Archive: August, 2010

Aug. 27, 2010

Marine gives life trying to save Afghan policeman

PATROL BASE JAKER, Afghanistan (Aug. 24, 2010) — Cpl. Joe L. Wrightsman gave his life trying to save an Afghan policeman drowning in Afghanistan’s Helmand River July 18.

Aug. 26, 2010

U.S., Pakistani militaries bond in disaster relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 26, 2010) — The Pakistani military has shown tremendous cooperation, support, and friendship toward U.S. forces providing flood relief in northern Pakistan, the U.S. general in charge of troops there said Aug. 25.

Aug. 25, 2010

Insurgent morale low in face of security ops

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 25, 2010) — Intelligence reports indicate some pockets of low insurgent morale, with some insurgent fighters reluctant to keep fighting and some refusing to assume district commands when commanders are captured or killed.

Aug. 24, 2010

U.S., allies train for disasters

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Aug. 24, 2010) — The U.S. and allies in Central and South Asia are training here Aug. 19-28 to coordinate and improve their response to man-made or natural disasters.

Aug. 23, 2010

Petraeus: Progress made, but challenges continue

WASHINGTON (Aug. 23, 2010) – The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan today cited encouraging signs of progress in Afghanistan during an address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention and in a BBC interview.

Aug. 23, 2010

Commander describes road march out of Iraq

WASHINGTON (Aug. 20, 2010) – The redeployment of the 2nd Infantry Division’s 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Iraq demonstrated the changes that have happened in the country, the brigade’s commander said today. In a telephone interview from Kuwait, Army Col. John Norris spoke about the unit’s road march from Baghdad to Kuwait.

Aug. 20, 2010

Mattis discusses CENTCOM direction at town hall meeting

MACDILL AFB, Fla. (Aug 19, 2010) - Marine Gen. James Mattis, the new commander of United States Central Command, hosted a town hall meeting at the base theatre here Aug. 18.

Aug. 19, 2010

Last American combat brigade leaves Iraq

BAGHDAD (Aug. 18, 2010) —The first wave of soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, United States Division-Center, departed Baghdad Aug. 13 as the last combat brigade to leave Iraq, as part of the responsible drawdown of troops in Iraq.

Aug. 17, 2010

Marines, Afghan Army combat IEDs in Trek Nawa

TREK NAWA, Afghanistan (Aug. 17, 2010) — It was only six hours into the first day of Operation Thresher and the Marines were already seeing success.

Aug. 16, 2010

Insurgent rocket attack kills 3 children

DAM ABAD, Afghanistan (Aug. 16, 2010) — An insurgent rocket landed here Aug. 14, killing three small children and injuring their mother.