Building security one sandbag at a time

U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Bentley and U.S. Army Spc. Zech Burke, both cavalry scouts with 1st Plt. and a Bennington, Vt., resident, along with several Afghan National Policemen help unload (click for more)

Soldiers protect COP Garcia with howitzer

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Army Paul M. Gatto, from Bethlehem, Pa., a cannoneer from Task Force Balls, elevates a M777 howitzer and hooks up his firing lanyard seconds before discharging (click for more)

Engineers conduct overnight mission in Afghanistan

PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Air Force Capt. Phillip Baker, Panjshir PRT engineer, along with Air Force 1st Lt. Jason Adams, Panjshir PRT engineer, assemble an antenna in order to communicate (click for more)

Gathering together to build relationships

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan — While spectators watch, members of the Sharana Hospital volleyball team play a friendly match against coalition force units at Forward Operating Base Rushmore Oct. 2. (click for more)

TF Spartan perseveres despite challenges

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Spartan, help Afghan Border Police load blast wall barriers onto the (click for more)

Kentucky ADT visits Parwan Director of Women’s Affairs

Maj. Bobby Mayes, women’s empowerment coordinator, and Sgt.1st Class Maureen Houston, FET member, meet with Zareen Saleha, the Deputy Director of Women’s Affairs for the Parwan Director of Agriculture, Irrigation, (click for more)

Ground Soldiers learn to fly

U.S. Army Cpl. Robert F. Chauncey, from McKinney, Texas, a team leader with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Spartan, takes part in a pre-flight inspection of (click for more)

U.S. troops in Paktya Province plan bridges

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. troops from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team use a measuring tape to measure the distance of one point (click for more)

ANA Soldiers receive vaccinations at Parsa

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – An Afghan National Army basic trainee receives a vaccination Sept. 28. (click for more)

TF Viper mechanics keep helicopters flying

U.S. Army Sgt. Craig Hayward, powertrain mechanic and native of Huntingtown, Md., assigned to Company D, Task Force Viper attempts to loosen a bolt on a rotor head from an (click for more)

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KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. William B. James of Columbus, Ga., forward observer for 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, calls in mortar fire during a more than three-hour fire fight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint Sept. 18. An estimated two dozen Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at the post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. International Security Assistance Forces and ANP responded in kind with small arms, heavy machine gun and mortar fire. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during the attack. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Jordan E. Martinez of Canby, Ore., a gunner for 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, pauses after opening fire with his .50-caliber machine gun against insurgents who shot at his unit’s convoy Sept. 18 in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. The encounter occurred after a more than three-hour fire fight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during either attack. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Pfc. Claudio J. Wilson of Brooklyn, N.Y., a grenadier with 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, scans a nearby ridgeline after returning fire against an enemy sniper from a mountaintop observation post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Sept. 21. The unit and Afghan National Army troops visited Observation Post Rocky to help prepare for transferring the base from the Afghan National Police to the ANA by the end of October. The handover will allow more police officers to be placed at stations closer to more heavily populated areas. A sniper fired numerous shots at the ISAF and ANA during the Sept. 21 visit, but no troops were injured in the attack. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy L. Schumacher of Savannah, Tenn., a squad leader with 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, scans the area from a mountaintop observation post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province after being shot at by an enemy sniper Sept. 21. The unit and Afghan National Army troops visited Observation Post Rocky to help prepare for transferring the base from the Afghan National Police to the ANA by the end of October. The handover will allow more police officers to be placed at stations closer to more heavily populated areas. A sniper fired numerous shots at the ISAF and ANA during the Sept. 21 visit, but no troops were injured in the attack. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

 

    

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Joint ANSF, coalition medical teams conduct outreach in Paktya
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PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Army’s 203rd Corps, along with coalition force advisors, provided a combined medical, dental and pharmacy team from the Paktya Regional Military Hospital in support of a multi-pronged medical outreach program conducted at two locations in Paktya Province Oct. 10-13.

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Homemade explosives destroyed by coalition forces
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GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Coalition forces discovered more than 3,000 pounds of homemade explosives in approximately 70 barrels hidden in an abandoned building while conducting search and clearing operations in the Andar District, Ghazni Province, Oct. 14.

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Coalition forces uncover two weapons caches
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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- While conducting a security patrol, coalition forces uncovered a large weapons cache in the Mehtar Lam District, Laghman Province, Oct. 11.

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Mountain Soldiers capture insurgent responsible for IEDs
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PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Soldiers from C Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, captured an insurgent Oct. 7 near Yazeen Village in the Zormat District of Paktya Province.

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