Archive: May, 2011

May 23, 2011

Afghan education officials, PRT open school in Kunar

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 23, 2011) —The Afghan Minister of Education, Faruq Wardak, joined Kunar Provincial Gov. Fazlullah Wahidi and representatives from the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Dam Kalay School, Afghanistan, May 17.

May 23, 2011

Malaria season keeps medical authorities on the alert

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (May 23, 2011) — Silent, lethal and commonly underestimated, malaria is one of the deadliest diseases causing sickness and death around the world, hospitalizing nearly 500,000,000 people and killing between 1.5 to 2.7 million people each year, according to the World Health Organization.

May 23, 2011

Through the Ranks: Lance Corporal

GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (May 23, 2011) — Rocks crunch under the boots of a Marine walking a seemingly endless patrol route. He scans 360 degrees for suspicious activity as the sun slides beneath the horizon. It’s getting late; if he wasn’t on patrol, it would be dinnertime.

May 23, 2011

On the road again: Army, Marines team up to deliver supplies

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHUKVANI, Afghanistan (May 23, 2011) — Getting supplies to and from forward operating bases can be difficult due to the rugged terrain of Afghanistan and the imminent enemy threat.

May 23, 2011

USS Hopper, Joint Coalition Forces Rescue Pakistani Fishermen

USS HOPPER, Arabian Sea (May 20, 2011) — Guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) assisted the crew of Pakistani flagged fishing vessel Al Sohail May 18.

May 20, 2011

Ninth cohort of Afghan National Army military police soldiers graduate

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 20, 2011) — The ninth cohort of Afghan National Army (ANA) military police soldiers graduated from the phase one of the Detention Operations Transition Course Thursday, May 19, 2011.

May 19, 2011

Troops seeking Taliban leader kill insurgent

WASHINGTON (May 16, 2011) — A combined Afghan and coalition force killed an insurgent in the Sayed Abad district of Afghanistan's Wardak province yesterday while searching for a Taliban leader, military officials reported.

May 18, 2011

Course helps Afghan aircrew communicate, stay safe

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (May 18, 2011) — Afghan Air Force pilots and aircrew were taught an aircrew coordination training class May 14 at Kandahar Airfield.

May 18, 2011

Deployed soldier becomes U.S. citizen

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 18, 2011) — Members of the provincial reconstruction team here welcomed their newest American citizen May 5 with a party dubbed “Cinco de Santos.”

May 18, 2011

Increased cooperation between locals, military leads to several caches

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 18, 2011) — With tips from local villagers, U.S. and Afghan forces in Zormat District, Afghanistan, eliminated many weapons caches May 5-9.