Archive: 2013

Dec. 18, 2013

JFSC teaches strategic planning concepts to Afghan government officials

Instructors at the Joint Forces Staff College recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan where they taught Afghan government officials how to develop national strategy and conduct strategic planning.

Dec. 16, 2013

CENTCOM helps partners confront growing WMD threat

Recognizing the growing threat of an attack in the Middle East and Central Asia involving weapons of mass destruction, officials at U.S. Central Command are working closely with partner nations across the region to prevent one and, if it occurs, to be able to respond quickly to mitigate the consequences.

Dec. 10, 2013

NCTF-52 Begins Mine Countermeasures Exercise

Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52 began a mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise with Royal Navy forces in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 8.

Dec. 9, 2013

Hagel, King of Bahrain discuss regional security issues

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with His Majesty King Hamad al Khalifa of Bahrain at Safria Palace in Bahrain and the two leaders exchanged views on shared regional security challenges, including Iran and the signed joint plan of action between the P5+1 and Iran, Assistant Pentagon Press Secretary Carl Woog said in a statement issued Dec. 6.

Dec. 9, 2013

Hagel outlines U.S. posture, way ahead in Middle East

In a speech before the Manama Dialogue security conference here Dec. 7, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel emphasized the strength of America’s presence in the Middle East and called for closer cooperation with the Gulf states.

Nov. 27, 2013

Stryker forward-deployed Battlefield Damage Repair facility closes doors

The Army's Project Manager Stryker Brigade Combat Team took the first steps in retrograding their equipment from Operation Enduring Freedom when it accepted the final repaired Stryker from its forward deployed Battle Damage Repair facility in Qatar.

Nov. 21, 2013

Afghan police training center makes gains

Late on a Saturday morning in southern Afghanistan, Capt. Kent Pressley, an International Security Assistance Force adviser, sat in on a security meeting with Brig. Gen. Nasrullah Zarifi, an Afghan National Police commander.

Nov. 7, 2013

Afghan aviators resupply remote bases

The Afghan Air Force, which has made steady gains in its operational capacity since 2007, took over resupply operations to Barg-e-Matal, and other remote bases in the area, from the International Security Assistance Force in early spring of 2013.

Nov. 7, 2013

Battlefield care: Afghan National Army’s medics, surgeons in Helmand

For the Afghan National Army’s 215th Corps, triage represents years of hard work and training.

Oct. 31, 2013

Officials agree to hold Eagle Resolve 2015 in Kuwait

U.S. and Kuwaiti officials attended a signing ceremony Oct. 31 at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense, where the Kuwait Armed Forces officially agreed to host exercise Eagle Resolve 2015.