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May 8, 2019

Success of First SFAB in Afghanistan Proves ‘Army Got it Right,’ Commander Says

Army Brig. Gen. Scott Jackson, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade commander, spoke at the Pentagon as part of an Army Current Operations Engagement Tour. He said the Army’s concept for the new unit — one earmarked exclusively for advise and assist missions — was spot on.

Feb. 12, 2019

Shanahan: Important Work Remains in Afghanistan

Important work remains to be done in Afghanistan, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told reporters traveling with him while en route on his first trip to the country.

Sept. 29, 2018

Commander Wants Coalition Forces in Afghanistan to Know Why They Fight

The commander of NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan said it's important for coalition service members serving in Afghanistan to know that in doing so, they are protecting their own nations.

Sept. 25, 2018

Shok Valley Medic to Receive Medal of Honor

A former medic with the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) who heroically fought his way up a mountain to render aid to his Special Forces teammates and their Afghan commando counterparts will receive the Medal of Honor.

Sept. 24, 2018

Afghan Forces Proving Their Resilience, U.S. Examines Possible Polish Base, Mattis Says

Afghan security forces have taken severe casualties, but they continue to fight and protect the populace, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said during a news conference at the Pentagon.

Sept. 24, 2018

U.S., Afghan Health Professionals Work to Improve Medical Care

U.S. Navy medical professionals are working with their Afghan counterparts to improve medical care at Kandahar Regional Military Hospital in Afghanistan.

Sept. 8, 2018

U.S. Seeks to Mitigate Risk, Learn Ground Truth in Afghanistan

Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government is at the core of the peace program in Afghanistan, but it will be a difficult path to tread, the spokesman for NATO’s Resolute Support mission and the U.S. Operation Freedom’s Sentinel said.

Aug. 24, 2018

Fallen Air Force MOH Recipient Joins Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes

Medal of Honor recipient fallen Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes for his courageous actions during the battle at Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan, March 4, 2002.

Aug. 22, 2018

Afghanistan Peace Process Shows Promise, Resolute Support Commander Says

The peace process in Afghanistan has shown progress since the first cease-fire in 17 years took place in June, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told reporters at the Pentagon.

Aug. 20, 2018

Military Aircraft Crash in Iraq Highlights Dangers Troops Face Each Day

A military aircraft crash in Iraq, in which an American service member died and several others were injured, highlights the dangers troops face every day, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning III told reporters.

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