PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A shopkeeper stands by his store in the Bagram Airfield bazaar Dec. 11. The bazaar brings in more than $30,000 into the local economy on a (click for more)
PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A member of the AUP performs a search during an AUP-led operation with Company A, 1st Battalion, 168 Infantry Regiment in Jaji District Dec. 16. (click for more)
KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Local children watch members of Kapisa PRT pass as they leave the Abdul Salam High School in Ghayn Valley Dec. 15. (click for more)
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Maj. Ted A. Broome (right), and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eleazar Vizcaino, both assigned to 358th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, evaluate a donkey at (click for more)
KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Haji Sher Badir, Manogai District subgovernor, speaks during the election ceremony for the Manogai District Community Council Dec. 9. (click for more)
GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Key elders listen intently while the U.S. and Polish ambassadors, Musa Khan, Ghazni provincial governor, and Amina Safi Afzaly, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, speak (click for more)
U.S. Army Maj. Loren Adams, veternarian from New Liberty, Iowa, supervises as an Afghan veterinarian puts final sutures into a neutered dog at a continuing education conference organized by the (click for more)
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Actor and comedian Robin Williams talks with U.S. Army Maj. Gen John F. Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East commander, before the (click for more)
GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, shakes a little girl's hand during the playground dedication at Ghazni City Orphanage in Ghazni Dec. 15. (click for more)
On behalf Regional Command East, thank you for your interest in pursuing an embed.
To expedite your application and, if approved, assist you during your coverage of events in Afghanistan the Media Support Center at Bagram Airfield is available to help coordinate your embed. Keep in mind, transportation at times can be frustrating due to the war fight. Please be patient and flexible. The embed approval process is dependent on transportation and the units ability to host a journalist.
Our forces not only conduct combat operations to deliberately engage the enemies of peace and stability, they also continually work to bring stability through development projects. These projects include construction that supports transportation, water management, education, health care and governance; local governance initiatives; medical services; education; economic growth and other humanitarian projects that help build the capacity of the nation.
If your specific request does not fall under the traditional scope of RC-East, we may refer you to a different command in Afghanistan for assistance. Operations we are NOT directly involved with include training the Afghan Security Forces, opium eradication, government ministries and operations outside of our area of operational control or that are conducted by our multi-national partners, which are mostly found outside of RC-East. If you’re interested in these areas there are other organizations and points of contact we can refer you to for help with your request.
Our ultimate mission is to support the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and bring peace and stability to the people of Afghanistan. This means that the bulk of our mission is devoted to nation building activities. While we appreciate the immediacy of combat operations and have common media requests to "see the action," and "go on patrols" the majority of our efforts in Afghanistan are devoted to development and counter-insurgency operations. Adding details to your request will enable us to better determine our ability to support it and list detailed options in the event we cannot fulfill your original request.
To start the embed request process please complete and return the application. We are committed to doing our best to assist you in developing your program of coverage.
All media coming to Afghanistan are strongly encouraged to register with NATO – ISAF Public Affairs Office and obtain an ISAF media badge before coming on to any US military installation. But, it is not required for embedding in RC-East. You can find detailed information on this website, http://www.nato.int/isaf/services/media_card.html .
We are currently experiencing flight delays due to the weather and units rotating in and out of RC-East. Expect four to five day delays on both ends of your embed. Also, we need 21 to 28 days notice of your embed request date to complete the approval process. Each individual requesting an embed needs to submit a RC-East questionnaire.
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|Afghan forces, TF Bastogne continue operations in Sherzad District|
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bastogne, continued operations in the Sherzad District Jan. 8 clearing the village of Toto of insurgent fighters to reinforce a foundation of security in the area.
|TF Iron eliminates insurgent IED team|
GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Soldiers form Task Force Iron Rakkasan and members of the Afghan Uniformed police, using the Precision Threat Detection System blimp at Forward Operating Base Andar, identified a group of insurgents with weapons and explosives Jan. 3.
|TF Iron Rakkasan uses PTDS to prevent highway robbery|
GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Recently, Soldiers from Task Force Iron Rakkasan watched a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police conduct an illegal checkpoint on the route between Ghazni and Sharana. Using the camera system on the Persistent Threat Detection System, Soldiers observed a man standing in the road collecting money from vehicles. The practice is common by insurgents who fund their attacks by taking money from locals.
|Joint operation helps clear Sherzad of insurgent activity|
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and Soldiers from Task Force Bastogne began operations in the Sherzad District Dec. 23.