Archive: October, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

Airdrops help sustain vital mission at Edinburgh

FORWARD OPERATING BASE EDINBURGH, Afghanistan (October 5, 2011) — Forward Operating Base Edinburgh is a small community comprising mostly Marines, but is supported by everyone.

Oct. 12, 2011

Afghan and coalition special operations forces partner to conduct clearing operations

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan (October 2, 2011) — Members of the 8th Kandak, Afghan National Army commandos partnered with coalition special operations forces to conduct a two-day clearing operation in the Nawa district, which began, Oct 2.

Oct. 7, 2011

ISAF bridges new road toward change for Faryab citizens

FARYAB PROVINCE, Afghanistan (October 5, 2011) — Motorcyclists, compact cars full of passengers, and trucks loaded with produce detoured around U.S. Army construction vehicles, which proved to be only a temporary delay for a faster commute in the future.

Oct. 6, 2011

Operation Steel Rain disrupts Haqqani network in Khowst

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (October 4, 2011) — Afghan and U.S. troops worked together in Operation Steel Rain to disrupt Haqqani Network cells operating in the Tirzaye District of Khowst Province Sept. 29.

Oct. 6, 2011

Coalition builds camaraderie by remembering loss, celebrating triumph together in Afghanistan

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (October 4. 2011) — With tables set and food prepared, officers from three nations gathered together under a single tent on 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward)’s compound at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

Oct. 3, 2011

Improved Iraq enjoys liberty, U.S. Commander says

WASHINGTON (September 29, 2011) — American forces’ efforts in Iraq “have given the people of Iraq a huge gift” through the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a democratic society, a senior U.S. commander said today.