A U.S. soldier rides in a Black Hawk helicopter.  (Photo credit Keith Garvin, CBS 11 News)

Soldiers In Afghanistan Remain Focused On Mission

As political protests rage in Afghanistan, so do the combat and security missions of U.S. forces. Soldiers must remain focused despite difficult conditions.


National Guard members stand in formation. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Father & Son Serving Together In Afghanistan

Many soliders serving overseas long for some contact with a loved one. But for two men fighting in Afghanistan, the war effort is already a family affair.


Ali Al Salem Airbase, Kuwait.  (Photo credit YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Kuwait Military Base Full Of Troops Heading Home

Troops fighting in Afghanistan get to return home for two weeks of rest, but first they must pass through a special military base in the Middle East.


A Black Hawk helicopter lands at FOB Pasab in the Kandahar province in Afghanistan on August 22, 2011. (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Black Hawk Helicopter Plays Key Role In Afghanistan

The Black Hawk helicopter is one of the best-known tools in the U.S. military’s arsenal, and it plays a critical role in the nation’s war efforts in Afghanistan.


Major General Dan Allyn (credit: Edgar Solis/KTVT/KTXA)

Leading America’s War Effort In Afghanistan

The U.S. is accelerating its mission in Afghanistan to end combat operations in 2013. Helping lead that action is the commanding general of Fort Hood’s First Cavalry Division.


MRAP armored vehicle being refueled (Keith Garvin/CBSDFW)

Soldiers In Afghanistan Fully Engaged In Combat

While many Americans are focused on the economy and this year’s presidential election, soldiers in Afghanistan are still in dangerous combat situations.


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Afghanistan Diary: Day One

We will profile several soldiers who are North Texas natives and give you a nuts & bolts look at their mission.


Reniah Krause clings to her father, Sgt. Joseph Krause, after he and fellow soldiers arrive back home from Afghanistan on June 15, 2011. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Obama Pulling All U.S. Troops From Iraq By Year’s End

About 40,000 American troops are currently in Iraq.


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Afghan & Iraq Wars Take Huge Toll On Plano Family

It’s America’s first war to last a decade and it began 10 years ago today. October 7 also marks the day that the course of a Plano family was changed forever.


Military headstones are seen at Arlington National Cemetery.  PFC Andy Krippner was buried at DFW National Cemetery. (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

More Laughter Than Tears At Funeral Of Garland Soldier

Friends and family remembered better times with PFC Andy Krippner, who was killed just six weeks after going on active duty.


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Texas Soldier Remembered As Hero

Army Staff Sergeant Omar Aceves never saw himself as a hero. At his funeral service Friday afternoon, his wife said she knew the truth. “He was a hero. Is. Always will be.”

CBS 11–01/21/2011

Pfc. Cody Board

McKinney Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Pfc. Cody Board was one week short of his twentieth birthday when a roadside bomb took his life in Afghanistan.