Archive: April, 2011

April 21, 2011

Fighter squadron ready to 'fight tonight' in Southwest Asia

SOUTHWEST ASIA (April 20, 2011) — The 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron activated their squadron for the second time in a decade at a deployed location. As part of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, the Fighter Squadron will fly, fight and win with the state-of-the-art F-15C Eagle to enhance regional partnerships, support regional security exercises and demonstrate a continued commitment to regional security and stability.

April 21, 2011

Mullen cites Pakistani cooperation in Afghanistan

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan (April 19, 2011) — Cooperation between U.S. and Pakistani soldiers on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border is better than it has ever been, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.

April 20, 2011

Army chief of staff visits soldiers in Iraq

BAGHDAD (April 19, 2010) — Leader development is key to the ongoing success of Army, said the Army's new chief of staff during a visit with troops from United States Division - Center at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

April 12, 2011

Dogs of war canine unit bring skills to the fight

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (April 12, 2011) — A dog jerks his leash and barks, showing his teeth, while his owner eggs him on.

April 12, 2011

Operation Promethium Puma: Battling the Elements

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (April 12, 2011) — The Soldiers of 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, bedded down for the night on the rocky slope of a mountain.

April 12, 2011

Deep in the heart of Marjah: Engineers key to connection

CAMP HANSON, Afghanistan (April 12, 2011) — Combat outposts and patrol bases near Camp Hanson are no longer solely dependent on helicopter support teams (HST) for resupplies, since they can now be reached by land due to the efforts of Marines and sailors from 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) who recently reconstructed nearly 20 miles of road.

April 12, 2011

Afghan villages establish new check point in Uruzgan, vow to protect citizens from insurgents

URUZGAN, Afghanistan (April 12, 2011) — Afghan citizens in Lower Doan and Kakrak villages in the Shahid-e-Hassas district of Uruzgan province established a new check point after an endorsement from a local shura April 8.

April 12, 2011

Marines deploy to Afghanistan, re-join fight

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (April 12, 2011) — Family and friends gathered to bid farewell to the Marines and sailors of Company L, Headquarters and Services Company and attachments of 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, who left on their seventh consecutive combat deployment April 6.

April 8, 2011

Afghan border patrolman exemplifies leadership

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (April 8, 2011) — Sgt. Wali Jan loves his rifle and he plans on using it.

April 5, 2011

Afghan Ministry of Defense and CJIATF-435 sign reintegration memorandum

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 5, 2011) — The Afghan Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Task Force charged with the Rule of Law Mission in Afghanistan signed a memorandum of agreement at the Ministry of Defense Tuesday, April 5, 2011, establishing a vocational training program for selected insurgents who agree to renounce the insurgency.