Archive: June, 2012

June 29, 2012

Afghan youth learn cultural diversity

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 29, 2012) — Female Engagement Team members with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, helped 40 Afghan youth expand their knowledge of the world through a cultural diversity youth shurah conducted June 23, 2012, at Combat Outpost Pinach.

June 28, 2012

Brothers in arms and in blood

TARIN KOT, Afghanistan (June 28, 2012) — While the Afghan National Army may be stationed at various places across the country, the Afghan National Police are in charge of security at the local level. Local law enforcement calls for people from the area or familiar with the area.

June 27, 2012

Afghan colonel works to free farmers from Taliban taxation

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 26, 2012) — Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Mirweis led his soldiers to victory in western Paktika province recently, improving the livelihood for the people of the province.

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.