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ANA 2/209th first operational route clearance company, northern Afghanistan

Route clearance vehicles from the 2/209th Route Clearance Company, Afghan National Army, along with the U.S. Army 190th Engineer Company, Task Force Roughneck, Task Force Sword, and other units line up for refueling during Operation Desert Dragon in the Charah Darah district. The operation was the first led ANA route clearance mission in northern Afghanistan.



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This work, ANA 2/209th first operational route clearance company, northern Afghanistan [Image 3 of 3], by SFC Glenn Sierra, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.08.2011

Date Posted:01.04.2012 00:57

Photo ID:506024

VIRIN:111208-A-AD848-106

Resolution:2288x1712

Size:455.08 KB

Location:KUNDUZ, AFGlobe

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  • U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathan Reaves (far left) from Morristown, Tenn., with the 190th Engineer Company, Task Force Roughneck, Task Force Sword, uses an interpreter to teach Afghan soldiers from the 2/209th Route Clearance Company, Afghan National Army, how to use a robot to their advantage, during partnership training, Nov. 1. U.S. and coalition forces have been training ANA soldiers in current military methods in order for the Afghans to defeat insurgents located here. (Photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Marc Lawson, 190th Engineer Company Operations Officer)
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Audie Smitley (kneeling) from Sevierville, Tenn., with the 190th Engineer Company, Task Force Roughneck, Task Force Sword uses an interpreter to explain dismounted tactics, techniques, and procedures to Afghan soldiers from the 2/209th Route Clearance Company, Afghan National Army, during improvised explosive devices partnership training on Forward Operating Base Kunduz, Nov. 1. U.S. and coalition forces have been training ANA soldiers in current military methods in order for the Afghans to defeat insurgents located here. (Photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Marc Lawson, 190th Engineer Company Operations Officer)
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Frank Turner (bottom center) from Merrillville, Tenn., with the 190th Engineer Company, Task Force Roughneck, Task Force Sword uses an interpreter to teach Afghan soldiers from the 2/209th Route Clearance Company, Afghan National Army, how to rectify potential problems they might have with the turrets on their Humvees, during partnership training, Nov. 1. U.S. and coalition forces have been training ANA soldiers in current military methods in order for the Afghans to defeat insurgents located here. (Photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Marc Lawson, 190th Engineer Company Operations Officer)
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Miguel Colon (center) and 1st Lt. Jose Hernandez (right) both with the 1014th Sapper Company, Task Force Roughneck, Task Force Sword, from Hato Ray, Puerto Rico, who mentors the Afghan National Army 209th Route Clearance Company, awards the selected “outstanding” ANA combat engineer with new Velcro name and service tape at the conclusion of the validation ceremony at the Consolidated Field Center at Forward Operation Base Blackhorse, Dec. 28, 2011. The ANA uses the CFC for advanced individual and collective training in several combat arm branches including infantry, artillery and combat engineering.

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