Red Bulls patrol area around COP Najil

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Capt. Jason Merchant, the company commander of Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman from Dysart, Iowa, hands out cards Dec. (click for more)

64th MPs: Brothers, sisters in arms

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Lauren Hyman of Texarkana, Texas, armored vehicle driver for the 64th Military Police Company based at Combat Oupost Fortress, says hello to an (click for more)

Iowa town showers small Afghan school with supplies

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Taylor Gingrich, an infantry officer from Cedar Falls, Iowa, with Task Force Ironman, draws a smile from an Afghan boy as Gingrich (click for more)

TF Knighthawk Soldier prepares for recording contract during deployment

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Brian Stowe, a human resources specialist from Elkmont, Ala., with Task Force Knighthawk, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, sings a ballad he wrote and (click for more)

Guard team partners with Afghan security forces

PAKTYA, Afghanistan – Servicemembers defend the wall after an improvised explosive device detonates on Forward Operating Base Lightning Dec. 5. (click for more)

French forces support Afghan troops in Kapisa

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan and French military chiefs conduct a briefing before deployment during a security operation. Afghan National Security Forces and French Task Force Richelieu conducted Operation Montevideo (click for more)

Panjshir PRT engineers inspect Paryan road

PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Phil Compton, Doty, Wash., Panjshir PRT engineer, and PRT local Afghan engineer Abid Wardak check the structural integrity of the retaining (click for more)

TF White Eagle saves lives of mother, infant

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – An Afghan family looks at their new family member after she was delivered by the Polish Army medical team at Forward Operating Base Warrior Jan. 3. (click for more)

1st Bn., 187th Inf. Regt., patrols Sabari District

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, maneuver through Sabari District during patrols to disrupt insurgent activity in the (click for more)

Freedom Restoration Center helps troops get back to duty

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. Shawn Fouste, Decatur, Ill., noncommissioned officer in charge of the Freedom Restoration Center with the 455th Expeditionary Wing, Task Force Med, plays with (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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501 Assistance team to help refocus law enforcement U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte,300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment 590
502 Kunar agriculture officials prep for farmer meetings By U.S. Air Force Capt. Peter Shinn, 734th Agribusiness Development Team 554
503 Communications keep PRT talking U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 607
504 Afghan police cadets graduate in Ghazni Province Artur Weber, Task Force White Eagle Public Affairs Office 604
505 Building security one sandbag at a time U.S. Army Spc. Kristina L. Gupton, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 982nd Combat Camera 596
506 ROK PRT talks training with Bagram District chief of police U.S. Army Spc. Kristina L. Gupton, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs 628
507 Soldiers protect COP Garcia with howitzer U.S. Army Sgt. Albert L. Kelley 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment 2174
508 FOB raises $6k for wounded warriors, cancer survivors U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 1172
509 Engineers conduct overnight mission in Afghanistan U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Holly Hess, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 843
510 US Ambassador visits Nuristan Province U.S. Air Force Capt. Tristan Hinderliter, Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 765
511 From fighting fire, to fire fights U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs 757
512 FOB Thunder OCC-R unifies Afghan agencies U.S. Army Sgt. Spencer Case, 304th Public Affairs Detachment 728
513 Gathering together to build relationships U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Mark Lazane Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 661
514 Special IG for Afghanistan Reconstruction visits Laghman Province By U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ave Pele Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 699
515 TF Spartan perseveres despite challenges U.S. Army Sgt. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment 610
516 Kentucky ADT visits Parwan Director of Women’s Affairs U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter Ferrell, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs 574
517 Kunar ADT focused on Afghan-driven solutions U.S. Air Force Capt. Peter Shinn 734th Agri-Business Development Team 798
518 Ground Soldiers learn to fly U.S. Army Sgt. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment 668
519 Rakkasans lead legal education conference U.S. Army Maj. S. Justin Platt, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs 603
520 U.S. troops in Paktya Province plan bridges U.S. Army Sgt. Spencer Case, 304th Public Affairs Detachment 804
521 Jaghatu elders visit FOB Ghazni, discuss educational needs U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Katherine Roling Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 765
522 Chamkani sets example for Afghan NCOs U.S. Army Sgt. Spencer Case, 304th Public Affairs Detachment 589
523 Servicemembers receive Humanitarian Service medal U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis Regional Command-East Public Affairs 744
524 ANA Soldiers receive vaccinations at Parsa U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Julianne M. Showalter Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs Office 493
525 Bagram bazaar opens to troops, gives Afghan merchants opportunity U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter Ferrell, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team 819
526 Humint OMT manages intelligence gathering U.S. Army Pfc. Chris McKenna, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs 1034
527 TF Viper mechanics keep helicopters flying U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brent C. Powell Task Force Rakkasan 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division 1110
528 Soldiers awarded combat patches on MP birthday U.S. Army Capt. Mark Steskal Task Force Avalanche 1049
529 In Parwan, chickens came first U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter Ferrell Task Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) 699
530 TF Currahee mortarmen get job done U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division 1096
531 Afghan, US Soldiers foil attack on FOB Gardez U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) Public Affairs 1145
532 Demons engage with Goshta leaders U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr. Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs 724
533 Spartan Soldiers inspect carpet factory U.S. Army Sgt. Albert L. Kelley 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment 816
534 Vermont adjutant general visits deployed troops U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter Ferrell Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) 857
535 Soldier returns to duty after suicide attack U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr. Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs 890
536 Soldiers visit Goshta residents U.S. Army Sgt. Albert L. Kelley 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment 553
537 Artillerymen: Practice makes perfect U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr. Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs 526
538 Soldiers walk through Charikar market U.S. Army Spc. Kristina L. Gupton Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 982nd Combat Camera 598
539 TF Currahee Soldiers get much needed, well-deserved surprise U.S. Army Spc. Luther L. Boothe Jr. Task Force Currahee Public Affairs Office 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division 1584
540 Kapisa PRT opens courthouse in Key Terrain District U.S. Air Force Capt. Kirsten Udd Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs Office 751
541 People’s Development Fund helps build eastern provinces U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Cobbeldick Task Force Bayonet Public Affairs 550
542 Cool-storage extends food life in Afghanistan U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Holly Hess, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 680
543 Afghan media attend RC-East conference U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. M. Erick Reynolds, Regional Command-East Public Affairs 701
544 Coalition, Afghan forces conduct air assault in Chak U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bruce Cobbeldick Task Force Bayonet Public Affairs 1326
545 Civil affairs Soldiers bring diverse skills to Laghman PRT U.S. Air Force Capt. Tristan Hinderliter Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 1237
546 Incoming general officers meet at 201st Corps Story and Photos by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donald L. Reeves 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment 831
547 Unit visits with community residents, officials U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment 748
548 Coalition forces ready mountaintop post U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment 946
549 Building Afghan relationships U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Holly Hess, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team 639
550 Kapisa PRT completes school construction project U.S. Air Force Capt. Kirsten Udd, Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs 783
 
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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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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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