Archive: June, 2011

June 29, 2011

100 Cache Finds in Two Weeks with Increased Security, Villages’ Help

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 29, 2011) — Many insurgent activities are being thwarted by increased security presence in Afghan villages and increased weapon caches found by Afghan National Security Forces.

June 27, 2011

Afghan forces expand security near Helmand capital during Operation Qala Sharqay

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (June 27, 2011) — Afghan soldiers backed by British and American troops pushed to a position northeast of the Helmand provincial capitol of Lashkar Gah to build a new patrol base and improve security in the city as part of Operation Qala Sharqay, June 19.

June 27, 2011

Kandahar PRT begins team transition

KANDAHAR (June 27, 2011) — The Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team began the transition to a new team of Sailors, Soldiers, and Airmen with a mounted combat patrol to Sub-District 2 in Kandahar City June 25.

June 23, 2011

Obama announces troop reductions, way forward in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (June 22, 2011) – Thanks to the tremendous progress U.S., coalition and Afghan troops have made, the United States will draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan by 10,000 this year and 33,000 by the end of summer 2012, President Barack Obama said here tonight.

June 21, 2011

Airman aids Afghans with carpentry skills

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (June 14, 2011) – Some of the heat has burned off as the summer moon rises overhead. An airman labors over scrap wood in a makeshift workshop under a canopy of camouflage. Fitting pieces of wood together, the shape of a tiny coffin emerges.

June 21, 2011

Afghan Government and ANSF Bring Governance to New District

LAGHMAN, Afghanistan (June 18, 2011) – In a dusty, hot valley in the center of eastern Afghanistan, Afghan National Security Forces and U.S. soldiers worked to bring security to the province’s newest district.

June 17, 2011

15th Transportation Company transfers authority, concludes mission in Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – Applause filled Memorial Hall as Capt. Stacey Jelks, commander of the 15th Transportation Company, 749th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and a Fort Sill, Okla. native, saluted Lt. Col. David Ceniti, commander of the 749th CSSB, and Sacramento, Calif. native, and said in a loud and thunderous voice; “Sir, mission complete.”

June 17, 2011

Waterford Marine experiences improvements during second tour to Nad ‘Ali South

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Before every deployment, Marines are trained up on the area of operation they will perform their duties to prepare them for mission success.

June 17, 2011

Afghan troops graduate generator mechanic course

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (June 13, 2011) — Nineteen Afghan National Security Forces troops graduated from the Generator Mechanic Course at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest, Helmand province.

June 17, 2011

NTM-A making a difference at local schools

KABUL, Afghanistan – Children in Afghanistan, especially young women, routinely risk their lives in search of an education.