Archive: 2011

Feb. 1, 2011

Mullen: Egypt’s military promises to be stabilizing influence

WASHINGTON (Feb. 1, 2011) — The Egyptian military has performed exceptionally well in its country’s recent crisis, the top U.S. military officer said today in a podcast for service members worldwide.

Feb. 1, 2011

Marines say Afghan Border Police becoming self-sufficient

COMBAT OUTPOST CASTLE, Afghanistan (Feb. 1, 2011) — Much accolade is given to the Afghan National Army, but there is another unit of fellow countrymen that is providing security to their republic – the Afghan Border Police.

Feb. 1, 2011

MP battalion’s work with Afghan partners strengthens Rule of Law efforts

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (Feb. 1, 2011) — After a 12-month deployment supporting Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 and Operation Enduring Freedom, the 19th Military Police Battalion (CID), was relieved by 10th Military Police Battalion (CID) during a transfer of authority ceremony Jan. 27 here.

Jan. 31, 2011

Afghan parliamentarian welcomes former detainees in quest for peace

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 31, 2011) — An Afghan parliamentarian offered his support and encouraged five former detainees from the Detention Facility in Parwan to help bring peace and security to Afghanistan during a release shura Jan. 29.

Jan. 29, 2011

US persuades Afghans to put down weapons, pick up shovels

COMBAT OUTPOST RATH, Afghanistan (Jan. 28, 2010) — A new U.S. Army program called Cash For Work gives Afghans a reason to refuse Taliban employment and promotes relations between the U.S. and locals.

Jan. 26, 2011

Vanguard Soldiers find worthy causes in Al Anbar Province

MUHAMMADI, Iraq (Jan. 26, 2011) — Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Division – Center facilitated the delivery of 80 desks to students of the Athathib School here Jan. 5.

Jan. 25, 2011

Airmen consolidate flying missions, free space for Afghan unit

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Jan. 24, 2011) — Officials from the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing recently began moving assets here as part of a long-term project to consolidate the wing's missions and to free space for the expanding Afghan unit.

Jan. 24, 2011

Kirkush Training Base pace intensifies

KIRKUSH MILITARY TRAINING BASE (Jan. 21, 2011) —With the onset of Operation New Dawn, U.S. Division-North Soldiers transitioned from combat operations to an advise and assist role, assuming the mission to hone the capabilities of Iraqi Army Soldiers and provide skills to create a self-sustaining force.

Jan. 23, 2011

MP Battalion’s work with Afghan soldiers sets course for transition

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 23, 2011)— After a nine-month deployment supporting detention operations at the Detention Facility in Parwan, the 193rd Military Police Battalion (IR), hailed as Task Force Rocky Mountain was relieved by 402nd Military Police Battalion (IR) during a transfer of authority ceremony Jan.19 here.

Jan. 23, 2011

CNO, MCPON meet sailors in Afghanistan

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 23, 2011)— The Chief of Naval Operations and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy visited more than 300 Sailors conducting and supporting detention operations at the Detention Facility in Parwa on Jan. 21.