September, 2010

Sept. 11, 2010

Gates, Mullen reflect on troop sacrifices since 9/11

WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2010) — As the nation honors the nearly 3,000 innocent Americans killed on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Americans also should remember the sacrifice of military members and their families, the secretary of defense said.

Sept. 11, 2010

Afghan war vet to get Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (Sept. 10, 2010) — The Medal of Honor will be awarded for the first time to a living veteran of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, White House officials announced today in a written statement.

Sept. 8, 2010

Summer security operations keep pressure on insurgents

KABUL, Afghanistan (Sept. 8) — ISAF and Afghan security forces are making progress expanding security.

Sept. 8, 2010

Afghan soldiers add mortars to repertoire

RANGE JUAREZ, Afghanistan — The U.S. Marine and the Afghan soldier may speak different languages, but share a warrior culture.

Sept. 7, 2010

Air Force transfers airspace to Iraqis

BAGHDAD (Sept. 3, 2010) — The Iraq Civil Aviation Authority reached a milestone here Sept. 1 when the U.S. Air Force handed over the Kirkuk sector of airspace, 15,000 feet and above, to the ICAA.

Sept. 3, 2010

Gates, Karzai discuss way forward in Afghanistan

KABUL (Sept. 2, 2010) - The two leaders met to discuss issues such as combating corruption, civilian casualties and the U.S. military’s transition of responsibility for security to Afghan forces.

Sept. 2, 2010

Kyrgyz Women's Development Center opens

SHOPOKOV VILLAGE, Kyrgyzstan (Sept. 2, 2010) -- The Congress of Women of Kyrygz Republic and the Transit Center at Manas held a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 25 to officially celebrate completed renovations of the Women's Development Center.

Sept. 2, 2010

Odierno earns praise for getting results in Iraq

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (Sept. 1, 2010) – Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno put it very simply today, as he finished his address at the change of command ceremony for U.S. Forces Iraq.

Sept. 1, 2010

Odierno steps aside as USF-Iraq commander

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (Sept. 1, 2010) - Gen. Raymond Odierno relinquished command of United States Forces - Iraq to Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III as Operation New Dawn began on Wednesday.

Sept. 1, 2010

Obama thanks servicemembers for Iraq war contributions

WASHINGTON (Aug. 31, 2010) — President Obama traveled today to Fort Bliss, Texas, to pay tribute to the post’s servicemembers, whose contributions and those of their comrades made possible tomorrow’s milestone in Iraq.