Archive: 2011

March 7, 2011

MOE, DCOM support USFOR-A attend Afghan girls’ school grand opening ceremony

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 7, 2011) — Minister of Education Ghulam Farooq Wardak and Deputy Commander-Support, United States Forces-Afghanistan Maj, Gen. Timothy P. McHale presided over the grand opening of a 17-room addition for the Sar Asyab Girls High School on Feb. 26.

March 6, 2011

Four U.S. military aircraft fly 312 Egyptians home from Tunisia-Libya border

STUTTGART, Germany (March 6, 2011) — As part of the United States effort to respond to the evolving humanitarian emergency on the Libya-Tunisia border, the U.S. military has taken action to assist with the return of Egyptian citizens who wish to leave Tunisia and return to their home country.

March 5, 2011

Commanders cite unpredictable future threats

WASHINGTON (March 4, 2011) — America and its allies will face varied and unpredictable security threats in the years ahead, the leaders of the two most intensely engaged U.S. military commands told House Armed Services Committee members yesterday.

March 4, 2011

U.S. military aircraft to aid Egyptians leaving Libya

WASHINGTON (March 4, 2011) — President Barack Obama announced today he has approved the use of U.S. military aircraft to help Egyptians who have fled to the Tunisian border get back home to Egypt.

March 3, 2011

Middle East revolutions undermine al-Qaida, Iran

WASHINGTON (March 02, 2011) – Al-Qaida and Iran are the biggest losers in the wave of reform sweeping North Africa and the Middle East, top Defense Department leaders said here today.

March 3, 2011

Enemy’s nightmare coming true in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (March 3, 2011) — As U.S. military forces move toward withdrawal from Iraq and transition in Afghanistan, mission requirements remain numerous and strategically vital, the head of U.S. Central Command said today.

March 3, 2011

Seventh cohort of Afghan National Army military police soldiers graduate

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 3, 2011) — Under a steady snowfall, nearly 400 Soldiers of the seventh cohort graduated from the Detention Operations Transition Course Wednesday, March 2, 2011, the first of two phases of instruction required to serve as military police in the Detention Facility in Parwan.

March 3, 2011

First ever district council elections held in Marjah

MARJAH, Afghanistan (March 3, 2011) — The first ever District Community Council elections in Marjah have taken place March 2, just a year after Operation MOSHTARAK was launched by ISAF and Afghan forces.

March 2, 2011

West Point cadets witness history in Egypt

WEST POINT, N.Y. (March 2, 2011) — West Point cadets went to Egypt to study language but unwittingly became witnesses to history in the making.

Feb. 28, 2011

Afghan National Army Military Police soldiers prepare for duty

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 28, 2011) — Afghan National Army Soldiers and U.S. Service members busily worked side by side Sunday, Feb 27, 2011, at the ANA Logistical Support Area in Parwan as Afghan Military Police Soldiers trained for duty in the Detention Facility in Parwan.