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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BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – In order to further clarify the command’s intent to protect the privacy and propriety of our service members who are killed or mortally wounded in action, Regional Command East (RC East) has modified rule 14 of its ground rules to state:

Media will not be prohibited from viewing or filming casualties; however, casualty photographs showing recognizable face, nametag or other identifying feature or item will not be published.

In respect to our family members, names, video, identifiable written/oral descriptions or identifiable photographs of wounded service members will not be released without the service member’s prior written consent. If the service member dies of his wounds, next-of-kin reporting rules then apply.

This change better synchronizes RC East media ground rules with those of our higher headquarters.


Click here to view the ground rules.


Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2009 18:44

Press Releases

Agri-business Development Team, bringing agricultural resources to Afghan provinces



Afghans work with coalition to achieve development, security goals

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A local Afghan civilian reported the location of a weapons cache, consisting of a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and several rounds of ammunition to U.S. Army Soldiers in Watapur dstrict of Kunar Province, Oct. 7. The local Afghan will receive a reward for identifying the location to the Soldiers.

That same day in the Pech district of the province, shopkeepers and union leaders met with Kandigal base commander to discuss ways to boost the local economy. The village bazaar, which was the center of the discussion, provides revenue for more than 10 villages in the area. The base commander was eager to help with projects to include; trash cans and cleanup, solar lighting, cement sidewalks and awnings for shops.
LAGHAM PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A security wall was built to protect a local children’s school from insurgents in the village of Mendrawol, Oct. 12. The wall, which was built by local contractors and workers, was funded through the Laghman government. The wall will also provide protection from wind and dust storms as well as boost the local economy. 
Operation Champion Shield: ANSF, Paratroopers net huge weapons cache

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Sept. 24) – Afghan National Security Forces  and Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division discovered a large cache of weapons during a eliberate clearing operation, Sept. 24, in the Paktya province of eastern Afghanistan, as part of Operation Champion Shield.

The focus of Operation Champion Shield is directed towards targeting militant leaders, militant strongholds and save havens within Paktya.

Eastern Afghan leaders, citizens, and soldiers work together for change

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (SEPT 26) – Afghan civilians, leaders, and soldiers worked together along with International Security Assistance Force soldiers to make their villages and districts safer and more secure in the Kunar province.

Afghan National Security Force elements from the 3rd Kandak, Afghan National Army, and ISAF service members from the United States Army’s Task Force Lethal, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, work with