Archive: April, 2011

April 21, 2011

TF Storm locks out insurgents from Charkh bazaar

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (April 20, 2011) — Under cover of darkness, alert mountain warriors silently glided through a village toward the most hostile region of their assigned area.

April 21, 2011

Renewable energy in Afghanistan

MCB QUANTICO, Va. (April 19, 2011) — A project officer assigned to the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab discussed some of the latest Expeditionary Forward Operating Base developments at an April 6 display of renewable technology at the Quantico’s Gray Research Center.

April 20, 2011

Army chief of staff visits soldiers in Iraq

BAGHDAD (April 19, 2010) — Leader development is key to the ongoing success of Army, said the Army's new chief of staff during a visit with troops from United States Division - Center at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

April 12, 2011

Marines deploy to Afghanistan, re-join fight

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (April 12, 2011) — Family and friends gathered to bid farewell to the Marines and sailors of Company L, Headquarters and Services Company and attachments of 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, who left on their seventh consecutive combat deployment April 6.

April 12, 2011

Afghan villages establish new check point in Uruzgan, vow to protect citizens from insurgents

URUZGAN, Afghanistan (April 12, 2011) — Afghan citizens in Lower Doan and Kakrak villages in the Shahid-e-Hassas district of Uruzgan province established a new check point after an endorsement from a local shura April 8.

April 12, 2011

Deep in the heart of Marjah: Engineers key to connection

CAMP HANSON, Afghanistan (April 12, 2011) — Combat outposts and patrol bases near Camp Hanson are no longer solely dependent on helicopter support teams (HST) for resupplies, since they can now be reached by land due to the efforts of Marines and sailors from 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) who recently reconstructed nearly 20 miles of road.

April 12, 2011

Operation Promethium Puma: Battling the Elements

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (April 12, 2011) — The Soldiers of 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, bedded down for the night on the rocky slope of a mountain.

April 12, 2011

Dogs of war canine unit bring skills to the fight

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (April 12, 2011) — A dog jerks his leash and barks, showing his teeth, while his owner eggs him on.

April 8, 2011

Afghan border patrolman exemplifies leadership

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (April 8, 2011) — Sgt. Wali Jan loves his rifle and he plans on using it.

April 5, 2011

Afghan Ministry of Defense and CJIATF-435 sign reintegration memorandum

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 5, 2011) — The Afghan Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Task Force charged with the Rule of Law Mission in Afghanistan signed a memorandum of agreement at the Ministry of Defense Tuesday, April 5, 2011, establishing a vocational training program for selected insurgents who agree to renounce the insurgency.