Archive: July, 2011

July 29, 2011

Deputy notes progress of Afghan training mission

WASHINGTON (July 28, 2011) — Before 2001, Afghanistan had a lot of warriors, but few disciplined soldiers or police.

July 27, 2011

NATO: Afghan security transition represents milestone

WASHINGTON (July 26, 2011) — Afghan forces’ assumption of the security lead in seven provinces and districts last week represents “a significant step toward our shared goal of seeing Afghans in the lead across the country by the end of 2014,” a NATO spokeswoman said today.

July 26, 2011

ANA, coalition partnership delivers during operation

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 26, 2011) — Afghan National Army soldiers partnered with Czech Republic and U.S. soldiers for a two-day mission in the Charkh District of Logar Province, July 13-14.

July 25, 2011

Afghan, coalition forces partnership improves patrols

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 22, 2011) — U.S. Army Sgt. Jacob D. Carrier is used to finding the bad guys. During his last tour in Iraq, he was on a time sensitive target team whose sole mission was to get high value targets.

July 20, 2011

ANSF lead large operation in Helmand capital ahead of security transition

HELMAND, Afghanistan (July 20, 2011) — More than 400 Afghan National Security Forces rolled through the outskirts of the Helmand provincial capital of Lashkar Gah along Highway 601 during Operation Zmaray Sika, July 17.

July 19, 2011

PRT assesses progress of health clinic construction

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 19, 2011) — Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team civil engineers met with Afghan site supervisors to conduct a quality assurance check on the Showat Village basic health clinic July 12.

July 19, 2011

Afghan-led force finds enemy mortars in Kandahar

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2011) — An Afghan-led combined security force in the Kandahar district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province today found and destroyed a cache of 103 mortar rounds, military officials reported.

July 18, 2011

Allen praises troops’ courage, sets ISAF priorities

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2011) — Much work remains to secure Afghanistan’s future and eliminate violent extremists, the new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said today in a letter to the men and women of the International Security Assistance Force.

July 15, 2011

Commander, US Central Command visits George H.W. Bush

ARABIAN SEA (July 15, 2011) — Commander, U.S. Central Command, accompanied the Sailors of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) as it transited the Strait of Hormuz, July 15.

July 13, 2011

Obama Awards Medal of Honor to Army Ranger

WASHINGTON (July 12, 2011) — President Barack Obama today awarded the country’s highest military honor to Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry, an Army Ranger who was shot in both legs and had his hand blown off while saving his fellow soldiers during a firefight in Afghanistan.