Wednesday, February 08, 2006

News from CENTCOM

Top Gator Provides Assistance to Disabled Cargo Ship Off Kenyan Coast [CENTCOM]
By Chief Journalist (SW/AW) Dean Lohmeyer, Nassau Public Affairs

ABOARD USS NASSAU (LHA 4) At Sea - USS Nassau (LHA 4), also known as the U.S. Navy’s Top Gator, and embarked units provided assistance to a distressed vessel off the coast of Kenya Jan. 31 while conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the area. [read more].

White Devils Train Afghans on Mortars
By SGT Chuck D. Meseke – Combined Task Force Devil Public Affairs

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan - Dozens of Afghan National Army soldiers from 1st Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, qualified and received certificates for completing mortar training Jan. 26 here.

The soldiers were trained by paratroopers from Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, on correct maintenance, firing and safety procedures for Russian 82mm mortar systems.

After four days of training, the noncommissioned officers of HHC tested the Afghan soldiers’ live fire capability to hit targets approximately 600 meters from their position. [read more].

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