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Alan McKewan’s spent 15 months in Afghanistan as a major in the U.S. Army. As executive officer for the 492nd Civil Affairs battalion of the Army Special Operations Command, McKewan’s mission during his second deployment to Afghanistan was to help lead troops to rebuild the war-torn country.
U.S. Army Maj. Alan McKewan of Scottsdale displays the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for Gallantry in Action Wednesday morning at his Technisource office in Phoenix.
SIERRA VISTA — The top general of the U.S. Army said during a visit to Fort Huachuca that supporting President Barack Obama's decision to put more soldiers in Afghanistan can be done without reverting to 15-month deployments.
PHOENIX - Pat Tillman, a former NFL player killed while serving as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan, was promoted posthumously from specialist to corporal, an Army spokeswoman said Thursday.
September 15, 2004
LONDON - Britain's Ministry of Defense says Prince Harry is being withdrawn from Afghanistan.
Family members receive the casket of Army Staff Sgt. Clayton Bowen, 29, after arrival in San Antonio. Aug. 25, 2009. Bowen was killed in action Aug. 18 after he was struck by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
Just days after Pat Tillman died from friendly fire on a desolate ridge in southeastern Afghanistan, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command released a brief account of his last moments.
December 6, 2004
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and U.S. Marine trainer Cpl. M.A. Manning run through a cloud of red from a smoke grenade they dropped to obscure their retreat as Taliban fighters opened fire on them in the village of Aliabad in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan's Kunar province.
ALIABAD, Afghanistan - The bearded Afghan army officer dropped off bundles of pens and notebooks at the school and asked one boy which he preferred: The Americans or the Taliban?
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brian S. Hobbs had always said he was born to be a soldier, and on Thursday the Mesa man died doing what he loved, a family member said Friday.
October 16, 2004
Arizona Army National Guard Sgt. Michael Semeja says he’s just a soldier trying to make a difference and come home safely from Afghanistan.
June 15, 2004
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Pakistani troops and the Taliban fought fierce battles in a militant sanctuary near the Afghan border, with both sides claiming early victories in an army campaign that could shape the future of the country's battle against extremism.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Former pro football player Pat Tillman was probably killed by friendly fire as he led his team of Army Rangers up a hill during a firefight in Afghanistan last month, the U.S. Army said Saturday.
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Donald Schumann, of Mesa, is a pilot with Co. C "Mountain Dustoff," 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Falcon in Afghanistan. This medical evacuation unit transports patients from one base to another and picks up patients from the point of injury, usually from the battlefield.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army destroyed suspected al-Qaida hideouts in an airstrike near the Afghan border on Tuesday, killing 10 people, officials said.
HOMECOMING: U.S. Army Sgt. Chris Ellington of Queen Creek is greeted by American Legion members during a ceremony honoring him Saturday night in Apache Junction. He returned home after nearly a year of rehabilitation for wounds suffered in Afghanistan.
Soldiers of Afghan National Army take up their position outside the Policharki Prison in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006. Hundreds inmates, including terrorism convicts, clashed with guards in a failed attempt to break out.
WASHINGTON - The Army's 3rd Infantry Division, which helped lead the charge to Baghdad at the outset of the war, will return next year and become the first Army division to serve three tours in Iraq. More than 3 1/2 years into the war, the Army and Marine Corps are straining to keep a steady flow of combat and support forces to Iraq while giving the troops sufficient time between deployments for rest and retraining.
WASHINGTON - The first Army investigator who looked into the death of Pat Tillman in Afghanistan last year found within days that he was killed by his fellow Rangers in an act of ‘‘gross negligence,’’ but Army officials decided not to inform the family of the former star of the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University or the public until weeks after a nationally televised memorial service.
A U.S. Army soldier who grew up in Mesa and was readying to go on a mission near Kabul, Afghanistan, was among four soldiers injured and two others killed in an incident involving a privately hired “rogue security guard” who opened fire inside their barracks with an AK-47 on Saturday.