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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Female members of the 3-19th Agribusiness Development Team visited a girls school in Khowst City Nov. 3, marking the first visit by International Security Assistance Forces to the school in a year and a half.
The Women’s Outreach Team of the ADT made the trip from Forward Operating Base Salerno to the Khowst girls school.
“Our main goal for the day was to conduct a basic needs assessment for the school,” said U.S. Army National Guard Lt. Col. Pamela Moody, 3-19th ADT WOT’s officer in charge and resident of Indianapolis.
The school’s principal, Hasina Akhmad Ziy, was encouraged to see the female members of the ADT eager to help her schoolchildren.
“The passion she feels for these girls was evident with the delight in her eyes,” said Moody as she described how the principal “nearly teared up as some of the female Soldiers worked with the schoolgirls.”
The Khowst girls school provides education to nearly 4,000 young women ages 7 to 18 in the Khowst Province. Because of classroom size limitations and the small number of instructors, the school day is split in half with two separate waves of students coming in the morning and afternoon for basic instruction, said Ziy.
The 3-19th ADT WOT is already at work with plans to return to the school to assist in the areas of knitting, agricultural education and leadership development for these young women.
The 3-19th ADT is made up of Soldiers and Airmen from the Indiana National Guard. These servicemembers are stationed at FOB Salerno for a one-year assignment. This is the third rotation of Indiana Guardsmen to work toward strengthening the Afghan economy through agribusiness development.
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