June 17, 2011

Chaplain Provides ‘Ministry on the Fly’

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM, Afghanistan (June 10, 2011) – It’s 2:53 p.m., and religious programs specialist Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Gallagher is nervous. Pacing in the blazing Afghanistan sun, Gallagher knows that he and the Navy chaplain he is sworn to protect have a convoy to catch in seven minutes -- one that very well may leave them stranded if they are late.

June 17, 2011

Face of Defense: Soldier Counts on Training, Teammates

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 13, 2011) – May 13 was just another day -- another mounted patrol in the mountainous area outside of Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle, Afghanistan, Army Spc. Brian Walker said.

June 15, 2011

Prime BEEF improves living conditions in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (June 6, 2011) — Recently, a small team from the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron, known as Prime BEEF, traveled to forward operating bases to improve the quality of life for servicemembers at combat outposts in Southeast Afghanistan.

June 15, 2011

Combined Force Captures Taliban Leader

KABUL (June 15, 2011) — A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and one of his associates during an intelligence-driven operation in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province yesterday, military officials reported.

June 15, 2011

Nearing Transition: Insurgents Weaken, ANSF Grows in Strength and Numbers

Kabul (June 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.

June 14, 2011

Mullen: U.S., Egypt Maintain Strong Military Bond

CAIRO, Egypt (June 8, 2011) – The U.S. military remains committed to a strong bilateral relationship with Egypt’s armed forces, continuing a practice that has endured for 30 years, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said here today.

June 14, 2011

Communications Soldiers keep Red Bulls talking

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 6, 2011) — Communications Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam don’t have to go looking for work.

June 7, 2011

Jordan soldier makes ultimate sacrifice

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 7, 2011) — Jordanians are mourning the loss of 1st Lt. Majed Abu Qdairi who died after insurgents targeted the humanitarian aid convoy he was escorting in Logar Province, Afghanistan May 22.

June 6, 2011

Ring of Fire: Airmen secure largest, hottest runway in Iraq

AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (June 6, 2011) — Texas barriers, T-walls and concertina wire are part of the ingredients for a good mix of security at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

June 6, 2011

Combined operation expands security in rural Afghanistan

WARDAK, Afghanistan (June 6, 2011) — As helicopters lifted off the moonlit field, Soldiers blended into the surrounding landscape.