Archive: May, 2013

May 29, 2013

IMCMEX 13: Mine countermeasures exercise concludes

International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013 concluded at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, after two weeks of seminars and training operations designed to protect international commerce and trade.

May 28, 2013

ISAF, Pakistani leaders discuss shared regional goals

Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, chief of Army Staff, Pakistani Army, and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, recently met as part of the continuing effort to strengthen cooperation and regional stability.

May 23, 2013

Regional Logistics Center transitions to Afghan control

The Afghan National Police have taken over logistics functions in northern Afghanistan.

May 23, 2013

Afghans, Italians complete Big Dam operation

The Italian military, in conjunction with their counterparts from the Afghan Army, successfully completed the Big Dam operation in Heart province.

May 23, 2013

101 Days of Summer Safety: Motorcycle safety ride

Motorcycle riders from various units here participated in a safety ride May 23.

May 22, 2013

First female Afghan pilot graduates training

Afghan Air Force 2nd Lt. Niloofar Rhmani made history May 14 when she became the first female to successfully complete undergraduate pilot training and earn the status of pilot.

May 14, 2013

Famed actor, military supporter visits CENTCOM

Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Gary Sinise visited the service members and civilians of U.S. Central Command during his trip to Tampa May 10.

May 13, 2013

Training the trainer: ANCOP policemen take steps to teach their own

Sergeant First Class Jamal Nasir knew the time would come when the Afghan National Security Forces would take the lead of security in Afghanistan.

May 10, 2013

Redeployment a focus of effort as Afghanistan exit draws closer

In 2009, Camp Dwyer was a sprawling base which housed thousands of service members ready to fight. Most of them were the result of a 30,000 troop surge in Afghanistan introduced by President Barack Obama. Four years later, the camp, located in the Garmser district of Helmand province, is a skeleton of what it once was.

May 8, 2013

The next approach: 'Over the shoulder' advising

Late last year, Coalition Forces in Regional Command (Southwest) shifted from a “shoulder-to-shoulder” role in which they patrolled alongside Afghan National Security Forces. Now the service members from six contributing nations have taken on an advise and assist strategy.