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March 19, 2018

Dunford Arrives in Afghanistan to Assess Campaign Plan

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Afghanistan to assess the campaign plan now that all personnel are in place and the South Asia strategy is in full swing.

March 16, 2018

Mattis Describes Middle East Trip as Successful In Building Unity

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said collaboration, the spirit of shared understanding and unity highlighted his meetings with leaders in Oman, Afghanistan and Bahrain during his recent Middle East trip.

Feb. 8, 2018

C-17 Crews Help to Realign Assets to Afghanistan

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron based at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, was full of equipment belonging to the U.S. Army’s Bravo Company, 244th Military Intelligence Battalion, with the load moving from Iraq to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support missions.

Feb. 7, 2018

Face of Defense: Combat Medic Looks Forward to First Deployment

Army Sgt. Randy Kieso, a combat medic, said he wanted to serve in the military since he was 6 years old and he's ready for his first deployment in the spring with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade. “It’s essentially been a lifelong thing I’ve wanted to do; this has always been what I wanted to do,” he said.

Jan. 29, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Follows in Grandfather’s Footsteps

Army Capt. Christopher J. Collins, operations advisor for 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Polk, La., is slated to serve as a military advisor to Afghan security forces, a job his grandfather, retired Army Capt. James R. Collins, performed as a member of the Vietnam Military Assistance Advisory Group.

Jan. 27, 2018

Resolute Support Remains Focused on Defeating Terrorists Following Kabul Attack

The Resolute Support mission remains focused on defeating insurgents in Afghanistan and bringing peace, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson, the mission commander, said following a deadly Jan. 27 terrorist bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Dec. 26, 2017

Deployed Soldiers Send Videos for Loved Ones at Home

Soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan are able to help bridge the gap between home and station with the help of the Special Troops Battalion Unit Ministry Team with "Reading to Kids" recordings.

Dec. 20, 2017

Flying High: Afghan Tactical Air Controllers Strengthen Capabilities

Several Afghan air force tactical air controllers worked to enhance their ability to direct aircraft during airstrike training at Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

Nov. 28, 2017

South Asia Strategy Provides 'Path to Win' in Afghanistan, Commander Says

The new permissions available thanks to the South Asia strategy mean the campaign is on the "path to a win" in Afghanistan, the commander of NATO's Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan said.

Oct. 11, 2017

Chaplain Launches Dialogue, Exchange Supporting Afghan Air Force

Assigned to Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, Air Force Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Conklin is the first air advisor charged with assisting the Afghan military’s religious and cultural affairs program with the mission of effective religious care and spiritual readiness for those who defend their nation.

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