Paratroopers conducts air assault in Bermel district

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Paratroopers from 3rd Platoon, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division ride in a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter from Read more

Afghan National Army soldiers participate in Combat Medic Competition

Photos by Senior Airman Evelyn Chavez Combined Joint Task Force-82 Public Affairs     Read more

ANA gives back to local communities

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A local girl carries a bag of lintils during a joint humanitarian aid mission in Dandar village lead by Kuh-e Safi district police in Parwan, Afghanistan, Read more

Soldiers leave their mark, promote regional stability in Afghanistan

Paratroopers conducts air assault in Bermel district Read more

Afghan National Army, U.S. Marines patrol Korengal Valley

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – An Afghan National Army soldier looks over a tiny village in Kunar province, Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, after speaking with village elders, during a patrol, with U.S. Read more

Sustaining the fight: 704th BSB in action

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Headlights of vehicles light up the early morning darkness at a remote base in Afghanistan’s Kunar province. Soldiers stir while contemplating the difficult drive up a Read more
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  • CMSAF visits Nangarhar PRT

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    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy thanks members of the Air Force-led Nangahar Provincial Reconstruction Team during the after action report for a mission to see construction projects at the Saracha Bridge and justice complex in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Nov. 28. The CMSAF stopped to see Airmen accomplishing unique jobs associated with the PRT, and learn firsthand how Airmen view their deployment process and what improvements can be made for future Airmen. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian Boisvert, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs) NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The 16th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force visited the Air Force-led Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team to see how Airmen are contributing to Afghanistan’s security, development and governance, Nov. 28.

    CMSAF James Roy visited Forward Operating Base Finley-Shields in Jalalabad as part of a battlefield circulation to see Airmen at deployed locations. 

    Roy was able to visit a PRT in Afghanistan to see the work done to improve the war-torn country. He told the PRT, which is made up of Air Force, Army and civilian agencies. These organizations are at the forefront of the U.S. effort to stabilize Afghanistan. Read more...

  • Civics Training bolsters Rule of Law in Paktya

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    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team completed the sixth Civics Training class in Jaji District, as part of an initiative to expand Rule of Law in the province, Oct. 29.

    The training includes instruction on the roles and responsibilities of the government, from the President of Afghanistan down to provincial and district level, as well as constitutional law and women's and children's rights. Read more...


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Press Releases

Afghans receive basic, advanced business skills training

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Women and men from Panjshir, Bamyan and Parwan provinces gathered in small groups to learn some basic and advanced business skills throughout 2008 and 2009.

Weapons, unexploded ordnance cache found in Eastern Afghanistan

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Police’s Small Rewards Program continues to be a success as a large stockpile of weapons were turned in Nov. 11 through 18.

Afghans take advantage of free dental, veterinary care

WARDACK PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Army, the Afghan National Police and International Security Assistance Forces partnered to provide dental care to more than 2300 local villagers in Jalrez district, Nov. 12-13.

Task Force Cyclone members train for mass casualty event

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Imagine you’re snug in your warm bed in the cold early morning hours only to be awakened by a loud voice that sounds outside; “Code purple, code, purple, mass casualty in the casualty collection points,” the voice repeats.

You scramble to dress and assemble your combat lifesaver gear as fast as you can. Then run to the CCP to assess the current group of mass casualties with an array of injuries.