Archive: 2010

Nov. 24, 2010

Afghan, US forces spread holiday cheer during Eid al-Adha

NAWA, Afghanistan (Nov. 24, 2010) — In Afghanistan’s Helmand province, a young Afghan boy ran faster than the speed of sound.

Nov. 23, 2010

Kings of the Road

NAWA, Afghansistan (Nov. 23, 2010) — The Jump Platoon, though the members of it would never say so themselves, is special.

Nov. 23, 2010

ANA soldiers begin computer network training courses

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 23, 2010) – Afghan National Army Soldiers began training in computer networking courses at the Detention Facility in Parwan Nov. 22 to increase their computer expertise.

Nov. 22, 2010

A soldier and a novelist

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 22, 2010) — Sometimes adversity brings out our hidden talents. South Carolina Guardsman, Maj. Curtiss Robinson, has been known for many things in his career. He is a logistician by trade, a clinical counselor by education, and a full contact fighter by choice.

Nov. 19, 2010

Uzbekistan, U.S. sign security pact

Uzbekistan, U.S. sign security pact

Nov. 19, 2010

Maintenance for Marines not machines

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (Nov. 19, 2010) — The “Ugly Angels” of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), spent a portion of their maintenance day competing in some healthy competition at the squadron on the flightline here.

Nov. 19, 2010

Marines, Afghan National Army play volleyball to strengthen relationship

FORWARD OPERATING BASE JACKSON, Afghanistan (Nov. 19, 2010) — Marines and Afghan soldiers have fought many battles together in Sangin District, but today they faced off against each other in a different battle.

Nov. 19, 2010

Communications Marines keep service members connected in Afghanistan

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (Nov. 19, 2010) — Without the sophisticated communications systems necessary for messages to securely travel long distances, many Marines and sailors would simply be lost in the fog of war.

Nov. 17, 2010

Heavy equipment mechanics repair, return vehicles to warfighters in Afghanistan

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan (Nov. 17, 2010) — Whether they’re plowing roads, transporting cargo or towing gear, heavy equipment vehicles serve a variety of purposes here in Afghanistan.

Nov. 14, 2010

Coalition forces train ‘critical’ Afghan combat medics

KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 9) — With the combat medic course in Kabul now turned over to the Afghan National Security Force early October, several coalition medical advisors have moved to a new program, tackling the need for medical development in Helmand province.