50 graduate Fatima Girls High School

Tabasum Sharqi (left) opens a book she received for graduating at the top of her Fatima Girls High School class at a ceremony held at the Kunar Department of Women’s (click for more)

Polish and US Forces bond through weapons

Soldiers from the Polish Army and the Texas National Guard Agribusiness Development Team-IV check their shot grouping during qualification on the Polish AK-74 5.56 mm Mini-Beryl short assault rifle Feb. (click for more)

TF Duke Soldiers volley for peace

U.S. Army Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, play an impromptu game of volleyball against a team (click for more)

Nurgaram District leaders electrify Nangaresh schools

Dr. Mehirulla Muslim, the Nurgaram District subgovernor, addresses an audience of teachers, government officials and citizens during a ceremony to celebrate a completed solar panel electricity project Feb. 21 in (click for more)

10th CAB Soldiers bring communications to Bagram’s east side

U.S. Army Spc. Raheem Stewart, an automations specialist with TF Phoenix, steps along the rafters of the building his team helped wire for communications. Stewart, from Dallas, was one of (click for more)

ANA, Red Bulls search Parwai during Operation Brass Monkey

An Afghan National Army soldier from Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 201st Infantry Regiment, searches a pile of rocks in the courtyard of a high-value target home outside the village of (click for more)

Female engagement teams trained to aid communication with Afghan women

U.S. Army Capt. Nicole Zupka of Fair Lawn, N.J., a battlewatch captain with Combined Joint Task Force-Paladin, helps an Afghan child with her writing skills during female engagement team training (click for more)

ANA, TF Storm break trail, make difference in Kharwar

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army soldiers move through Kharwar District to prevent the Taliban’s freedom of movement Feb. 12. U.S. and Afghan soldiers braved more than 3 feet (click for more)

Ky. ADT II begins Panjshir sheep parasite project

Kentucky Agribusiness Development Team II members, U.S. Army Spc. Justin Allen (left), a London, Ky., native, and U.S. Army Sgt. Nicholas Combs, a Corbin, Ky., native, get to know a (click for more)

Engineer Soldiers deliver aid to Afghans

An Afghan carrying a child approaches U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Peter Moeller of Atkins, Iowa, a medic with Task Force Red Bulls, for humanitarian aid at Qale-Mussa Pain Middle School (click for more)

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RC–EAST PAO                                                                                                       

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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