Archive: 2012

July 9, 2012

Afghan commandos disrupt insurgent networks and reduce threat to ALP in Shonkrai Valley

KUNAR PROVINCE,Afghanistan (July 9, 2012) — Members of the 2nd Company, 1st Commando Kandak, cleared an insurgent safe haven in the Shonkrai valley, Khas Kunar district, during an operation advised by coalition special operations forces June 30 - July 1.

July 6, 2012

Belleau Wood Marines conduct historic transfer of authority in Helmand province

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELARAM II, Afghanistan (July 6, 2012) — Since their activation in 1917, 5th and 6th Marine Regiments have courageously fought for America, most notably in World War I when they fought side-by-side in the bloody Battle of Belleau Wood.

July 6, 2012

Afghan leaders learn justice system, spread legal knowledge in Paktika By U.S. Army 1st Lt. Stephani

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 6, 2012) — More than 30 local village elders and a visiting prosecutor gathered at the Zarghun Shahr district center June 28 for a three-day course in which they studied Afghan law, conducted a mock trial, and, at the request of a local judge, received instructions on Afghan family law and women’s rights.

July 5, 2012

CENTCOM Soldier saves gunshot victim’s life

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (July 5, 2012) — A United States Central Command soldier is credited with saving the life of a Tampa man shot in the neck near Westshore Avenue in Tampa June 24.

July 3, 2012

New deputy commanding general for support named in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (July 3, 2012) — Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, named Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl the new deputy commanding general for support in a July 3 ceremony at the New Kabul Compound.

July 2, 2012

Afghan flight medics train for air treatment

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Army News Service, June 29, 2012) — As the U.S. continues to prepare Afghan forces to conduct operations independent of U.S. support, the Army is training Afghan medics to properly implement medical care while in flight.

July 2, 2012

Paratroopers, Afghans build post in heart of Taliban country

FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Afghanistan (June 29, 2012) — For a company of paratroopers planted in the heart of Taliban country, newly built Joint Security Station Hasan in southern Ghazni Province is a chance to make a real difference.

June 29, 2012

Afghan youth learn cultural diversity

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 29, 2012) — Female Engagement Team members with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, helped 40 Afghan youth expand their knowledge of the world through a cultural diversity youth shurah conducted June 23, 2012, at Combat Outpost Pinach.

June 28, 2012

Brothers in arms and in blood

TARIN KOT, Afghanistan (June 28, 2012) — While the Afghan National Army may be stationed at various places across the country, the Afghan National Police are in charge of security at the local level. Local law enforcement calls for people from the area or familiar with the area.

June 27, 2012

Afghan colonel works to free farmers from Taliban taxation

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 26, 2012) — Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Mirweis led his soldiers to victory in western Paktika province recently, improving the livelihood for the people of the province.