How one man makes a difference in Afghanistan

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Ghouse Loynab, human terrain analyst with Human Terrain Team, TF Red Bulls, takes notes as he talks to a villager about governance and development issues Feb. (click for more)

Guardians of Peace produces results in Paktya

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clint Koerperich of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, squad leader for 2nd Platoon, Company C., 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, patrols with ANA soldiers (click for more)

Working together to put Afghan heroes back together again

PAKTYA, Afghanistan – Gheiratullah, an Afghan medical soldier, practices self aid and buddy care at the Paktya Regional Medical Center Feb. 13. (click for more)

Bidder’s conference places Afghans in control

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Crystal Sims (right), from Duncan, Okla., a project manager for the 2-45th Agribusiness Development Team, assists an Afghan with registering at the bidder’s (click for more)

Panjshir women strengthen communication skills

PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ashlee Lolkus, TF Red Bulls, shows Rohubza Dousti, a trainer and supervisor at the United Nations Habitat and a Panjshir youth group (click for more)

Ghazni PRT assesses village, builds relationships

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Ghazni PRT members walk among the locals engaging in conversation during a village assessment in Touheed Abad in Ghazni Province Feb. 6. (click for more)

Iowa ADT inks deal for orchard training farm

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Haji Hazrat Ali Gull, a fruit producer, explains improvements he already made to a proposed orchard training farm site he owns to U.S. Army Master Sgt. (click for more)

Co. A makes successful return to Shebatkyl

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A team of Kiowa helicopters provide overhead security for U.S. Army Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, and Afghan National Army Soldiers from (click for more)

Delegation conducts market outreach mission in Zormat

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Mohammad Masood, Paktya Agricultural Department advisor, and U.S. Army Col. Robert Roshell, 2-45 Agribusiness Development Team commander from Lawton, Okla., examine spices during a mission to (click for more)

Kunar PRT medics help healing at Asadabad Hospital

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Lynn Redman of San Antonio, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team nurse practitioner, examines a female Afghan patient with Afghan Dr. Ismat Shinwary, Asadabad (click for more)

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Members of the Afghan Uniform Police meet at Forward Operating Base Thunder to discuss future coordination between the regional and national police Feb. 22. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Derek Nelson, 17th Public Affairs Detachment)PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Members of the National Police Coordination Center visited the Operational Coordination Center East at Forward Operating Base Lightning Feb. 22 in an effort to build relationships and increase coordination between regional and national security agencies.

The OCCR-East coordinates a myriad of Afghan National Security Forces at the regional level. It was created by a decree from Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The mission of the NPCC is to increase the capacity of Afghan National Police forces to conduct independent operations.

ANP Col. Farouq, chief of current operations at the NPCC, led the Ministry of Interior delegation to Paktya Province.

“I came here to visit the OCCR-East and the Afghan Uniformed Police’s 505th Zone,” said Farouq. “They have good coordination, they also have some challenges. I will bring their concerns back to the Ministry of Interior.”

The NPCC focuses its efforts on building the AUP forces. By visiting the OCCR-East, they were able to meet with Afghan police and army members from across the province and coordinate at both the regional and provincial levels.

“Coordinating with the NPCC will make us more effective and helps us to meet the needs of the Afghan people,” said OCCR-E senior adviser, U. S. Army Lt. Col. Michael Kelley of Newnan, Ga.

NPCC delegation member U.S. Army Capt. Melody Moshkowski discussed the work that the NPCC is doing throughout the region to increase security and train security personnel.

“We want to give them the tools necessary to improve police operations within the regional coordination centers,” said Moshkowski. “We want to build the kind of police force that people can trust, respect and look to for leadership.”

As Afghan security forces improve their capabilities, the OCCR-E and its sister coordination centers are slated to take on even greater levels of responsibility.

Work with MOI officials at the NPCC brings regional security forces one step closer to achieving their security objectives and creating greater peace and stability within the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Afghan Uniform Police Col. Wasiq and AUP Col. Ghulam Faroq discuss future coordination between the regional and national police at Forward Operating Base Thunder Feb. 22. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Craft, PAAT-E)

 

    

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“Mines are indiscriminate killers. They don’t distinguish between Soldiers or civilians, between men, women or children. We must all work together to eliminate the threat posed by these deadly weapons,” said U.S. Army Col. Ben Corell, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls.

If you see any suspicious activity or know of a weapons cache in your area, please report it. Call the Operations Coordination Center Provincial Tip Line at 079-662-0193 or at 079-397-0975.