Archive: 2014

April 25, 2014

Gen. Austin attends ribbon-cutting for new JAHVH Polytrauma and Rehabilitation Center

TAMPA, Fla. - What had been a decades-long dream for the Tampa community finally became a reality for our wounded warriors and their families at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital (JAHVH).After years of planning, months of construction, weeks of training, and countless hours of preparation, Tampa’s JAHVH opened its doors to the new Polytrauma

April 24, 2014

Correction for the Record: Sgt. Bergdahl Recovery Efforts

TAMPA, Fla. – An Associated Press article posted April 24, 2014, included comments by an anonymous U.S. defense official alleging that when Secretary of Defense Hagel's office and U.S. Central Command separately learned about a proof of life video of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in December 2013, there was confusion about who should tell the family.

April 23, 2014

Air Evac mission critical for patients in Afghanistan

When Service members and Coalition forces around Afghanistan get injured or fall ill, the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron out of Bagram Airfield transports them

April 23, 2014

U.S. forces leave Nimroz as ANA stands on its own

After The ANA successfully provided security for the April 5 elections, SFAAT 4-215 transferred FOB Delaram II to the 4th Brigade

April 22, 2014

SMA visits troops in southern Afghanistan

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III recently made a trip to Regional Command (South), with stops at Kandahar Airfield and Forward Operating Bases Apache, Pasab and Masum Ghar.

March 10, 2014

NFL players touchdown on Harpers Ferry

NFL players visited Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

Feb. 5, 2014

401st Chemical Company Soldiers conduct decontamination operations in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait – The sun in Kuwait might have disappeared beneath the horizon, but the temperature hasn’t dipped much. It’s actually increased by about 10 degrees for the Soldiers of the 401st Chemical Company. They donned their mission-oriented protective postures (MOPP) level four gear, which is used when the highest degree of chemical and

Jan. 10, 2014

Military advisers prepare for next step in Afghanistan

The mission for American military advisers is in a period of transition across Afghanistan.

Jan. 9, 2014

Bagram Airfield runway repair completed ahead of schedule

The runway repair project at Bagram Airfield, the busiest airfield in the Department of Defense for single runway operations, was completed and turned over to the Air Force Dec. 9, 2013, six weeks ahead of schedule.

Jan. 6, 2014

Czech Republic Soldiers participate in nonlethal weapon training

The U.S. Army is re-emphasizing the use of nonlethal weapons and other countries are taking notice.