Archive: 2012

Jan. 17, 2012

Mission accomplished: Marine Osprey squadron flies last mission of Afghanistan deployment

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (January 17, 2012) — A Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey squadron flew its final combat mission, to complete its deployment to Afghanistan.

Jan. 12, 2012

The actions of many save the life of one

PANJWA'I DISTRICT, Afghanistan (January 11, 2012) — On the evening of Nov. 12, Sgt. Adam Lundy found himself in the ROLE 3 hospital at Kandahar Airfield. Just two hours prior, Lundy, an Alliance, Neb., native, was on patrol in the western side of Panjwa’i district, when his platoon struck several IEDs.

Jan. 12, 2012

U.S.-Iran tensions easing, Pentagon officials say

WASHINGTON (January 11, 2012) — Pentagon officials said today they believe tensions between the United States and Iran have cooled in recent days.

Jan. 11, 2012

Major route construction projects near completion in Helmand

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (January 10, 2012) — Marine engineers with 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) have nearly completed two major route construction and improvement projects in Helmand province.

Jan. 11, 2012

Training kicks off for NATO mentors in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (January 10, 2012) — Almost 300 troops from eight countries, all bound for Afghanistan to mentor Afghan National Security Forces, kicked off a rigorous pre-deployment training rotation yesterday in Hohenfels, Germany.

Jan. 10, 2012

Afghan, Marine forces clear remnants of insurgency in southern Helmand

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan (January 9, 2012) — Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces with Regimental Combat Team 5 have launched Operation Tageer Shamal (Shifting Winds), a clearing operation focused on removing the final strains of the insurgency in southern Helmand province.

Jan. 10, 2012

U.S. Coast Guard ship renders aid to Iranian mariners

PERSIAN GULF (January 10, 2012) — A U.S. Coast Guard ship, assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 55, rendered aid to six Iranian mariners from a distressed vessel in the North Arabian Gulf.

Jan. 9, 2012

Soldier in the classroom

KARABTI SAN, Djibouti (January 6, 2012) — U.S. Army Spc. Tiffany Larriba held her hands in front of her, fingers closed, as children from Karabti San, Djibouti, waited in eager anticipation Jan. 3

Jan. 9, 2012

DOD leaders: U.S. will remain world’s strongest military

WASHINGTON, (January 8, 2012) — The Defense Department’s new, 10-year strategy will ensure the United States remains the world’s strongest military power, DOD leaders emphasized in weekend interviews.

Jan. 6, 2012

Centurions deliver for Alaska-based airborne brigade

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (January 3, 2012) — A group of Alaska-based parachute riggers are now rigging everything from fuel to food for delivery to soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan.