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)

Spartan Soldiers inspect carpet factory

U.S. Army Capt. Klayton D. Barrows verifies the presence of weaving loom equipment at a newly built carpet factory in Chek Nawar Village of La Por District in eastern Afghanistan’s (click for more)

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)

Coalition, Afghan forces conduct air assault in Chak

WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A paratrooper from Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team speaks with village elders in Chak District, Wardak Province, during Operation (click for more)

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)

Task Force Brawler’s secret weapon: The ground combat platoon

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan –Cpl. Ian Jones, from Flint, Mich., and Spc. Leopoldo Baca, from Socorro, Ariz., ground combat patrol, keep in radio contact with the incoming helicopters that will return (click for more)

Coalition forces beat attack against checkpoint

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Pfc. Ryan L. Carson of Richmond, Va., Company Intelligence Support Team with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, and an (click for more)

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   100622-A-7889E-080 PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Kabeer Ahmad, Bagram District Governor, asks a question to U.S. Army Maj. Stephen E. Bragg, Task Force Wolverine deputy civil affairs officer, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), in Parwan Province, June 22. Bragg, a Middleboro, Mass. resident, more than 70 local maliks and the Bagram district governor, attended the shura, or meeting, about the re-opening of a bazaar on Bagram Airfiled. The bazaar, which will host more than 35 local vendors, will re-open later this summer. The maliks, who represent the people of the Bagram district, fully support the bazaar and voiced their concerns and suggestions to Bragg, who is working with Ahmad to find vendors for the bazaar. (Photo by Sgt. Charles P. Espie, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100622-A-7889E-082 PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan-- U.S. Army Maj. Stephen E. Bragg, Task Force Wolverine deputy civil affairs officer, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), and Command Sgt. Maj. Vincente S. Collins, Bagram Airfield base operations command sergeant major, 86th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, wear the gifts they were presented from the Bagram district maliks and Bagram District Governor at a shura in Parwan Province, June 23. Bragg, a Middleboro, Mass. resident, and Collins, an Ashby Mass. resident, and more than 70 local maliks attended the shura about the re-opening of a bazaar on Bagram Airfield. The bazaar, which will host more than 35 local vendors, will re-open later this summer. The maliks, who represent the people of the Bagram district, fully support the bazaar and voiced their concerns and suggestions to Bragg. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Charles P. Espie, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100622-A-7889E-082 PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan-- More than 70 local maliks, the Bagram District Governor, Kabeer Ahmad, and members of the Task Force Wolverine civil affairs team attended a shura about the re-opening of a bazaar on Bagram Airfield in Parwan Province, June 22. The bazaar, which will host more than 35 local vendors, will re-open later this summer. The maliks, who represent the people of the Bagram district, fully support the bazaar and voiced their concerns and suggestions to the team. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Charles P. Espie, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain))

 

 

 

    

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