Archive: February, 2010

Feb. 3, 2010

More 101st Soldiers headed for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Feb. 2, 2010) – The 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan as part of the surge of American troops into that country, Defense Department officials said Wednesday.

Feb. 2, 2010

Mosque restoration a symbol of change in Iraq

SAMARRA, Iraq – In the four years since the Golden Mosque was bombed by insurgents, residents here have made significant progress toward peace. –

Feb. 1, 2010

Marines help Afghans gather in protest aftermath

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 28, 2010) – Ironically, when protestors in the Garmsir district here set fire to a school Jan. 12 in a fervor over allegations that a Quran had been desecrated, about 300 copies of the Muslim holy book burned with the school. On Jan. 19, the school's white walls were stained black from the fire and smoke that had billowed out of its broken windows just a week before. With Marines from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, providing security, about 800 Garmsir residents sat on the grounds of that school for a community meeting called a “shura.”