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

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Local children watch members of Kapisa PRT pass as they leave the Abdul Salam High School in Ghayn Valley Dec. 15. (click for more)

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LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Maj. Ted A. Broome (right), and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eleazar Vizcaino, both assigned to 358th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, evaluate a donkey at (click for more)

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)


GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The park, protected by a meter-high wall and armed guards, will offer local women their own quiet place to freely meet with friends, organize larger gatherings, develop skills through vocational training and sell hand-made products. (Photo by Artur Weber, Task Force White Eagle Public Affairs)GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Ghazni Gov. Musa Khan Akbar Zada inaugurated the recently completed park for women during a ceremony Dec. 31.

The project, which includes a shopping center, garden fountain, benches and large grassy areas, was founded by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team.

The city’s other recreational area, Hakimi Park, is designed for both genders and women feel uncomfortable attending the place, said Ayoubi Maruf, the governor’s spokesperson.

“Women finally got their own space where they can spend time reading or playing with children, but most of all where they can have their own small businesses,” said Shukria Wali, chief of the Department for Women’s Affairs to local journalists.

The Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dr. Husn Banu Ghazanfar, and a number of public officials, including female members of the Provincial Council and local journalists attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The recently completed project, designed by the Department of Women’s Affairs, is only one of many initiatives Ghazni PRT finished in 2010, including a seminar covering violence against women that attracted some 150 people, including more than 50 local mullahs. Support is also provided through vocational education and training.

“In my office, there are eight women…they understand the best way to help local females,” said Polish Lt. Col. Cezary Kiszkowiak, deputy commander of Ghazni PRT.GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 31, Ghazni Provincial Gov. Musa Khan (left), and Polish Lt. Col. Cezary Kiszkowiak (far right), Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team deputy commander, discuss further opportunities of cooperation with Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dr. Husn Banu Ghazanfar, and a number female members of the Provincial Council. (Photo by Artur Weber, Task Force White Eagle Public Affairs)


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