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

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Veterinary Services keep donkeys in the fight

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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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GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and the Polish Battle Group A pull security from a rooftop during a combined operation in Andar District Dec. 30. The joint forces combined with local Afghan Uniformed Police officers to seize four caches of bomb-making materials, detain three insurgents, and kill two enemy fighters who engaged their patrol. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Justin Quisenberry, Task Force Iron Rakkasan)GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted a combined operation with Polish Battle Group A in Bashir Village, Andar District, in eastern Ghazni Province to cordon and search an insurgent safehaven Dec. 30.

Polish and U.S. forces and local Afghan Uniformed Police worked together to find four caches of bomb-making materials, a military chest rack, three AK-47s and two hand grenades. They also detained three insurgents.

Intelligence reports shared between Polish and U.S. forces indicated the village serves as a staging point for numerous insurgent attacks along Highway 1, the main highway in Afghanistan.

“The integration of our respective liaisons working with each other’s headquarters has allowed us to greatly advance our information sharing,” said U.S. Army Capt. Robert Kellum from Nashville, Tenn., intelligence officer for 3rd Bn., 187 Inf. “By working together we have successfully located insurgents and their caches that we could not have found on our own.”

After the discovery of the caches and while en route to their home base, soldiers identified two insurgents moving on a motorcycle with a machine gun and an AK-47. They positively identified the two as threats, engaged them and killed both insurgents in a firefight.

The appearance of insurgents after the discovery of the improvised explosive device factory gave coalition forces an indication of how important the cache was to area insurgents.

“Today’s operation (was a) thoroughly prepared action, which significantly weakened the potential rebels,” said Polish Lt. Col. Jaroslaw Górowski, TF White Eagle’s Battle Group A commander. “It is very possible that the IEDs from this (cache) were used a few days ago to conduct attack on my soldiers. The consistency in action and active cooperation with U.S. Soldiers from the TF Iron gave measurable results.”

U.S. Soldiers echoed the comments.

“This combined mission with the Polish near the seam of our respective areas of operation was very successful,” said U.S. Army Capt. Trevor Saunders from Phillips Ranch, Calif., executive officer of Co. C, 3rd Bn., 187 Inf. “Continued cooperation between Task Force White Eagle and Task Force Iron Rakkasan will prevent the use of these seams as safe havens for insurgents. This operation also paved the way for future combined operations with the Polish battle group.”

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Material seized from an improvised explosive devise factory is displayed Dec. 31. Soldiers from Task Force White Eagle’s Battle Group Alpha and Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted a combined patrol in a village in Andar District Dec. 30, and discovered the IED factory, killed two insurgents and detained three insurgents. The joint force discovered chemicals, wire, cell phones and other IED-making material. (Courtesy photo)GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Material seized from an improvised explosive devise factory is displayed Dec. 31. Soldiers from Task Force White Eagle’s Battle Group Alpha and Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted a combined patrol in a village in Andar District Dec. 30 and discovered the IED factory, killed two insurgents and detained three insurgents. The joint force discovered chemicals, wire, cell phones and other IED-making material. (Courtesy photo)

 

    

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