Archive: August, 2012

Aug. 17, 2012

TCM airmen, Kyrgyz Republic colleagues meet for medical exchange

BESH KUNGEI, Kyrgyzstan (August 17, 2012) — Personnel from the 376th Expeditionary Medical Group at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, participated in a medical information exchange with their Krygyz Republic military counterparts at the Besh Kungei Trauma Center, Aug, 13.

Aug. 17, 2012

U.S., Afghan Army Engineers: Leading the way, hand in hand

FARYAB PROVINCE, Afghanistan (August 16, 2012) — Six Engineer Training Teams under Task Force Hurricane are responsible for preparing Afghan National Army Route engineer units in Regional Command North for independent operations.

Aug. 16, 2012

Afghan forces lead mission to secure Afghanistan's Highway 1

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Aug. 14, 2012) — Every day, thousands of cars, buses and highly-decorated trucks travel Afghanistan's Highway 1, the ring road that connects the country's largest and most populated cities. The 300-mile stretch of road between Kabul and Kandahar is the main focus of the area's Afghan National Security Forces and Battle Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force 173rd.

Aug. 15, 2012

Marines with HMH-466 conduct final flight over Helmand province

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (August 15, 2012) — For the past seven months, Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466 have been resupplying forces on the front lines, as well as tactically inserting them into dangerous areas as coalition forces have been taking the fight to the enemy.

Aug. 14, 2012

K-9 teams help IED fight in Afghanistan

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (August 13, 2012) — Soldiers on today's modern battlefield have tools that everyone knows of. People often think of rifles, hand grenades and up-armored vehicles -- but what about dogs? Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, known as the Dragons, are changing the game when it comes to finding roadside bombs in their area of operations.

Aug. 13, 2012

Daycare center for Afghan Border Police

MAZAR-E SHARIF, Afghanistan (August 13, 2012) — Female engagement team soldiers from 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team along with soldiers from Germany and Afghan Border Police celebrated the opening of a daycare facility at the 5th Zone, near Mazar-e-Sharif, July 10.

Aug. 9, 2012

Leatherneck leaders celebrate Ramadan with Muslim brothers in arms

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (August 9, 2012) — Coalition leaders, provincial governors and Afghan elders met aboard Camp Leatherneck to share in the celebration of Ramadan at the Afghan Cultural Center, Aug. 7.

Aug. 8, 2012

Afghan National Army’s EOD teams safely disarm bombs in Deleram

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELERAM II, Afghanistan (August 8, 2012) — The deadliest threat to forces operating in Afghanistan is improvised explosive devices, and Afghan National Army soldiers operating in Deleram District have been able to minimize the damage they cause with their explosive ordnance disposal teams.

Aug. 7, 2012

Afghan commandos take flight in Shinwar district

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (August 7, 2012) — Members of the 3rd Company, 1st Commando Kandak cleared an insurgent safe haven with the help of four of their own helicopters in Shinwar district, July 25.

Aug. 6, 2012

Afghan combat support soldiers work with Marine advisors

COMBAT OUTPOST FIDDLERS GREEN, Afghanistan (August 6, 2012) — The future success of Afghanistan’s security depends largely on the abilities of the country’s armed forces.