April 25, 2010

First AF-PAK Hands grads deploy overseas

servicemembers have completed a rigorous 16-week training program consisting of culture and intensive language training at the Defense Language Institute, in Monterey, Calif., followed by service-specific deployment training.

April 21, 2010

Iraqis make security progress as war winds down

WASHINGTON (April 21, 2010) – The past week was a very good one for security progress in Iraq, with two al-Qaida leaders being killed in an Iraqi-led operation, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said Wednesday.

April 20, 2010

Volcanic ash reroutes transport of wounded from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (April 20, 2010) – Ash from an Icelandic volcano limiting European air traffic has forced the U.S. military to reroute some American troops wounded in Afghanistan through Iraq instead of Germany, a military official said today.

April 19, 2010

Mullen praises Iraqi efforts against AQI

PITTSBURGH (April 19, 2010) – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff echoed Vice President Joe Biden’s praise Sunday of Iraqi and U.S. security forces for successfully killing the two top leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq early Saturday.

April 18, 2010

ISAF supports Afghan elections

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 17, 2010) - The NATO Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan, Ambassador Mark Sedwill, congratulated the Government and Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan today for their agreement on managing the upcoming parliamentary elections.

April 16, 2010

Airmen deliver medical supplies to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

MANAS, Kyrgyzstan — Airmen delivered medical supplies and food to two Bishkek hospitals April 15, 2010, and visited with patients who were injured last week in Kyrgyzstan.

April 15, 2010

Coalition partners honor Poland with ceremony

TAMPA, Fla. (April 15, 2010) — Coalition partners and representatives from U.S. Central Command gathered at MacDill Air Force base her April 15 to offer their sincere condolences to the Polish Liaison Team after the tragic plane crash that took the lives of the Polish president, first lady and other high level military and political leaders on April 10.

April 14, 2010

Petraeus praises families of fallen

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2010 – A military adage says the reason servicemembers take up arms in combat is on behalf of fellow troops to their right and their left.

April 13, 2010

Gates stresses importance of protecting civilians

ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT (April 13, 2010) – Amid new reports of civilian casualties in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates re-emphasized today the top priority U.S. and NATO forces have put on protecting civilian lives, an effort he called critical to success of the Afghanistan strategy.

April 11, 2010

Leaders review civilian-military efforts in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 12, 2010) — On April 11 and 12, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, and the Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan co-hosted an intense interagency review of U.S. civilian and military (civ-mil) efforts in Afghanistan for the coming year.