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June 25, 2012

USACE to improve access to water and power in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (June 25, 2012) – The U.S. military and its coalition partners may be drawing down their combat missions in Afghanistan, but the next two years will continue to be busy for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South.

June 25, 2012

How sweet it is

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (June 26, 2012) — Farmers from Spin Boldak attended a shura on June 18, 2012, at the District Police Center to discuss ways to better harvest, pack, market and export the area's famous sweet melon crop. This was the first of many events planned that will link farmers and traders.

June 22, 2012

Army Corps of Engineers continues construction in Iraq

WINCHESTER, Va. (June 21, 2012) — Though its construction program is a fraction of what it once was in Iraq, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to manage $350 million in projects there to help build facilities for the sovereign nation.

June 20, 2012

Soldiers patrol to school, encourage students

ZHARAY DISTRICT, Afghanistan (June 20, 2012) — “Non-lethal projects are the biggest part of [counter-insurgency],” said 1st Lt. Nathan B. Mulcahy, a platoon leader in Bravo Troop. “This war isn’t measured in body counts or ground gained, it’s measured in progress with the Afghan people.”

June 19, 2012

Afghan Border Police lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

COMBAT OUTPOST LAKARAY, Afghanistan (June 18, 2012) — Afghan Border Police and International Security Assistance Force members participated in Operation Southern Strike II in the Spin Boldak district, here, June 2-16, 2012.

June 18, 2012

ANA Soldier stands out among peers

KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 18, 2012) — Members of the 3rd Battalion, 205th Brigade of the Afghan National Army trained with members of the 22nd Engineer Clearance Company, learning the capabilities of mine detection equipment, June 4.

June 18, 2012

Transitioning Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (June 18, 2012) — The Afghan National Police Officer Candidate cadets, who train and live at the Officer Candidate Academy on Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan for six months, carry with them the responsibility of securing Afghanistan.

June 15, 2012

USACE transfers $15.5 million Border Police Station in Paktia Province

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 15, 2012) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North teamed with the Afghanistan National Police and Technologies, Inc. to build a border police station along the Pakistan border in Gardez, Paktia province.

June 14, 2012

74th EOD training highlights partnership in Afghanistan

SHARANA, Afghanistan (June 14, 2012) — Members of the 74th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company have been conducting training for Afghan National Army soldiers here for the past 10 months.

June 13, 2012

Army to deliver fuel-efficient generators to Afghanistan

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 12, 2012) — The U.S. Army will soon field its next generation of operational energy to Afghanistan with a line of leaner, fuel-saving generators expected to transform the way power is delivered to the battlefield.