• December 19, 2014

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Gen. Dempsey brings holiday joy, USO tour to Bagram Airfield

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, spread holiday joy to the military service members stationed at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, with a USO holiday troop Tour Dec. 9.

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A reduced presence does not equal reduced commitment
Posted: December 17, 2014

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Hagel meets with Afghan corps commander
Posted: December 17, 2014

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan — U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Train, Advise, Assist Command – East to gain perspective on U.S. coalition security force assistance operations Dec. 7 at Tactical Base Gamberi.

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
36th Engineer Brigade soldier recognized as Service Member of the Week
Posted: December 10, 2014

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Defense Department team conducts Ebola prevention class in Liberia
Posted: December 10, 2014

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Remote village thankful for U.S. help in fighting Ebola
Posted: December 10, 2014

PAYNESVILLE, Liberia — When the Ebola virus found the remote village of Tappita, it took more than a day for it to be properly diagnosed. Soon, it will take a matter of minutes.

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
Task Force Guardian prepares for redeployment
Posted: December 03, 2014

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGHANISTAN — For the past seven months soldiers of the 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, have been running convoy escort team missions throughout Regional Command East and Regional Command Capitol supporting the sustainment and retrograde mission requirements from their home base on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

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NATO counterparts conduct urban training in Poland
Posted: December 03, 2014

ZLOCIENIEC, Poland — Polish and American soldiers from Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, shared knowledge on how to clear buildings, at a range near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, on Nov. 19.

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As Afghan war winds down, battalion has one more combat mission
Posted: December 03, 2014

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