La Fayette Bridge operation

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Written by Task Force La Fayette PAO Wednesday, 30 December 2009 13:37

 

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Task Force La Fayette soldiers meet with Tagab valley citizen to find out how they can help them, during La Fayette Bridge Operation. Here, they study the possibility of building a dike to straighten a river in order to limit the erosion. (Photo by French Army SM Dominique Dhe, Task Force La Fayette)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan –Task Force Dragon and Black Rock lead a recon operation in south of Tagab valley, an area still relatively unknown, to establish contacts in the area, and assess different engineering project, Dec. 20-23.

During the three day operation, a shura had been organized with the Task Force La Fayette commander, French Brig. Gen. Marcel Druart; the 3rd Brigade, 201st Afghan National Army commander, Brig.  Gen. Paikan Zamrai; Task Force Dragon commander, French Col. Benoit Durieux; and the Tagab deputy governor, Mr. Akhunzada.


The TF La Fayette servicemen and women were also able to establish the location of a future bridge that will connect the Vermont road in the west to the “provincial reconstruction team” in the east.

They also made several contacts in the south of Tagab valley, which was one of the key points of the operation.

“First of all, it was for us to gain a foothold in a new area of responsibility”, explained the French command sergeant major responsible for the civilian military action staff. “In this context, we go into the villages, (make) contact with local officials and establish a first evaluation of population needs. After, we see at our level what we can do for them. Concretely on this operation, we have studied the possibility to build a (waterway) to straighten a river in order to limit the erosion; next, in a second village, we met with the population about a police station set up. Finally, in a third village, we (passed out blankets) for winter.”

 

 

 

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A child from the Tagab valley carries a blanket that was given to him by the Afghan National Army during La Fayette Bridge Operation. During the three day operation Task Force La Fayette and the 203rd Corps visited different villages in the Tagab valley and established the location of a future bridge. (Photo by French Army, SM Dominique Dhe, Task Force La Fayette)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Men of Task Force La Fayette make assess the location of a future bridge, which will connect the Vermont road in the West to the “provincial reconstruction team” in the East. (Photo by French Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jean-Charles Thorel, Task Force La Fayette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Task Force La Fayette commander, French Brig. Gen. Marcel Druart; the 3rd Brigade, 201st Afghan National Army commander, Brig. Gen. Paikan Zamrai; and the Tagab deputy governor, Mr. Akhunzada during the shura at the beginning of La Fayette Bridge operation. The operation consisted of establishing a presence in southern Tagab valley and established the location of the new bridge in the valley. (Photo by French Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jean-Charles Thorel, Task Force La Fayette)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2009 21:34