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Are Afghan forces ready to go it alone?

...responsibility to providing security in three districts in Helmand province - Marja, Nad Ali and Nawa - as well as Balkh, Daikondi...According to Mohammad Gulab Mangal, the governor of Helmand province, "when responsibility for security in Lashkar Gah...
American citizen killed in Afghan attack

...killed 12 people and wounded 12 in an attack on a government compound in the city of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, authorities said.Afghan security forces have been struggling to fend off Taliban attacks since U.S. and NATO...
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The long haul is over

...detonated under him while on foot patrol on Jan 16, 2012, near a Marine patrol base in the Sangin District in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.He lost three limbs (both legs and left arm), his right eye and sustained a traumatic...
Afghanistan vet honored as troops head to Iraq

...beautiful thing."Carpenter was barely 21 years old when he was assigned to guard a patrol base in a small village in Helmand province. That's where he and Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio were assigned to provide security from a rooftop post, their...
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Juneau Marine seriously injured by roadside bomb blast

...Operating Base Edinburgh in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan; the British...northwest of the capital of the Helmand Province; Bagram Air Base in the the Sangin District in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.No...
Kodiak Marine chaplain stays on front lines

...lifesaver.Williams is serving a one-year tour as an overseas chaplain for Regimental Combat Team 7 in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.This is Williams' second overseas tour in a war zone - he served in Iraq from 2007 to 2008 - and the work he does...
Petraeus has answers on Afghanistan, based on hope the south and disrupting its networks. Yet a visit to Camp Hansen, a dusty U.S. outpost in hotly contested Helmand province, made clear why Obama called those gains "fragile" and said they could be reversed. U.S. troops hope to expand...
Panetta assures Afghans of full probe into video

...former Taliban strongholds in southern Afghanistan.Their unit, the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, returned from Helmand province to its home base at Camp Lejeune, N.C., last September. Marine officials said that a battalion officer confirmed...
Recipes for a reason

...technician, was wounded in action last month when an improvised explosive device was detonated under him in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Both of his legs and his left arm were amputated, and he suffered brain damage and injuries to...
Wounded Juneau Marine on the mend in Md. hospital

...Ordnance Disposal technician born and raised in Juneau, was investigating an explosive threat on a Marine base in the Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device was detonated under him on Jan. 16.He sustained injuries...


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