Archive: 2013

March 5, 2013

CENTCOM’s finest recognized during annual banquet

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — More than 150 people gathered at Surf’s Edge Club here to recognize the best service members and civilians from USCENTCOM during the command’s annual awards banquet Feb. 28.

March 5, 2013

Afghan investigators take lead

TARIN KOT, Afghanistan (March 5, 2013) — Afghan Uniform Police investigators will soon be leading the way in training other Afghan Criminal Investigation Teams to gather evidence used to prosecute criminals and insurgents in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

March 4, 2013

Afghan medics train at Bagram

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 3, 2013) — Even in the midst of conflict, it is important to keep an eye toward the future.

March 1, 2013

Invisible wounds of war

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Seven Soldiers and two Marines injured during combat operations traveled to several locations in Afghanistan, including Kandahar Airfield and Camp Nathan Smith, to see the progress being made in the country that changed many of their lives forever.

March 1, 2013

With honor and fond memories, Gen. Schwarzkopf is laid to rest at West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. (Feb. 28, 2013) — Twenty-two years to the day when Operation Desert Storm ended, the general who commanded the coalition force ground offensive was laid to rest at West Point, N.Y.

Feb. 28, 2013

Kabul beautification program offers jobs, skills

KABUL, Afghanistan — A program initiated here by the city’s mayor is providing training and jobs for young men living in the capital city.

Feb. 26, 2013

Uruzgan farmers learn to turn almonds into money

TARIN KOT, Afghanistan — Farmers here recently received tools and education to help them more successfully prepare their almonds for market.

Feb. 25, 2013

Afghan women's rights take center stage in Farah

FARAH CITY, Afghanistan – Empowerment and women's rights were the focus of a meeting between U.S. and local leaders at the radio and television broadcast facility here, Feb. 23.

Feb. 22, 2013

Wounded Warrior deploys again for love of mission

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Feb. 21, 2013) — U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Vilt, who lost his leg while deployed to Iraq in 2007, decided to deploy again because he simply loves what he does.

Feb. 21, 2013

Afghan soldiers voluntarily take English lessons

CAMP ALAMO, Afghanistan — Sergeant Najibullah Qabel and other Afghan National Army soldiers are voluntarily taking an English course taught by U.S. forces here.