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Fort Hood troops will aid Afghan military fighting to subdue Taliban

San Antonio Express-News (subscription) - ‎vor 18 Stunden‎
In Afghanistan, the 1st Cavalry arrived within weeks of the U.S. invasion in October 2001, and later this year, the division will send 500 troops to Bagram Airfield, some 35 miles north of Kabul. Last fall, the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade from ...

Pentagon Details Chain of Errors in Strike on Afghan Hospital

New York Times - ‎29.04.2016‎
Hundreds of miles away at Bagram Airfield, a sprawling base north of Kabul, the AC-130 crew was preparing to spend the night in the skies above Kunduz, supporting the American and Afghan troops who were fighting to retake the city.

New US military casualties: Vets sickened by base burn pits

Grand Forks Herald - ‎25.04.2016‎
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--U.S. Air Force Airmen Senior Airman Melissa Gillett, 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, maintains arresting cables at Bagram Airfield Jan. 15, 2010. Gillett is a member of the Minnesota National Guard from Duluth ...

Woodson Leaves Military Health System, Reflects on Achievements

Department of Defense - ‎29.04.2016‎
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs listens to a brief during his visit to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan May 8 ...

New U.S. military casualties occurring

Detroit Lakes Online - ‎29.04.2016‎
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Melissa Gillett, 455th Expeditionaryt Civil Engineer Squadron, maintains arresting cables at Bagram Airfield on Jan. 15, 2010. Gillett was serving in Afghanistan as a member of the Minnesota National Guard from Duluth, Minn.

New U.S. military casualties: Vets sickened by base burn pits, including Fargo woman

INFORUM - ‎26.04.2016‎
Gillett's superiors, though, appeared uneasy about personnel who went home after serving at smoke-infested Bagram Airbase. She said she was told to sign a legal form clearing the military of potential liability as she prepared to head stateside. "I ...

More than 100 Georgian Soldiers Return Home from Afghanistan

Georgia Today - ‎28.04.2016‎
These soldiers successfully carried out their tasks at the Bagram Air Base - guarding the security of the facility. Another military unit has already taken over responsibility,” Colonel Omar Begoidze said.

Klobuchar introduces bill to aid veterans with 'burn pit'-related health issues

MinnPost - ‎25.04.2016‎
Burn pits. It just sounds bad. For the Pioneer Press, Julio Ojeda-Zapata and Kristi Belcamino report: “Melissa Gillett recalls the sickly sweet, nearly vomit-inducing smell during her runs around Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, where she served as a ...

A chat with the Philly priest who earned a Bronze Star in Afghanistan

The Tidings - ‎26.04.2016‎
Much of Father McDermott's time is spent ministering to Catholics and anyone else at the sprawling Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, where tens of thousands of service personnel and civilians live and work. His “parish” is hardly typical, but it ...

Czech PM makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

Radio Prague - ‎26.04.2016‎
Bohuslav Sobotka, photo: CTK The Czech Republic currently has close to 250 soldiers serving in Afghanistan; NATOs eighth biggest military contingent in the country.

Air Force blames crash that killed 14 on goggles case

CNN - ‎19.04.2016‎
... blamed on the misuse of a night-vision goggles case, according to a U.S. Air Force investigation report. The flight crashed 28 seconds after takeoff from Jalalabad Airport near the Afghan-Pakistani border on October 2 as it was heading to Bagram ...

Hillary Clinton: Trump's bluster can't protect America

The Providence Journal - ‎23.04.2016‎
Rhode Islanders are fortunate to be represented by one of our nation's most distinguished leaders on national security, Sen. Jack Reed.

Army vets' Afghanistan saffron business grows on Chicago's South Side

Chicago Tribune - ‎25.04.2016‎
"I realized the military had a fundamentally vital role to play there in establishing security and stability, but I also realized we lacked a long-term commitment to the people in the form of economic empowerment and business," said Miller, a 29-year ...

US Judge Allows Torture Lawsuit against the CIA's Military Psychologists to Proceed

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎23.04.2016‎
These torture techniques migrated from the CIA's undocumented prisons, known as black sites, to US military prisons at Guantánamo Bay, Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, and Abu Ghraib in Iraq. A former guard at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, ...

150 Georgian soldiers return home after Afghanistan mission - ‎25.04.2016‎
These soldiers successfully carried out their tasks on the Bagram Air Base - guarding the security of the facility.” "We are very proud to meet the personnel of the best military unit today,” Begoidze said.

How a pilot's NVG case brought down a USAF C-130J in Afghanistan

Flightglobal - ‎19.04.2016‎
A deadly US Air Force C-130J crash at Jalalabad Airfield in Afghanistan on 2 October 2015 that killed everyone onboard, plus three Afghani security personnel manning the guard tower it struck, was caused by a hard-shell night vision goggle case placed ...

USAF Gen. David Goldfein nominated to become the next Chief of Staff - ‎26.04.2016‎
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein speaks at the Military Child of the Year Award gala in Arlington, Va.

Italy says NATO three months from Libya naval mission

Al-Arabiya - ‎25.04.2016‎
NATO is three months from launching a naval mission off Libya under a controversial plan to close the Western Mediterranean migrant route to Europe and begin mass repatriations, Italy said Monday.

USO-Metro Honors Supporters of US Military

Department of Defense - ‎21.04.2016‎
“On a fall Sunday morning in 1948, my mother, on a dare and a whim, with one of her girlfriends, decided to volunteer to serve doughnuts one morning at the USO outside Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.