Soldiers visit Kajakan Valley

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Written by U.S. Army Master Sgt. David W. Elmore Tuesday, 22 December 2009 20:31

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Spc. Matthew McKinney, Task Force Cyclone, Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Division, entertains local children with his juggling talent in Kajakan Village, Shinwari District in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14. Task Force Cyclone and the Kentucky Agri-business Development Team have been working in Kajakan Village building their capacity for farming, clean water and development. The team has been in Afghanistan since July overseeing reconstruction projects in Bamyan, Parwan, Kapisa and Panjshir provinces in Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. David W. Elmore, Task Force Cyclone, 38th Infantry Division Public Affairs) PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Barry K. Wade and Master Sgt. Andrew Malkogainnis, 405th Civil Affairs Battalion, along with Jim Emery, Human Terrain Team member, meet with a village elder to discuss ways to improve the village’s sanitation in Kajakan Village, Shinwari district in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14. Along with Task Force Cyclone, 38th Infantry Division Soldiers, they have been in Afghanistan since June, focusing their efforts in Regional Command-East provinces working to improve the capacity of the Afghanistan population to feed and provide for themselves. (Photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. David W. Elmore, Task Force Cyclone, 38th Infantry Division Public Affairs) PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A child proudly walks away with a flying disc, given by a Kentucky Agri-business Development Team member in Kajakan Village, Shinwari district in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14. The Kentucky Agri-business Development Team has been working in Kajakan Village and the surrounding areas since July, overseeing reconstruction projects in eastern Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. David W. Elmore, Task Force Cyclone, 38th Infantry Division Public Affairs)