Archive: December, 2010

Dec. 31, 2010

Mine dog teams get ready for action

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (Dec. 31, 2010) — Ever heard the phrase, “Every dog has its day”?

Dec. 28, 2010

Marines, Afghans see progress in Marjah

MARJAH, Afghanistan (Dec. 28, 2010) — Marines currently conducting operations in Marjah, as well as local Afghan citizens, are seeing noticeable improvements in the former Taliban stronghold.

Dec. 23, 2010

Ceremony marks Anti-Terrorism Prosecution Directorate graduation, facility opening

KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec. 23, 2010) — Twelve prosecutors graduated a European Union Police training course in a ceremony marking the graduation and the opening of several facilities Dec. 20 at the Anti-Terrorism Prosecution Directorate headquarters.

Dec. 23, 2010

Mortarman shares close calls, passion for his job

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Dec. 22, 2010) — He's a calm individual. His voice is barely above a whisper.

Dec. 23, 2010

Returning to his roots: Infantryman shares farming knowledge with Afghans

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Dec. 23, 2010) — He grew up on his father’s farm in Mansfield, Mo. His father was a Marine. His grandfather was a Missouri farmer and a soldier, as was his great-grandfather.

Dec. 21, 2010

Marine engineers improve security for coalition forces in Sangin

FORWARD OPERATING BASE ROBINSON, Afghanistan (Dec. 21, 2010) — Marines From Charlie Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), enhanced security for coalition forces here in Helmand province.

Dec. 20, 2010

Members of high peace council tour detention facility in Parwan

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Dec. 20, 2010) — Members of the Afghan Peace and Reconciliation Program High Peace Council detainee subcommittee toured the Detention Facility in Parwan Dec. 19 to learn more about the detention facility and its operations.

Dec. 17, 2010

Commander describes nature of eastern Afghanistan fight

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Dec. 15, 2010) — Terrain and population make the fight against extremists in eastern Afghanistan different from the fights in other parts of the country, the commander of NATO’s Regional Command East said here today.

Dec. 16, 2010

Afghanistan-Pakistan review charts progress in strategy

WASHINGTON (Dec. 16, 2010) — The Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review, released today, offers a national security staff-led assessment of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Dec. 15, 2010

U.S. Islamic scholar speaks to Afghans about Islam in America

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Dec. 15, 2010) — Imam Johari Adbul-Malik, an American Islamic scholar from Washington D.C., spoke to more than 200 Afghan religious leaders about Islam in America at the Kapisa Provincial Capital’s conference hall, here Nov. 11. Johari’s talk focused on freedom of religion, religious tolerance and Islamic practice in the U.S.