Archive: December, 2012

Dec. 10, 2012

Afghan Soldiers Take the Lead to Defeat IEDs

CAMP PARSA, Afghanistan (December 8, 2012) — At Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, an Afghan National Army-led, six-week counter improvised explosive device course is currently on track to churn out more than 40 new, highly trained Afghan soldiers who are motivated to combat IEDs. The training gives Afghan troops another capability necessary to sustain unilateral operations and provide security for Afghanistan.

Dec. 7, 2012

From NY streets to Afghan skies, NYFD crew saves lives

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (December 6, 2012) — Four New York City Firefighters, four Airmen, four friends, one team, one HH-60 Pave Hawk, one crew deployed together with the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, and they brought a flavor unique of New York Fire Departments with them.

Dec. 6, 2012

U.S., Iraq Sign Defense Cooperation Memo of Understanding

WASHINGTON (December 6, 2012) – American and Iraqi officials signed a memorandum of understanding today in Baghdad that will make it easier for the two countries to work together.