June 13, 2018
Assistance Brigade Adds ‘Extensive Tactical Depth’ in Afghanistan, Commander Says
As it nears the 100th day of its deployment in Afghanistan, the highly trained and specialized 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for the NATO Resolute Support mission is seeing results, the brigade’s commander said.
May 29, 2018
Face of Defense: Medical Logistics Soldier Supplies Kandahar Units
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan —
The medical logistics team is a one-person operation on Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, and it plays a big part in the War Horse Brigade mission.
May 9, 2018
Geographically Separated Units Airdrop Supplies to Advisory Troops
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan —
A dual-formation airdrop is executed in hostile territory by two geographically separated Air Force units, one from Afghanistan and one from Qatar.
April 2, 2018
Senior Enlisted Leader Discusses Afghan Mission
To ensure Afghan security forces can continue to lead and take the fight to the Taliban, brigade and below levels need maintenance, sustainment and logistics training, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
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.
Dec. 12, 2017
South Asia Strategy Already Paying Off in Afghanistan, Official Says
Government forces are developing momentum that will mean a very bad fighting season for the Taliban and other enemies of Afghanistan, the chief of the Resolute Support Mission’s future operations division in Afghanistan said.
Dec. 6, 2017
Pentagon Announces Troop Levels in Iraq, Syria
The United States has about 5,200 troops in Iraq and 2,000 in Syria, and those numbers are trending down, Pentagon officials announced in compliance with Defense Secretary James N. Mattis’ direction to give the nation a better idea of the commitment of U.S. forces in the region.
Nov. 20, 2017
U.S., Afghan Forces Target Taliban Drug Labs, Hit ‘Where it Hurts’
U.S. and Afghan forces conducted a series of strikes against Taliban drug labs to target the revenue streams of the terrorists, the commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan said.