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A local resident of the Sur Village pumps fresh drinking water Dec. 4. This is one of two wells assessed by the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Both wells were part of the Commander’s Emergency Relief Program, a program were units nominate projects to help bring essential services to Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Bonnie Hutchinson, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division)

FARAH, Afghanistan – Soldiers with “Jester” platoon, the military police element of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted an assessment of two wells in Sur Village, Dec. 4.

The wells are part of the Commander’s Emergency Relief Program, a program were units nominate projects to help bring essential services to Afghanistan.

“Although projects like this seem small in scale, they have a lasting and positive impact on the future of the local populace,” said Sgt. Randal Wilson, a soldier with HHC.

The first well the platoon assessed was an irrigation well, intended to help the village during the farming season. The second well holds drinking water, intended to improve the quality of life for the local populace.

“It was a great feeling to facilitate the well project for Sur Village,” Wilson said. Residents of the Sur Village demonstrated how both wells work. In the end, both wells were deemed fully functional.

“The village of Sur was very happy and thankful for the wells,” said Capt. Orande Roy, the commander of HHC. “These wells were also built at the perfect time, as the local populace transitions into the raining season and focuses on farming.”

“Essential service projects are an important part of our mission as we continue to assist in the improvement of basic standards of living,” Wilson said.


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Date Taken:12.04.2011

Date Posted:12.20.2011 09:48

Location:FARAH, AFGlobe

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