Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Sunshine from Afghanistan 3/08/2006

U.S. Troops Improve Quality of Life for Afghan Villagers
By Staff Sgt. Marti Ribeiro
Combined Joint Task Force 76 Public Affairs
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- To an American Soldier, stepping into Mollai is like stepping back in time; mud huts, with no indoor plumbing or electricity and built into the side of a mountain across from their main water source – a mountain stream.

Librarian Contributes to Future of Afghan Women
Story by Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Bates
Office of Security Cooperation - Afghanistan Public Affairs
KABUL , Afghanistan – Hers is a world of bindings, catalogues and books. As the librarian for the newly created library at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan, Nahid is in control of this world.

Construction Company Breaks Ground on Khost to Gardez Road
Story and photos by Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Matsushige
Task Force Devil Public Affairs
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan – In the Mandozai district of Khost province, Gardez-based Zurmat Construction Company broke ground on the 98-km road being built to join the provinces of Khost and Gardez.

Allies Mark Dam Opening
By Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pintagro
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan – Key American and Afghan leaders joined provincial irrigation managers, engineers and U.S. Civil Affairs personnel to mark the completion of a water-diversion dam in Khowst Province...

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