Archive: January, 2011

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.

Jan. 23, 2011

Four former detainees released during Paktika shura

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 23, 2011) — Four former detainees were released from the Detention Facility in Parwan to the custody of tribal elders during an Afghan release shura in Paktika province Jan. 20.

Jan. 23, 2011

Sixth cohort of Afghan National Army military police soldiers graduate

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 23, 2011)— The sixth cohort of Afghan National Army military police Soldiers graduated Jan. 20 from the Detention Operations Training Center in Parwan, increasing Afghan capacity to take over detention operations from the U.S.

Jan. 20, 2011

Marine tanks prepare for their first missions in Afghanistan

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (Jan. 20, 2011) — Early versions of the tank shaped the battlefields of World War I, and more sophisticated versions helped quickly end the Gulf War for the U.S. Now tanks have landed in Afghanistan to help bring security to Helmand province.