Archive: January, 2013

Jan. 31, 2013

Afghan airmen lead mission to deliver school supplies

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (January 29, 2013) — Afghan air force security forces troops with the Kandahar Air Wing here led a mission Jan. 24 to deliver supplies, including backpacks and soccer balls, to children at a local school.

Jan. 30, 2013

USACE completes construction of medical facility in Shindand

HERAT, Afghanistan — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction Jan. 29 of a new medical facility in Shindand district, Herat province.

Jan. 28, 2013

Literacy program taking off in Qara Bagh district

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan — As the Afghan Local Police (ALP) entered the village of Shagowlay, children from all over the village ran to greet them. The smiles from the children were returned by smiles from the ALP.

Jan. 28, 2013

Robots in operating rooms support rapid return to duty

BETHESDA, Md. (Jan. 25, 2013) — Surgeons using robots in the operating room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the nation's largest military medical treatment facility, ensure many patients experience less pain, less blood loss, and shorter recovery times, according to the physicians and patients.

Jan. 22, 2013

Afghan National Army medics take on mass casualty training event

CAMP SABALU-HARRISON, Afghanistan — With the loud “Boom!” of an improvised explosive device, all of a sudden there are eight simulated casualties on the Afghan National Army camp. A few short seconds later, the ANA medics race from the Troop Medical Center (TMC) to respond to the casualties, ranging from head injuries, amputated arms and legs, and open chest wounds.

Jan. 15, 2013

Army Marksmanship Unit expands to include Wounded Warriors

FORT BENNING, Ga. (January 10, 2013) — The Army recently announced the expansion of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit to include 24 Wounded Warriors as members of its new Paralympic and Instructor sections.

Jan. 11, 2013

US Airman assists wounded Afghan children

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Senior Airman Ryan Turvey’s primary duty during his first deployment was to provide and enhance security at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

Jan. 10, 2013

US Agriculture team boosts Afghanistan's development, productivity

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (January 9, 2013) — The Georgia National Guard's Agriculture Development Team continues to move forward improving the agriculture productivity and economic development in eastern Afghanistan.

Jan. 9, 2013

Shaping Afghanistan’s future police force

KABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan — The Afghan Uniformed Police force continues to grow day-by-day with fresh, young, and idealistic cadets hitting the streets and protecting the civilian population of Afghanistan.

Jan. 7, 2013

Fulbright Alum Helps Islamabad Street Kids Find a Better Future

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (January 2, 2013) — Jawaid is a four-year-old trash picker. He wants to be a tree when he grows up. At least, that's what he tells his teacher during an art class sponsored by the LettuceBee Kids project in Islamabad, Pakistan.