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Texas infantry battalion provides security in eastern Afghanistan Sgt. Roland Hale

A soldier deployed to Afghanistan with the Texas Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion (Airborne), 143rd Infantry Regiment, scans a town in Kapisa province from a rooftop during a mission, Aug. 2, 2012.

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A Texas Army National Guard battalion deployed to eastern Afghanistan in February to provide security for a U.S. provincial reconstruction team charged with conducting governance and development missions here.

The state’s only airborne infantry battalion, the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 143rd Infantry Regiment, has spent the last six months protecting Provincial Reconstruction Team Kapisa as it coordinated projects across the mountainous eastern province.

From funding road repair to putting the finishing touches on schools built for local children - both girls and boys - the PRT's missions have been made possible by the protective presence of their Texas troopers.

The following is a collection of photos taken on two of the battalion’s recent missions in Kapisa.


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This work, In Photos: Texas infantry battalion provides security in eastern Afghanistan, by SGT Roland Hale, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.17.2012

Date Posted:08.17.2012 07:59

Location:KAPISA PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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