Department of Defense
WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense today announced the deployment of approximately 16,000 additional forces to Afghanistan, the initial elements of the 30,000 troops authorized by President Obama on Nov. 30. An infantry battalion task force, with approximately 1,500 Marines, from Camp Lejeune, N.C., will deploy later this month. Regimental Combat Team-2, headquartered [...]
U.S. Soldiers and Afghan National Security Forces medically evacuate a wounded insurgent during a combat operation in the village of Barge Matal in the eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan July 12, 2009. During the operation, U.S. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and Afghan National Security Forces [...]
The 3rd Platoon “Road Warriors”, 57th Transportation Company, attached to Company A, 39th Brigade Support Battalion, 553 Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, have proven themselves as true professionals under the strict guidance of Sgt. 1st Class Bernard Lithkousky, Transportation non-commissioned officer in charge. As truck drivers, these Soldiers from Fort Drum, N.Y., have [...]
Coalition Forces Capture Suspects, Weapons Caches in Iraq
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2008 – Coalition forces captured five terrorism suspects today during separate operations in and around Baghdad, military officials reported.
Acting on intelligence information, coalition forces targeted suspected Iranian-trained enemy fighters believed to have conducted attacks on Iraqi and coalition forces, specializing in armor-piercing [...]
Coalition Captures 10, Disrupts Cells in Northern, Central Iraq
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2008 – Coalition forces captured 10 suspected terrorists in northern and central Iraq today as they continued to disrupt al-Qaida in Iraq networks, military officials reported.
Coalition forces targeted an alleged terrorist courier believed to have ties to regional al-Qaida in Iraq [...]
U.S. Army Capt. Rick Oliver, from Mitchell Field, N.Y., executive officer of Charlie Company, and Spc. Chris Burnely, from Leadsville, La., assigned to Team Iraqi Security Forces, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Polk, La., attempt to confirm a possible improvised explosive device, Baghdad, Iraq, April 9, 2008.
Mar. 11, 2008 - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Philip Kriner checks for explosive residue on an Iraqi man’s hands during a dismounted patrol in Amulshabi, Kirkuk, Iraq, March 11, 2008. Kriner is from Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet, U.S. [...]
Lt. Col. Dennis Yates, battalion commander, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light) and Col. Ahmed Ehbrahim Bedor, battalion commander, 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division (center) pose for pictures with three Baghdad residents who received free wheelchairs from the Iraqi Army in Schmook Village, [...]
Troops Detain 2 Extremists Tied to Soldiers’ Abduction
Iraqi police and U.S. special operations forces seized two suspected extremists believed to be complicit in the kidnapping of three U.S. soldiers in early May, U.S. military officials said today.
The suspects were detained during Dec. 24-25 operations in Ramadi, officials said. The raids were prompted by intelligence reports [...]
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The Department of Defense announced today that the 10th Mountain Division headquarters, based in Fort Drum, N.Y., is scheduled to deploy in the spring of 2008 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The headquarters consists of approximately 1,000 personnel and will provide command and control, [...]