Event volunteers Army Staff Sgt. Holly Gilmore, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-435 Intel Analyst and Navy Lt. Denise Romeo, CJIATF-435 Assistant Staff Judge Advocate distribute care packages to an Afghan youth at a juvenile rehabilitation center in Kabul. Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. George Cloutier.
KABUL, Afghanistan (May 12, 2011) — Members from Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-435 visited a juvenile rehabilitation center in Kabul May 8 to distribute personal hygiene kits, towels, and school supplies to the youth at the center.
The supplies, along with new mattresses, were donated by the British Embassy and Operation Outreach Afghanistan and distributed by volunteers from CJIATF-435. Approximately 150 youths, both male and female, received care packages and new mattresses.
“It was one of the most rewarding and most memorable times I’ve had here,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Jones, CJIATF-435 Staff Judge Advocate paralegal and event volunteer. “It just felt good to see some of the guys out there, smiling, and happy to get some of the basic necessities that a lot of people take for granted.”
CJIATF-435, in partnership with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and U.S. interagency and international partners conducts operations in detention, corrections, judicial and biometrics in order to transition detention operations to Afghan control and promote Rule of Law.