Afghan soldiers rescue villagers from flash flood

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Grateful Afghan villagers are rescued from flash floods by Afghan National Army Soldiers July 28. The ANA Soldiers rescued over 200 villagers from flash flooding Read more

330th MPC build rapport

KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A young boy sits on a table at a convenience store while members of the 330th Military Police Company, Police Combined Action Team, buy juice and Read more

ANP Search for illegal weapons

KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Policemen and members of the 330th Military Police Company, Police Combined Action Team, search a goat herder’s house for illegal weapons and evidence of Read more

Patrols help keep peace in Pech Valley area

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Children from Kandigal village in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province follow U.S. Army Pfc. Richard J. Sandoval of Fresno, Calif., radio operator for 3rd Platoon, Company B, Read more

Convoy fights off insurgent ambush

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Pfc. Aaron R. Will of Tampa, Fla., a gunner with 2nd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, reloads his Read more

Mississippi’s bomb hunters: Army National Guardsmen fight roadside bombs

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Soldiers of 1st Plt., 287th Engineer Co. pray before leaving on a route clearance mission in southeastern Afghanistan July 18. Since their arrival in theater in Read more
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  • Khost PRT donates medical supplies

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    KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. Gary Martinka (center), from Brackenridge, Pa., Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team, sorts through compression bandages Aug. 6. The bandages, along with various other medical supplies, are being sorted into containers for donation to clinics in Khost province. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Julianne M. Showalter, Khost PRT Public Affairs Office)

    Last Updated on Saturday, 07 August 2010 21:44
  • Coalition forces collect ammunitions in Uzbeen Valley

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    UZBEEN VALLEY, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Task Force Lafayette, the French Brigade in Regional Command East, count ammunitions brought to them by local civilians Aug. 4. Afghan civilians told the soldiers where a large weapons cache was located and volunteered to bring the ammunitions to TF Lafayette. Almost 400 rockets, grenades and mortars were recovered. (Courtesy photo)KABUL, Afghanistan – Coalition forces collected more than 400 various ammunitions belonging to insurgents in the area from Aug. 4 through Aug. 6 in the Uzbeen Valley, eastern Afghanistan. 

    Task Force Lafayette, the French brigade in Regional Command East, was given tips from local Afghan civilians about where a large weapons cache was located and volunteered to bring the ammunitions to the soldiers.

    On Aug. 4, the French soldiers collected:

    44 107 mm Chinese Communist (ChiCom) rockets

    62 82 mm mortal shells

    25 82 mm recoilless gun shells

    Eight 75 mm recoilless gun shells

    On Aug. 5, they collected:

    90 107 mm rockets

    31 75 mm recoilless gun shells

    30 82 mm recoilless gun shells


    99 82 mm mortar shells

    Last Updated on Friday, 06 August 2010 21:48

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Afghan citizen reports munitions cache

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Coalition forces recovered a large munitions cache in the Bagram district here Aug. 10. 

Responding to an Afghan citizen who uncovered the cache while digging, a coalition forces explosive ordnance disposal team secured the site, detonated munitions that could not be safely removed, and transported the remaining munitions to Bagram Airfield for disposal.

Taliban attack mosque on first day of Ramadan

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (August 11, 2010) – At approximately 8 a.m., Taliban fighters fired four rocket-propelled grenades at a mosque near Asadabad. One of the RPGs directly hit the mosque, breaking windows and cutting down a tree. No personnel were injured.

Panjshir government aiding citizens affected by floods

PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The Panjshir government with assistance from the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team is aiding citizens affected by flooding that started Aug. 4 in the Abdullah Khel Valley.

Heavy rainfall in the Abdullah Khel Valley led to flooding and severe erosion of the river bank. Some roads are impassable and some farm land flooded along the river. 

“Some of these roads get washed away several times a year, and the villagers rebuild them,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Phillip Baker, Panjshir PRT civil engineer and San Antonio native. “My job is to evaluate the historical trends and educate the people on ways to make their infrastructure more sustainable.”

Parwan citizens report IED, UXO sites

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Police responded to the call of concerned citizens in Charikar and discover one improvised explosive device and three unexploded ordinance sites July 28. 

UXO is a major problem in Afghanistan due to the years of war with the former Soviet Union, however, ANP explosive ordinance disposal teams are trained to safely recover and dispose of the dangerous devices.