50 graduate Fatima Girls High School

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ANA, Red Bulls search Parwai during Operation Brass Monkey

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Female engagement teams trained to aid communication with Afghan women

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ANA, TF Storm break trail, make difference in Kharwar

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Engineer Soldiers deliver aid to Afghans

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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army 201st Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Ziaulhaq Amanzai poses with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Scott Schroeder, commander and command sergeant major of Combined Joint Task Force-101 and Regional Command – East, after receiving the Sgt. Audie Murphy Award at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman Province March 30. Amanzai is believed to be the first Afghan noncommissioned officer to receive this award. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs)BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club increased its membership when Afghan National Army 201st Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Ziaulhaq Amanzai was inducted at Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman Province March 30.

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, Combined Joint Task Force-101 and Regional Command – East command sergeant major, gave a quick speech before presented Amanzai with his award.

“Sgt. Audie Murphy was one of America’s greatest combat heroes. In recognition of his service, our Army has developed this award to recognize noncommissioned officers who have made significant contributions to the NCO corps, have displayed leadership and have maintained professionalism,” said Schroeder, a Fort Campbell, Ky. resident.  

Amanzai expressed his appreciation in receiving the prestigious award.


“I feel really special,” said Amanzai. “I’m proud to receive this award. I think most NCOs dream of receiving this award and I’m honored to have been selected.”

Amanzai joined the Afghan Army in 2002 and has had a commendable career to date.

“I joined in December of 2002 to serve my country and my countrymen,” Amanzai said. “I went to the NCO course, graduated and became an instructor for that course. I then moved on to become the chief instructor for the combat leader course. In 2005, I became a sergeant major and went to the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, graduated from there and returned to Afghanistan to become the 201st Corps command sergeant major.”

Amanzai gave advice to NCOs and future NCOs on what they should be constantly focused on and how to receive an award like the Sgt. Audie Murphy Award.

“Noncommissioned officers are the backbone of any army. They have two main duties: enforcing discipline and law,” said Amanzai. “Serve your country proudly. Follow your commanders and take care of your soldiers.”

The Afghan command sergeant major simply stated his future career plans, which are sure to be challenging in the years to come.

“I will continue to serve my country. I want to help rebuild Afghanistan and the new army,” said Amanzai.
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Coalition forces engage insurgents in Kapisa
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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Coalition forces killed seven insurgents in defensive operations in the Alah Say District, Kapisa Province, eastern Afghanistan, March 29.

Coalition forces and aircraft responded to an insurgent attack. Four insurgents were killed by air strike and three were killed by direct fire from coalition forces.

All rounds were reported safe and on target. There were no reports of injuries or damages to civilians in the area.

 
ANSF, ISAF begin major operation in Laghman valley
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LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Security Forces, partnered with U.S. Task Forces Red Bulls and Phoenix and French Task Force La Fayette, began operations in Galuch Valley, Laghman Province, March 25.

Soldiers of the Afghan National Army’s 201st Corps, Afghan National Police’s 202nd Shamshod and the U.S. Army’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, TF Red Bulls, supported by the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Phoenix, conducted an air assault into the valley to remove enemy forces. Battle Group Richelieu, TF La Fayette, provided artillery support from Kapisa Province.

While conducting operations, the forces found multiple weapons caches including assorted rocket propelled grenades, mortar rounds, Russian rockets, materials to make homemade explosives, various other ordnances and communication equipment.  

While moving through the valley, unit leadership met with village elders to discuss the security situation and to allow them to give up insurgents still in the area.

The operation will assist the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in establishing the valley as a new district giving the Afghan people in the area freedom from the insurgency.   

President Hamid Karzai approved the creation of the additional district and hopes the new district will help improve the security of the area and support the reconstruction effort.

Mohammad Iqbal Azizi, Laghman Province governor, held a press conference March 7 announcing the establishment of a new district located in the valley.

 
ANSF, TF Bastogne continue operations in Kunar
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KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and coalition troops from Task Force Bastogne continued operations in the Shigal District March 18 after clearing the village of Lawsin and the surrounding area.

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Afghan leaders, coalition forces look forward
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PAKTYA, Afghanistan – Leaders from across eastern Afghanistan attended a security conference March 9 at Forward Operating Base Thunder, the home of the Afghan Army’s 203rd Thunder Corps.

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