2018 Feature Stories

‘When the Scan Eagle flies the terrorists have no place to hide’

‘When the Scan Eagle flies the terrorists have no place to hide’

12 Sep 2018
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – He just finished working out at the gym when he got the news that would forever change his life. As a U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet he knew he was going to war. U.S. Army Maj. Peter Sulewski was only 20 years old when he watched the second plane fly into the World Trade Center in New York City – his hometown.

Afghan, U.S. Army Soldiers Donate Blood in an Attempt to Save Afghan Soldier’s Life

Afghan, U.S. Army Soldiers Donate Blood in an Attempt to Save Afghan Soldier’s Life

31 Aug 2018
U.S. Army soldiers, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, worked with their Afghan partners in an attempt to save the life of an Afghan soldier who sustained wounds from a mortar attack at Afghan Camp Jahangul in Uruzgan province, August 2.

Sailors Leave Mark of Navy Pride on Afghanistan

Sailors Leave Mark of Navy Pride on Afghanistan

23 Aug 2018
Since 1893, Chief Petty Officers have steered the U.S. Navy; maintaining standards among crew members and guiding officers through the intricacies of decision-making, processes, and naval protocol. These one hundred twenty-five years of service distinguish chief petty officers as "the backbone of the Navy."

Afghan Police Officer: “In my heart I know that I have to serve for my country and my people”

Afghan Police Officer: “In my heart I know that I have to serve for my country and my people”

22 Aug 2018
As his Humvee rolled over he thought about his four children and wife at home. He looked over to see that his gunner was dead.

Afghan Air Force Officer: “I hope one day all Afghan children wake up without bad things”

Afghan Air Force Officer: “I hope one day all Afghan children wake up without bad things”

15 Aug 2018
He thinks he is 37 years old, like most Afghans he is not sure of his age, but he knows for a fact that he has been in the Afghan Air Force (AAF) for 12 years.

A Family That Flies Together

A Family That Flies Together

12 Aug 2018
Deploying in the military is an expected situation. Deploying to the same location with family, friends or spouses is fairly common nowadays. Deploying to separate locations and flying on the same missions as your brother, well that’s not common at all, but it happened.

Afghan Army Captures IED Maker, Prevents Attack on School, Voting Center

Afghan Army Captures IED Maker, Prevents Attack on School, Voting Center

19 Jul 2018
The Afghan National Army’s 4th Brigade, 203rd Corps captured five improvised explosive device (IED) makers and a cache of bomb-making, in Logar Province, June 13.

Training to Save Lives: Medical Team Teaches Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Afghan Army and Border Force Soldiers Learn to Repair IED-Defeating Robots

Afghan Army and Border Force Soldiers Learn to Repair IED-Defeating Robots

16 Jul 2018

Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan Border Force (ABF) soldiers from explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and route clearance companies (RCC) know what to do after attending a Robotics Operator Maintenance and Repair course at Forward Operating Base Thunder, the home of the Afghan National Army’s 203rd Corps, June 25-28.


Afghan Army and National Guard Non-Commisioned Officers Share Knowledge and Experience

Afghan Army and National Guard Non-Commisioned Officers Share Knowledge and Experience

20 Jun 2018
The Army commonly refers to the U.S. Army Non-commissioned Officer Corps as the Backbone of the Army because the Army expects them to lead and train younger Soldiers and support and assist their commissioned officers during daily duties and missions.

New Jersey Senator Puts Boots on Ground

New Jersey Senator Puts Boots on Ground

18 Jun 2018
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey congressman, recently led a congressional delegation visit to Afghanistan during which he had the opportunity to meet soldiers at Train, Advise, and Assist Command-East (TAAC-E) to receive first-hand information on military operations.

Afghan National Police Learn New System for Intelligence Sharing and Records Archiving

Afghan National Police Learn New System for Intelligence Sharing and Records Archiving

14 Jun 2018
Thirty-nine Afghan National Police (ANP) from a number of provinces in the 303rd Afghan Police Zone learned how to use the National Information Management System (NIMS) to share intelligence and archive records during a series of training courses last month at the 303rd Zone headquarters in Gardez, Paktia.

 

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