50 graduate Fatima Girls High School

Tabasum Sharqi (left) opens a book she received for graduating at the top of her Fatima Girls High School class at a ceremony held at the Kunar Department of Women’s (click for more)

Polish and US Forces bond through weapons

Soldiers from the Polish Army and the Texas National Guard Agribusiness Development Team-IV check their shot grouping during qualification on the Polish AK-74 5.56 mm Mini-Beryl short assault rifle Feb. (click for more)

TF Duke Soldiers volley for peace

U.S. Army Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, play an impromptu game of volleyball against a team (click for more)

Nurgaram District leaders electrify Nangaresh schools

Dr. Mehirulla Muslim, the Nurgaram District subgovernor, addresses an audience of teachers, government officials and citizens during a ceremony to celebrate a completed solar panel electricity project Feb. 21 in (click for more)

10th CAB Soldiers bring communications to Bagram’s east side

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ANA, Red Bulls search Parwai during Operation Brass Monkey

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Female engagement teams trained to aid communication with Afghan women

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ANA, TF Storm break trail, make difference in Kharwar

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army soldiers move through Kharwar District to prevent the Taliban’s freedom of movement Feb. 12. U.S. and Afghan soldiers braved more than 3 feet (click for more)

Ky. ADT II begins Panjshir sheep parasite project

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Engineer Soldiers deliver aid to Afghans

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KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan and French military chiefs conduct a final briefing before deployment during a combined security operation Dec. 28. Afghan National Security Forces and French Task Force Richelieu conducted the operation, called Montevideo, in Tag Ab Valley Dec. 28. (Photo by French Army Master Sgt. Arnaud Roiné, Task Force Lafayette)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and French Task Force Richelieu of Task Force Lafayette conducted a combined security operation in Tag Ab Valley Dec. 28.



Operation Montevideo aimed at avoiding insurgents to reinforce the south of Alah Say Valley, where Afghan and French forces had another security operation, Blacksmith Hammer, going on from Dec.22 to Jan. 2.

TF Richelieu supported the Afghan forces securing Shelwatay Village, Tag Ab Valley. After securing an outer cordon around the village, a shura was organized there with the village malek.

“We have to make the villagers understand there will be development progresses for them if they want to be involved in their own security,” said French Army Col. Bruno Héluin, TF Richelieu commander.

This operation showed how the Afghan forces are involved in security and determined to stay in this area. It also helped the Blacksmith Hammer operation in the north be a success.KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan and French military chiefs have an operational brief before deployment during a combined security operation Dec. 28. Afghan National Security Forces and French Task Force Richelieu conducted the operation, called Montevideo, in Tag Ab Valley Dec. 28. (Photo by French Army Master Sgt. Arnaud Roiné, Task Force Lafayette)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – French Task Force Richelieu soldiers support Afghan forces securing Shelwatay Village, Tag Ab Valley, during a combined operation Dec.28. (Photo by French Army Master Sgt. Arnaud Roiné, Task Force Lafayette)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A shura is organized in Shelwatay Village after Afghan forces, supported by French Task Force Richelieu, established an outer cordon to secure the area during a combined operation there Dec. 28. (Photo by French Army Master Sgt. Arnaud Roiné, Task Force Lafayette)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A shura is organized in Shelwatay Village after Afghan forces, supported by French Task Force Richelieu, established an outer cordon to secure the area during a combined operation there Dec. 28. (Photo by French Army Master Sgt. Arnaud Roiné, Task Force Lafayette)

 

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