All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Afghanistan’

Fake Army Ranger Exposed; Video Goes Viral On YouTube

On Black Friday, Afghanistan veteran Ryan Berk spotted a man dressed in camouflage fatigues while shopping at a mall in Pennsylvania. While it is common for veterans to don their uniforms when they’re out and about, Berk noticed something different about the parading soldier. Aside from having the American flag patch in the wrong spot, Berk saw three Combat Infantryman …

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Mike Rowe of ‘Dirty Jobs’ Inspired by Wounded War Vet

Mike Rowe has a new hero. The Dirty Jobs star met Travis Mills recently–a wounded war veteran who served three tours in Afghanistan during which he lost both arms and both legs when a bomb blew up beneath him. The quadruple amputee, who didn’t believe he would survive, spent several months recovering at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. …

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NATO Helicopter Crash Leaves 5 Dead in Afghanistan

A British helicopter crashed Saturday in southern Afghanistan killing five British NATO troops. Maj. Gen. Richard Felton, commander of the Joint Helicopter Command, said the crash was likely “a tragic accident.” “We can confirm that a UK helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan today,” said the British Ministry of Defense in a statement. “The incident is under investigation and it would …

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Afghan Voters Register For Presidential Elections Despite Taliban Attack

The voting registration process in Afghanistan continues after Taliban fighters attacked the headquarters of the election commission in Kabul on Saturday. Voters lined up outside the registration centers on Sunday as presidential candidates conducted campaign rallies. The presidential elections will be held on April 5. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters was attacked by Taliban fighters using guns and rocket-propelled …

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Another Soldier Sentenced For Afghanistan Fuel Theft

U.S. Army Sergeant Kevin Bilal Abdullah has been sentenced to one year, one day in prison for his role in fuel thefts at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Fenty in Afghanistan. Abdullah pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery in August 2013 for receiving bribes in exchange for helping to steal fuel during his time in Afghanistan. Abdullah is …

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Another Soldier Found Guilty of Afghanistan Fuel Theft

U.S. Army Sergeant Alber Kelly III today pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of fuel from the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Kelly was stationed at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan from 2011 until 2012, assigned to oversee the delivery of fuel into the base. Kelly was in charge of verifying and documenting the total amounts of fuel …

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Taliban Captures, Shows Off Coalition Military Dog

Rumors had been circulating since December that the Taliban in Afghanistan had a captured a military dog from coalition forces. Now the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the NATO group that supports anti-insurgent efforts in Afghanistan, confirms that the rumors are true and that the dog was originally part of a British military unit. The Taliban had earlier released a …

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Soldier Jailed For Fuel Theft in Afghanistan

The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced that former U.S. Army Specialist Stephanie Charboneau has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for her role in a plot to steal fuel from the U.S. Army. Last September Charboneau pleaded guilty to the charges, which include bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery. Her thefts are estimated to …

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Bowe Bergdahl: New Video Suggests He Is Still Alive

The U.S. military has obtained a “proof of life video” of an American soldier. The video appears to have been made by those who are holding him captive, officials told CNN Wednesday. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared in 2009 from his base in Afghanistan, is currently the only member of the U.S. armed forces being held as a Prisoner Of …

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MC-12 Crash Claims Lives of 3 Americans

Last night, an MC-12 military plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan, claiming the lives of three victims. “International Security Assistance Force service members and one ISAF civilian died following an aircraft mishap in eastern Afghanistan today,” NATO released in a statement. An MC-12 is a twin-turboprop Beechcraft aircraft primarily used for reconnaissance missions. The plane holds multiple different surveillance systems at …

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Kabul Bombing on Friday Raises U.S. Death Toll

Reuters tells us that a suicide bomb attack has killed three NATO military personnel Friday on the eastern outskirts of Kabul. The car bomb struck a group of military cars traveling down a major highway destroying civilian cars and mangling surrounding establishments. One American has been reported to be among the International Security Assistance Force members killed in the bombing, …

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Kellie Pickler, In Bob Hope Style, Sings To Troops

One of country music’s most popular singers and American Idol’s finalist Kellie Pickler is giving back to our men overseas. You had to wonder who would fill those big Bob Hope shoes. A man who dedicated a big part of his life entertaining the troops. From the Bob Hope website: “Bob Hope’s unwavering commitment to the morale of America’s servicemen …

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