Archive: 2011

Feb. 26, 2011

A haven for Afghan children

KABUL , Afghanistan (Feb. 25, 2011) — Service members from the New Kabul Compound were greeted with smiling faces and wide eyes when they arrived at Sitara III, the all boys’ teenage orphanage in Kabul, Dec. 5.

Feb. 23, 2011

Admiral provides details of Somali piracy killings

WASHINGTON (Feb. 22, 2011) — Four pirates are dead and 15 are in custody, but not before they killed four Americans in the bloodiest piracy incident in recent history, the commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command told reporters in a conference call today.

Feb. 20, 2011

Former NCO patrols as cavalry officer

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 20, 2011) — The graveyard shift requires waking while others are leaving work, working while others sleep and sleeping while the world moves through the normal hustle and bustle of its day.

Feb. 16, 2011

Afghan commander discusses accomplishments at DFIP

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 16, 2011) — Representatives from Islamic nations visited the Detention Facility in Parwan on Feb. 14 to gain a better understanding of the detention facility and its transition to Afghan control.

Feb. 15, 2011

BLT 3/8 honors fallen brother, names post

Combat Outpost Ouellette, Helmand province, Afghanistan (Feb. 15, 2011) — An Improvised Explosive Device blast sent a squad of Marines on foot patrol scrambling for cover in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Mar. 22, 2009.

Feb. 12, 2011

Provincial Peace and Reintegration Council visits Detention Facility in Parwan

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 12, 2011) — Provincial Peace and Reintegration Council members from four eastern Afghan provinces visited the Detention Facility in Parwan on Feb. 9 to gain a better understanding of the facility and the Detainee Review Board process.

Feb. 8, 2011

Military intelligence battalion strengthens Afghans’ intel capability

After a 12-month deployment supporting Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 and Operation Enduring Freedom, the 201st Military Intelligence Battalion from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Charlie Company, 205th MI BN, from Fort Shafter, Hawaii were relieved by the 415th MI BN Louisiana Army National Guard and Alpha Company, 202nd MI BN from Fort Gordon, Ga. during a transfer of authority ceremony Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Photo by U.S. Navy Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Maria Yager.

Feb. 7, 2011

US Navy warship assists Iranian fishing vessel in distress

GULF OF OMAN (Feb. 7, 2011) — Guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) provided assistance to 16 mariners on an Iranian flagged fishing vessel, Feb. 3 in the Gulf of Oman.

Feb. 6, 2011

Empowered detainees to leave Detention Facility in Parwan with new knowledge

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb.6, 2011) — Eleven detainees scheduled for release from the Detention Facility in Parwan participated in the first-ever Afghan civics class offered at the facility Feb. 5.

Feb. 2, 2011

Governors’ visit to DFIP provides a firsthand look at detention operations

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 2, 2011) — A group of Afghan governors visited the Detention Facility in Parwan, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 to gain a better understanding of the transition of detention operations to Afghan control.