Afghan farmers receive technical expertise from ADT in Khowst

KHOWST PROVINCE – U.S. Army National Guard Capt. Randy Cuyler, a 3-19th ADT hydrologist and resident of Southbend, Ind., works side by side with Omar, caretaker of the (click for more)

TF Currahee conducts largest combined U.S., Afghan air assault so far

Pfc. Randall Kinnaman from Norman, Okla., provides security in a village in the Charbaran District Oct. 27 during Task Force White Currahee Toccoa Tikurah, the largest combined air assault mission (click for more)

Bamyan team plans projects with ANP

Army Lt. Col. Wiley Blevins, Bamyan ETT leader, from Wilmington, Del.; and Army Maj. Timothy Drake, contracting officer for the ETT from Lewes, Del., meet Oct. 25 with the contractor (click for more)

Women’s Outreach Team visits Khowst girls school

U.S. Army National Guard Lt. Col. Pamela Moody, 3-19th ADT Women’s Outreach Team and resident of Indianapolis, meets with Hasina Akhmad Ziy, principal of the Khowst girls school with the (click for more)

PRT, USACE engineers inspect Kunar Prison

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class David A. Rogers of Bloomington, Minn., Kunar PRT engineer, and Shafak Pervez, electrical engineer with the USACE, inspect a generator control panel Nov. 1 (click for more)

Narang District Afghans take first steps toward security

KUNAR PROVINCE – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joel Vowell of Birmingham, Ala., commander of the 101st Airborne Division's Task Force No Slack, addresses village elders at the Narang (click for more)

Father, son graduate from Afghanistan’s first provincial police academy class

Police officer Javeed Hakmal (left) and Lt. Sherwali Hakmal stand in front of police headquarters in Mehtar Lam. Javeed and his father Sherwali graduated from the Laghman Province police academy (click for more)

Paktya PRT attends Shura

Members of Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team provide security during a shura in Mirzaka Nov. 4. The shura gave new PRT personnel the opportunity to introduce themselves to local Afghan leadership (click for more)

C Co. guards COP Penich

KUNAR PROVINCE - Army Spc. Brandon Brouhard, a combat medic from Modesto, Calif., assigned to Task Force No Slack, pulls on his helmet and gear to prepare for his tower (click for more)

Joint patrol makes a difference in Shalay Valley

Finding cover behind a rock wall in the village of Dag Mene, Kunar District, U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Kintz, an infantryman from Longmont, Colo., assigned Task Force No Slack, pulls (click for more)

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KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. William B. James of Columbus, Ga., forward observer for 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, calls in mortar fire during a more than three-hour fire fight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint Sept. 18. An estimated two dozen Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at the post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. International Security Assistance Forces and ANP responded in kind with small arms, heavy machine gun and mortar fire. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during the attack. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Jordan E. Martinez of Canby, Ore., a gunner for 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, pauses after opening fire with his .50-caliber machine gun against insurgents who shot at his unit’s convoy Sept. 18 in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. The encounter occurred after a more than three-hour fire fight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during either attack. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Pfc. Claudio J. Wilson of Brooklyn, N.Y., a grenadier with 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, scans a nearby ridgeline after returning fire against an enemy sniper from a mountaintop observation post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Sept. 21. The unit and Afghan National Army troops visited Observation Post Rocky to help prepare for transferring the base from the Afghan National Police to the ANA by the end of October. The handover will allow more police officers to be placed at stations closer to more heavily populated areas. A sniper fired numerous shots at the ISAF and ANA during the Sept. 21 visit, but no troops were injured in the attack. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy L. Schumacher of Savannah, Tenn., a squad leader with 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, scans the area from a mountaintop observation post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province after being shot at by an enemy sniper Sept. 21. The unit and Afghan National Army troops visited Observation Post Rocky to help prepare for transferring the base from the Afghan National Police to the ANA by the end of October. The handover will allow more police officers to be placed at stations closer to more heavily populated areas. A sniper fired numerous shots at the ISAF and ANA during the Sept. 21 visit, but no troops were injured in the attack. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

 

    

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