Archive: 2012

Jan. 25, 2012

New health clinic open its doors in Zabul province

ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan (January 25, 2012) — A new high-capacity health clinic, providing expanded medical services, opened its doors during a ribbon cutting ceremony in Arghandab district, Jan. 20.

Jan. 24, 2012

Women’s center provides new opportunities for Afghan women

OW ZAD DISTRICT, Afghanistan (January 23, 2012) — The Now Zad District Women’s Center in Helmand province, Afghanistan officially opened for business during a ceremony at the facility, Jan. 11. More than 100 local women and children attended. The center offers a safe place for the local women to congregate and work.

Jan. 24, 2012

Texas Guard unit provides security for Afghanistan-bound reconstruction teams

EDINBURGH, Indiana (January 24, 2012) — The notion of security for Americans may entail locking our homes and cars, questioning whether our children are safe or if our bank accounts have been hacked. For an Afghan, that notion could be expanded to include stumbling upon a roadside bomb or militants with hostile intent. For the people of Afghanistan and the troops deployed there, security takes on added dimensions and is a serious concern.

Jan. 24, 2012

Marines, Afghan police work toward long-term stability during Operation Double Check

PATROL BASE 7171, Helmand province, Afghanistan (January 24, 2012) — Afghan National Security Force and Afghan National Police personnel are working with Marines and sailors from Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, to secure areas of southern Musa Qal’eh district, Helmand province, during Operation Double Check, which kicked off Jan. 3 when the Marines helicopter-inserted into the area.

Jan. 23, 2012

Musa Qal’eh: walking the path of progress

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province, Afghanistan (January 22, 2012) — Musa Qal’eh, once terrorized by insurgents, now shines as a symbol of progress in the province, thanks to the hard work and dedication of Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, Afghan security forces, Marines and sailors of the 2nd Marine Division (Forward), and other coalition partners.

Jan. 20, 2012

ANSF, coalition forces patrol Nurilam Valley

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (January 19, 2012) — Soldiers of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team joined forces with members of the Afghan National Army, Afghan Uniformed Police, Operational Cordination Center Provincial Laghman and a new local militia known as the Community Based Security Solution, in a three-day valley clearance operation to disrupt insurgency Jan. 9 in the Nurilam Valley.

Jan. 20, 2012

Panetta: U.S. presence in Gulf unchanged by Iranian threats

WASHINGTON, (January 18, 2012 — The U.S. military has continually maintained a strong presence in the Middle East and will continue to do whatever is necessary to maintain peace there, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.

Jan. 19, 2012

Dewey aids sinking Iranian fishing dhow

ARABIAN SEA (January 18, 2012) — Guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) rendered aid to the crew of a sinking Iranian fishing dhow in the central Arabian Sea, Jan. 18.

Jan. 19, 2012

Coalition officials praise Afghan leadership of medical training exercise

KABUL, Afghanistan (January 19, 2012) — Coalition medical officials are making progress in turning a key medical training program over to Afghan control.

Jan. 18, 2012

The heat is on...Afghan style

KABUL AIR BASE, Afghanistan (January 18, 2012) — As alarms sound and flames roar from the burning building, they run in while others run out.