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Coalition forces give aid to flooded village

 

Written by U.S. Army Pfc. Roy Mercon Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain)

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Parwan Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment distributed much needed supplies to the village of Bashikal in Parwan province during a humanitarian aid mission August 25th.

The village was recently affected by flooding that caused damage to several villages in the area.

“What we [coalition forces] are trying to do is to distribute aid to those villages affected by the floods,” said U.S. Army Capt. Terrance McIntosh, a civil affairs officer from Phoenix. McIntosh and his team went to the village to distribute aid, including rice and cooking oil, among other items.

U.S. Army Capt. Terrance McIntosh, a Phoenix native and civil affairs officer from Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, distributes much needed supplies to the villages of Bashikal in Parwan province during a humanitarian aid mission Aug 25th. Distributing humanitarian aid to these villages is also helping the relations between the local villagers and coalition forces, said McIntosh. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Roy Mercon, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team [Mountain])

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Local radio station gains popularity in ‘the Pech’

 

Written by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchCamp Blessing, Afghanistan – In the Pech River Valley, a good radio station is hard to come by.

But in Nangalam, a city dubbed as the “Jewel of the Pech” in the war–torn country’s Kunar Province, there is one radio station in the area – 101.1 FM, the “Voice of the Pech.”

According to CIA statistics, 62 percent of all residents in Afghanistan are illiterate. Because of this fact alone, radio plays an important role in the lives of Afghans throughout the country, and specifically in the “Pech.”

“Locals depend on radio for many things, like news and information,” said Abdulsalam Omary, broadcasting manager for the Voice of the Pech. “We try to do our best to have different programming for the people of Nangalam. Our most popular programming is music, Islamic poetry and also our call-in shows.”

Abdulsalam Omary, “Voice of the Pech” broadcasting manager, reviews a press release with U.S. Army 1st Lt. Aaron Barker of Key West, FL, from Task Force Bulldog’s fires and effects coordination cell, before going on the air July 19th.(Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment)

Abdulsalam Omary, “Voice of the Pech” broadcasting manager, reviews a press release with U.S. Army 1st Lt. Aaron Barker of Key West, FL, from Task Force Bulldog’s fires and effects coordination cell, before going on the air July 19th.(Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment)

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Marawara District Shura after Operation Strong Eagle II

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKunar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Maj. William Rockerfeller, the Battalion Operations Officer with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, listens in during a district Shura at the conclusion of Operation Strong Eagle II in the Daridam village of eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province July 19th.

During the Shura, provincial and district leaders encouraged villagers to return to their homes and discussed the best place to distribute human aid. Operation Strong Eagle II cleared insurgents from the nearby village of Chenar and extended the reach of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The operation took place in the Ghaki Valley and involved approximately 425 Coalition Forces.

(Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

(Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Preparing for Operation Strong Eagle II

 

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Coalition Forces leaders review tactical details of Operation Strong Eagle II at Forward Operating Base Joyce July 18th. The goal of the operation was to clear insurgents from the village of Chenar, deny them safe haven and extend the reach of reach of Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The operation took place in the Ghaki Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province and involved approximately 425 Coalition Forces.

(Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

(Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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No Slack scouts and mortarmen guard Marawara

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Albert L. Kelley 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKunar Province, Afghanistan – Coalition forces recently pushed insurgents out of the Marawara District in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province, July 4th.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, are setting up permanent outposts to secure the area and prevent insurgents from returning.

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Marawara air assault combines Afghan-U.S. security efforts

 

by Bagram Media Center

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – A combined forces operation to search for weapons caches and insurgents, lead by the Afghan National Security Forces with Coalition forces support, continued in the Marawara district, today.

The operation had begun, with an air assault combined force of about 700 ANSF and Coalition forces, at 3:00am near the town of Daridam, June 27th. «Read the rest of this article»

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