Archive: 2010

Aug. 23, 2010

Commander describes road march out of Iraq

WASHINGTON (Aug. 20, 2010) – The redeployment of the 2nd Infantry Division’s 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Iraq demonstrated the changes that have happened in the country, the brigade’s commander said today. In a telephone interview from Kuwait, Army Col. John Norris spoke about the unit’s road march from Baghdad to Kuwait.

Aug. 20, 2010

Mattis discusses CENTCOM direction at town hall meeting

MACDILL AFB, Fla. (Aug 19, 2010) - Marine Gen. James Mattis, the new commander of United States Central Command, hosted a town hall meeting at the base theatre here Aug. 18.

Aug. 19, 2010

Last American combat brigade leaves Iraq

BAGHDAD (Aug. 18, 2010) —The first wave of soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, United States Division-Center, departed Baghdad Aug. 13 as the last combat brigade to leave Iraq, as part of the responsible drawdown of troops in Iraq.

Aug. 17, 2010

Marines, Afghan Army combat IEDs in Trek Nawa

TREK NAWA, Afghanistan (Aug. 17, 2010) — It was only six hours into the first day of Operation Thresher and the Marines were already seeing success.

Aug. 16, 2010

Insurgent rocket attack kills 3 children

DAM ABAD, Afghanistan (Aug. 16, 2010) — An insurgent rocket landed here Aug. 14, killing three small children and injuring their mother.

Aug. 11, 2010

Mattis assumes command of CENTCOM

MACDILL AFB, Fla. (Aug. 11, 2010) — Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates, welcomed Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis as the incoming commander of U.S. Central Command at an Assumption of Command ceremony here today.

Aug. 9, 2010

Odierno: Iraq forces ready for security challenges

WASHINGTON (Aug. 8, 2010) – Iraqi security forces are on track to assume full operations, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said Sunday.

Aug. 9, 2010

Marines volunteer at Afghan school

FORWARD OPERATING BASE GERONIMO, Afghanistan — There's supposed to be school in a kid's life: servicemembers volunteer in Afghanistan to make that possible.

Aug. 7, 2010

Social media connects Pakistanis to flood relief effort

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Aug. 7, 2010) — U.S. flood relief efforts are being covered through the popular social media networking sites, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

Aug. 6, 2010

U.S. battles corruption in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Aug. 5, 2010) — Corruption within police and military units is one of the biggest threats facing the Afghan national security forces.