Paktika PRT security forces pull security in local villages

PPAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Children watch as a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle slowly drives through the village of Warjana Kalay in Orgun district April 12. Members of the security Read more

ANP learn how to effectively police their community

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – In the early morning on Dec. 22, before their normal daily patrols were scheduled to begin, 17 Afghan National Policemen lined up outside their district center. Read more

'Taliban hotel' destroyed

  KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Soldiers located at Combat Outpost Spera partnered with members of the Afghan National Army to destroy a multi-room building, used to protect insurgents as they travelled Read more

Combined Action in the Khost-Gardez Pass

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ISAF units realign in eastern Afghanistan

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Capt. Mark Moretti, commander of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Lethal Warrior, sits hand-in-hand with Shamshir Khan, one of the Read more
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RC–EAST PAO                                                                                                       

On behalf Combined Joint Task Force 82, thank you for your interest in pursuing an embed.

To expedite your application and, if approved, assist you during your coverage of events in Afghanistan the Media Operations Center at Bagram Air Field is available to help coordinate your embed. Keep in mind, transportation at times can be frustrating due to the war fight. Please be patient and flexible. The embed approval process is dependent on transportation and the units ability to host a journalist.   

Our forces not only conduct combat operations to deliberately engage the enemies of peace and stability, they also continually work to bring stability through development projects.  These projects include construction that supports transportation, water management, education, health care and governance; local governance initiatives; medical services; education; economic growth and other humanitarian projects that help build the capacity of the nation.   

If your specific request does not fall under the traditional scope of RC-East, we may refer you to a different command in Afghanistan for assistance.  Operations we are NOT directly involved with include training the Afghan Security Forces, opium eradication, government ministries and operations outside of our area of operational control or that are conducted by our multi-national partners, which are mostly found outside of RC-East.  If you’re interested in these areas there are other organizations and points of contact we can refer you to for help with your request.      

Our ultimate mission is to support the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and bring peace and stability to the people of Afghanistan.  This means that the bulk of our mission is devoted to nation building activities. While we appreciate the immediacy of combat operations and have common media requests to "see the action," and "go on patrols" the majority of our efforts in Afghanistan are devoted to development and counter-insurgency operations. Adding details to your request will enable us to better determine our ability to support it and list detailed options in the event we cannot fulfill your original request.  

To start the embed request process please complete and return the application.  We are committed to doing our best to assist you in developing your program of coverage.  

All media coming to Afghanistan are strongly encouraged to register with NATO – ISAF Public Affairs Office and obtain an ISAF media badge before coming on to any US military installation.  But, it is not required for embedding in RC-East. You can find detailed information on this website, . 


We are currently experiencing flight delays due to the weather and units rotating in and out of RC-East. Expect four to five day delays on both ends of your embed. Also, we need 21 to 28 days notice of your embed request date to complete the approval process. Each individual requesting an embed needs to submit a RC-East questionnaire. 



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Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2009 04:36


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