Archive: April, 2013

April 30, 2013

CENTCOM spouses attend social media security brief

Approximately 30 spouses from U.S. Central Command gathered at the media center here to receive a Family Social Media Awareness Brief April 25.

April 29, 2013

Eagle Resolve Promotes Gulf Region Cooperation, Interoperability

The field training segment of U.S. Central Command’s three-part Eagle Resolve exercise kicked off Saturday, bringing together participants from 12 nations – most from the Gulf region – to promote cooperative regional defense capabilities, according to the lead planner.

April 26, 2013

ISAF Commander's Statement on Security Situation

The ISAF commander, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, issued his assessment of the current security situation in Afghanistan April 24.

April 25, 2013

Afghan, U.S. forces finding a balance

Walking side by side outside Bagram Airfield, U.S. and Afghan guards move through crowds of local Afghans as they check for possible threats. Both have a common goal, to bring local patients inside the base for treatment while providing vigilant security against those who may choose to disrupt the medical process.

April 22, 2013

Female diver leaves her mark in history

SHUAIBA PORT, Kuwait – Just as the Spartans defied the odds and held off thousands of enemy troops, a modern-day female Soldier of Greek descent showed the same determination in her pursuit of becoming one of only four female-divers in the history of the U.S. Army.

April 22, 2013

Eisenhower returns stranded mariners to Afghanistan

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower flew two stranded Afghan mariners from the North Arabian Sea to Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 16 to complete their journey home.

April 19, 2013

ANA commandos teach new soldiers mortar system

WASHIR DISTRICT, Afghanistan (April 12, 2013) — Afghan National Army Sgt. Jan Agha, a commando with 215th Corps’ 7th Kandak, knows the tools of the infantryman trade. He’s been trained by and fought alongside coalition forces for the past three years.

April 19, 2013

FAST Marines Depart 5th Fleet

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain — Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Platoon, Marines close the book on a 7-month deployment in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) later this month .

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.