July 17, 2017
Face of Defense: Foreign-Born Airmen Live the American Dream
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
The Air Force is proud of the diversity of its force and it provides airmen opportunities to live in and visit places they never would imagine going and to work with people from all walks of life. Two airmen, who are deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, as part of the 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron, are emblematic of the diverse force.
July 14, 2017
Researcher, Airmen Test New Counter-UAS Program at Bagram
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
As the use of unmanned aircraft systems rises across the world, researchers from around the Defense Department are testing new ways to counter the new threats they could present.
July 13, 2017
Mattis Praises Croatia’s Contributions to NATO Missions
During their meeting at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis thanked the Republic of Croatia's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Damir Krstičević for his country’s contributions to NATO operations, a spokesperson said.
June 29, 2017
NATO Pledges Continued Support for Afghanistan Mission
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the conclusion of the Defense Ministerial in Brussels that the alliance will continue its support to Afghanistan through 2017 and beyond, and that more troops will join the Resolute Support Mission.
June 15, 2017
Task Force Southwest Supports Afghan Forces’ Operations
CAMP SHORABAK, Afghanistan —
Marine Corps advisors with Task Force Southwest continue to support their Afghan forces during offensive operations throughout Afghanistan's Helmand province.
May 25, 2017
Marine Advisors Train Afghan Soldiers, Police
BOST AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest are advising, assisting and training their Afghan 505th Zone National Police counterparts during the first month of their deployment here in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
May 24, 2017
Counter-ISIS Campaign Progresses in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan
Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said counterterrorism efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan are proving successful.
May 23, 2017
Afghan Women Get Better Medical Care Thanks to Coalition Investment
KABUL, Afghanistan —
Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces -- Afghanistan commander, toured the Kabul Women's Hospital that has received new equipment. Nicholson indicated that security is not just military force; security also includes the rebuilding of a new Afghanistan. The projects are part of a whole-of-government approach supported by the Commander's Emergency Response Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
May 18, 2017
Mattis Praises Norway as Important U.S., NATO Ally
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide at the Pentagon, where he praised Norway as an important U.S. and NATO ally.
NATO Chiefs Discuss Afghan Manning Ahead of Heads of State Meeting
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT —
NATO defense chiefs in Brussels examined proposals that would increase the number of NATO and partner troops in Afghanistan and to change the way those troops are employed, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.