January, 2012

Jan. 24, 2012

Women’s center provides new opportunities for Afghan women

OW ZAD DISTRICT, Afghanistan (January 23, 2012) — The Now Zad District Women’s Center in Helmand province, Afghanistan officially opened for business during a ceremony at the facility, Jan. 11. More than 100 local women and children attended. The center offers a safe place for the local women to congregate and work.

Jan. 23, 2012

Musa Qal’eh: walking the path of progress

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province, Afghanistan (January 22, 2012) — Musa Qal’eh, once terrorized by insurgents, now shines as a symbol of progress in the province, thanks to the hard work and dedication of Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, Afghan security forces, Marines and sailors of the 2nd Marine Division (Forward), and other coalition partners.

Jan. 20, 2012

Panetta: U.S. presence in Gulf unchanged by Iranian threats

WASHINGTON, (January 18, 2012 — The U.S. military has continually maintained a strong presence in the Middle East and will continue to do whatever is necessary to maintain peace there, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.

Jan. 20, 2012

ANSF, coalition forces patrol Nurilam Valley

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (January 19, 2012) — Soldiers of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team joined forces with members of the Afghan National Army, Afghan Uniformed Police, Operational Cordination Center Provincial Laghman and a new local militia known as the Community Based Security Solution, in a three-day valley clearance operation to disrupt insurgency Jan. 9 in the Nurilam Valley.

Jan. 19, 2012

Coalition officials praise Afghan leadership of medical training exercise

KABUL, Afghanistan (January 19, 2012) — Coalition medical officials are making progress in turning a key medical training program over to Afghan control.

Jan. 19, 2012

Dewey aids sinking Iranian fishing dhow

ARABIAN SEA (January 18, 2012) — Guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) rendered aid to the crew of a sinking Iranian fishing dhow in the central Arabian Sea, Jan. 18.

Jan. 18, 2012

The heat is on...Afghan style

KABUL AIR BASE, Afghanistan (January 18, 2012) — As alarms sound and flames roar from the burning building, they run in while others run out.

Jan. 17, 2012

Mission accomplished: Marine Osprey squadron flies last mission of Afghanistan deployment

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (January 17, 2012) — A Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey squadron flew its final combat mission, to complete its deployment to Afghanistan.

Jan. 12, 2012

U.S.-Iran tensions easing, Pentagon officials say

WASHINGTON (January 11, 2012) — Pentagon officials said today they believe tensions between the United States and Iran have cooled in recent days.

Jan. 12, 2012

The actions of many save the life of one

PANJWA'I DISTRICT, Afghanistan (January 11, 2012) — On the evening of Nov. 12, Sgt. Adam Lundy found himself in the ROLE 3 hospital at Kandahar Airfield. Just two hours prior, Lundy, an Alliance, Neb., native, was on patrol in the western side of Panjwa’i district, when his platoon struck several IEDs.