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Trip to the dentist: How partnership builds a healthier Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Joshua S. Edwards
129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – As the Afghan National Army Soldier lay in the dentist’s chair, visibly uncomfortable and in pain, the ANA dentist started probing the partially decayed tooth that was in need of extraction.

Despite being in a country where very few medical and dental facilities can be found, the ANA Garrison Support Unit Troop Medical Clinic located at Camp Parsa, an ANA training base, is a level-two healthcare facility that treats nearly 300 patients a week.

U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Kavanagh, a radiology specialist, Company C, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), consults with Afghan National Army Dentist Cpt. Mirwais Hussaini, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, through the use of an interpreter at Camp Parsa, April 14, 2013. The procedure was part of an ongoing partnership between ANA and U.S. Army medical personnel for ANA troops. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Joshua S. Edwards, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Kavanagh, a radiology specialist, Company C, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), consults with Afghan National Army Dentist Cpt. Mirwais Hussaini, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, through the use of an interpreter at Camp Parsa, April 14, 2013. The procedure was part of an ongoing partnership between ANA and U.S. Army medical personnel for ANA troops. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Joshua S. Edwards, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Task Force White Currahee improves ANSF capability, secures border

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Matt Graham
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

The CurraheesFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktika Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Task Force White Currahee and Afghan National Security Forces denied insurgents freedom of movement across the Pakistan during Operation Sarak Basta III from June 21st-23rd.

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division with their counterparts, the Afghan National Army Soldiers from the 2nd Kandak, 2nd Brigade of the 203rd Corps, and the Afghan Border Police of the 2nd Zone conducted the operation in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, prepare to conduct an air assault mission during the early morning hours on June 23rd. (Courtesy Photo)

Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, prepare to conduct an air assault mission during the early morning hours on June 23rd. (Courtesy Photo)

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Joint forces continue Marawara operations

 

Written by Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneKunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security and coalition forces from Task Force Bastogne continued operations in the Marawara District, Kunar Province April 3rd.

Operations began on March 29th, with the ASNF and coalition forces clearing the region around the villages of Sarowbay and Barawarlow Kalay.

An Afghan National Army soldier enters a house in Marawara District during a joint clearing, Operation Strong Eagle III, with Task Force No Slack Soldiers assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bastogne, in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province March 29th. Insurgents used the area to stage attacks on International Security Assistance Forces and civilians. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Cameron Boyd, 982nd Combat Camera)

An Afghan National Army soldier enters a house in Marawara District during a joint clearing, Operation Strong Eagle III, with Task Force No Slack Soldiers assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bastogne, in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province March 29th. Insurgents used the area to stage attacks on International Security Assistance Forces and civilians. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Cameron Boyd, 982nd Combat Camera)

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Historic peace shura held at Musa Kheyl outpost

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKhowst Province, Afghanistan – August 15th was an historic day, and what many see as a step in the right direction, when about 50 local elders and village leaders met with Afghan government officials at the remote Musa Kheyl Combat Outpost here for a peace shura.

The meeting was the first time members of the new Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan had come to the remote area, mainly due to security concerns.

The shura was made possible largely due to area tribes unifying and taking a stand against insurgents.

“The people were begging for the governor to come out and meet with them,” said U.S. Army Capt. Kyle Trottier, native of Los Alamos, NM, and assistant operations officer, 3rd Battalion, 320th Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. “They have made a strong case that they are here, they are united and they want government assistance.”

A local village elder (left) addresses the governor of Khowst Province, with his concerns and the needs of his village during a recent peace shura at Musa Kheyl Combat Outpost here Aug. 15th. Nearly 50 local tribal leaders and elders attended the historical meeting.  (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

A local village elder (left) addresses the governor of Khowst Province, with his concerns and the needs of his village during a recent peace shura at Musa Kheyl Combat Outpost here Aug. 15th. Nearly 50 local tribal leaders and elders attended the historical meeting. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Brent C. Powell, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division)

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ANSF, TF Iron Rakkasan begin Operation Shamshir in Ghazni Province

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division Patch187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansKhost Province, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and Soldiers from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, began the transition from the Paktika Province into the Ghazni Province with an air assault operation in support of Operation Shamshir in east Ghazni August 2nd-3rd.

Afghan National Army Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Regiment, took the lead in the operation and played a key role in the planning process.

Afghan Uniformed Policemen line up to load onto CH-47 Chinook Helicopters prior to an air assault operation in support of Operation Shamshir in Ghazni Province August 2nd. (U.S. Army Courtesy Photo)

Afghan Uniformed Policemen line up to load onto CH-47 Chinook Helicopters prior to an air assault operation in support of Operation Shamshir in Ghazni Province August 2nd. (U.S. Army Courtesy Photo)

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