2018 Feature Stories

Dustoff: Trained To Save Lives

Dustoff: Trained To Save Lives

14 May 2018
The pilots and paramedics with the "Dustoff” units in Afghanistan are part of a storied tradition that began in April 1962, when the 57th Medical Detachment arrived in Vietnam. At first they only had five UH-1 "Huey” helicopters. They would later take on the call sign "Dustoff,” a term that would become synonymous with medical evacuation missions.

180th Cavalry Regiment brings ‘Run to Remember’ to Kabul

180th Cavalry Regiment brings ‘Run to Remember’ to Kabul

29 Apr 2018

Oklahoma Army National Guard members with 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, currently deployed as part of the Kabul Security Force in support of the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission to train, advise, and assist, conducted a 5K ‘Run to Remember’ at Resolute Support headquarters on April 29.


Operation Proper Exit: Seven Wounded Warriors Return to Afghanistan

Operation Proper Exit: Seven Wounded Warriors Return to Afghanistan

20 Apr 2018
A group of seven wounded warriors traveled back to Afghanistan for five days as part of Operation Proper Exit. The trip allowed them to see the progress in Afghanistan and revisit some familiar sites. This time around, they were all going to leave the country on their own terms.

Afghan Scouts Join Military for First Aid, Campfires and Friendship

Afghan Scouts Join Military for First Aid, Campfires and Friendship

14 Apr 2018
Approximately 60 Afghan children participating in the Afghan Scouts Program visited the Resolute Support Headquarters as part of a monthly cooperative initiative with volunteer service members stationed there.

Women of the Afghan Special Security Forces: Female Tactical Platoon

Women of the Afghan Special Security Forces: Female Tactical Platoon

12 Apr 2018
More than 120 women currently serve in the Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF). As the Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) actively integrate women into their units, the impact of their work is paving the way forward for the next generation of Afghan women.

First cycle of Afghan soldiers graduate under new advisors in Kandahar

First cycle of Afghan soldiers graduate under new advisors in Kandahar

10 Apr 2018
U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st SFAB saw their first cycle of Afghan National Army 205th Corps counterparts graduate at the RMTC-K last week.

German mobile surgery unit supports soldiers in northern Afghanistan

German mobile surgery unit supports soldiers in northern Afghanistan

8 Apr 2018
When Resolute Support forces go to remote areas in northern Afghanistan, this mobile medical team is the first in, and the last out.

Women of the Afghan Special Security Forces: Flying high with Special Mission Wing

Women of the Afghan Special Security Forces: Flying high with Special Mission Wing

5 Apr 2018
As the Special Mission Wing's overall numbers increase, so does the need to recruit additional female soldiers to serve with this distinctive unit.

Ministry of Defense takes command of police unit

Ministry of Defense takes command of police unit

27 Mar 2018
The Afghan National Civil Order Police moved under the command of the Ministry of Defense, allowing the Ministry of Interior to focus its attention on the rule of law and strengthening the ability of the Army to secure the population.

Afghan UH-60 Black Hawks will be mission-ready this summer

Afghan UH-60 Black Hawks will be mission-ready this summer

25 Mar 2018
The Afghan Air Force is expected to start flying missions with its new fleet of UH-60 Black Hawks before summer sets in.

Persistent combat operations by the ANDSF build security in central Helmand

Persistent combat operations by the ANDSF build security in central Helmand

24 Mar 2018
The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are keeping constant pressure on the enemy in Helmand province with the Maiwand series of offensive operations.

Lethal advantage: Afghan Air Force is ready to strike

Lethal advantage: Afghan Air Force is ready to strike

23 Mar 2018
Inside the munitions factory at the Kabul Air Wing, dozens of Afghan Air Force personnel work to build bombs, rockets and bullets for Afghan pilots.

 

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