Archive: 2012

July 24, 2012

ISAF transfers security responsibility for districts in Logar

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 24, 2012) — The Governor of Logar province, Assistant to the Ministries of Defense, members of Parliament, tribal elders, the 203rd Afghan National Army Corps commander and soldiers, and Afghan National Police commander and police were all in attendance for a ceremony at Camp Miawon to mark the official transfer of power of three districts within Logar province from the International Security Assistance Force to Afghan forces July 12.

July 23, 2012

Helping children go back to school

FARAH, Afghanistan (July 23, 2012) — Members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah met with local leaders in Cin Farsi Village to assess school refurbishment progress in Farah province, July 14.

July 20, 2012

Improved compound a building block toward improved security

ZHARAY DISTRICT, Afghanistan (July 20, 2012) — Soldiers of 2nd Platoon, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment continue to strengthen relationships with their Afghan Uniformed Police partners by assisting with facility improvements in July.

July 18, 2012

Commandant, Sergeant Major of Marine Corps visit Marines in Afghanistan

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 18, 2012) — The Marine Corps’ top general and his senior enlisted advisor visited Marines throughout southern Afghanistan to thank them for their service and sacrifice, July 17.

July 16, 2012

AUP, ANA find bomb-making lab during clearance operations

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (July 16, 2012) — The Afghan Uniformed Police and Afghan National Army partnered with C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, to conduct clearance operations in the Shah Wali Kot district, Afghanistan July 7-10.

July 13, 2012

Afghan National Police learn counter explosive skills for the first time since 2010

TARIN KOT, Afghanistan (July 13, 2012) — Local police in Uruzgan Province are being bolstered with the skills to dispose of life threatening explosive devices as they attend the Explosive Hazard Reduction Course (EHRC) for the first time in two years.

July 12, 2012

Panjwai farmers learn valuable skills

PANJWAI, Afghanistan (July 12, 2012) — The Panjwai District Headquarters in Kandahar province hosted 19 local farmers during a four-day Post Harvest Processing and Marketing Training Class with the graduation held here, July 7, 2012.

July 11, 2012

SOCCENT Civil Affairs provides clean water in Tajikistan

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (July 11, 2012) — Soldiers from the Special Operations Command Central Civil Military Support Element, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, officially transferred responsibility for a new water distribution system to the people of Sari-Chashma, Tajikistan this week.

July 11, 2012

Georgia Marine awarded Silver Star for heroic actions in Afghanistan

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (July 11, 2012) — He watched as five Marines beside him dropped, struck by the sheer force of insurgent machine gun fire. Within seconds, Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Cole joined his brothers as a three-round burst lifted his 200-pound frame and 80 pounds of gear completely off the ground, moved him five feet in the air, and slammed him into the dirt– all in less than half a second.

July 10, 2012

Afghan Artillerymen graduate with a bang

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LAGMAN, Afghanistan (July 10, 2012) — Instead of launching fireworks this 4th of July, members of the Afghan National Army fired high explosive and white phosphorous smoke rounds using a D-30, or Soviet 122 mm Howitzer, during a culminating training event at Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan.