trailer with members of the 9th Iraqi Army Division at Camp Taji, Iraq, from April 11-20, 2011.

  • Shooting incident in Kabul leaves 9 dead

    Apr 27, 2011

    Eight International Security Assistance Force servicemembers and an ISAF civilian died today following a shooting incident in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, military officials reported.

  • Landstuhl provides advanced care for wounded warriors

    Apr 27, 2011

    The pace never slows at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Germany, the largest U.S. military medical facility outside the United States and the first stop for wounded troops evacuated from the war zones.

  • Medal of Honor recipient shares story with Fort Benning troops

    Apr 27, 2011

    In Cai Lay, Vietnam, Nov. 18, 1967, a young Soldier helped rescue his injured comrades by swimming across a river on an air mattress despite having a broken back, three broken ribs, shrapnel wounds, a gunshot wound and not being able to swim.

  • Looking ahead with new SMA: Raymond F. Chandler III takes reins as sergeant major of the Army

    Apr 27, 2011

    At a small, rather quiet ceremony that was standing-room-only in the Pentagon Auditorium, March 1, 2011, Raymond F. Chandler III was sworn in as the 14th sergeant major of the Army.

  • Soldiers, ANSF, distribute 6,000 coats to rural Afghans

    Apr 26, 2011

    U.S. and Afghan forces handed out hundreds of coats to people living in the rural village of Charwazi, Afghanistan, April 19.

  • Operation Overlord eliminates enemy stronghold

    Apr 25, 2011

    Nearly 350 members of the Afghan National Security Forces and U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force White Currahee air assaulted into Naka district, Afghanistan, to clear and eliminate the insurgent staging area.

  • Afghans lead way at Regional Training Center Mehtar Lam

    Apr 25, 2011

    Regional Training Center Mehtar Lam in eastern Afghanistan's Laghman province has been the home for this country's police trainees, the Afghan National Civil Order Police.

  • Deployed dentists test lightweight mobile X-ray system

    Apr 21, 2011

    It can sometimes be difficult for deployed Soldiers to access conventional dental treatment, but Army dentists at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, are testing a portable X-ray system which could change that.

  • Kiowa pilots stop IED triggerman on Iraqi highway

    Apr 21, 2011

    The actions taken by Kiowa Warrior pilots last month prevented a triggerman for an improvised explosive device from harming Americans and Iraqis.

  • Commander in eastern Afghanistan notes progress

    Apr 21, 2011

    Coalition forces eventually will have to say they've done all they can in Afghanistan, but "we're not there yet," the commander of Regional Command East said here yesterday.

  • 17 killed, 1 detained during security operation in Kunar

    Apr 21, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces killed seventeen insurgents including foreign fighters and detained one suspected insurgent while searching for an al-Qaida senior leader during a security operation in Dangam district, Kunar province last night.

  • Army chief of staff visits Soldiers in Iraq

    Apr 19, 2011

    Leader development is key to the ongoing success of Army, said the Army's new chief of staff during a visit with troops from United States Division - Center at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

  • Virtual Counter IED system enhancing training in Europe

    Apr 19, 2011

    Soldiers from Baumholder, Germany were attending the Multicultural Mobile Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Interactive Trainer at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, April 12.

  • Secretary of Defense visits U.S. Division-North in Iraq

    Apr 18, 2011

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates finished a three-day visit to Iraq, meeting with troops deployed to U.S. Division-North, April 8.

  • Forces capture insurgents, weapons in Afghanistan

    Apr 18, 2011

    Combined forces yesterday captured a Taliban leader and found a weapons stockpile during operations in southern and eastern Afghanistan, military officials reported.

  • Iraqi Army prepares for Operation Lion's Leap

    Apr 15, 2011

    Iraqi soldiers are slated to begin Operation Lion's Leap April 18, 2011, and culminate it with a live-fire exercise before graduating at the end of the month.

  • TF Storm locks out insurgents from Charkh bazaar

    Apr 13, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 2-30th Infantry, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's Task Force Storm, secured villages in Charkh district for five days, which prevented insurgents the freedom of movement, during Operation Charkh Resolution, April 1-5.

  • SARC of Year takes on zero tolerance as life's mission

    Apr 13, 2011

    A noncommissioned officer who worked hard to eliminate sexual assault in Iraq will be recognized at the Pentagon, April 15.

  • Transition teams partner with Basrah authorities

    Apr 13, 2011

    Leaders with the Stability Transition Team, or STT, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, laid the groundwork for growth and strength within the agencies they partner with in southern Iraq using an Army quad chart for guidance.

  • 'Promethium Puma' uncovers weapons caches in Galuch Valley

    Apr 12, 2011

    Soldiers from Company A, Task Force Ironman taking part in Operation Promethium Puma located 20 weapons caches throughout the Galuch Valley, Afghanistan.

  • TF Warrior transitions Combat Outpost Tangi to Afghan security forces

    Apr 11, 2011

    Task Force Warrior Soldiers made final preparations to transition Combat Outpost Tangi to Afghan National Security Forces, April 8.

  • Dogs of war: TF Duke canine unit brings skills to fight

    Apr 11, 2011

    Canine handlers and their military working dogs attached to Task Force Duke conducted training involving detection, obedience and patrol skills at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, April 5.

  • U.S. forces help Iraqi Army complete training program

    Apr 8, 2011

    United States Division - South witnessed the culmination of a training iteration at Tadreeb al-Shamil during a ceremony near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 30.

  • Machine Foreign Language Translation Systems bridge gap between Soldiers, locals

    Apr 7, 2011

    The initial solution to overcome some of the language barrier U.S. Soldiers faced in Iraq and Afghanistan was to field a quick reaction capability that could meet the immediate need, while the machine foreign language translation system could be developed.

  • Message to DoD workforce on potential government shutdown

    Apr 7, 2011

    "The department remains hopeful that a government shutdown will be averted," said Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III

  • Soldiers fire first precision-guided mortar in Afghanistan

    Apr 7, 2011

    Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Kushamond March 26 fired a 120mm Precision Guided Mortar Munitions round for the first time in Afghanistan.

  • Mosque opening symbolizes hope, partnership in Kandahar

    Apr 7, 2011

    Residents of Arghandab district, Kandahar province came together in celebration, yesterday, as villagers and International Security Assistance Forces participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new mosque in Tarok Kolache.

  • Gates visits troops, meets officials in Iraq

    Apr 7, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived Iraq this evening to visit U.S. troops and to meet with Iraqi officials.

  • Forces kill several Taliban insurgents

    Apr 6, 2011

    An Afghan and coalition force killed several Taliban insurgents and detained several suspected insurgents yesterday in the Sayad district of Afghanistan's Sar-e Pul province, military officials reported.

  • Raid nets Taliban leader in Kandahar province

    Apr 5, 2011

    A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during a raid yesterday in the Zharay district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, military officials reported.

  • Medics extend life-saving skills to Iraqi partners

    Apr 4, 2011

    The medics of the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, traveled to the 4th Iraqi Federal Police headquarters to provide basic medical classes on administering an IV, injury treatment, first responder, running an aid station, and other basic combat lifesaver skills.

  • Afghan Air Force discusses partnership with Task Force Thunder

    Apr 2, 2011

    Afghan Air Force Maj. Gen. Abdul Razik Sherzai, the commander of the Kandahar Air Wing, along with members of his staff, met with Task Force Thunder commander Col. Todd Royar and his subordinate leaders to evaluate how the two organizations could best work together.

  • BCTC course plays key role in Iraqi Army's future

    Apr 2, 2011

    As the Iraqi Army continues to increase their defense capabilities, Iraqi soldiers are learning not only how to operate new equipment, but how to properly recover and maintain damaged equipment.

  • Electronic Warfare newest 'hot' Army job

    Apr 1, 2011

    Electronic Warfare career managers are seeking enlisted, officer, warrant officer applicants. This is Military Occupational Specialty for enlisted and warrant officers, and an area of concentration for officers.

  • Forces detain insurgents in Afghanistan

    Mar 31, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces detained several suspected insurgents yesterday in the Mohammad Aghah district of Afghanistan's Logar province, military officials reported.

  • Afghan firefighters conduct first live burn at KAF

    Mar 30, 2011

    Afghan firefighters from the Kandahar Air Wing participated in a live-burn exercise, March 29, 2011, which marked the first time the group demonstrated battling an internal structure fire at Kandahar Air Field.

  • Kiowa pilot thwarts rocket attack in Iraq

    Mar 30, 2011

    An OH-58D Kiowa helicopter pilot will be awarded during the first week of April for thwarting a rocket attack on Contingency Operating Base Warhorse in central Iraq.

  • CSA Change of Responsibility Ceremony to be webcast April 11

    Mar 29, 2011

    A Change of Responsibility Ceremony for the United States Army chief of staff is scheduled to take place April 11, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Summerall Field.

  • Forces kill insurgents in Afghanistan airstrike

    Mar 29, 2011

    A coalition airstrike killed more than 10 insurgents in the Bermal district of Afghanistan's Paktika province yesterday, military officials reported.

  • Monster of Chowkay: Army lieutenant feared by Taliban

    Mar 28, 2011

    When 1st Lt. Benjamin Amsler, a recent graduate from Ranger school who took over the platoon in August 2010, visits elders and local leaders, he isn't shy about passing out his contact information. He gives Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army troops his personal cell phone number. He let's everybody know that he's not in Afghanistan to hide behind the walls of Combat Outpost Fortress.

  • Combat surgeon leaves big business for Army, front lines of Afghanistan

    Mar 28, 2011

    A former business executive for Burton Snowboards, Capt. Douglas 'Doc' Powell, brigade surgeon, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is currently overseeing a mission quite different than the design team he lead with Burton, as he serves on the front lines of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • Kunar veterinarians praise Iowa ADT programs

    Mar 28, 2011

    Afghan veterinarians who participate in veterinary programs sponsored by the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team's expressed satisfaction with the ADT's efforts during in-depth interviews to evaluate the effectiveness of the programs, March 10.

  • Young Afghan amputee gets new arms

    Mar 28, 2011

    After being struck by an insurgent' improvised explosive device earlier this year, a 12-year-old Afghan boy lost both of his arms and captured hearts, resulting in a collective effort to get him new limbs.

  • Sept. 11 flags transferred to Reserve unit headed to Iraq

    Mar 26, 2011

    The 462nd Movement Control Battalion transferred U.S. and New York City Fire Department flags to the 77th Sustainment Brigade on March 20, 2011. The ceremony marked the final time this particular set of flags transfers from one New York state/New Jersey Army Reserve unit to another serving in the Middle East.

  • From school to combat outpost, then back again

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Duwaya Primary School in northern Baghdad had no students since 2006, but just reopened after more than a year of planning and construction.

  • Coordination sparks agriculture in Afghan province

    Mar 24, 2011

    Students at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute learned Monday about some the challenges and successes of working within the complex political and cultural landscape of Afghanistan.

  • Iraqi security improving as New Dawn nears end

    Mar 24, 2011

    A top Army leader in Iraq said Thursday all Operation New Dawn troops are expected to withdraw from Iraq by December.

  • 81 Afghan National Army medical students graduate

    Mar 24, 2011

    The Afghan National Army graduated 81 medical students in a ceremony held at the Afghan National Military Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, today.

  • Afghan forces capture explosives filled trailer on tip from local citizen

    Mar 24, 2011

    Early today, an Afghan citizen informed Afghan National Security Forces that a tractor and trailer passing through Sayad Abad District in Wardak Province was filled with bomb-making materials. Afghan National Police responded to the threat.

  • Karzai announces areas to transition to Afghan control

    Mar 23, 2011

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced the first seven areas of his country that will transition to full Afghan security control.

  • Medevac initiatives save lives in Afghanistan

    Mar 22, 2011

    New ambulances designed to negotiate Afghanistan's rough, narrow roads, kits that quickly convert standard combat vehicles for casualty evacuation and state-of-the-art field medical packages are improving battlefield medicine and saving lives, an official involved in developing and fielding the new equipment reported.

  • Forces kill insurgent in Baghlan province

    Mar 22, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces today killed an insurgent and detained several others in the Burkah district of Afghanistan's Baghlan province, military officials reported.

  • One Soldier's epic journey in pursuit of happiness

    Mar 21, 2011

    There was no turning back for the 22-year-old native son of Havana, Cuba, as he and three others paddled across the open sea on their tiny boat. Growing up in a country where military service is mandatory, the black market is a common source for staples, and listening to a radio station from the United States is taboo, this Cuban soldier wanted no more.

  • Nangarhar team reviews province development projects

    Mar 21, 2011

    The Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team completed a two-month assessment March 14, of previously constructed facilities in the province. Overall, the facilities in Nangarhar are being used as intended and maintained to the best of the Afghans' abilities.

  • Female aviators defy reported odds

    Mar 21, 2011

    According to a study released earlier this month by the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, women account for only 16 percent of leadership positions in the military - a seemingly staggering statistic to release during National Women's History Month. The numbers aren't so shocking when compared to the overall statistic of women serving in the military, which is 16.4 percent, according to a Sept. 30 report released by the Department of Defense.

  • One step closer to leaving: property transfers to Iraqis continue

    Mar 19, 2011

    As the U.S. and Iraqi forces continue to further strengthen their cohesion, an official building and equipment transfer between the United States Forces - Iraq joint civil-military operations staff and Iraqi Ground Forces Command civil-military operations staff took place, March 12, at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • TF Thunder provides logistics link between Americans, Afghans

    Mar 19, 2011

    Pathfinders from Troop E, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment (Task Force Palehorse), along with air crews from Task Force Lift's Black Widows, provided the critical link between humanitarians in the U.S. and Afghans in need March 18, when they joined forces with the Afghan National Police to distribute supplies to the people of Deh Gholaman in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

  • New patrol base plans to bring peace to former Taliban stronghold

    Mar 18, 2011

    A brand new patrol base in eastern Mirabad Valley, Afghanistan, promises to bring peace to an area considered a longstanding Taliban stronghold in Uruzgan province.

  • ISAF troops kill dozens of insurgents in Helmand

    Mar 18, 2011

    International Security Assistance Force troops killed more than 30 insurgents in an ongoing offensive operation in the Reg-e Khan Neshin district of Afghanistan's Helmand province, during the past two days, military officials reported.

  • Army tells Congress Iraq on track to transition by year's end

    Mar 17, 2011

    It's up to Iraq now to be successful in their own future, said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.