Archive: December, 2010

Dec. 13, 2010

First female Marine advisor heads to Afghanistan

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2010) — Some members of the Afghan National Army are in for a surprise when they meet their new instructor, Staff Sgt. Tricia McBride, the first female to receive the Advisor Training Group’s stamp of approval to advise host nation forces in Afghanistan.

Dec. 13, 2010

Mullen: Iraq, U.S. must discuss future military relationship

BAGHDAD (Dec. 13, 2010) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stressed to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki today that now is the time for the United States and Iraq to plan for a normal, long-term military-to-military relationship.

Dec. 10, 2010

Soldiers clear roads of explosives in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - In the still pre dawn hours, a loud cry of “Hooah” can be heard crackling through the cold early morning air that consumes the troops of 510 Route Clearance Company, 20th Engineer Battalion on guard at Combat Outpost Caron.

Dec. 6, 2010

Two former detainees released during Paktika shura

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Dec. 6, 2010) — After confirming their commitment to a peaceful way of life, two former detainees were released from the Detention Facility in Parwan Nov. 30 and welcomed back into the community by their families and tribal elders during a detainee release shura in Paktika province.

Dec. 6, 2010

10 former detainees released from detention facility in Parwan shura

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Dec. 6, 2010) — Ten detainees were released from the Detention Facility in Parwan and welcomed back to their communities during a shura Nov 24.

Dec. 3, 2010

Marines seek and destroy Taliban hold on Afghan locals

FORWARD OPERATING BASE JACKSON, Afghanistan (Dec. 3, 2010) — Marines know that one of the most important things to Afghan locals is the security of their village, and sometimes providing them with that security means putting the mission of the Marine Corps rifle squad to use: “Locate, close with and destroy the enemy.”

Dec. 1, 2010

Marines teach Afghan soldiers how to combat IEDs

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan (Dec. 1, 2010) — Afghan National Army soldiers from Garmsir, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, completed a three-day improvised explosive device course at Camp Garmsir, here, Nov. 25.