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Biometrics, Guardians of Peace enhance security

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Task Force Currahee Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division visited Jani Khel, Paktika Province to meet with elders during a shura February 10th. During the visit, the Soldiers continued their efforts to increase their biometrics data archives and distribute information on the Afghan Guardians of Peace program.

“We went to the village to have a shura with the elders, so we could sit down and hear their concerns,” said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Jansky, 3rd Squad, 3rd Platoon counter insurgency team noncommissioned officer in charge with Company C, 1st Bn., 506th Inf. Reg., 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Div., and native of Towner, ND. “We then took the opportunity to enhance our biometric database by using the (hand-held interagency identity detection equipment) system to scan some of the males in the village.”

U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Stankiewicz, an infantryman with 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native of Kenosha, WI, distributes flyers informing the people of the Afghan Guardians of Peace Program during the squad’s visit to Jani Khel Feb. 10th. (Photo by Kurt Muncy, Task Force Currahee)

U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Stankiewicz, an infantryman with 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and native of Kenosha, WI, distributes flyers informing the people of the Afghan Guardians of Peace Program during the squad’s visit to Jani Khel Feb. 10th. (Photo by Kurt Muncy, Task Force Currahee)

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