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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.

May 5, 2011

Memorial honors fallen warriors

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 5, 2011) — Hundreds of military and civilian personnel packed a dimly-lit hangar April 30 to pay their final respects to eight U.S. Air Force Airmen and one retired Army civilian contractor killed April 27 when a gunman opened fire during a meeting with NATO trainers.

May 2, 2011

Obama declares 'justice has been done'

WASHINGTON (May 2, 2011) — “Justice has been done,” said President Barack Obama in announcing the death of Osama bin Laden in a U.S. military operation in Pakistan.

May 1, 2011

CIA director says Al-Qaida remains dangerous

WASHINGTON (May 2, 2011) — Osama bin Laden is dead, but al-Qaida still is dangerous, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta said today in a letter to the agency’s employees.

May 1, 2011

Task force assesses likely impact of bin Laden’s death

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan (May 2, 2011) — News of Osama bin Laden’s death raced through the tents and plywood buildings that make up the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team here this morning.

May 1, 2011

Rhode Island MP Brigade tapped to carry-out DFIP transition efforts

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 1, 2011) — Rhode Island National Guard 43rd Military Police Brigade, Task Force Protector assumed responsibility for the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP) from Michigan National Guard 46th Military Police Command, Task Force Peacekeeper, during a transfer of authority ceremony April 28.

May 1, 2011

Forty-six Afghan soldiers complete IT training

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 1, 2011) — A class of 46 Afghan National Army soldiers graduated from the Information Technology course in Parwan Province, April 23.