Archive: June, 2011

June 6, 2011

Ring of Fire: Airmen secure largest, hottest runway in Iraq

AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (June 6, 2011) — Texas barriers, T-walls and concertina wire are part of the ingredients for a good mix of security at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

June 1, 2011

Afghan soldiers graduate from driver’s course

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (May 31, 2011) — Thirty-five soldiers and five Commandos from the 215th Corps, Afghan National Army, graduated from the driver’s course at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest aboard Camp Leatherneck, May 26.

June 1, 2011

Field Artillery regiment completes first air assault mission in battalion’s history

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 31, 2011) — Soldiers from Task Force Duke’s 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, supporting combat operations in Serpa District, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, made battalion history with the unit’s first combat air assault May 13.

June 1, 2011

Coalition, Afghan soldiers complete Operation Maiwan III

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 30, 2011) — Coalition and Afghan National Security Forces concluded Operation Maiwan III in eastern Afghanistan May 19, 2011.

June 1, 2011

Deployed 386th Airmen honor fallen on Memorial Day

SOUTHWEST ASIA (May 31, 2011) — Deployed 386th Air Expeditionary Wing honored the fallen but not forgotten servicemembers during a Memorial Day ceremony May 30 in Southwest Asia.

June 1, 2011

District governor reaches out to Sangin villagers

PATROL BASE MATEEN, Helmand, Afghanistan (May 29, 2011) — The Sangin District Gov. Mohammed Sharif visited his constituents in the village of Tughay today for the first time.