Archive: May, 2010

May 31, 2010

ISAF, governor develop priorities for women in Farah

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 30) — Farah Provincial Governor Rahool Amin and the Female Engagement Team (FET) assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Farah met to develop a priority agenda for the women of province, Tuesday.

May 31, 2010

Navy ship disrupts two pirate attacks in one week

GULF OF ADEN (June 1, 2010) — USS San Jacinto disrupted nine Somali pirates from attacking a Maltese-flagged motor vessel May 31, bringing the cruiser's weekly total to 22 pirates interdicted.

May 26, 2010

CENTCOM HQ construction passes milestone

MAC DILL AFB, Fla. (April 26, 2010) – Construction of the new U.S. Central Command headquarters reached a significant milestone last week as the last steel beam was set in place, completing the structural frame.

May 25, 2010

June bringing command-and-control split to RC South

LONDON (May 25, 2010) — The North Atlantic Council, in consultation with non-NATO ISAF Troop Contributing Nations, has given final authorization for the reorganization of ISAF’s Regional Command South and the establishment of an additional Regional Command South-West.

May 24, 2010

Airborne brigade returning to familiar ground in Afghanistan

FORT POLK, La. (May 24, 2010) — For troops seeking the most realistic training experience possible before deploying to Afghanistan, most wouldn’t expect to find it within the pine forests of western Louisiana.

May 23, 2010

Petraeus praises Saudi fatwa condemning terror financing

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2010 – Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, praised Saudi Arabia’s religious leaders for taking a major step toward promoting broader counterterrorism cooperation by their recent rejection of financing terrorism as un-Islamic.

May 20, 2010

Marines provide care to villagers in Naw Abad

A man and his child wait outside Naw-Abad to receive medical care May 15 during a Marine-sponsored village medical outreach. NAW ABAD, Afghanistan (May 19, 2010) — Marines and medical officers from Brigade Headquarters Group and 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD) and an Afghan national army medic from Camp

May 19, 2010

Karzai thanks Airborne Soldiers, families

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., May 14, 2010 – Afghan President Hamid Karzai brought a message of thanks to soldiers and their families here today, as the 101st Airborne Division continues to deploy to his country.

May 18, 2010

Aussies help Afghan Army boost capability

URUZGAN, Afghanistan (May 17, 2010) — The capability of the Afghan National Army to plan and conduct operations in Uruzgan Province continues to grow.

May 18, 2010

Signs of progress in central Helmand

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 19, 2010) – Three months after the launch of Operation Moshtarak, clear signs of progress are evident throughout central Helmand.