PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A shopkeeper stands by his store in the Bagram Airfield bazaar Dec. 11. The bazaar brings in more than $30,000 into the local economy on a (click for more)
PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A member of the AUP performs a search during an AUP-led operation with Company A, 1st Battalion, 168 Infantry Regiment in Jaji District Dec. 16. (click for more)
KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Local children watch members of Kapisa PRT pass as they leave the Abdul Salam High School in Ghayn Valley Dec. 15. (click for more)
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Maj. Ted A. Broome (right), and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eleazar Vizcaino, both assigned to 358th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, evaluate a donkey at (click for more)
KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Haji Sher Badir, Manogai District subgovernor, speaks during the election ceremony for the Manogai District Community Council Dec. 9. (click for more)
GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Key elders listen intently while the U.S. and Polish ambassadors, Musa Khan, Ghazni provincial governor, and Amina Safi Afzaly, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, speak (click for more)
U.S. Army Maj. Loren Adams, veternarian from New Liberty, Iowa, supervises as an Afghan veterinarian puts final sutures into a neutered dog at a continuing education conference organized by the (click for more)
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Actor and comedian Robin Williams talks with U.S. Army Maj. Gen John F. Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East commander, before the (click for more)
GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, shakes a little girl's hand during the playground dedication at Ghazni City Orphanage in Ghazni Dec. 15. (click for more)
KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Brig. Gen. Marcel Druart, Task Force La Fayette commander, visited the Tagab valley with members of the Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team to open the new sports stadium in the valley, Feb. 4.
The project was jointly financed by the PRT and the French brigade and was constructed by more than fifty construction workers from the region.
For the inauguration, a volleyball competition was organized and made up of different teams throughout the province.
“People from Tagab are delighted to have this new sports grounds; young people will be able to practice their sports in better conditions, but this project also enabled to employ local craftsman,” said Mr. Najibullah, the head of the event. “It was really a good opportunity and we wish to take on a similar project.”
After the match and the handing out of awards, Druart gave the closing remarks.
“I am happy to be here today with all of you in order to assist to this sportive competition. It’s a happy and peaceful day. This stadium, it’s yours, it’s you who built it and it’s your athletes who will make it living. Today a big step is passing through because it’s clear that Tagab population wish to take charge of their future. Thanks again for inviting me. This day will stay in my mind.”
Task Force La Fayette ensures the security of the PRT and gives them the necessary Intel to conduct their operations. Task Force La Fayette Civilian-military actions shops ensure good coordination with all development projects in the area.
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