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June 5, 2018

Face of Defense: Citizen-Soldier Professor Serves in Afghanistan

To his soldiers in the California National Guard's Train, Advise and Assist Command-South, Nathan Wall is an Army major and the deputy logistics and medical operations officer for the unit. However, to the students of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he goes by a different title: Dr. Wall, college professor.

May 30, 2018

South Asia Strategy in Afghanistan Shows Results, Nicholson Says

The South Asia strategy in Afghanistan has spawned intensified dialogue and a drop in Taliban violence, and the goal of the South Asia strategy is reconciliation, said Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission.

May 29, 2018

Face of Defense: Medical Logistics Soldier Supplies Kandahar Units

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 17, 2018

DoD Official Refutes Taliban’s Claim of Controlling Afghan City

Despite claims from the Taliban that they now control the western Afghanistan city of Farah, the city has not fallen into their hands, the chief Pentagon spokesperson told reporters.

May 9, 2018

Geographically Separated Units Airdrop Supplies to Advisory Troops

A dual-formation airdrop is executed in hostile territory by two geographically separated Air Force units, one from Afghanistan and one from Qatar.

May 3, 2018

DoD Pays Tribute to Members Killed in Georgia Crash, Afghanistan Attack

The deaths of service members in a military plane crash in Georgia and in an enemy attack in Afghanistan are a somber reminder of the dangers members face as they carry out their duties, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said during a news conference.

May 1, 2018

Mattis Addresses Issues in Syria, Afghanistan, Korea

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said that the situation in Syria is the “most complex security situation, fighting situation” he has experienced in his four decades of military service.

April 27, 2018

NATO Foreign Ministers Discuss Afghanistan, Open Door

Military operations in Afghanistan are crucial to convince the Taliban that there is no victory on the battlefield, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the end of the alliance’s foreign minister meeting.

April 16, 2018

Face of Defense: Female Advisor Breaks Through Barriers in Afghanistan

Army Master Sgt. Janet Bretado of the California National Guard is one of two female advisors from the 40th Infantry Division serving as part of Train, Advise and Assist Command South in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The command is focused on training and assisting Afghan security forces and supporting counterterrorism operations.

April 10, 2018

Face of Defense: Marine Leads Surveillance Sensor Operations

A Marine Corps sergeant in Afghanistan is taking lessons learned from the past and applying them today as he works as a surveillance sensor operator. He helps employ remote sensors as general surveillance and early warning systems to aid the Afghan National Defense and security forces.

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