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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.
September 15, 2004
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.
LONDON - Britain's Ministry of Defense says Prince Harry is being withdrawn from Afghanistan.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.
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
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
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.
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.
For veteran Chris Ellington, a tribute to the wounded soldier Saturday evening was as much a surprise as it was emotional.
WASHINGTON — Rampant government corruption may derail the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan even if as many as 80,000 additional U.S. troops are sent to the war, the top military commander there has concluded, according to U.S. officials briefed on his recommendations.
KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan army commander said that U.S. and Afghan troops were fired on first from a village where a government investigative commission says scores of civilians were killed, according to a report released Sunday.
It might have come a month late, but celebrating Christmas never felt better for Vickie and David Breslin of Tucson. Their son, David Jr., returned Friday with the rest of his Arizona National Guard unit after more than a year in Afghanistan.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Russia and neighboring Central Asian nations have agreed to let supplies pass through their territory to American soldiers in Afghanistan, lessening Washington's dependence on dangerous routes through Pakistan, a top U.S. commander said Tuesday.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Coalition forces pressed forward with a major offensive in southern Afghanistan, killing an estimated 45 insurgents in attacks on two Taliban militant camps, military officials said Saturday.