Soldiers Go From Iraq To Afghanistan

Soldiers who just returned from Iraq are among several thousand being ordered to Afghanistan in six months as part of a mission designed to beef up Afghan forces ahead of a planned 2014 U.S. military withdrawal, officials said.

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    03/17/2017 - 9:37 pm | View Link
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    03/17/2017 - 2:16 pm | View Link
  • Fort Bragg soldiers keep mission moving in Iraq, providing food, fuel and other logistical support
    Iraqi forces are moving ever closer to where the Islamic State was born. Troops working to liberate Mosul are now fighting the terrorist group in the oldest parts of Iraq’s second-largest city, according to reports. The fight is within view of the al ...
    03/17/2017 - 12:39 pm | View Link
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    03/17/2017 - 11:04 am | View Link
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    03/16/2017 - 10:34 pm | View Link
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  • CHUville, Home Sweet Home for Soldiers in Iraq & Afghanistan
    CHU means Containerized Housing Unit (pronounced “choo”) and is the usual housing for many of our Iraq deployed soldiers. Some soldiers in Afghanistan also live ...
    03/15/2017 - 2:11 am | View Website
  • Casualties in Iraq
    U.S. lacks mechanism to accurately track troops wounded in Iraq. Also see The Missing Wounded. American Count . Dates and sources of ...
    03/14/2017 - 10:08 pm | View Website
  • Internet Access for Soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq
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    03/14/2017 - 4:53 pm | View Website
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    03/14/2017 - 2:15 pm | View Website
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    03/14/2017 - 9:22 am | View Website
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