Soldiers look for perfect holiday gift at Bagram bazaar

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)

AUP, TF Lethal capture munitions cache in Jaji

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 PRT visits Ghayn Valley

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)

Veterinary Services keep donkeys in the fight

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 PRT attends Manogai District elections

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)

Next step to Ghazni 2013 project

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)

Iowa ADT supports Kunar veterinary conference

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)

USO Holiday Tour comes to Bagram

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)

Ambassador Eikenberry dedicates playground at Ghazni orphanage

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)

Bravo strengthens relationship with Afghan people

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Shane Taylor, a Slater, Iowa, native and Bravo Troop Soldier, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Red Horse, plays with Afghan children (click for more)

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Recent Events

'Recent Events' are reports directly from the people controlling the battle. These are quickly written from reports and posted usually minutes after the event occurs.

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201 Red Currahee mechanics keep Soldiers moving, mission-capable By U.S. Army Spc. Kimberly K. Menzies Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office 758
202 Nuristan PRT assesses Afghan opinion in Nurgaram U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Simonsen Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 468
203 Turning pain into progress: Kunar women’s rights movement gains momentum, support By U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Nicholas Mercurio Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 716
204 ADT, PRT, coalition partners meet with leaders in Jaghori District U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Laura G. Childs Ghazni Texas Agribusiness Development Team IV 622
205 President Obama makes surprise visit to Bagram Airfield Bagram Media Center 1245
206 Zormat radio station helps lost boy find parents U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Sybil Taunton Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs Office 1098
207 Legal library opens in Salang District Center U.S. Army Spc. James Wilton Task Force Red Bulls Public Affairs 608
208 TF Eagle graduates 31 to help fight crime in Khowst U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy Norris Task Force Rakkasan Public Affairs 557
209 Khowst PRT visits Spera District Center U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Ken Scholz Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs Office 592
210 Kentucky ADT provides training in animal medicine to Afghan students Photos by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter Ferrell Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs 558
211 Paktika PRT visits Orgun schools, meets leaders Story and photos by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Emily Chilson Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 557
212 First public library opens in Panjshir By U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Reinsch ISAF Joint Command Public Affairs 552
213 Kentucky ADT attends as 25 women graduate from poultry class U.S. Army Spc. Kristina L. Gupton, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs 538
214 Delta Co. 334 BSB takes supplies to JCOP in Jabal Saraj U.S. Army Spc. Kristina L. Gupton Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs 505
215 Unity of effort urges progress in Mashi Kalay U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Bart Lomont 3-19 Agribusiness Development Team Public Affairs 550
216 Paktya PRT visits Sorkey Malang Basic Health Clinic U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Barry Loo Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs Office 459
217 24 graduate from Gardez midwife course U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Sybil Taunton Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs Office 678
218 Kapisa PRT looks for justice Kapisa PRT Public Affairs Office 412
219 Soldier, wife, mother serves for protection of family, country By U.S. Army Spc. Amanda Brown Task Force Phoenix, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade 661
220 Building dedicated in honor of fallen Vermont guardsman Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs 726
221 Orgun directors, PRT civil affairs work together to develop Paktika By U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Emily Chilson Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 903
222 TF Tiger hosts remembrance run, honors fallen engineers By U.S. Army Cpl. Cooper T. Cash Task Force Patriot Public Affairs 603
223 US ambassador visits Gardez, discusses education, development, security U.S. Army First Lt. Nicholas Rasmussen, Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs and U.S. Army Sgt. John P. Sklaney III, 2-45th Agribusiness Development Team Public Affairs 916
224 Nangarhar PRT discusses concerns with Kuz Kunar officials U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Casey Osborne Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 665
225 PRT protects against flooding Artur Weber Task Force White Eagle Public Affairs 418
226 Kapisa PRT, TF Lafayette partner to reach development goals Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 466
227 ANP chief brings positive change to Sayed Abad U.S. Army Spc. Brian Glass Task Force Patriot Public Affairs 450
228 Ambassador visits Paktya Province U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Barry Loo and U.S. Air Force Capt. Phillip Hinson Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs Office 504
229 Nangarhar PRT completes ambitious first month U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Casey Osborne Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 639
230 Bulldog Bites into mountainside: Joint operation clears Pech River Valley U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs 776
231 ANA soldiers learn to speak English, bridge gap U.S. Army Spc. Brian Glass Task Force Patriot Public Affairs 520
232 Operation Iron Blade II targets insurgents, denies safe haven in Ghazni Province U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek Task Force Rakkasan 1392
233 Khowst PRT trains for medical emergencies U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Lohr Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 624
234 Cav medics add mural to FOB Connolly U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs 814
235 Returning to his roots: Infantryman shares farming knowledge with Afghans U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs 680
236 Kunar PRT visits Nurgol District, celebrates rule of law U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Nicholas Mercurio Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team 634
237 Paktya PRT inspects Fatah Khel School progress U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Barry Loo Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs Office 539
238 First high-profile corruption trial held in Nangarhar U.S. Air Force 1st Lt Casey Osborne Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 610
239 Paktya ADT, PRT assist GIRoA with sports programs for youth, women U.S. Army Sgt. John P Sklaney III 2-45th Agribusiness Development Team 691
240 Pech River Valley operations conclude Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs 1278
241 Nuristan PRT meets with Nurgaram District leaders on development Photos by U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Chanise Epps Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 791
242 PRT meets Nuristan chief prison warden Photos by U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard Simonsen Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 597
243 Father presents son Purple Heart Thanksgiving Day U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs Office 1209
244 Troops at FOB Salerno take time to give thanks U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Guffey, Task Force Rakkasan Public Affairs 905
245 Iron Rakkasans enjoy Thanksgiving in Afghanistan U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek, Task Force Rakkasan 1031
246 344th CSH hosts Thanksgiving Day run U.S. Army Pfc. Chris McKenna, 3rd Brigade Combat Team 872
247 A Co., 832nd Engineer Co. conduct cordon, search U.S. Army Spc. Kristina L. Gupton, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs 1223
248 Kunar PRT hosts Afghan-American Thanksgiving U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Nicholas Mercurio Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team 1012
249 TF Iron runs Turkey Trot in Afghanistan, Fort Campbell U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek Task Force Rakkasan Public Affairs Office 912
250 Parwan DAIL hosts deworming conference U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter Ferrell Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs 615
 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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