Archive: June, 2010

June 30, 2010

Mullen: U.S., NATO on track in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (June 29, 2010) – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday that he returned from Afghanistan this week reassured that U.S. and NATO forces remain on track there, but also concerned about the synergy among terrorist groups in the region. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen made the comments yesterday as part of an interview with David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent, at the inaugural Aspen Security Forum, part of the Aspen Institute, in Colorado.

June 30, 2010

In Afghanistan, one woman makes a difference

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 13, 2010) — Twenty-four-year-old Wahida received a good education when she was living as a refugee in Peshawar, Pakistan.

June 29, 2010

Small projects reap large gains in Helmand

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 28, 2010) — Afghans, with ISAF forces support, are planning small projects that will improve residents' quality of life.

June 27, 2010

Ambassador marks F-16 delivery to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – During an induction ceremony at Shahbaz Air Base officials commemorated the delivery of the first three of 18 new F-16 aircraft.

June 24, 2010

U.S. to deliver 18 F-16s to Pakistan

WASHINGTON – The Air Force is set to deliver the first of 18 new F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters to the Pakistani air force.

June 24, 2010

ISAF, Afghan troops provide medical aid to villagers

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (June 23, 2010) – Afghan, British, American and Danish troops teamed to treat patients at the most successful village medical outreach event held to date for the local community near Camp Bastion in Helmand Province.

June 23, 2010

Now Zad rehab paves way for economic progress

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 21, 2010) — Afghan and ISAF forces are supporting the reconstruction and development of Now Zad District, once known for being the largest producer of fruit in Helmand Province, but that in recent years has suffered destruction and been considered dangerous by its inhabitants.

June 22, 2010

Marines make most of life at FOB Edinburgh

FOB EDINBURGH, Afghanistan (June 21, 2010) — Life here is austere and Spartan at best. Howling winds coat everything with a talcum-like dust, there are few escapes from the searing heat, electricity is scarce, hot meals are a rarity yet the morale is probably the highest I have seen in southern Afghanistan. Albeit a rough place to live and nestled in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country – Edinburgh is a haven for the warriors of Marine Wing Support Squadron 274. Salaam Bazaar, Musa Qal'eh, and Now Zad ring the small forward operating base and Taliban strongholds are visible on the imposing mountains looming just a few miles from the base.

June 21, 2010

Tigris span will aid farmers, trade in Salman Pak

BAGHDAD – A group of Connecticut Army National Guard engineers is working to construct a new bridge spanning the Tigris River near Salman Pak.

June 21, 2010

Afghan, ISAF troops complete first task in Op. New Dawn

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan and ISAF troops completed their first task of establishing an observation post in support of Operation New Dawn Thursday.