2018 Feature Stories

Spanish Special Operations Forces Sharpen Commando Sniper Skills

Spanish Special Operations Forces Sharpen Commando Sniper Skills

15 Oct 2018
Spanish Special Operations Advisory Team (SOAT) members, assigned to Afghanistan’s National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) School of Excellence (SOE), held a two-week sniper specialty refresher course for Afghan Commandos currently deployed throughout the country.

Afghan Women in ANDSF have a mission to make Afghanistan safer

Afghan Women in ANDSF have a mission to make Afghanistan safer

15 Oct 2018
‘’In my opinion all females that work in the security sector as we are working in police defense are heroes, solely for the reason it’s not accepted within their families and within their network where they are living in,’’ says Dutch Maj. Joke, Senior Gender Representative at Train, Advise, Assist Command - North, Camp Marmal, Mazar-i-Sharif. 

Right on target: Afghan MD-530 pilot takes out ISIS-K terrorists

Right on target: Afghan MD-530 pilot takes out ISIS-K terrorists

27 Sep 2018
KABUL, Afghanistan – He was still in high school when he decided he wanted to serve his country. As a teenager from Ghanzi Province he moved to Kabul to attend the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.

Kabul Security Force: Seven nations assist the Afghans

Kabul Security Force: Seven nations assist the Afghans

27 Sep 2018
KABUL, Afghanistan – A bus horn blares. A child with a wheelbarrow full of beans and rice rushes home. A man on a bicycle rides to work. It is 9 a.m. on a Monday – rush hour in Afghanistan’s capital. Going through security checkpoints is just part of the commute for the nearly five million people who live in Kabul.

‘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

 

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