Archive: 2013

April 11, 2013

PRT Farah Links Local Leader with International Center for Journalists

FARAH CITY, Afghanistan (NNS) — Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Farah met with the local Director of Information and Culture, Lal Mohammed Bahari, to deliver cameras and video equipment provided by the International Center for Journalists in Farah City here, Apr. 10.

April 9, 2013

Volunteering to make a difference

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (January 10, 2013) — Every person in the US military is a volunteer. They willingly accept the possibility of being deployed to foreign countries, in harm’s way most times, away from their families and friends, to serve their country and help those in need.

April 2, 2013

Night vision training increases Afghan AF capabilities

SHINDAND AIR BASE, Afghanistan (March 26, 2013) — NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan air advisors reached an important milestone in the Combined Strategic Flight Plan with the inclusion of nighttime operational capabilities as part of flight training for the Afghan Air Force. Night vision goggle training is one part of an extensive curriculum for student pilots.

March 22, 2013

CENTCOM welcomes new commander

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (22 March, 2013) — In a ceremony here presided over by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin, III, assumed command of U.S. Central Command from Gen. James N. Mattis, March 22.

March 21, 2013

Physical therapy saves an arm and a leg

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 17, 2013) — With modern surgical techniques, more people are keeping limbs that may have been lost.

March 19, 2013

A friend in Balad

SOUTHWEST ASIA (March 15, 2013) — Standing on all four paws, he weighs just a few pounds, but his energy and affinity to get people to smile is immeasurable.

March 18, 2013

CENTCOM public affairs complete latest communication integration seminar

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (March 15, 2013) — Effective communication is a key component to a successful relationship between any military and the public. To share communication techniques and ideas, U.S. Central Command recently hosted public affairs representatives from the Yemen Ministry of Defense March 11-15 for a communication integration seminar.

March 14, 2013

Afghan, coalition forces celebrate AAF women

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (March 8, 2013) — Afghan and coalition partners came together March 7 for a celebration of gender integration in the Afghan Air Force during an International Women's Day event hosted by the AAF at Kabul International Airport.

March 8, 2013

REGIONAL COOPERATION 13 (RC13) Planning Conference held in Germany

GARMISCH, Germany — The Main Planning Conference for the U.S. Central Command’s (USCENTCOM) exercise REGIONAL COOPERATION 13 (RC13) was conducted at the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch, Germany, from Feb. 25 through March 1, 2013.

March 6, 2013

CENTCOM senior leadership presents Bronze Star Medal to Vietnam vet

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — After a 46-year wait Army Sgt. Robert French, was presented a Bronze Star Medal for his actions in the Vietnam War by his wife Kaye during a ceremony conducted by Army Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, U.S. Central Command chief of staff, during a ceremony at the USCENTCOM Welcome Center March 5.