Oct. 6, 2011
Coalition builds camaraderie by remembering loss, celebrating triumph together in Afghanistan
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (October 4. 2011) — With tables set and food prepared, officers from three nations gathered together under a single tent on 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward)’s compound at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.
Operation Steel Rain disrupts Haqqani network in Khowst
KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (October 4, 2011) — Afghan and U.S. troops worked together in Operation Steel Rain to disrupt Haqqani Network cells operating in the Tirzaye District of Khowst Province Sept. 29.
Oct. 3, 2011
Improved Iraq enjoys liberty, U.S. Commander says
WASHINGTON (September 29, 2011) — American forces’ efforts in Iraq “have given the people of Iraq a huge gift” through the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a democratic society, a senior U.S. commander said today.
Sept. 29, 2011
Paktika road improves government reach, unites provinces
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (September 28, 2011) — Imagine a state with few paved roads, little air transportation to reach smaller cities and no waterways for travel. What ideas would connect people or energize an economy to create jobs? In southeastern Afghanistan, one answer involves roads.
Sept. 28, 2011
Caldwell: Afghan troops, police make ‘significant’ progress
WASHINGTON (September 26, 2011) — Afghan security forces are moving forward and will be able to assume the lead for security in December 2014, said U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commander of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan.
Sept. 26, 2011
Big Red One Soldiers, Afghan forces take on enemy during Operation Tofan II
PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (September 22, 2011) — It's probably the most dangerous mission all year, said Capt. Michael Hefti, speaking to his Soldiers before they headed off to the remote Suri Kheyl area of Waze Zadran district, Paktya province, Sept. 15.
Sept. 23, 2011
Panetta cites progress, challenges in Iraq, Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (September 22, 2011) — The United States and Iraq are in talks to chart military assistance Iraq needs after the pull-out of U.S. troops at the end of the year, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.
Sept. 20, 2011
Reintegration builds confidence in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, Septembe 16, 2011 - The program coalition forces helped to create in Afghanistan last year to turn young men away from the insurgency and reintegrate them back to their communities is going a long way in building trust and confidence there, a military official said today.
Sept. 16, 2011
Accounting for POWs, MIAs a Year-round DOD Mission
WASHINGTON (September 15, 2011) — As Americans pause tomorrow to observe POW/MIA Recognition Day, teams of military and civilian experts will be excavating sites in Europe and the South Pacific looking for remains to help identify service members still missing from past wars.
President presents Medal of Honor to Marine
WASHINGTON (September 15, 2011) — President Barack Obama today draped the pale blue ribbon suspending the Medal of Honor around the neck of Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota L. Meyer, the first living Marine to receive the award for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.