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  • 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.

  • Soldier writes children's book about helping restore Baghdad Zoo

    Mar 17, 2011

    Maj. William "Wes" Sumner and a small group of people helped save a large population of animals forgotten at the Baghdad Zoo. He recently published a children's book about it.

  • Petraeus: Afghan transition will have long-term impact

    Mar 17, 2011

    As the transition approaches for Afghan forces to begin taking responsibility for security in their country, actions in the coming months will have consequences for years to come, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan said here, today.

  • Combat stress control Soldier, working dog inducted into Order of Spur

    Mar 16, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 85th Medical Combat Stress Control Detachment were recognized for their hard work providing behavioral health services for the deployed troopers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, during an awards ceremony March 8.

  • Petraeus: Coalition has momentum in Afghanistan

    Mar 15, 2011

    The Taliban's momentum has been reversed in most areas of Afghanistan, but the progress achieved there is fragile and reversible, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces said here today.

  • Army deploying 'Individual Gunshot Detector'

    Mar 15, 2011

    U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan will begin receiving the first of more than 13,000 gunshot detection systems for the individual dismounted Soldier later this month, service officials said.

  • Forces in Afghanistan capture Haqqani terrorist

    Mar 15, 2011

    Acting on intelligence reports, Afghan and coalition forces captured a Haqqani terrorist network facilitator and detained two other suspected insurgents in the Khost district of Afghanistan's Khost province yesterday, military officials reported.

  • Captain cares for pets left behind in Egypt

    Mar 14, 2011

    On Jan. 25, citizens of Egypt began protesting against the government of then-President Hosni Mubarak. By Feb. 1, the U.S. Department of State had ordered the departure of dependants and all non-emergency U.S. government personnel and their families from Egypt.

  • Forces kill, capture insurgents in Afghanistan

    Mar 14, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces killed several insurgents today in a shootout in the Darah-ye Pech district of Afghanistan's Kunar province.

  • Logistics conference charts path out of Iraq

    Mar 14, 2011

    More than 50 logisticians from throughout Iraq and Kuwait gathered for what will likely be the last time, to share ideas and to plot a course for the final push out of Iraq at the 2011 Responsible Officer/Team Chief Conference here, March 11-12.

  • Airstrike in Afghanistan kills terrorist leaders

    Mar 14, 2011

    International Security Assistance Forces conducted a precision airstrike yesterday targeting two Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist organization leaders in the Dara Soof Payan district of Afghanistan's Samangan provincek, yesterday, military officials reported.

  • Servicemembers swap weapons for a day

    Mar 13, 2011

    AK-47 rifles, Squad Automatic Weapons, Steyr AUG models, M-4 carbines and even the Singaporean SAR 21 were up for test fire during a weapons familiarization range Mar. 11, at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

  • District Governor gives guidance on security to Kandahar villagers

    Mar 11, 2011

    Panjwai district Governor Haji Faizluddin Agha visited a village in his district to speak to local elders Mar. 6, 2011, in Kandahar province's Panjwai district. Agha, a new governor in Panjwai, emphasized the importance of involving village leaders in helping secure the district for a better future.

  • Forces kill insurgents, capture terrorists in Afghanistan

    Mar 11, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces killed eight enemy fighters and detained several others yesterday in operations throughout Afghanistan, military officials reported.

  • Task force targets human network behind IEDs

    Mar 11, 2011

    Task Force ODIN was established in 2006 to help in countering the improvised explosive devices that were taking a huge toll on U.S. forces in Iraq.

  • Coalition, Afghan forces continue to seize insurgent weapons

    Mar 10, 2011

    International Security Assistance Force and Afghan forces are finding and removing more insurgent weapons from the battlefield now than ever before, operational reports from front-line units in Afghanistan indicate.

  • Vanguard Soldiers teach CSI to Iraqi Police

    Mar 9, 2011

    Iraqi Police officers received a crash course on crime scene investigation as part of the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division's ongoing mission to enable the Government of Iraq and provide the Iraqi citizens with a safer, more secure, and sovereign country.

  • Army growing contingency contracting ranks

    Mar 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army is continuing to expand its ranks of contingency contracting officers and noncommissioned officers tasked with providing forward contracting support to ongoing war zone and humanitarian missions worldwide.

  • Saber medics broaden skills in Iraq

    Mar 8, 2011

    The medics of 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment took advantage of the fact they are located next to Witmer Troop Medical Clinic, at Camp Liberty, Iraq, a level-two care facility, by setting up a level-two training program with the Soldiers of the 546th Area Support Medical Company who operate the facility.

  • Forces detain terrorist leaders in Afghanistan

    Mar 8, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces captured several suspected insurgents, including two Haqqani terrorist network leaders and a Taliban weapons trafficker, yesterday in Afghanistan, military officials reported.

  • Gates, Karzai discuss civilian casualties, drawdown

    Mar 8, 2011

    Civilian casualties and the impending drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan highlighted a discussion here, today, between Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

  • Voices from Panjwai: Villagers hope for stability in rural Kandahar

    Mar 7, 2011

    Abdul and other "white bearded" men are the leaders whose voices speak for their often quite large families, villages and communities. And a growing number of those voices are growing disgusted over the effects of insurgent violence in the lands where they live and try to survive on next to nothing, day in and day out.

  • Reintegration takes teamwork, communication

    Mar 7, 2011

  • Bastogne Soldiers navigate 'most dangerous road in Afghanistan'

    Mar 7, 2011

    Late Feb. 28, Soldiers from Forward Support Company G, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, escorted a convoy through the shadow of the Hindu Kush Mountains.

  • Forces kill Haqqani terrorist in Afghanistan

    Mar 7, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces killed four armed insurgents, including a Haqqani terrorist network leader, in Afghanistan's Khost province yesterday, military officials reported.

  • Commander: Helmand province makes security gains

    Mar 4, 2011

    The fight against insurgents in Afghanistan's Helmand province may have turned the corner and the trend lines are going up, the commander of Regional Command-Southwest said today.

  • Belgian trucker treks across Afghanistan in US Army

    Mar 2, 2011

    Like the unpredictable and sometimes perilous roads of eastern Afghanistan, Pvt. Peter Beullens, a truck driver assigned to Forward Support Company G, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Balls, leads a life that sometimes doesn't always take the smoothest route.

  • Security barriers coming down in a revitalized Samarra

    Mar 2, 2011

    Two days before the fifth anniversary of the bombing of Al Askari "Golden" Mosque, the security barriers protecting one of the holiest Shia shrines in Iraq came down.

  • Enemy's nightmare coming true in Afghanistan

    Mar 2, 2011

    As U.S. military forces move toward withdrawal from Iraq and transition in Afghanistan, al-Qaida is under the most pressure they have experienced in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2001.

  • TF Bastogne Soldiers rebuild damaged Afghan roads

    Mar 2, 2011

    Engineers attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Bastogne, in cooperation with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Afghan National Security Forces, began the process of rebuilding damaged roads in the Khogyani and Sherzad districts of Nangarhar rrovince in early February.

  • Schweinfurt MPs help contain Jalalabad bank heist

    Mar 1, 2011

    Soldiers from Schweinfurt's 3rd Platoon of the 630th Military Police Company helped stop a bank robbery in Jalalabad, a city in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan.

  • Mother of fallen Soldier: 'I Want To Let People Know About Him'

    Feb 28, 2011

    There are times when Julie Nethery can't face the truth. There are times when this mom of three has convinced herself that her youngest son is still coming home from his deployment.

  • U.S. Army participates in Kuwait's 50-20 parade

    Feb 28, 2011

    U.S. troops participated in a huge parade in Kuwait Feb. 26, celebrating 20 years since its liberation during Operation Desert Storm.

  • Forces detain militants, find weapons in Afghanistan

    Feb 28, 2011

    Afghan and coalition troops detained three insurgents, including a Taliban weapons trafficker, yesterday in Afghanistan, military officials reported.

  • 3rd Special Forces Group Soldiers receive valor awards

    Feb 28, 2011

    Thirty-seven Soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) received awards for their valor on the battlefield while serving in Afghanistan.

  • Afghan forces expand, increase capabilities

    Feb 27, 2011

    The Afghan army is growing fast and simultaneously struggling with the need to educate and train its noncommissioned officer corps, the senior enlisted leader of NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan said today.

  • Suicide prevention, everyone's responsibility

    Feb 26, 2011

    "Suicide can dip in to any age group, any rank, from a private to our most senior officers," said Command Sgt. Maj. Earl L. Rice, senior enlisted advisor for the deputy commanding general for operations, United States Forces - Iraq, and XVIII Airborne Corps command sergeant major.

  • Iraqi judge advocates, legal counsels observe court-martial

    Feb 26, 2011

    Iraqi judge advocates and general counsels witnessed a court-martial of a U.S. Soldier at the United States Division - Center Court House on Camp Liberty, Iraq, Feb. 22.

  • Taji fuelers quickly extinguish fire

    Feb 24, 2011

    With their office next to 60,000 gallons of fuel, Soldiers at the Taji Forward Arming and Refueling Point heard the alarm "FIRE ON THE FARP" ring out, they sprang into action to attack the fire.

  • 'Dragon' battalion conducts traffic control training with Iraqi Army

    Feb 24, 2011

    Soldiers from the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, recently helped the 6th Iraqi Army Division soldiers increase their familiarity with traffic control point operations by providing subject-matter expert advisers and some basic training materials.

  • Helmand citizens open 180-student girls' school

    Feb 24, 2011

    More than 300 local citizens attended a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of the Laki Girls School in Garmsir district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 15.

  • Experiencing a revolution: West Point cadets witness history in Egypt

    Feb 23, 2011

    West Point cadets went to Egypt to study language but unwittingly became witnesses to history in the making.

  • Coalition forces detain Afghan militants

    Feb 23, 2011

    Afghan and coalition troops captured several insurgents, including a Haqanni terrorist network leader, yesterday in Afghanistan, military officials reported.

  • Logistical drawdown continues in Iraq

    Feb 23, 2011

    Spring is still a month away, but that's not stopping what is likely to be the largest and longest-running spring-cleaning project ever undertaken to prepare for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by Dec. 31.

  • Battle ongoing to defeat combat stress

    Feb 22, 2011

    Members of the Combat Stress Clinic are working throughout Afghanistan to defeat this enemy.

  • Coalition Soldiers participate in 50/20 Celebration rehearsals

    Feb 22, 2011

    A formation of armored vehicles, manned by U.S. Army and Marine Corps personnel, led a convoy of coalition forces Feb. 21, in a rehearsal through the parade grounds established for the 50/20 Celebration in Kuwait.

  • Base in southern Iraq hosts Austin Marathon

    Feb 21, 2011

    Runners on southern Iraq's Contingency Operating Site Kalsu participated in a central Texas based half marathon, Sunday.

  • 3rd ACR, Iraqi Army practice basic combat skills

    Feb 20, 2011

    Iraqi Army soldiers in Wasit province are continuing to make progress toward being a capable security force for their nation.

  • Afghans to take lead in counterinsurgency operations

    Feb 20, 2011

    A class of 20 Afghans and their Australian mentors received training Feb. 16 on COIN tactics as part of an ongoing effort to give the Afghan military the lead in upcoming operations.

  • Transportation unit puts in heavy miles to provide escort, deliver supplies to Soldiers

    Feb 19, 2011

    Since first arriving in Afghanistan in July 2010, the drivers with the 109th Transportation Company so far have logged approximately more than 600,000 miles.

  • ANA, TF Storm break trail, make difference in Kharwar

    Feb 17, 2011

    Through more than three feet of snow, Soldiers assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's Task Force Storm and Afghan National Army soldiers conducted foot patrols to show an Afghan government presence in Kharwar district, Afghanistan, Feb. 10 and 12.

  • Aviation brigade flies final hours, sees change in Iraq

    Feb 17, 2011

    The Army's last active duty aviation brigade in Iraq is heading home after a year-long deployment in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

  • Training center tailors training to fit Iraqi combat roles

    Feb 16, 2011

    As Iraqi Army battalions continue to train at the Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center near Mosul, Iraq, U.S. instructors adapt classes to best aid the current unit's future operational needs.

  • Troops bring security to remote Afghan checkpoint

    Feb 16, 2011

    2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment sends a platoon to the checkpoint spending up to four days at a time, providing security for a paved bridge crossing over the Arghandab River as well as north-south route connecting Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces.

  • Army armors more heavy tactical trucks

    Feb 16, 2011

    The Army has introduced modular, add-on armor capability to key portions of its fleet of heavy tactical trucks to include the new M915-A5 Line-Haul Tractor, Palletized Load System PLS-A1, and Heavy Equipment Transporter HET-A1, service officials said.

  • Forces in Afghanistan detain Taliban attack leader

    Feb 15, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban attack leader along with several other suspected insurgents in Afghanistan's Kandahar province yesterday, military officials reported.

  • ISF, 'Ghost' troops patrol streets of Qara Qosh

    Feb 14, 2011

    Iraqi Security Forces led a joint patrol with U.S. troops through the city of Qara Qosh, Iraq, to assess security in the northern Iraqi town, Feb. 9.

  • Female Engagement Team brings aid to school, orphanage

    Feb 14, 2011

    Members of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade's Female Engagement Team, stationed at Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, visited the Red Crescent Society's nearby orphanage and school Feb. 12, bringing with them school supplies and clothing items.

  • European training command offering counter-IED training to multinational forces

    Feb 14, 2011

    The Joint Multinational Training Command has always worked with partner nations to conduct training during brigade rotations, and specifically on C-IED to ensure the success of the mission and to save Soldiers lives; no matter what flag they are wearing.

  • Afghanistan women's shura convenes for first time in 2 years

    Feb 14, 2011

    An all-female delegation of eight Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, a 330th Military Police Company personnel security detail, members of Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 3-19th Agribusiness Development Team gathered in Jaji Maidan, Khost province, Afghanistan, Feb. 10.

  • Commander says rule of law needed to stop Taliban

    Feb 11, 2011

    To stop the Taliban and terrorists, Afghans must have confidence in their government's ability to deliver justice and resolve civil disputes, the commander of a "rule of law" force in Afghanistan said today.

  • Duty to country unite father, son in Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2011

    An unknown author once wrote, "Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice."