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Tobin’s Pass: Bridging a river, bonding the people

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes
Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Parwan Province, Afghanistan – From pursuing insurgents over the daunting mountain peaks of Afghanistan to rescuing a local villager’s car over a 130-foot bank, the Soldiers of 2nd Platoon, Troop A, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, have proven their dedication to the people of Afghanistan and fortified a steadfast bond with the people of Parwan Province.

Nowhere is this bond more evident than in the Ghorband District Center where laughter and song poured out of the small concrete buildings as they spent evenings sitting side-by-side cross-legged on pillows with their Afghan National Police counterparts.

A local villager and his goats cross the old make-shift bridge Soldiers from the 2nd and Mortar Platoons of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, replaced with a 150-foot bridge Nov. 10th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)

A local villager and his goats cross the old make-shift bridge Soldiers from the 2nd and Mortar Platoons of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, replaced with a 150-foot bridge Nov. 10th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team)

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New literacy program educates Afghan children

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes
Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) 
 
Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Afghan children participate in a new literacy program at the Egyptian Field Hospital. The program, which started about one month ago, is facilitated by members of the Combined Joint Task Force 101 Human Terrain Analysis Team to educate children who visit the Egyptian Hospital for Women and Children’s Day every Thursday and Sunday.

An Afghan child participates in a new literacy program at the Egyptian Field Hospital here Oct. 28th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain))

An Afghan child participates in a new literacy program at the Egyptian Field Hospital here Oct. 28th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain))

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Bagram Airfield hosts Geraldo show

 

Written by Photos by U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Espie
Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Geraldo Rivera was at Bagram Airfield on October 25th interviewing soldiers and taping a live show.

More than 200 servicemembers from various units on BAF attended the live taping of the show. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell discussed the efforts of troops in RC-East who are assisting the Afghan government to provide security for the citizens of Afghanistan, create sustainable development projects and enhance their governing capabilities.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, Regional Command-East, Combined Joint Task Force-101 commander, conducts an interview with news show host Geraldo Rivera here Oct. 25th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Espie, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, Regional Command-East, Combined Joint Task Force-101 commander, conducts an interview with news show host Geraldo Rivera here Oct. 25th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Espie, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs)

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More than 600 servicemembers attend Women’s Equality Day run

 

Written by U.S Army Pfc. Roy Mercon, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs  

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan –  The Women’s Equality Day five-kilometer run was held August 26th. First established in 1971, the date commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave U.S. women full voting rights in 1920.

More than 600 servicemembers ran or walked in the event.

Two Soldiers and a Sailor show the commemorative T-shirt they each received at the completion of Bagram Airfield’s Women’s Equality Day five-kilometer run Aug. 26th. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Roy Mercon, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs)

Two Soldiers and a Sailor show the commemorative T-shirt they each received at the completion of Bagram Airfield’s Women’s Equality Day five-kilometer run Aug. 26th. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Roy Mercon, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs)

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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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Kentucky ADT inspects beehive project

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Kristina L. Gupton, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 982nd Combat Camera

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Kapisa Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Capt. Bobbie Mayes, the women’s empowerment coordinator with the Kentucky Agribusiness Development Team and a resident of Lawrenceburg, KY, demonstrates how to keep ants away from the beehives by sprinkling foot powder around the base of the hive at the Al-Bironi University farm here August 23rd.

Mayes has visited the site before and donated a beehive and training guide to the university to help with the growth of the bees and increase honey production.

U.S. Army Capt. Bobbie Mayes - (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kristina L. Gupton, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 982nd Combat Camera)

U.S. Army Capt. Bobbie Mayes - (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Kristina L. Gupton, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 982nd Combat Camera)

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Two insurgents captured in Bagram district

 

Written by Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Parwan Province, Afghanistan – Two insurgents were captured by Coalition Forces in the Bagram District August 21st.

The insurgents were captured after a Coalition Forces patrol was attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire. Afghan National Police from the Bagram district arrived and assisted with searching the area for additional insurgents and weapons.

Coalition Forces and the ANP recovered one rocket propelled grenade, one AK-47 assault rifle with three magazines of ammunition and one fragmentation grenade at the scene of the attack. «Read the rest of this article»

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TF Wolverine Soldiers help villagers in Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Pfc. Roy Mercon Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Parwan Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with Company A, 86th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Task Force Wolverine conducted two key leader engagements and a presence patrol in the villages of Bajawri and Qaleh-Ye Mirza Jalal August 16th.

During the engagements, U.S. Army 1st Lt. William Spears, a platoon leader from Chicago, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Boos, an infantryman from Wilmington, VT, led the discussion with the villages’ Malik, or village elder. Their purpose was to talk with the village leaders to find out if their needs had changed since the last visit.

Boos and his troops have visited the village of Bajawri several times. In this follow-up engagement, the needs of the village remained the same.

)”]U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Boos, discusses a possible well site with the Malik or village elder, of the village of Qaleh-Ye Mirza Jalal. The Soldiers conducted two key leader engagements and a presence patrol in the villages of Bajawri and Qaleh-Ye Mirza Jalal August 16th. During the engagements, U.S. Army 1st Lt. William Spears, a platoon leader from Chicago, and Boos, led discussions with the villages’ Maliks. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Roy Mercon, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team [Mountain]) «Read the rest of this article»

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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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