US and Afghan Air Force Joint Operations

09/20/2012
09/20/2012: Members of the Afghan Air Force and U.S. Air Force land at Camp Shorabak, Helmand province, Afghanistan Sept. 12, 2012. This kind of collaboration could be enhanced with C-27Js and Super Tucanos in the hands of the Afghans.  For some unknown reason, it is OK to buy Russian helicopters…

U.S. Marine Corps Osprey Flight Operations in Afghanistan

05/05/2012
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft takes off from Lashkar Gah Training Center in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2012. For a discussion of the Osprey in Afghanistan see the interview with General Walters, https://www.sldinfo.com/2nd-maw-forward-the-role-of-airpower-in-the-afghan-operation/ U.S. Marine Corps Osprey Flight Operations in Afghanistan from SldInfo.com on Vimeo. Credit:Regional Support,…

Operation Now Roz

04/21/2012
Afghan-led Operation Now Roz with the UK Brigade Advisory Group. Afghan National Army improvised explosive device clearing operation supported by Brigade Advisory Group 34d Kandak, 215th Corps (Two Rifles Battle Group) in the Yakehal Valley, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Operation Now Roz from SldInfo.com on Vimeo. Credit:RegionalCommand Southwest:3/20/12

A Retrospective on the USMC in Helmand Province: “Summing up 2011″

03/11/2012
As the US engagement in Afghanistan winds down, and approach to the future is sorted out, Second Marine Division (Forward) has provided interviews with the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division (Forward) which highlight the challenges and successes the Marines and sailors of the division made during their tenure as…

Operating in the Heartland of the Insurgency

03/07/2012
A Retrospective on the USMC in Helmand Province: Part V “Operating in the Heartland of the Insurgency” Credit:2nd MarineDivision:02/15/12 As the US engagement in Afghanistan winds down, and approach to the future is sorted out, Second Marine Division (Forward) has provided interviews with the commanding general of 2nd Marine Division…

Afghan Communications Systems

02/29/2012
02/29/2012: Afghan National Army Communications Officer Talks About Transition to Encrypted Communications This video highlights the communication section with the 215th Corps, Afghan National Army. These Afghan soldiers analyze, maintain, test, and encode encryption into radios in order to field the corps with secure communications throughout Helmand province. The communication…

Operation Shahem Tofan

02/27/2012
02/27/2012: After arriving in the desert on helicopters and an armored convoy, Afghan Border Police and the Weapons Marines scoured dusty highways for smugglers and insurgents moving across the eastern desert into Helmand province, Feb. 10-13. The mission was a shift from the ABP’s current assignment in Garmsir district, where…