Archive: February, 2013

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.

Feb. 20, 2013

Afghan Air Force Cessna evacuates first casualties

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 19, 2013) — An Afghan Air Force Cessna 208 successfully transported injured soldiers for the first time from Kandahar to Kabul, Feb. 11.

Feb. 19, 2013

Linguist’s darkest moment becomes guiding light in life

CAMP DWYER, Afhanistan — Dinar Ehsan was only 18-years-old when Taliban soldiers killed his father, changing his life forever.

Feb. 14, 2013

Iraqi General Babakir Badr-Khan Shawkat al-Zebari visits USCENTCOM

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Marine General James N. Mattis (R), commander of U.S. Central Command, escorts Gen. Babakir Badr-Khan Shawkat al-Zebari, Iraqi Joint Headquarters chief of staff, upon his arrival to USCENTCOM headquarters here, Feb. 13, 2013.

Feb. 13, 2013

Afghan EOD Tech nears qualification, trains own force

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Feb. 12, 2013) — Afghan Border Police explosive ordnance disposal technicians are one step closer to being qualified after a joint training validation event with U.S. Air Force EOD technicians here, Feb. 5.

Feb. 12, 2013

President awards Medal of Honor to hero of COP Keating

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 11, 2013) -- President Barack Obama placed the Medal of Honor around the neck of former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha during a ceremony Feb. 11 in the East Room of the White House.