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April 10, 2011

Weekly report
Featured Story
Afghan border patrolman
exemplifies leadership
Sgt. Wali Jan shows how Afghans have what it
takes to take responsibility for their nation's
security. Wali Jan is currently enrolled in the
NCO course at the Joint Security Academy
Southwest ... (Watch Video)

Video by Lance Cpl. Bryan Nygaard

RAF police officer tackles drug


production in Helmand
Thanks, in part, to the efforts of an RAF police officer
there has been a six-fold increase in the disruption to
narcotics production in Helmand province in the last
year … (Read Story)

Story courtesy of Task Force Helmand


Army vets help to develop Helmand’s
rural economy
A veterinary outreach program in Nad 'Ali conducted
by the Royal Army Veterinary Corps helps farmers
and livestock owners in remote corners of Helmand
province ... (Read Story)

Story courtesy of Task Force Helmand

Helmand provincial governor


attends AUP graduation

Helmand provincial governor, Gulab Mangal,


attended an Afghan Uniformed Police graduation
ceremony at the Joint Security Academy
Southwest … (Read Story) (Listen to interview)

Story by Cpl. Adam Leyendecker, RC (SW)

Chaplains bring religious program


to far reaches of Afghanistan
For service members who do not have regular
access to religious services, Regional Command
Southwest chaplains launched Holy Helos…
(Read Story) (Watch Video)

Story by Lance Cpl. Katherine Salano, RC (SW)


Video by Lance Cpl. Daniel Wulz, RC (SW)
ANA, Marines teach Afghan
soldiers infantry classes
Afghanistan National Army instructors and
Marines from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine
Regiment, began follow-on infantry training for
ANA soldiers… (Read Story)

Story by Lance Cpl. Phillip Clark, RCT-1

Marine bases burst with bottled


water

Despite the arid climate, the Marines here


have little fear of depleting their water
supply … (Read Story)

Story by Sgt. Jesse Stence, RCT-1

Marines build bridges by


destroying one

U.S. Marines conducting counterinsurgency


operations earned the trust and confidence of
local villagers first by building a bridge ... then
by destroying it … (Read Story)

Story by Gunnery Sgt. Bryce Piper, RCT-8


Sky no limit for Marine crew chief

Cpl. Erin C. Pesti is afraid of heights, but she


said that doesn’t keep her down … (Read
Story)

Story by Cpl. Rashaun James, 2nd MAW

Marines train ANA on radio


operations
Soldiers with the 5th Kandak of the Afghan
National Army can now communicate properly
using radios and teach their fellow soldiers … (Read
Story) (Watch Video)

Story and video by Sgt. Rachael Moore, 2nd MLG

ANA on the road to independence

Soldiers with the 5th Kandak of the Afghan National


Army and Marines and sailors with the Embedded
Partnering Team resupply the 2nd Kandak of the ANA …
(Read Story)

Story by Sgt. Rachael Moore, 2nd MLG


For additional stories involving Regional Command Southwest,
see the links below:

Regional Command Southwest


2nd Marine Division
RCT-1
RCT-8
nd
2 Marine Aircraft Wing
2nd Marine Logistics Group
Task Force Helmand