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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 10:34

Mullen Urges Afghan President to Stop Corruption

WASHINGTON (Nov. 4, 2009) – Newly re-elected Afghan President Hamid Karzai must take significant measures to cut government corruption and establish its legitimacy, the top U.S. military officer said.

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Thursday, 05 November 2009 10:24

Osprey Joins the Fight in Afghanistan

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After making the long flight from the USS Bataan in the Indian Ocean the MV-22B 'Osprey' makes history entering Afghanistan and the Helmand province for the first time ever. Adding these aircraft to the rotary wing arsenal already in use by the Marine Aircraft Group 40, will further its capabilities in moving Marines and equipment around the Taskforce Leatherneck area of operation.
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province, Afghanistan (Nov. 5, 2009) – In another history-making moment for Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan, the first MV-22B Ospreys entered the Task Force Leatherneck area of operations today, alighting in three waves at Camp Bastion Airfield.
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Friday, 06 November 2009 10:17

Afghan Farmers Learn New Techniques

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Afghan farmers gather around a garden while working a practical exercise during an agricultural training class in Bermel, Afghanistan.
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 6, 2009) – Civil affairs members of the provincial reconstruction team hosted an Afghan-led agricultural training event in the Bermel district here.
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Friday, 13 November 2009 10:00

Afghan Leaders Discuss Reconciliation

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Army Col. Randy A. George meets with Afghan leaders and a U.S. State Department official to discuss ways to reconcile with Taliban and other Afghans who do not support the central government.
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 13, 2009) – Four provincial governors and a 21-member executive committee from the eastern Afghanistan peace and development jirga – a group of elders -- met in the Nangarhar governor’s compound Nov. 10 to discuss the group’s charter and its top priorities.
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Army Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua Savusa, command sergeant major for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, speaks with crews preparing the way for this summer's influx of some 21,000 additional troops.
KABUL, May 6, 2009 – Expansion efforts are well under way in southern Afghanistan, where most of the 21,000 troops deploying to the country this summer will be concentrated.
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Staff Sgt. Conrad Begaye stands before fellow soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, during a ceremony in Vicenza, Italy, June 30. Begaye was awarded the Silver Star for his valorous actions during an enemy ambush Nov. 9, 2007, in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province.
VICENZA, Italy (July 1, 2009) – Even as Army Staff Sgt. Conrad Begaye relived the firefight that took the lives of his fellow soldiers, and even as he was awarded the military’s third-highest honor for valor Tuesday, his thoughts were on his comrades.
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Members of the Task Force Warrior agribusiness development team meet with local farmers July 13 in Afghanistan’s Kapisa province in front of a newly installed grain bin. They visited the farmers to ensure proper assembly of grain bins and to assess agricultural projects.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (July 17, 2009) – Members of the Nebraska National Guard's Task Force Warrior agribusiness development team visited several villages in Afghanistan’s Kapisa province July 13 to assess grain bins that once occupied farmlands in Imperial, Neb.
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Capt. Jason Basilides speaks to local leaders through interpreter Najeeb Ghafoori during a foot patrol in the Deh Chopan district of Afghanistan’s Zabul province.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Aug. 7, 2009) – Soldiers of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, at Forward Operating Base Baylough have one mission: to disrupt the enemy.
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When a cement truck lost control and rolled over Aug. 21, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Army Master Sgt. Joseph Oswald was the first on the scene and rendered first aid to the Afghan driver.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Aug. 31, 2009) – As U.S. forces take extra precautions to protect civilian lives in southern Afghanistan, an Army reservist used his civilian skills to preserve the life of a local truck driver.
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Marines load an oversized floodlight onto a flatbed truck at Camp Taqaddum, Oct. 21. Marines and Sailors with CLR-27 (Fwd) are participating in the responsible drawdown by removing equipment and gear from Iraq.
CAMP TAQADDUM (Nov. 3, 2009) — Marine Corps participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom is drawing to a close, and Marines and Sailors are preparing equipment for shipment back home or to other parts of the world.
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