Archive: December, 2012

Dec. 28, 2012

Troops celebrate 3 Days of Christmas in Tarin Kot

TARIN KOT, Afghanistan — More than 2,500 International Security Force Members from Australia, Singapore, Slovakia and the United States of America united under Combined Team Uruzgan to celebrate Christmas at Multi National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, Dec. 24-26.

Dec. 27, 2012

PRT Farah reviews successes at Farah City Hospital's Children's Supplemental Feeding Center

FARAH CITY, Afghanistan — Medical and civil affairs team members from Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Farah recently visited the children’s supplemental feeding center at the Farah City hospital to meet with leadership and assess the center’s operations.

Dec. 21, 2012

Afghan women may shape future

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Some say Afghanistan’s way forward is through its women. To that end, the coalition forces-led female engagement teams still have their hands full. To compile lessons learned and discuss how to improve the teams’ effectiveness, the first-ever Regional Command-East FET conference was held at Bagram Air Field from Dec. 18-20.

Dec. 20, 2012

Marine Helicopter company pays tribute to NYC Fire Department

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (Dec. 17, 2011) — In an effort to ensure Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron-169 Marines remember why they are deployed, the squadron has adopted one of New York City's most decorated Fire Department ladder companies that was heavily involved during rescue attempts at the World Trade Center, Sept. 11, 2001.

Dec. 17, 2012

Soldiers supporting Afghan girls' education

KABUL, Afghanistan — As part of the ongoing effort to assist Afghanistan's female residents, U.S. Soldiers regularly host bazaars for businesswomen. While this is nothing new, efforts are now expanding to include the building and renovation of schools where girls can receive a quality education.

Dec. 17, 2012

Iraqi Air Force proudly receives 3 C-130J aircraft

MARIETTA, Ga. (Dec. 17, 2012) — The Iraqi Air Force celebrated an important milestone when they received a third C-130J aircraft at a rollout ceremony held at Lockheed Martin's factory here Dec. 12, 2012.

Dec. 14, 2012

Obama, Karzai to Discuss U.S. Future in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec. 13, 2012) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to visit Washington in January, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told reporters here today.

Dec. 13, 2012

US, Romanian Soldiers rescue Afghan honey bees

FORWARD OPERATING BASE MESCAL, Afghanistan (Dec. 12, 2012) -- When the Mescal Detachment of Agricultural Development Team 4 from Mississippi arrived in Afghanistan, they didn't know they were inheriting beehives from the outgoing Agricultural Development Team, or ADT, but they found out pretty quickly and they were just in time.

Dec. 11, 2012

Afghan AF, NATC-A/438 AEW sign joint strategic flightplan

KABUL, Afghanistan (December 9, 2012) — Maj. Gen. Abdul Wahab Wardak, commander of the Afghan Air Force, and Brig. Gen. Steven Shepro, commander of NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan, signed the first-ever combined strategy into effect at the Nov. 28, 2012 ceremony in NATC-A headquarters at the Kabul, Afghanistan, International Airport . All three Wings and key A-Staff leaders witnessed the ceremony. The 54-page strategic flightplan guides both commands to execute a jointly developed decree of vision, goals and key tasks, with milestones focused on 2012-2013. The ceremony capped a three-month bottom-up planning effort across the groups, Afghan air wings, AAF HQ, NATC-A and 438 AEW staff.

Dec. 10, 2012

Rule Of Law Makes Impressive Gains At Justice Center

CAMP PHOENIX, Afghanistan – The Afghan criminal justice system continues to make impressive strides in implementing the rule of law and demonstrating its national sovereignty in the criminal justice system at the Justice Center in Parwan (JCIP). Established in June 2010, the JCIP exists to ensure fair and impartial justice for those defendants alleged of committing national security crimes in the Afghan criminal justice system.