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Afghan Border Policemen train hard with Ram Soldiers

Afghan Border Policemen finished their first week of training instructed by soldiers with 40th Engineers Battalion, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, during an inaugural two-week training course at a Camp Shaheen compound, April 3.

The Afghan Border Police, or ABP, provide law enforcement at borders and entry points to deter criminal activity and the movement of insurgents into Afghanistan. The force also works to isolate insurgents and criminal groups from external sources of supplies, money and manpower.

Navy Accomplishes Several Firsts During Operation Odyssey Dawn

The U.S. Navy, while partnering with joint forces and coalition forces, made several first-time accomplishments During Operation Odyssey Dawn March 31.

During the beginning of Odyssey Dawn, strikes were made against Libyan military sites by coalition forces with Tomahawk Land to Air Missiles (TLAMs), the evening of March 19. Amidst the forces were two U.S. Navy ships and three submarines, including the USS Florida (SSGN 728).

This strike against Libyan forces marked the first time that an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine launched a TLAM in conflict.

US Soldiers Conduct Anti-Tank Training at Iraqi Army Base

Video by 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division

Currahee, ANSF soldiers push forward through all obstacles

During the early morning hours, as the U.S. Army soldiers were preparing for a patrol with their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts, they received a radio call that would give them the confidence boost needed for the mission ahead. “Seventeen enemy (killed in action),” squawked the voice on the other end of the radio.

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents and detained more than 10 additional suspected insurgents while targeting a Taliban weapons expert in Imam Sahib District, Kunduz province, yesterday.

The Taliban insurgent is an improvised explosive device and suicide vest expert, and is a key leader in the Kunduz suicide attack network. He is directly responsible for a February suicide attack in the district and coordinates with Taliban leadership and attack coordinators in Wardak province, Kabul and Pakistan.

IA soldiers complete GWTC combat training rotation

Iraqi soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 11th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, concluded a month-long training cycle with U.S. Soldiers at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center culminating in a battalion live fire exercise, March 31.

The Iraqi army soldiers showcased fire and maneuver techniques taught by “Head Hunter” Troopers of 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

703rd EOD disposes of ordnance in controlled detonation

An explosion rent the air and shook the ground a few miles from Forward Operating Base Clark, Afghanistan, March 27. There wasn’t cause for alarm, however, because the explosion was a controlled detonation performed by the 703rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company.

The four-man team from the 703rd EOD, with support from a civilian and a personal security detail from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, disposed of approximately 200 pieces of ordnance.

Gates Outlines U.S. Role as NATO Takes Libya Mission

As NATO officials assumed command of coalition operations in Libya yesterday morning, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the House Armed Services Committee that U.S. forces will "significantly ramp down" their commitment in the operation.

Gates said U.S. efforts in Libya will provide the capabilities other nations don't have in kind and scale.

3rd Battalion, 5th Marines Returns Home Soon

Video by Defense Media Activity - Marines