Archive: 2009

Nov. 6, 2009

Osprey joins the fight in Afghanistan

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province, Afghanistan (Nov. 5, 2009) – In another history-making moment for Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan, the first MV-22B Ospreys entered the Task Force Leatherneck area of operations today, alighting in three waves at Camp Bastion Airfield.

Nov. 5, 2009

Mullen urges Afghan president so stop corruption

WASHINGTON (Nov. 4, 2009) – Newly re-elected Afghan President Hamid Karzai must take significant measures to cut government corruption and establish its legitimacy, the top U.S. military officer said.

Nov. 4, 2009

Gen. Petraeus visits Logar province, hears voice of the people

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan- Gen. David Petraeus, commander of United States’ Central Command, met with U.S. and Afghan Soldiers, as well as Baraki Barak Sub-Governor Mohammed Lodin and local businessmen at Combat Outpost Baraki Barak, Oct. 29. LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan- Gen. David Petraeus, commander of United States’ Central Command, met with

Nov. 3, 2009

Yemen military observes Marine training

Staff Sgt Jeffrey S. Ray, a Drill Instructor at MCRD Parris Island S.C., speaks to a delegation of military officers from Yemen via translator, during their orientation of recruit training hosted by Marine Corps Forces Central Command. The visit outlined how the United States, a partner nation, conducts comprehensive training programs and

Nov. 2, 2009

Hundreds of Afghan police graduate in Herat

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Oct 29, 2009) - More than 250 Afghan National Police graduated basic training Thursday at the ANP headquarters in Herat, Afghanistan.

Nov. 2, 2009

CTF 151 commander visits Chinese counter-piracy flagship

USS ANZIO, Gulf of Aden (Nov. 2, 2009) - Rear Adm. Scott Sanders, commander, Combined Task Force 151, visited Chinese Rear Admiral Wang Zhiguo, the commander of TF-529, yesterday in the Gulf of Aden to discuss ongoing cooperation in counter-piracy efforts.

Oct. 29, 2009

Civil Affairs Soldiers teach Afghan police to engage public

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Oct. 29, 2009 – In America, we look to our local police to provide a sense of security, protect our streets, help in time of need and be role models for our citizens. Every day, our police force gives us reason to trust and depend on them.

Oct. 27, 2009

'Af-Pak Hands' strives for continuity in U.S. mission

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2009 – The U.S. military is building a cadre of officers who each will serve a multi-year assignment dedicated to a narrow piece of the U.S. strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Oct. 27, 2009

Water taps open in Sadr City

But a $65 million water plant completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about a year ago is designed to treat and purify water from the nearby Tigris River and provide Sadr City residents with potable water. The goal is to provide hook-ups to residences in 68 of Sadr City’s 79 sectors.

Oct. 26, 2009

Baghdad bombings illustrate security challenges

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2009 – Terrorist bombings that struck Baghdad yesterday demonstrate the security challenges that exist there, a senior Defense Department official said here today.