April 16, 2018
Face of Defense: Female Advisor Breaks Through Barriers in Afghanistan
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan —
Army Master Sgt. Janet Bretado of the California National Guard is one of two female advisors from the 40th Infantry Division serving as part of Train, Advise and Assist Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The command is focused on training and assisting Afghan security forces and supporting counterterrorism operations.
April 10, 2018
Face of Defense: Marine Leads Surveillance Sensor Operations
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan —
A Marine Corps sergeant in Afghanistan is taking lessons learned from the past and applying them today as he works as a surveillance sensor operator. He helps employ remote sensors as general surveillance and early warning systems to aid the Afghan National Defense and security forces.
March 29, 2018
U.S. Brigade Arrives in Afghanistan to Advise, Strengthen Afghan Forces
A new Army formation deployed to Afghanistan is dedicated to focusing the power of the Afghan military and government on taking the fight to the Taliban to convince the group to reconcile.
March 23, 2018
Dunford Encouraged by Afghan, Coalition Efforts in Afghanistan
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany —
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, completed an extensive visit to Afghanistan, and leaves encouraged by the Afghan and coalition military potential in the country.
March 22, 2018
Nicholson Says Situation in Afghanistan Has Fundamentally Changed
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan —
The South Asia Strategy fundamentally changed the situation in Afghanistan, and the Resolute Support mission commander believes it may provide the key for reconciliation and peace in the country.
Air Force Rotary-Wing Aviator: ‘The Ma’am Behind the Mustache’
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
Air Force Capt. Victoria Snow is a pilot with the 33rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, assigned to the 451st Air Expeditionary Group at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Flying the Pave Hawk is a normal part of her exciting life.
March 21, 2018
Chairman Expresses Enthusiasm About Military Dimension in Afghanistan
FORWARD OPERATING BASE GAMBERI, Afghanistan —
The hard work of Afghan and coalition personnel in the train, advise, assist strategy is already paying off, and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he is encouraged by the progress he's seen while in Afghanistan.
March 20, 2018
Officials Note Progress in Afghanistan, Difficulty for Taliban
MAZAR E-SHARIF, Afghanistan —
There is never going to be a better time for the Taliban to start talking with the Afghan government about peace, a Resolute Support official said in Afghanistan during a visit from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
March 19, 2018
Dunford Arrives in Afghanistan to Assess Campaign Plan
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Afghanistan to assess the campaign plan now that all personnel are in place and the South Asia strategy is in full swing.
March 16, 2018
Mattis Describes Middle East Trip as Successful In Building Unity
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said collaboration, the spirit of shared understanding and unity highlighted his meetings with leaders in Oman, Afghanistan and Bahrain during his recent Middle East trip.