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  • Afghan, coalition forces bring security to eastern Afghanistan

    Jun 20, 2011

    In a dusty, hot valley in the center of eastern Afghanistan, Afghan National Security Forces and U.S. Soldiers worked to bring security to the province’s newest district.

  • Iraqi firefighters learn essential skills at first ever arson investigation training

    Jun 20, 2011

    The Iraqi Ministry of Interior, Civil Defense Directorate, is working in conjunction with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Iraq Training and Advisory Mission Police to teach an eight-day arson investigation course to future Iraqi firefighter trainers.

  • Iraqi soldiers practice ambush techniques

    Jun 20, 2011

    Soldiers of Troop C, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted ambush training with troops from 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, June 9, 2011.

  • Iraqi mortar crews build confidence, prepare for Operation Iron Lion

    Jun 20, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, conducted a mortar live-fire exercise at Destiny Range in Ninewa province, Iraq, June 16, 2011, in preparation for Operation Iron Lion.

  • TCCC course delivers standard to special ops medics

    Jun 16, 2011

    The U.S. Special Operations Command Europe developed and conducted a Tactical Combat Casualty Care "train-the-trainer" course to enhance the Special Operations Forces capability and interoperability of International Security Assistance Force partner nations.

  • Combined security forces kill, capture insurgents

    Jun 15, 2011

    A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed numerous insurgents and detained five others after they were attacked in Paktika province’s Omnah district yesterday.

  • ISAF constructs new biometrics facility, improves security at Afghan border

    Jun 14, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and Afghan government officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new biometrics facility at the border crossing point in Weesh, Afghanistan, June 9, 2011.

  • Sherpa serves as agile cargo transport over Iraq

    Jun 14, 2011

    Since October 2010, aviators with the Oregon Army National Guard have logged more than 5,000 hours of flight time on their fleet of Sherpa aircraft and have moved more than 2.2 million pounds of equipment and cargo, and transported 10,000 passengers.

  • New Musahi Police HQ work continues despite vehicle suicide bomber

    Jun 13, 2011

    The morning of April 14, 2011, was like those before at the rural police compound except that a truck parked near the “government building” exploded at 7:14 a.m, detonated by the driver who only killed himself.

  • Insurgents weaken while Afghan forces grow in strength, numbers

    Jun 13, 2011

    Insurgent attacks have made headlines this week, but International Security Assistance Forces and NATO spokesmen stated insurgents are losing capability and solidifying Afghan and coalition forces’ upper hand as the beginning of the transition approaches.

  • Rising literacy in Afghanistan ensures transition

    Jun 13, 2011

    In Afghanistan, the low literacy rate -- about 14 percent -- presents challenges to Army efforts there to help that nation become independent.

  • Kunar border police station opens, improves security

    Jun 10, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through the Afghanistan Engineer District Jalalabad Office and Kunar Provincial Gov. Fazlullah Wahidi held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the Khas Kunar II Afghan Border Patrol Station in Khas Kunar District, Afghanistan, June 4, 2011.

  • Afghan officer shares first-hand knowledge at Fort Hood

    Jun 10, 2011

    Leaders of the 57th Signal Battalion, 3rd Signal Brigade, soon to be deploying in phases to Afghanistan, had the opportunity to talk with an officer in the Afghan army June 3, 2011, at the III Corps Headquarters.

  • Mobile dentistry team keeps Soldiers combat ready

    Jun 10, 2011

    Over the course of five days, a mobile dentistry team from Charlie Company, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, examined and treated Soldiers at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan.

  • Brazilian-born medic shares life-saving skills with Afghans

    Jun 9, 2011

    “I don’t think I adopted America. America adopted me,” Brazilian-born Cpl. Joel M. Kuhn said as he sat outside of Nangalam Base in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province.

  • Afghan, Coalition forces capture insurgent leader

    Jun 9, 2011

    A combined Afghan and coalition security force yesterday captured a key facilitator for the Kunduz attack network and two of his associates during a nighttime security operation in the Archi district of Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, military officials reported.

  • U.S., Iraqi pilots conduct joint training

    Jun 9, 2011

    Two U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters flew in formation with two Iraqi Air Force helicopters during May 18, 2011, on a joint medical evacuation training mission, serving to build rapport and partnerships between the two militaries.

  • Airlines revise policies for troops’ checked baggage

    Jun 9, 2011

    Military members traveling on orders on several major U.S. air carriers can check four, and in some cases five, bags without charge based on new policies the airlines instituted in recent days.

  • Vehicular bridge raises hopes of 2 Afghan villages

    Jun 7, 2011

    Two villages northwest of Kabul will be joined by a bridge allowing vehicles and much-needed commerce, thanks to the efforts of one local man and the Regional Support Command-Capital.

  • Deployed medical professionals learn to conduct sexual assault forensic exams

    Jun 7, 2011

    Medical professionals across Southern Afghanistan came to Kandahar Airfield to participate in a two-day training course to ensure medical providers are able to conduct sexual assault forensic exams.

  • U.S. artillerymen showcase weapons, knowledge to Iraqi police

    Jun 7, 2011

    Senior noncommissioned officers with the ‘First Lightning’ Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division " Center have long sought to strengthen the battalion’s partnership with the 1st Iraqi Federal Police Division, and in so doing, they recently shifted the discussion from the conference rooms and onto the firing range.

  • General details Afghanistan campaign plan

    Jun 7, 2011

    The population centers of Afghanistan’s Helmand and Kandahar provinces and Spin Bolduk on the Pakistan border constitute key areas in the fight against the Taliban this year, the commander of International Security Assistance Force Joint Command said here today.

  • Picatinny engineers deliver safer, more lethal gun mounts to helicopter crews

    Jun 7, 2011

    Helicopter crews in Afghanistan needed better gun mounts for door and window guns in CH-47 Chinook helicopters. Three Picatinny Arsenal engineers developed a solution that was safer and delivered greater firepower.

  • FDA approves test for diagnosing leishmaniasis caused by sand flies

    Jun 7, 2011

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the way for the SMART Leish PCR assay, a test to aid in the diagnosis of individuals with cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by certain species of sand flies.

  • Operation Stone Steps training enables Afghans to stand on their own

    Jun 6, 2011

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Cacti, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Task Force Bronco Soldiers traveled by helicopters into the Pech River Valley to train Afghan National Army soldiers at Nangalam Base, Kunar province, May 28, 2011.

  • Gates thanks troops for Afghan service

    Jun 6, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, paying his final visit to Afghanistan before his June 30, 2011, retirement, told troops on the front lines today that it’s tough for him to say goodbye.

  • Female troops provide vital link to Afghan women

    Jun 6, 2011

    A group of female National Guard Soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan attached to combat units as a "Female Engagement Team," to talk to Afghan women in an effort to better understand their concerns.

  • Sugar Shack a popular pit stop for pilots

    Jun 3, 2011

    Pilots who fly long missions don’t usually have time to stop and eat at the dining facility. Camp Taji offers them a pit stop when they come to refuel their helicopters at the post’s Forward Army and Refueling Point.

  • Panjshir PRT helps bring Afghan village drinking water

    Jun 2, 2011

    The Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team civil affairs visited a village in Bazarak Municipality, Afghanistan, May 24, 2011, to assess the final stages of a system designed to supply clean drinking water.

  • 3 brothers, uncle serving in Kabul area

    Jun 1, 2011

    A Nebraska family is serving their nation above and beyond the call of duty. As unbelievable as this sounds, three brothers are serving together in the Kabul area and living in nearby Camp Phoenix.

  • Big Red 1 Soldier throws out first pitch via satellite for NY Mets Memorial Day game

    Jun 1, 2011

    Members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, gathered together to help throw the first pitch live via satellite from Afghanistan during pre-game ceremonies, before the Mets took on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Memorial Day evening game.

  • 'Long Knife' Soldiers sharpen skills at Destiny Range

    Jun 1, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, sharpened their skills during a combined arms life fire exercise at Destiny Range, Iraq, May 28, 2011.

  • NCO goes the distance for self, good causes

    May 31, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Jeremy Logan, a Task Force Resolute plans noncommissioned officer, is using this year to achieve new personal records in distance running while deployed to Kandahar Airfield.

  • Wounded Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for action in Afghanistan

    May 31, 2011

    An Army Ranger who lost his right hand and suffered shrapnel wounds after throwing an armed grenade away from his fellow Soldiers will be the second living Medal of Honor Recipient from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Education brings world to hands of Afghan youth

    May 30, 2011

    Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team members, government officials, school children and villagers attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Perengal School in Dara district, Afghanistan, May 17, 2011.

  • Coalition, Afghan Soldiers complete Operation Maiwan III

    May 30, 2011

    Coalition and Afghan national security forces concluded Operation Maiwan III in eastern Afghanistan, May 19, 2011, which eliminated insurgents and denied them safe havens from which to launch attacks, while showing the Afghan population that International Security Assistance Forces and Afghan forces can and will conduct operations anytime, even in remote areas near Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan.

  • 'Saber' Squadron, Iraqi partners provide water pumps to local farmers

    May 27, 2011

    Leaders of the 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, and the 4th Federal Police Division, provided water pumps to ten farmers from Radwaniyah, Iraq, to enhance their farming capabilities.

  • Afghan officials, U.S. forces celebrate opening of new economy building

    May 25, 2011

    Farah government officials and members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah celebrated the opening of a new building that will serve as headquarters for the Farah Department of Economy.

  • 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.