Archive: May, 2011

May 18, 2011

Fallen Army journalist honored at Newseum

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2011) — Army Staff Sgt. James Hunter is remembered for lots of things. His fellow soldiers will tell you he was a hard worker, selfless and dedicated to his soldiers and their mission. His family will tell you that he loved Kentucky basketball and, above all else, he loved his country.

May 13, 2011

Navy military police battalion changes command, swaps crew

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 13, 2011) — U.S. Navy Military Police Battalion-Afghanistan, Task Group Trident, changed hands during a change of command and crew swap ceremony Saturday, May 7, on board a mock ship outside the battalion headquarters here.

May 12, 2011

CJIATF-435 delivers supplies to juvenile rehabilitation center

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 12, 2011) — Members from Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-435 visited a juvenile rehabilitation center in Kabul May 8 to distribute personal hygiene kits, towels, and school supplies to the youth at the center.

May 11, 2011

Afghans lead poppy eradication operations

ZABUL, Afghanistan (May 5, 2011) — Under the direction of Zabul Provincial Gov. Ashraf Naseri, over 90 Afghan National Security Force, or ANSF, members conducted the first poppy eradication event this year in Zabul province, Afghanistan.

May 9, 2011

Corps unleashes Labradors in counter-IED fight

CAMP DWYER, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (May 9, 2011) — The Marine Corps believes it has found the right dog for the counter-IED fight, but it’s not the traditional military working dog.

May 9, 2011

Sailor shares experiences as Afghan adviser

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 4, 2011) — Afghanistan advisers represent a variety of nations and services. At the Afghan National Police Regional Logistic Center in Mazar-e-Sharif, one U.S. Navy sailor plays a critical role.

May 9, 2011

'Golden hour' initiative pays off in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (May 9, 2011) — Two years ago, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates traveled throughout Afghanistan, promising deployed troops he would make sure they had everything they needed to accomplish their mission -- including more forward-deployed medical capabilities in the event they were wounded.

May 9, 2011

Iraqi unit adds four Mi-171 helicopters to inventory

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (May 9, 2011) — Iraqi and American officials celebrated the delivery of two Mi-171E helicopters here Wednesday.

May 9, 2011

Airmen run to honor EOD fallen, injured

SOUTHWEST ASIA (May 9, 2011) — Servicemembers and coalition partners in Southwest Asia gathered May 7 for a 5K 'fun run' to celebrate the first national Explosive Ordinance Disposal Day.

May 5, 2011

Through the Ranks: Private First Class

GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan (May 5, 2011) — Quiet, muffled conversation leaks from a guard tower, but only one Marine can be seen inside.