CENTCOM Afghanistan

August 31, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
The last U.S. military member to leave Afghanistan, Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, USA, commander of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, boards a C-17 cargo plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport August 30, closing out two decades of U.S. military involvement in the country. Credit: U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Alex Burnett

Yesterday, the Pentagon announced the end to the nearly 20-year mission in Afghanistan that started shortly after the terrorist attacks in America on September 11th, 2001. The U.S. military completed its evacuations from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul under active threat from the Taliban and ISIS terrorists, following the August 15 collapse of the Afghanistan government and the August 26 attack that killed 13 U.S. warfighters and 60 Afghanistan citizens. Gen. Frank McKenzie, USMC, commander of U.S. Central Command, called it a costly war.

April 30, 2018
 

Vectrus Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $105,967,887 modification (P00039) to contract W91RUS-13-C-0006 for enterprise network capabilities and services support of U.S. Central Command. Work will be performed in Kuwait City, Kuwait; Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar; Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan; Forward Operating Base Union III, Iraq; Camp Red Leg, United Arab Emirates; and Jordan, Jordan, with an estimated completion date of November 30, 2018. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $105,967,887 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

June 24, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Brig. Gen. Richard A. Klumpp Jr., USAF, has been assigned director, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Liaison to the U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan.

June 6, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. James R. Marrs, USAF, has been assigned deputy to the deputy chief of staff, Intelligence, Headquarters International Security Assistance Force, U.S. Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.