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Panjshir PRT attends celebratory Buzkashi game

 

Written by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Amber Ashcraft
Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Panjshir Province, Afghanistan – Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team members attended a Buzkashi match in Paryan District, April 7th.

Buzkashi, which literally translates to goat dragging, is the national sport of Afghanistan. The crowd consisted of more than a thousand people including local Afghans and several PRT members

Chapandaz, or Buzkashi players, fight for a calf carcass during a Buzkashi game in Paryan District, April 7th. More than 1,000 people including local Afghan villagers and Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team members attended the event. The chapandaz and their horses go through rigorous training before competing in the game. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Amber Ashcraft, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

Chapandaz, or Buzkashi players, fight for a calf carcass during a Buzkashi game in Paryan District, April 7th. More than 1,000 people including local Afghan villagers and Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team members attended the event. The chapandaz and their horses go through rigorous training before competing in the game. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Amber Ashcraft, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

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Panjshir PRT distributes school supplies

 

Written by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sean M. White, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Panjshir Province, Afghanistan – Students who attend the Kur Petab boys middle school in Khenj District here received new notebooks from members of the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team’s civil affairs team August 23rd.

The notebooks were donated by numerous friends and family members of the Panjshir PRT.

Kur Petab boys middle school students. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sean M. White, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team)

Kur Petab boys middle school students. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sean M. White, Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team)

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Afghans ride to enforce rules

 

Written by U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jason Smith Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Panjshir Province, Afghanistan – Members of the Kentucky National Guard Agribusiness Development Team with Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team delivered four brand-new Corola motorcycles to the Panjshir Province National Environmental Protection Agency director August 17th.

Now, the NEPA director says the agency can enforce standards and do the government’s work.

“We have a vehicle, but our vehicle was not able to go to a lot of places we needed to go,” said Abdul Monan, Panjshir NEPA director, through an interpreter. “We can say that we’re blessed now. We have motorcycles.”

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Casada (back, left), Kentucky National Guard Agribusiness Development Team leader with Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team, Abdul Monan (back, right), Panjshir National Environmental Protection Agency director, and three NEPA employees pose in front of brand new motorcycles.(Photo by U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jason Smith, Panjshir PRT Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Casada (back, left), Kentucky National Guard Agribusiness Development Team leader with Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team, Abdul Monan (back, right), Panjshir National Environmental Protection Agency director, and three NEPA employees pose in front of brand new motorcycles.(Photo by U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jason Smith, Panjshir PRT Public Affairs)

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Afghan fish farmer applies for grant

 

Written by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Holly Hess Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Panjshir Province, Afghanistan – The Kentucky National Guard Agribusiness Development Team with Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team visited a fish farm in Doabe Khwak village in Paryan district August 18th.

The team assisted the owner with paperwork to apply for a U.S. Government Micro Grant.

“The majority of the programs that exist are for the government,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Casada, ADT leader with the Panjshir PRT and London, KY, native. “This grant is for the private individual.” 

It is a two-page application process to apply for up to $10,000 in funding for a private business, he said.

“The private individual has more at stake because it is his livelihood,” said Casada. “If you have invested in a project and put a lot of work into it, you want to see it succeed.”

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Casada, Kentucky National Guard Agribusiness Development Team leader with Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team and London, KY, native, helps a Paryan district fish farmer, Abdul Aziz, fill out an application for a micro grant. The grant allows private business owners to apply for up to $10,000 in funding. The Kentucky National Guard ADT and Panjshir PRT are teaming up with the local entrepreneur to educate him on modern techniques and expand his business. (Photo by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Holly Hess, Panjshir PRT Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Casada, Kentucky National Guard Agribusiness Development Team leader with Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team and London, KY, native, helps a Paryan district fish farmer, Abdul Aziz, fill out an application for a micro grant. The grant allows private business owners to apply for up to $10,000 in funding. The Kentucky National Guard ADT and Panjshir PRT are teaming up with the local entrepreneur to educate him on modern techniques and expand his business. (Photo by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Holly Hess, Panjshir PRT Public Affairs)

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Afghans teach Afghans, Americans in background

 

Written by U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jason Smith Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Panjshir Province, Afghanistan -– Afghan National Police in the Rokha district of the Panjshir province are taking the lead in training much-needed skills to other members of the ANP.

ANP Captain Safat Ullah Sangee, Panjshir Operations Coordination Center-provincial, spends his days teaching map and compass reading techniques to police in each of the seven districts in the valley.

July 13th was the second day of Sangee’s three-day course at the Rokha Police Headquarters. Some of the things Sangee taught included how to use a protractor with a map, give grid coordinates, find grid coordinates, identify terrain features, and measure distance between points.

Afghan National Police Captain Safat Ullah Sangee, Panjshir Operations Coordination Center-Provincial, teaches a map and compass reading techniques class July 13th.Some of the things Sangee taught included how to use a protractor with a map, give grid coordinates, find grid coordinates, identify terrain features and measure distance between points. (Photo by U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jason Smith, PRT Panjshir Public Affairs)

Afghan National Police Captain Safat Ullah Sangee, Panjshir Operations Coordination Center-Provincial, teaches a map and compass reading techniques class July 13th.Some of the things Sangee taught included how to use a protractor with a map, give grid coordinates, find grid coordinates, identify terrain features and measure distance between points. (Photo by U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Jason Smith, PRT Panjshir Public Affairs)

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