Archive: 2010

July 9, 2010

Marines provide Afghan police with lifesaving skills

Marines and sailors from the police mentor team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, convoyed to each Afghan National Police checkpoint surrounding Hazer Joft, July 5, to provide the police with tourniquets, bandages and combat lifesaving skills.

July 6, 2010

U.S. on track to end combat mission in Iraq

BAGHDAD (July 3, 2010) – The United States in on track or ahead of schedule to end its combat mission in Iraq this summer

July 2, 2010

Petraeus: Effort, unity of purpose crucial in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (July 1, 2010) – Unity of purpose in Afghanistan is essential to winning the counterinsurgency fight in the country, the new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said Thursday.

July 1, 2010

Wounded warriors return to battlefield

Cpl. Charles DuPree took a knee and buried his head in his hands. Staff Sgt. Jeral Majetic knelt in front of him as they grabbed hold of one another; both veterans too overwhelmed to support their own weight. With his voice cracking, DuPree said, “This is it, we’re back.”

June 30, 2010

In Afghanistan, one woman makes a difference

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 13, 2010) — Twenty-four-year-old Wahida received a good education when she was living as a refugee in Peshawar, Pakistan.

June 30, 2010

Mullen: U.S., NATO on track in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (June 29, 2010) – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday that he returned from Afghanistan this week reassured that U.S. and NATO forces remain on track there, but also concerned about the synergy among terrorist groups in the region. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen made the comments yesterday as part of an interview with David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent, at the inaugural Aspen Security Forum, part of the Aspen Institute, in Colorado.

June 29, 2010

Small projects reap large gains in Helmand

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 28, 2010) — Afghans, with ISAF forces support, are planning small projects that will improve residents' quality of life.

June 27, 2010

Ambassador marks F-16 delivery to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – During an induction ceremony at Shahbaz Air Base officials commemorated the delivery of the first three of 18 new F-16 aircraft.

June 24, 2010

ISAF, Afghan troops provide medical aid to villagers

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (June 23, 2010) – Afghan, British, American and Danish troops teamed to treat patients at the most successful village medical outreach event held to date for the local community near Camp Bastion in Helmand Province.

June 24, 2010

U.S. to deliver 18 F-16s to Pakistan

WASHINGTON – The Air Force is set to deliver the first of 18 new F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters to the Pakistani air force.