Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Patrick Burden Assigned as Deputy Commander for Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Patrick Burden, formerly program executive officer for U.S. Army enterprise information systems, will transition to a new role as deputy commander for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Friday. The service branch assigned Burden to the position as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, a U.S.-backed coalition effort to increase stability and …

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Afghanistan Takes in 2 UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters

Afghanistan’s air force has inaugurated its first two UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopters as part of the military branch’s force modernization effort. The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday Afghan President Ashraf Ghani led a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday at Kandahar Airfield to mark the addition of the Sikorsky-built helicopters to the AAF fleet. The U.S. and …

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Senate Confirms Ryan McCarthy as Army Undersecretary

Ryan McCarthy, former vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 sustainment program, has been confirmed as undersecretary of the U.S. Army. The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm McCarthy’s nomination, which was announced by the White House in June, the Army said Thursday. McCarthy will succeed Karl Schneider and oversee the Army’s budget, …

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