2018 Press Releases

U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Strike Targets High-Level Taliban Leaders

U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Strike Targets High-Level Taliban Leaders

24 May 2018
Task Force-Southwest, under U.S. Forces-Afghanistan authorities, confirmed a ground-based rocket artillery strike using the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, against a command and control node for high-level Taliban leaders in Musa Qala district, May 24.

Expeditionary Advisory-Enabling Squadrons Mark Transfer of Authority

Expeditionary Advisory-Enabling Squadrons Mark Transfer of Authority

24 May 2018
A transfer of authority ceremony between two squadrons marked the passing of the baton for the expeditionary advisory-enabling security and force protection mission here, May 18.

Afghan Female Tactical Platoon Trains for Operations

Afghan Female Tactical Platoon Trains for Operations

23 May 2018
Members of the Female Tactical Platoon, a small, elite unit of the Afghan Special Security Forces, undergo a physical assessment test called a Ktah Khas Physical Assessment Test (KPAT), near Kabul, Afghanistan, May 13.

First Security Force Assistance Brigade Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

First Security Force Assistance Brigade Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

21 May 2018
The U.S. Army’s 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB), which continues to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), marked its one-year anniversary with a patching ceremony, May 1.

Laser Guided Bombs enhance Afghan Air Force Strike Capability

Laser Guided Bombs enhance Afghan Air Force Strike Capability

21 May 2018
Since March 22, the Afghan Air Force (AAF) has both introduced and increased the use of precision guided munitions in southern Afghanistan.

Resolute Support Commander Visits Farah Following Afghan Offensive

Resolute Support Commander Visits Farah Following Afghan Offensive

19 May 2018
Gen. John Nicholson, Resolute Support commander visited Farah, May 19, to assess the security situation and meet with government, military, and community leaders after Afghan forces successfully thwarted an attack by the Talban earlier in the week.

ISIS-K Senior Facilitator Eliminated During Night Raid

ISIS-K Senior Facilitator Eliminated During Night Raid

19 May 2018
Afghan Special Operations Forces (SOF), supported by U.S. advisors, eliminated senior ISIS-K facilitator Yasir during a nighttime air assault raid in Mohmand Darah district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 9.

Resolute Support Commander Delivers Ramadan Message

Resolute Support Commander Delivers Ramadan Message

17 May 2018
The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission Commander, Gen. John Nicholson, delivered a holy-month Ramadan message for Afghanistan.

Afghan Air Force Maintainers Keep Helicopters Mission Ready

Afghan Air Force Maintainers Keep Helicopters Mission Ready

16 May 2018
Afghan maintainers with the Afghan Air Force (AAF) successfully repaired and returned to service, May 8, two Afghan Air Force Mi-17s helicopters that were damaged by an insurgent rocket attack on the airfield in January.

New Center Opens as Facilities for Afghanistan’s Women Police Improve Nationwide

New Center Opens as Facilities for Afghanistan’s Women Police Improve Nationwide

15 May 2018
Housing for Afghan women police officers opened in Camp Pamir, Mazar-e-Sharif. "This is destiny for women police officers. It shows the support of the Ministry and showcases how women police officers are valued and supported here," said Col. Najiba Najib, 707th Police Zone chief of gender and human rights.

Afghan Special Operations Forces Seize and Destroy Taliban Materials in Helmand

Afghan Special Operations Forces Seize and Destroy Taliban Materials in Helmand

14 May 2018
Afghan Commandos assigned to the 7th Special Operations Kandak Commandos stormed several known Taliban compounds in the Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, May 5. During the nighttime operation, the Commandos destroyed a Taliban communications cell and staging area.

Afghanistan’s Newest Commandos Join the Fight, Doubling Size of Force

Afghanistan’s Newest Commandos Join the Fight, Doubling Size of Force

14 May 2018
Nine hundred and eighty new Commandos graduated from the Commando Qualification Course (CDOQC) Class 24 at the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) School of Excellence, May 9.

 

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