Archive: March, 2012

March 2, 2012

Afghan base security upgraded via sling load

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 3, 2012) — A multinational joint team of 19 U.S. airmen from the 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, soldiers from U.S. Army Task Forces Griffin, Centre and Spearhead, and Italian army security forces partnered to execute a special equipment transfer from Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan, to the small forward operating base of Buji, Afghanistan, 95 miles south, Feb. 6-8, 2012.

March 1, 2012

Afghan Local Police repel attack at checkpoint

FARYAB PROVINCE, Afghanistan (February 29, 2012) — Afghan Local Police defended a checkpoint from an insurgent attack in Qeysar district, Feb. 26.

March 1, 2012

White House pays tribute to Iraq War veterans, families

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2012) — President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a White House tribute to Iraq War veterans and their families last night to honor them for their service, sacrifice and commitment to the nation.