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)
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)
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)
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)
U.S. Army Spc. Raheem Stewart, an automations specialist with TF Phoenix, steps along the rafters of the building his team helped wire for communications. Stewart, from Dallas, was one of (click for more)
An Afghan National Army soldier from Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 201st Infantry Regiment, searches a pile of rocks in the courtyard of a high-value target home outside the village of (click for more)
U.S. Army Capt. Nicole Zupka of Fair Lawn, N.J., a battlewatch captain with Combined Joint Task Force-Paladin, helps an Afghan child with her writing skills during female engagement team training (click for more)
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)
Kentucky Agribusiness Development Team II members, U.S. Army Spc. Justin Allen (left), a London, Ky., native, and U.S. Army Sgt. Nicholas Combs, a Corbin, Ky., native, get to know a (click for more)
KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – As members of the 3-19th Agribusiness Development Team entered the village many residents greeted them with inquisitive looks April 4.
Residents of Kajere Village are used to seeing Coalition Forces, after all the village sits just outside the boundaries of Forward Operating Base Salerno, so why the strange looks?
The inquiring eyes were not drawn by the Soldiers’ uniforms, or weapons, but rather by the large, heavy devices they were carrying.
Members of the 3-19th ADT delivered four solar dehydrators to the Zorgoonan Girls School where Sayif Rahman, the district agricultural extension agent, conducted a class highlighting the benefits of the equipment.
Sayif covered topics such as the ideal temperature for drying, thickness at which to cut fruit and even market opportunities for dehydrated products.
The school’s headmaster, Ahmim Rahman, and several members of his faculty and village elders attended the training program.
Ahmim said the school plans to train a large amount of villagers in a short period of time.
“This type of training is extremely beneficial for our village. By training our faculty first, we plan to have close to 100 of our villagers trained over the course of this coming weekend”, said Ahmim.
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Bart Lomont, the 3-19th ADT agricultural marketing officer from New Haven, Ind., said he was enthused by the positive reception displayed by village elders.
“Devices such as these solar dehydrators enable farmers to introduce a value-added product to the Afghan marketplace, a critical step in moving away from subsistence agriculture,” said Lomont.
Due to the simplicity of the solar dehydrators, virtually anyone can utilize the machines. This allows women, children - even widows of a village the opportunity to make a major economic contribution to their families,” Lomont added.
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