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)

TF Currahee mortarmen get job done

Army Pfc. Armando J. Ramos, from Victorville, Calif., and Army Spc. Michael W. Dough,from Manteo, N.C., prepare to run a crew drill Sept. 27 on Combat Outpost Munoz. The mortarmen (click for more)

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Demons engage with Goshta leaders

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army 1st Lt. Dan Konopa of Kokomo, Ind., Task Force No Slack, talks with an Afghan leader about a project in the Goshta District in (click for more)

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Civil affairs Soldiers bring diverse skills to Laghman PRT

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army 1st Lt. David Moore of Barrington, N.J., Laghman PRT civil affairs officer, listens as a young man reads from an ISAF newspaper during a (click for more)

Unit visits with community residents, officials

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Kermit O. Scott of Columbia, S.C., a team leader with 3rd Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, greets (click for more)

U.S., Afghan servicemembers respond during attack

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard at Forward Operating Base Thunder, one of three bases insurgents attacked in eastern Afghanistan Sept. 24. (click for more)

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Two Afghan males were treated Oct. 6 after approaching a Bagram Airfield gate with injuries sustained from a detonated landmine.

The wounded teenagers were visiting Jan Qadam village, which borders Bagram’s west side, to attend a wedding. After the wedding, one of the individuals climbed a tree to pick fruit, while the other watched from the ground. When the young man jumped down from the tree, a landmine detonated, injuring both individuals.

Family members brought the wounded to Camp Montrond’s back gate where medics treated them at the scene. One of the wounded sustained a partial foot amputation and the other sustained minor blast injuries to the left side. Both were then transported to Bagram’s Craig Joint Theater Hospital for follow-on treatment.

“We are very glad that the U.S. Soldiers helped them,” said family members through an interpreter.

Minefields remain scattered around Bagram, cordoned off by barbed wire and signs. It is suspected that thousands of mines remain from the Soviet occupation.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 October 2010 21:42


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