BAGHDAD - For firefighters, preparation is one of the most crucial elements of success. It leads to the ability to step in confidently when lives are on the line. Now firefighters at Baghdad International Airport are one step closer to realistic training.
SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq - Leaving for a deployment can be a difficult experience for servicemembers. They have to say goodbye to their families and won't see them for anywhere from four months to sometimes more than a year.
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Tech. Sgt. RK Stephey has seen his share of the world. In the span of two and a half years, the telephone switch manager from Misawa Air Base, Japan, deployed to 10 countries - including his current location of Iraq.
ALI AIR BASE, Iraq - The Iraqi air force is aiming to expand their security forces capabilities with the opening of their own armory May 16.
AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq â€“Although violence in Iraq has decreased, the threat of improvised explosive devices still exist. Soldiers of Company A, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, are helping their Iraqi Army counterparts learn how to defeat this threat in an effort to make the streets of Anbar safer.
CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq â€“ Delivering, receiving, storing and maintaining accountability for equipment and documents are primary tasks for all Army unit logisticians.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan â€“ Two years ago, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates traveled throughout Afghanistan, promising deployed troops he would make sure they had everything they needed to accomplish their mission -- including more forward-deployed medical capabilities in the event they were wounded.
WASHINGTON â€“ The nationâ€™s two most recent Medal of Honor recipients were added to the Pentagonâ€™s Hall of Heroes roster today in what Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said is a tribute to their enduring valor.
WASHINGTON â€“ Osama bin Laden was not armed, but did resist an American military team raiding his compound in Pakistan on May 1, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today.
WASHINGTON â€“ Last yearâ€™s surge of U.S. and coalition forces into Afghanistan, with the simultaneous growth of Afghan forces, is leading to tangible progress for peace and prosperity in Afghanistan, according to a biannual Defense Department report released last week.