Archive: 2011

Nov. 14, 2011

Afghan, Marine partnership brings progress to Garmsir

GAMRSIR DISTRICT, Afghanistan (November 09, 2011) — Walking down the street of a local bazaar here without a flak jacket or Kevlar seemed a little risky. I hustled past the group of local Afghan government officials, took a knee and snapped another photo. A local man involved in a pending investigation was released from custody and the district leaders wanted to celebrate his return. Marines from 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment escorted the man to the district center and were in turn invited to take a walk around the Hazar Joft bazaar here, Nov. 2.

Nov. 10, 2011

Coalition Commander condemns insurgent attacks

CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan (November 8, 2011) — The commander of the International Security Assistance Force’s Regional Command North condemned yesterday’s insurgent suicide attack near the office of a local leader in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province.

Nov. 8, 2011

ANA mission builds trust, friendship in Arezo

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan (November 07, 2011) — U.S. Army Soldiers joined their Afghan National Army counterparts in a humanitarian assistance mission to Arezo village, Andar District, Oct. 31.

Nov. 8, 2011

Rasmussen cites progress in Afghanistan, Libya

WASHINGTON (November 3, 2011) — Condemning weekend violence in Afghanistan, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen emphasized today that it won’t undermine the alliance’s commitment to Afghanistan as progress there continues.

Nov. 7, 2011

Forces in Iraq pursue ‘methodical, flexible’ exit plan

WASHINGTON (November 3, 2011) — With some 33,000 U.S. troops still in Iraq and less than two months left to complete withdrawal by Dec. 31, the redeployment operation under way there is extraordinary, a senior officer with U.S. Forces Iraq said today.

Nov. 3, 2011

1/34th BCT makes plans to move forward with joint training

CAMP SAMOUD, Kuwait (November 02, 2011) — Col. Eric D. Kerska, commanding officer for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division toured with the Kuwait national guard Oct. 27, at Camp Samoud, Kuwait.

Nov. 3, 2011

The power of partnership: Iraqis take control of Anbar installations in historical transition

RAMADI, Iraq (November 02, 2011) — Once known as a breeding ground for insurgents, terrorized by frequent bombings and assassinations, the Anbar province is now considered a shining example of the power of partnership.

Oct. 31, 2011

Convoys truck equipment out of Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq (October 28, 2011) — The number of convoys leaving Iraq is growing each day as Operation New Dawn nears the end of its mission.

Oct. 31, 2011

Insurgents face unrelenting pressure in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (October 27, 2011) — Insurgents fighting against the Afghan government and people can end their violent ways and rejoin their communities or face unrelenting pressure, a senior International Security Assistance Force commander said today.

Oct. 28, 2011

640th ASB wraps up its mission for Operation New Dawn

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (October 26, 2011) — The 640th Aviation Support Battalion, a California National Guard unit deployed here in support of Operation New Dawn, is preparing to split its operations between Iraq and Kuwait before finally heading home.