Archived posts with tag ‘Bagram’

Axeghanistan ’11: Detained, and Thrilled about It

On March 25, U.S. Special Forces detained six men in a nighttime raid in Baraki Barak, Logar province, eastern Afghanistan. The next day, Afghan police released four of the men. Here’s what happened.

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Insurgents Attack Bagram Air Field

At least 10 Afghan insurgents have died in running gun battles that began with a botched suicide attack on Bagram Air Field, the biggest NATO base in Afghanistan. The attack “started at about 3 a.m. with rockets, small arms and grenades fired into the base, said Maj. Virginia McCabe, a spokeswoman for U.S. forces at Bagram,” the Associated Press reports. Seven U.S. service members have reportedly been hurt in the fighting.

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Zach in Afghanistan: Busy Bagram

When the civilian Airbus A300 cargo aircraft passed over the air traffic control tower at Bagram Air Field a second time, everybody knew something was wrong. A cockpit indicator told the crew that the landing gear was not fully extended, and they requested to fly by the tower so the controllers could check visually. One pass, low and close, was not enough to tell conclusively, so they came around again, lower and closer. Still no conclusive answer.

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Axe-SPAN: U.S. Air Force Operations at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan

Freelance journalist David Axe was embedded with the U.S. Air Force at Bagram airbase near Kabul, Afghanistan. He talked to fighter pilots about their mission to provide close air support to U.S. troops on the ground.

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