Archive: 2011

May 9, 2011

Iraqi unit adds four Mi-171 helicopters to inventory

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (May 9, 2011) — Iraqi and American officials celebrated the delivery of two Mi-171E helicopters here Wednesday.

May 9, 2011

'Golden hour' initiative pays off in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (May 9, 2011) — Two years ago, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates traveled throughout Afghanistan, promising deployed troops he would make sure they had everything they needed to accomplish their mission -- including more forward-deployed medical capabilities in the event they were wounded.

May 9, 2011

Sailor shares experiences as Afghan adviser

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 4, 2011) — Afghanistan advisers represent a variety of nations and services. At the Afghan National Police Regional Logistic Center in Mazar-e-Sharif, one U.S. Navy sailor plays a critical role.

May 9, 2011

Corps unleashes Labradors in counter-IED fight

CAMP DWYER, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (May 9, 2011) — The Marine Corps believes it has found the right dog for the counter-IED fight, but it’s not the traditional military working dog.

May 5, 2011

Memorial honors fallen warriors

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 5, 2011) — Hundreds of military and civilian personnel packed a dimly-lit hangar April 30 to pay their final respects to eight U.S. Air Force Airmen and one retired Army civilian contractor killed April 27 when a gunman opened fire during a meeting with NATO trainers.

May 5, 2011

CLB-8 Marines escort new kandak to Helmand Province

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (May 5, 2011) — US forces are continuously working with Afghan National Security Forces to help them become an independent military.

May 5, 2011

Through the Ranks: Private First Class

GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan (May 5, 2011) — Quiet, muffled conversation leaks from a guard tower, but only one Marine can be seen inside.

May 2, 2011

Obama declares 'justice has been done'

WASHINGTON (May 2, 2011) — “Justice has been done,” said President Barack Obama in announcing the death of Osama bin Laden in a U.S. military operation in Pakistan.

May 1, 2011

CIA director says Al-Qaida remains dangerous

WASHINGTON (May 2, 2011) — Osama bin Laden is dead, but al-Qaida still is dangerous, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta said today in a letter to the agency’s employees.

May 1, 2011

Task force assesses likely impact of bin Laden’s death

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan (May 2, 2011) — News of Osama bin Laden’s death raced through the tents and plywood buildings that make up the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team here this morning.