Camp Bastion News
US Service Member Killed by IED in Afghanistan
A U.S. service member has died from wounds sustained today in an operation near Lashkar Gar in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the Pentagon confirmed. The service member was conducting “train, advise, assist” activities with Afghan counterparts when the patrol "triggered an improvised explosive
Invictus Games competitor August O'Niell is used to 'prove-yourself moments'
ORLANDO, Fla. -- On May 8, August O'Niell memorably delivered the Invictus Games flag to the Opening Ceremony by rappelling from a helicopter and entering Champion Stadium with his service dog, Kai, meeting him in front of 10,000 spectators and a national television audience. He'll be competing in
End of an Era in Afghanistan as US Marines Pull Out of Key Outpost
It’s a pullout 13 years in the making. U.S. Marines and the British Armed Forces have formally handed over control of one of the biggest military compounds in Afghanistan to Afghan security forces. With the handover, coalition troops are no longer responsible for the day-to-day operations at Camp
Prince Harry Admits to Stealing an American Idea
Prince Harry announced this morning that he’s creating a worldwide event for injured service men and women in London. He got the idea after attending the Colorado Warrior games with British service members in the US last year. Harry told an audience at the Copper...
Two Generals Fired After Camp Bastion Attack in Afghanistan
For the first time since Vietnam, an officer has been fired for failing to protect U.S. forces.
Two Marine Generals Asked to Retire for 2012 Attack in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON — In a rare move, the Commandant of the Marine Corps has recommended that two senior Marine generals retire because of their failure to adequately protect a large base in southern Afghanistan from a Taliban attack last September in which two Marines were killed...
Pizza Delivery to Afghanistan Troops Sets Guinness Record
A pizza mission to U.S. military service members in Afghanistan has made the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest pizza delivery. The non-profit, Pizza 4 Patriots, a 501(c)3 registered non-profit based in Illinois, has been sending pizzas to military service members abroad for...
Top 12 Prince Harry Revelations
Prince Harry, 28, has completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan and is ready to return to England. Before returning home, Flying Helicopters Is 'Great Fun' Harry revealed that he has become so accustomed to flying the Apache helicopter that he finds it easier than walking sometimes. "Our father flew,
Prince Harry Prefers Afghan War to Tabloid Sniping; Vegas Coverage Not 'Acceptable'
Prince Harry has completed a four-month tour of duty in Afghanistan and says he prefers the rigors of the war zone, even enduring a deadly Taliban attack on his birthday, to being home and getting sniped at by the tabloid press. During his tour of duty, "Captain Wales" as he is referred to in the