Archive: August, 2010

Aug. 11, 2010

Mattis assumes command of CENTCOM

MACDILL AFB, Fla. (Aug. 11, 2010) — Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates, welcomed Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis as the incoming commander of U.S. Central Command at an Assumption of Command ceremony here today.

Aug. 9, 2010

Odierno: Iraq forces ready for security challenges

WASHINGTON (Aug. 8, 2010) – Iraqi security forces are on track to assume full operations, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said Sunday.

Aug. 9, 2010

Marines volunteer at Afghan school

FORWARD OPERATING BASE GERONIMO, Afghanistan — There's supposed to be school in a kid's life: servicemembers volunteer in Afghanistan to make that possible.

Aug. 7, 2010

Social media connects Pakistanis to flood relief effort

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Aug. 7, 2010) — U.S. flood relief efforts are being covered through the popular social media networking sites, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

Aug. 6, 2010

U.S. battles corruption in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Aug. 5, 2010) — Corruption within police and military units is one of the biggest threats facing the Afghan national security forces.

Aug. 4, 2010

Gen. Petraeus updates guidance on use of force

KABUL (Aug. 4, 2010) — Gen. David Petraeus issued his updated guidance Aug. 1 on the use of force by U.S. military units operating in Afghanistan.

Aug. 3, 2010

Marines, corpsmen provide medical support

AYNAK SCHOOL, Afghanistan (Aug. 3, 2010) — Shopkeeper Mohammad Wali wondered what was happening, as he watched Marines and Afghan soldiers march past the line of stores.

Aug. 1, 2010

Taliban stands idle as Afghan Air Force rescues civilians

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Aug. 1, 2010) — The Afghan Air Force is defying the Taliban, who are helpless against current flooding, to save countless civilians.