Archive: March, 2012

March 30, 2012

U.S.-Pakistani Military Relations Improving, Dempsey Says

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (March 29, 2012) — There may be more bumps in the road, but the military-to-military relationship between the United States and Pakistan is on the road to recovery, said Army Gen. Martin Dempsey today.

March 29, 2012

Volunteering for a better Afghanistan: Soldiers donate time, goods to locals

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 29, 2012) — Several Soldiers volunteered their time and energy to hand out donated goods to local Afghans at the El Salam Egyptian Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, March 27.

March 28, 2012

Afghans, Coalition work to avert 'insider’ attacks

WASHINGTON (March 28, 2012) — Afghan and coalition leaders are working to limit “insider threat” killings in Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces there told reporters here today.

March 27, 2012

966th AES EOD active duty, Guard, Reserve save lives, deny terrorists victory

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 27, 2012) — It's midnight at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan and the team leader for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight is running from door to door in his PT gear yelling get up, it's go time!

March 26, 2012

US soldiers save boy’s life in Kushamond district

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 26, 2012) — Once in a while, an event occurs that develops the human perspective of warfare into the mission in Afghanistan. The soldiers of Blackjack, or Company Bravo, Task Force 3-66, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Task Force Blackhawk, participated in such a life-changing set of events from March 14 through March 25.

March 26, 2012

11K coats, blankets help Kyrgyz citizens stay 'Warm and Dry'

TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan (March 24, 2012) — Over the course of three months, 311 service members here volunteered to support Operation Warm and Dry by distributing 11,789 coats and blankets to people in need across Kyrgyzstan.

March 23, 2012

Carving a road to peace

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 23, 2012) — The U.S. Army's 980th Engineering Battalion is carving a road through acres of grape orchards near Kandahar Airfield for the dual purpose of helping the local farmers get to their orchards easier, as well as helping coalition forces have faster access to insurgent activity that's prevalent in the area.

March 23, 2012

NATO advisers build Afghan English immersion training center

SHINDAND AIR BASE, Afghanistan (March 23, 2012) — Advisers from the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing recently began renovating an existing facility into Shindand Air Base's first English Language Training Center for the Afghan air force Thunder Lab pilot candidates.

March 22, 2012

Afghan security forces clear Taliban stronghold

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 21, 20120) — Afghan troops cleared a Taliban stronghold the Yakchal Valley, with the support of International Security Assistance Forces, during Operation Now Roz, March 16 - 19.

March 21, 2012

Garmsir district continues progress in education with Safar School construction

SAFAR, Afghanistan (March 21, 2012) — Though its gray exterior walls must still be painted and its entrances sealed by doors, the newly constructed Safar School is a stepping stone for the growth of education in southern Helmand province’s Garmsir district.