Archive: June, 2011

June 17, 2011

Afghan troops graduate generator mechanic course

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (June 13, 2011) — Nineteen Afghan National Security Forces troops graduated from the Generator Mechanic Course at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest, Helmand province.

June 17, 2011

Waterford Marine experiences improvements during second tour to Nad ‘Ali South

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Before every deployment, Marines are trained up on the area of operation they will perform their duties to prepare them for mission success.

June 17, 2011

15th Transportation Company transfers authority, concludes mission in Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – Applause filled Memorial Hall as Capt. Stacey Jelks, commander of the 15th Transportation Company, 749th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and a Fort Sill, Okla. native, saluted Lt. Col. David Ceniti, commander of the 749th CSSB, and Sacramento, Calif. native, and said in a loud and thunderous voice; “Sir, mission complete.”

June 15, 2011

Nearing Transition: Insurgents Weaken, ANSF Grows in Strength and Numbers

Kabul (June 13, 2011) — Insurgent attacks have made headlines this week, but International Security Assistance Forces and NATO spokesmen stated insurgents are losing capability and solidifying Afghan and coalition forces’ upper hand as the beginning of the transition approaches.

June 15, 2011

Combined Force Captures Taliban Leader

KABUL (June 15, 2011) — A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and one of his associates during an intelligence-driven operation in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province yesterday, military officials reported.

June 15, 2011

Prime BEEF improves living conditions in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (June 6, 2011) — Recently, a small team from the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron, known as Prime BEEF, traveled to forward operating bases to improve the quality of life for servicemembers at combat outposts in Southeast Afghanistan.

June 14, 2011

Communications Soldiers keep Red Bulls talking

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 6, 2011) — Communications Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam don’t have to go looking for work.

June 14, 2011

Mullen: U.S., Egypt Maintain Strong Military Bond

CAIRO, Egypt (June 8, 2011) – The U.S. military remains committed to a strong bilateral relationship with Egypt’s armed forces, continuing a practice that has endured for 30 years, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said here today.

June 7, 2011

Jordan soldier makes ultimate sacrifice

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 7, 2011) — Jordanians are mourning the loss of 1st Lt. Majed Abu Qdairi who died after insurgents targeted the humanitarian aid convoy he was escorting in Logar Province, Afghanistan May 22.

June 6, 2011

Combined operation expands security in rural Afghanistan

WARDAK, Afghanistan (June 6, 2011) — As helicopters lifted off the moonlit field, Soldiers blended into the surrounding landscape.