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    Freedom Watch Update

    Video | AFN Afghanistan

    About

    Features stories about military service members serving in Afghanistan. Provided by American Forces Network Afghanistan.



    Episodes


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 31

      U.S. troops voice their opinions on how they see the Afghan National Army progressing in Nangarhar Province. Includes interview with Sgt. Steven Nguyen and Sgt. Steven Basinger, SFAAT Advisory Team.

      07/30/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 29

      Marines from the Regional Corps Battle School train Afghan artillerymen in the D-30 Howitzer. Produced by Staff Sgt. John Archiquette. Includes soundbites from 1st Lt. Steven Craig, RCBS Fires advisor, and ANA Staff Sgt. Zabi Ullah, RCBS student.

      07/28/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 26

      SSG Xaime Hernandez introduces us to the Kabul Drive Team. Description: The Joint Engineer Personal Security Detail Drive Team in Kabul, Afghanistan, provides safe transportation throughout the city. Soundbites include SSG Alfredo Guerrero - Drive Team Coordinator and SPC Jason Lucas - Drive Team Leader. Produced by SSG Zaime Hernandez. Also available in High Definition.

      07/25/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 25

      Security Forces Assistance Team Archangel travels to FOB Shinwar one last time to commemorate a successful end to their advisory mission with their Afghan counterparts. Soundbites include 1st Lt. Kyle Harnitchek - Operations Advisor. Also available in High Definition.

      07/24/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 24

      This edition features a story on Sgt. Carl Greenwell telling us about the transition to Afghan Securtiy forces in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Also available in high definition

      07/23/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 22

      Soldiers go through in-country training while on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan to prepare them to take care of their own in the event of a casualty event. Also available in high definition.

      07/21/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 23

      This edition features a story on Gen. Dempsey visiting service members at Mazar-e-Sharif. Also available in high definition.

      07/21/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 18

      Navy Seabee honors late step-father by raising funeral flag over Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

      07/17/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 19

      Military members from the New Kabul Compound recently visited Anna's Education Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, to donate supplies and other items. Soundbites include Nancy Joffrion - Joint Engineering Senior Financial Analyst; LT Jana Staron - USFOR - A Logistics and CPT Charles Smith - 1st Theater Sustainment Command. Produced by PO2 Omar Dominquez. Also available in High Definition.

      07/17/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 17

      This edition features a story on Afghan National Army and ISAF troops helping to ensure Kandahar is ready for the upcoming elections. Also available in high definition

      07/15/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 16

      Insha'Allah Airlines allows Afghan soldiers to take leave using air travel rather than ground travel. Includes sound bites from Capt. Jeffrey Osgood, Aviation Liaison Officer. Also available in high definition.

      07/14/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 15

      This edition features a story on the Afghan Air Force gaining a new casualty evacuation capability. Also available in high definition

      07/13/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 11

      39th JMCB hosts the first "Lieutenant's Conference" for mobility junior officers at Bagram Air Field.

      07/10/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 12

      An Army unit assists Afghans in coordinating operations effectively and efficiently throughout Kandahar. Includes soundbites from 1st Lt. Kyle Lewis, Texas National Guard.

      07/10/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 9

      Two Army Brigades form a joint partnership to reduce the amount of time and effort units must expend turning in their unused supplies. Includes sound bites from Capt. Lee Berry, Redistribution Log. Officer; Pfc. Derek Champange, Vehicle Mechanic and Spc. Trevor Davis, Ammunition Specialist. Also available in high definition.

      07/07/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 5

      The bond between military working dogs and their handlers is strong. Soundbites include SSG Terry Young - Military Working Dog Handler and SPC Cody Kramer - Demonstration Participant. Produced by CPL. Joshua DeFour. Also available in High Definition.

      07/04/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 8

      U.S. military members deployed to Afghanistan participated in a Naturalization Ceremony and were able to get their citizenship. Also available in high definition

      07/04/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 4

      This edition features a story on U.S. Air Force training the Afghan Air Force on how to fly and maintain the C-208. Also available in high definition

      07/03/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 3

      Service members at Kandahar Airfield observe the first lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender pride event in a deployed environment. Produced by Cpl. Casimir Krul. Includes soundbites from Spc. Ro Krueger, former Marine Sgt. Daniel Leyvadiaz, and LS2 Lee Reinhart, members of the LGBT Community.

      07/02/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 9

      Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment received the Purple Heart from the Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph Westphal. Includes sound bites from Pfc. Steven Bergen, Purple Heart Recipient and Dr. Joseph Westphal. Also available in high definition.

      07/01/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 26

      Pfc. Wil'dreka Legree, an Air Traffic Controller, volunteers to be a Chinook helicopter gunner.

      06/25/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 27

      U.S. Air Force pilots mentor Afghan Air Force pilots. Includes sound bites from Capt. Jeremy Powell, Afghan Air Force Advisor. Also available in high definition.

      06/24/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 25

      Service members are provided many ways of dealing with PTSD. The Kandahar Warrior Recovery Center helps them deal with their problems before returning home. Also available in high definition

      06/24/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 24

      The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, talks about why he visits Afghanistan and how it helps the mission. Also available in high definition.

      06/23/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jun 21

      Maj. Gen. James Richardson assumes duties as deputy commander, Joint Operational Headquarters.

      06/20/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 20

      SPC Ryan Leonard talks about how he supports the mission in Afghanistan by providing pay support.

      06/19/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jun 17

      Soldiers on Bagram Air Field celebrate the Army Birthday. Includes sound bites from Pfc. Terra Parker, Youngest Soldier, 39th JMCB, Spc. Randall Renfrow, Soldier, 39th JMCB and 1st Lt. Shawn Zima, Soldier, 39th JMCB.

      06/16/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jun 18

      The Under Secretary of the Army visits troops in Afghanistan. Includes sound bites from Dr. Joseph Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army.

      06/16/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jun 19

      Service members graduate at Kandahar Air Field. Includes sound bites from Staff Sgt. Ricardo Padilla, Forward Operating Graduate.

      06/16/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 13th

      Soldiers graduate at Camp Marmal. Includes soundbites from Capt. Stephen Petermann - MBA Graduate. Produced by PO2 Scott Bourque.

      06/12/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 14th

      Freedom Watch Update June 14th.A Sailor gets promoted by the Secretary of the Navy. Includes sound bites from LTJG Morgan Alcalay, New Promotee.

      06/12/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 12

      A Marine unit withstands austere conditions to complete their mission. Includes sound bites from Sgt. William Coffey and Cpl. Joshua Miller, 2nd Radio Battalion and Lance Cpl. John Mole, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines.

      06/11/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 10

      Afghans learn the basics of forensic science. Description: A class teaches a group of Afghans some forensic basics. Soundbites include Jon Hanning - Chief Instructor and Asifi Amrullah - Defense Attorney. Produced by PO1 Xander Gamble.

      06/07/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 11

      Training helps prepare U.S. forces for an insider threat. Description: An exercise prepares people for an insider threat. Soundbites include CPL Thomas Cordell - International MP, KAF and SGT Cody Steelman - International MP, KAF. Produced by Cpl Joshua DeFour.

      06/07/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 6

      U.S. forces pack up and pass on their legacy to the Afghans as they leave their combat outpost. Soundbites include PV2 Tanner Markham - 6/4 Cavalry and PFC Koree Pereira - 6/4 Cavalry. Produced by PO2 Scott Bourque.

      06/06/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 3

      A unit travels around Afghanistan repairing broken items at different locations. Includes sound bites from TSgt Jacob Villavicencio, C-SMART Alpha Team Lead, Senior Airman Jonathan Copeland, C-SMART Team Member and Maj. Rich Schildman, FOB Resident.

      06/02/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 31

      Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Airmen sponsored a 5k run open to all members stationed at Camp Kaia, Afghanistan in honor of their fallen comrades . After the run, Colonel Keith Teister, commander 504th EASOG, unveiled a memorial of one of their Airmen that would hang on the wall of heroes. Soundbites include COL Keith Teister - Commander, 504th EASOG; Capt. Lisa White - 504th EASOG and SSgt. Jimmy Takach - 111th ASOC. Produced by PO2 Omar Dominquez. Also available in High Definition.

      05/31/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 5

      Soldiers use Cross-Fit to stay in shape during their deployment. Includes sound bites from Sgt. Drew Trajanowski, Cross Fit Trainier; Capt. William Cave, Cross Fit Coach and Spc. Jeremy Huggins, Cross Fitter.

      05/31/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 7

      An Afghan translator risks his life to ensure the mission is met. Includes sound bites from "Ranger Eric", Afghan Translator.

      05/31/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 4

      The commander of U.S. European Command, Gen. Philip Breedlove, talks about the way forward for troops in Afghanistan.

      05/31/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 30

      Story about the 7th US Cavalry and their unique uniforms. Soundbites include CSM Michael Mingle - 3/7 Cavalry; LTC Lance Varney - 3/7 Cavalry Commander; SPC Kelly Short - 3/7 Cavalry and 1LT Andy Bastone - 3/7 Cavalry. Also available in High Definition.

      05/28/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 29

      This edition features a story about College Graduation on Bagram Air Base. Also available in high definition

      05/28/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 28

      Story about a platoon leaving its ANP representative for the last time. Includes sound bites from Spc. Todd Gillman, Platoon Security and 1st Lt. Ryan Barber, Platoon Leader. Also available in high definition.

      05/27/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 24

      AFN Afghanistan FWU, May 24th Story about ANA training on explosives.

      05/23/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 23

      This edition features a story on the armory at Bagram. Also available in high definition

      05/22/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 22

      This edition features a story about C-SMART team and how they're contributing to the fight in Afghanistan. Also available in high definition

      05/21/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 20

      This edition features a story on the Secretary of the Navy visiting Afghanistan to talk to Sailors and Marines. Also available in high definition

      05/19/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 21

      This edition features a story about the guitarist in the "28 Campaigns" band. Also available in high definition

      05/19/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 16

      Long Range Radar Marines with Marine Air Control Squadron 1, deploy to Afghanistan.

      05/15/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 15

      U.S. Air Force Contracting Specialist, Staff Sgt. Dennis Landry, talks about his job. Also available in high definition.

      05/14/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 14

      Story about the important role civil affairs teams play in the future development of Afghanistan. Produced by Airman 1st Class Kellen Carr. Includes soundbites from 1st Lt. Andy Bastone, PLT leader, Spc. Kelly Short, security, and Sgt. Steven Johnson, security.

      05/13/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update: TOA

      This edition features a story on a transfer of authority ceremony between III Corps and V Corps in Kabul, Afghanistan. Also available in high definition

      05/12/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 9

      Two Chinook pilots tell the story of how they met, fell in love, and got married, and what life is like deployed together. Soundbites include CW2 Tara & Darren Bradley - Chinook Couple. Produced SSG David Birchfield. Also available in High Definition.

      05/09/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 6

      U.S. Army soldiers train Afghan military members how to better secure their entry control points.

      05/04/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 7

      Service members in Afghanistan train pilots how to train the next generation of Afghan pilots.

      05/04/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 1

      US Army Reserve Soldiers in Afghanistan celebrate the USAR birthday. Includes sound bites from CW5 Phyllis Wilson, Command Chief, USAR. Also available in high definition.

      05/01/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 2

      This edition features a story on how remotely operated planes help ground troops in Afghanistan complete the mission.

      04/29/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 3

      A Marine and his team help retrograde a base in Afghanistan. Also available in high definition

      04/29/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 30

      Staff Sgt. Charles Grigley, 1-38 Infantry Regiment, teaches Afghan soldiers how to fire mortars. Produced by Sgt. Keith Burghardt, hosted by Senior Airman Stephanie Palmisano.

      04/29/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 29

      Service members in Kabul train Afghan Air Force service members how to fly, both in class, and in the air. Also available in high definition

      04/28/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 24

      The caped crusader, Bagram Batman, provides health and safety tips to the service members stationed in Afghanistan. Includes sound bites from Spc. Nico Vallone, Devoted Fan. Also available in high definition.

      04/23/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 23

      Service members in Afghanistan talk about what it takes to be a member of the 1000 pound club. Includes sound bites from Staff Sgt. Joe Schiro, 1000 Pound Challenger and Capt. Darren Siedschlag, Medical Doctor. Also available in high definition.

      04/22/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 26

      Airmen in Afghanistan run to remember those that have given their lives for their country. Includes sound bites from Lt. Col. Stephen Scott, Master Sgt. Michael Brooks, Lt. Col. Joseph Fletcher, and Master Sgt. Christine David-Wood, TACP Runners. Also available in high definition.

      04/22/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 25

      SFAAT 6 trains the Afghan Local Police on tactics, techniques and procedures. Includes sound bites from Ali Ahmad, Afghan Soldier and Lt. Col. Haji Hesmatullah Muradi, Ah Band District Chief of police. Also available in high definition.

      04/22/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Apr 22

      This edition features a story on Dan Rather visiting Afghanistan and talking about retrograde. Also available in high definition

      04/21/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 17

      SSG Christina Gray talks about her goals as a career soldier in Afghanistan. Hosted by Senior Airman Stephanie Palmisano. Also available in high definition.

      04/16/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 19

      This edition features a story on Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Taylor maintaining aircraft and talking about why he loves his job. Also available in high definition

      04/15/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 16

      This edition features a story on occupational therapist Lt. Stephanie Perez helping service members recover from injuries. Also available in high definition

      04/15/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 18

      Marine Captain Jake Owens talks about how his team helps train the Afghan soldiers to fire artillery. Hosted by Senior Airman Stephanie Palmisano. Produced by Cpl. Ivan Vasquez. Includes soundbites from Capt. Jake Owens, 1/215 Brigade Advisor Team.

      04/15/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 14

      Afghan Hands in Kabul visit a local restaurant to practice the local language and taste the local flavors. Also available in high definition

      04/14/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 12

      This edition features a story on JJ Watt visiting Kandahar to say thank you to the troops. Also available in high definition

      04/09/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 11

      This edition features a story on service members of multiple nations in Kabul, Afghanistan participating in a Firefighter competition. Also available in high definition

      04/09/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 10

      LTC James Davis explains how his retrograde team supports the mission in Afghanistan.

      04/06/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 9

      This edition features a story on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators in Afghanistan explaining how they help complete the mission. Produced by Sgt. Bryan James. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Bourque. Includes soundbites from Cpl. Joseph Barron, UAV systems maintainer, and Spc. Christian Gianfrancesco, UAV operator.

      04/05/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 8

      This edition features a story on Kandahar Air Field moustache-bearers participating in a 5k race to celebrate their moustaches. Produced by Cpl. Ivan Vasquez. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Bourque.

      04/05/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 5

      This edition features a story on Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry visiting Afghanistan as a part of Operation Proper Exit. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Bourque. Produced by Petty Officer 2nd Class Omar Dominquez. Includes soundbites from SFC Petry and Rick Kell, executive director, Operation Proper Exit.

      04/04/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 4

      This edition features a story on the Ab Band District police chief meeting with Security Forces Advise and Assist Team 6 during his visit to Forward Operating Base Arian. Hosted by Petty Officer 1st Class Xander Gamble. Produced by Sgt. Bryan James. Includes soundbites from 1st Lt. Michael Ward, SFAAT 6 logistics advisor, and Sgt. Brandon Finley, SFAAT 6 fire support NCO. Available in high definition.

      04/03/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 3

      This edition features a story on Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler visiting troops in Bagram, Afghanistan.

      04/02/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 2

      This edition features a story on TEDD Handler learning to trust his dog, named Satan. Also available in high definition

      04/01/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 1

      NATO forces in Afghanistan learn the most important part of any mission: communication.

      03/31/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 29

      This episode features a story about Active shooter training. Includes sound bites from Tech. Sgt. Steven Ely and Staff Sgt. Zachary Regan, 455th ESFG/CATM. Hosted by Sgt. Jesse Dyer. Also available in high definition.

      03/29/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 28

      PO2 Omar Dominguez tells us about Operation Proper Exit.

      03/27/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 27

      39th JMCB relieves 49th JMCB at a TOA ceremony on Bagram Airfield.

      03/26/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 22

      AFN Afghanistan Freedom Watch Update March 22nd. Soundbites include SGT. Alexandra Shea - 3rd ID Public Affairs and Abdul Salim - Elder. Produced by SSG. Jesse Dyer. Also available in High Definition.

      03/21/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 21

      This edition features a story on Afghan Hands service members receiving language training

      03/20/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 20

      This edition features a story on the Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel awarding service members the Purple Heart. Also available in high definition.

      03/19/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 19

      Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Hutcherson goes out on a mission to provide support by fire for Afghan National Army counterparts. Available in high definition.

      03/18/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 18

      AFN Afghanistan Freedom Watch Update for March 18, 2013. Includes soundbite of outgoing RC east commander and story by A1C Kellen Carr, AFN Kabul.

      03/17/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 15

      This episode features headlines on Afghan National Army basic training for new recruits. Produced by Spc. Tianna Waite. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Bourque. Includes soundbites from Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Woods, 191st Infantry Brigade, 1st Sgt. Said Agha, ANA Regional Military Training Center.

      03/14/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 14

      Deployed service members earn their U.S. Citizenship in Afghanistan. Includes sound bites from Spc. Erik Estrada, New U.S. Citizen (Mexico) and Lance Cpl. Jacques Duroseau, New U.S. Citizen, (Haiti). Also available in high definition.

      03/13/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 13

      IEDs are one of the biggest threats in Afghanistan. Petty Officer Scott Bourque shows us how the ANA train their Soldiers in how to deal with potentially explosive situations. Available in High Definition.

      03/12/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 11

      On mission, trusting in your team’s capabilities is essential. Army Sergeant Keith Burghardt searched through Zabul province, Afghanistan with One 5-7 Cavalry team leader, gaining confidence on a combined operation. Includes sound bites from Sgt. Kagan DeJarnatt, 5-7 Cavalry Team Leader. Also available in high definition.

      03/09/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 12

      Spc. Christopher Jordan operates the U.S. Army’s first Mobile Observation Tower System. Includes sound bites from Spc. Christopher Jordan, F Company, 2-3 Aviation Regiment. Also available in high definition.

      03/09/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 7

      Army Captain Jacob Estrada reads to his little girls every night, and he's not gonna let a deployment to Afghanistan stop that. United Through Reading helps make that happen. Available in high definition.

      03/05/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 8

      Afghan Hands, with the help of instructors with special operations forces backgrounds, train to defend their selves in the event they are involved in close-quarters fire fights. Afghan Hands are made up of U.S. service members and DoD civilians with specialized language and cultural training who work to provide a bridge between coalition forces and Afghan leadership. Available in high definition.

      03/05/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Mar. 5

      Down range, when things take a turn for the worst, lives are changed in an instant. Army Sgt. Keith Burghardt kept up with one platoon sergeant taking strides forward, leaving his past behind him. Available in High Definition.

      03/01/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Mar. 4

      After months of special language and tactical training, U.S. military members and civilians serving as Afghan Hands receive valuable “lessons learned” from their predecessors. Available in High Definition.

      03/01/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 6

      USO Tour comes to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan with The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Payton Manning among others. Also available in high definition

      03/01/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 1

      The ANA IED school gets ready to take control. The International Security Assistance Force has been in charge of training the ANA for the past few years. Petty Officer Scott Borque shows us how one ANA school is about to change.

      02/28/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 28

      Soldiers and Sailors of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah go to the ribbon cutting ceremony on Farah province's first greenhouse.

      02/27/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 27

      Airman 1st Class Jean-Marc Betreaud sits down and talks to Air Force Medical Orficer, Maj. Quinette Alexander Brown who made a difference in her family.

      02/27/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 25

      A story consisting of interviews from service members in Afghanistan who share their thoughts about Black History Month. Includes sound bites from Brig. Gen. Stephen Twitty, ISAF Deputy Chief of Staff Communication and LCDR Albert L. Dozier, Provincial Augmentation Team Leader. Also available in high definition.

      02/22/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 21

      Afghan Policemen in the Qalat district are on a road to success thanks to the marksmanship training given by their American Advisors. Soundbites include SSG. Roger Smith - 1-41 Field Artillery. Produced by SPC. Tim Morgan and hosted by A1C. Jean-Marc Betreaud. Also available in High Definition.

      02/21/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 22

      If your're in the military, you've probably heard about giving backt to the community. Airman First Class Jean-marc Betreaud shows us that anyone can help, even when deployed. Soundbites include LTC. Julie Simoni - Military Volunteer Coordinator, PO2. Ryan Cotter - Volunteer and PO2. Yerowi Sangurima - Volunteer. Produced by A1C. Jean-marc Betreaud and hosted by SrA. Evan Mills. Also available in High Definition.

      02/21/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 20

      This edition features a story on Command Sgt. Maj. Vickie Culp explaining how working out and attending a bodybuilding competition improves her self-confidence. Produced by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Bourque. Hosted by Senior Airman Evan Mills.

      02/20/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 15

      U.S. Forces Provide support to the people of Afghanistan in a variety of ways. Army SGT Vincent Pedican shows us how U.S. servicemembers celebrate a sepcial day with their Afghan friends.

      02/14/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 14

      This edition features a story on a cavalry troop training Afghan soldiers in a remote area. Story produced by Army Staff Sgt. Zack Holden. Hosted by Senior Airman Evan Mills.

      02/13/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 13

      What makes you YOU? That's the question Airman 1st Class Jean-marc Betreaud asked during a visit to the aid station on FOB Kunduz.

      02/11/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 11

      American service members help Afghans understand the importance of proper building maintenance. Spc. Tianna Waite shows us how the Afghans are leaning how to take care of their bases on their own. Includes sound bites from Staff Sgt. Jason Coldiron, Infrastructure Training Advisory Team Site Lead. Also available in high definition.

      02/10/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 8

      US forces continue to play a major role in the transition of power to the people of Afghanistan. Army SGT Vincent Pedican shows us how US military leaders assist their Afghan counterparts

      02/07/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 6

      Forward Operating Base Kunduz helps service members improve their overall fitness. Airman 1st Class Jean-marc Betreaud shows us how. Includes soundbites from 2nd Lt. Jameson Maze, medical officer, Capt. Jeremiah Walker, physician assistant, and Staff Sgt. Justin Teston, NCOIC aid station, all with 3-7 Cavalry.

      02/06/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 31

      The U.S. is drawing near to the end of combat operations and also packing up. A1C Jean-marc Betreaud uncovers what's inside.

      01/31/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 29

      Bravo Battery, 2nd BN, 3rd Field Artillery fire the Excalibur explosive round out of the M777 Howitzer Cannon for the first time at FOB Frontenac, Kandahar province. Includes sound bites from Spc. Michael Arnold, Ammo Team Chief and Staff Sgt. Ralph Dobrovolny, Platoon Sergeant. Hosted by Airman 1st Class Jean-marc Betreaud. Reporter: Staff Sgt. Jason Ragucci. Also available in high definition.

      01/29/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 28

      Since the Vietnam War Pedro helicopter teams and pararescuemen have worked side by side to save the lives of those injured in combat. Staff Sgt. Shaun Hostutler goes behind the scenes of the flightline to find out just how maintenance Airmen keep rescue missions flying. Available in high definition.

      01/26/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 25

      Laptops, gaming systems, and even you e-reader all run on electricity, but what happens when you run out of power? Air Force Staff Sergeant Nathan Parry tells us about one Airman that works to keep Afghanistan charged. Soundbites include SrA. Robert Ward - 777th Expeditionary Prime Beef Squadron and Capt. John Walton - 777th Expeditionary Prime Beef Squadron. Produced by SSgt. Nathan Parry and hosted by SGT. Vincent Pedican. Also available in High Definition.

      01/25/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 24

      Members of the 508th MP Company conduct a simulated riot and a hostage situation for the Afghan National Police 101 Quick Reaction Force (QRF) training. This training is part of the ANP QRF Mentoring Program. Soundbites include Soldier Sham Agha, Afghan National Police - SPC. Victor Rodriquez, QRF Mentor and 2LT. Abdul Shakoor - Afghan National Police. Produced by SrA. Evan Mills and hosted by A1C. Kellen Carr. Also available in High Definition.

      01/24/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 23

      Coalition forces won't be here forever, so these students prepare to assure the future of Afghanistan. Includes sound bites from Petty Officer 1st Class Willie Nelson, English Instructor. Hosted by Senior Airman Evan Mills. Also available in high definition.

      01/23/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 21

      Staff Sgt Shaun Hostutler finds out how air superiority helps to keep Soldiers on the ground in the fight. Produced by SSgt. Shaun Hostutler and Hosted by MC1. Xander Gamble. Also available in High Definition.

      01/22/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 22

      Afghan Soldiers are learning how to operate the equipment needed for an Artillery Unit to be functional. Available in High Definition.

      01/21/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 17

      New Kabul Compound trains for an active shooter scenario. Soundbites include 1LT Minino Gorospe, 508th MP Company, Force Protection OIC and SFC. John Zehring, Tactical Response Team Leader, Chief Matthew Paul, JSO Operations NCOIC. Story by A1C Kellen Carr and Hosted by A1C Jean Marc Betreaud.

      01/17/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 16

      (Story 1) Senator Mitch McConnell visits deployed servicemembers at Kandahar Air Field. (Story 2) A1C Jean-marc Betreaud talks to a Soldier who had the rare opportunity to speak to a world leader - the president of Germany. Hosted by SGT Vincent Pedican. Available in high definition.

      01/16/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 14

      A U.S. Military Training Advisory Group (MTAG) Frequently travels to an Afghan military hospital to advise Afghan doctors on the developement of their healthcare system. Includes sound bites from CDR Steven Yaden, Medical Advisor. Also available in high definition.

      01/14/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 11

      For the Afghan National Army to take the lead in their country, they need to learn particular skill sets, such as reading maps. Army Sergeant Jacob Connor goes to eastern Afghanistan to see an Army unit make sure the A-N-A has the knowledge to do that. Soundbites include CPL. Nathan Kriss - Alpha Battery, 2-32 FA. Hosted by A1C Jean-marc Betreaud and produced by SGT. Jacob Connor. Also available in High Definition.

      01/10/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 10

      Secretary of the Air Force and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force meet with deployed Airman at Kandahar Air Field. Soundbites include CMSAF James Roy - Chief Master Sergeant, USAF and Michael Donley - Secretary of the Air Force. Story by SSgt. Shaun Hostutler, hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Also available in High Definition.

      01/09/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan 8

      Members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team redeploys back to their home but before they do, they must assess their equipment for their relieving command. Story by SrA Cameron Currie, hosted by A1C Jean-marc Betreaud

      01/08/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan 9

      Soldiers from Charlie Company, 2-16 Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, train the Afghanistan National Army in Andar, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Story by SGT Jacob Connor, hosted by SrA Evan Mills. Includes sound bites from Capt Daniel Harrison, 2-16 Company Commander. Also available in high definition.

      01/08/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan 7

      The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club at Kandahar Air Field brought out the talent at Kandahar Air Field and gave back to the community. Story by PO1 Peggy Trujillo, hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Available in high definition.

      01/07/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 4

      Soldiers with Bravo Battery/232 First Infantry Division, located at Forward Operating Base Boris, teaches the Afghan National Army to fire artillery rounds so they can one day take on the independent role of maintaining peace and stability in the country of Afghanistan. Soundbite includes SSG. Barry Stewart - Supervising ANA. Produced by A1C Jean-marc Betreaud and hosted by SGT Jacob Connor. Also available in High Definition.

      01/03/2013


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 21

      SGT Jacob Connor joins a unit in Ghazni Province as they travel through one of the most dangerous areas in Afghanistan. Hosted by SrA Evan Mills.

      12/20/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 19

      Soldiers with Combined Task Force 4-2, deployed at Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar, got a treat for the holidays as they were visited by a comedian, a country singer, and three athletes courtesy of the USO. Story by SGT Kyle Burns, hosted by SGT Jacob Connor. Available in high definition.

      12/19/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 20

      Soldiers with the 319th Field Artillery Regiment train the 203rh Thunder Corps of the Afghan National Army on how to operate the D30 Howitzer at Forward Operating Base Shank. Story by SGT Aaron Ricca Available in High Definition.

      12/19/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 17

      Service members deployed at Bagram Air Field were treated to a Holiday surprise by the USO. Story by SrA Evan Mills, Soundbite by Kellie Pickler, hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Also available in high definition

      12/16/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 18

      United States Army Corps of Engineers at Kandahar Air Field are instrumental in improving the infrastructure of the base. Story by SGT Susan Noga. Available in high definition.

      12/16/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 14

      SGT Jacob Connor follows one Army unit who supports the mission with an M-777 Howitzer. Soundbite includes SPC. Jason Nichols - Radio Transmitter Operator. Story by SGT Jacob Connor, hosted by SrA Evan Mills. Also available in High Definition.

      12/13/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 13

      Defense Logistics Agency at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan shows how they work proficiently to save taxpayer dollars. Soundbites include LTC. Troy Brown - Commander, DLA Kandahar and Beth Moore - Deputy Cdr., DLA Kandahar. Produced by SGT Susan Noga and hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Also available in High Definition.

      12/12/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 10

      One sous chef at Forward Operating Base Sharana is offering up quality food for deployed members during the holidays in Afghanistan. Story by SSG Anna Rutherford, hosted by SrA Evan Mills. Available in high definition.

      12/10/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 11

      Members of the 655th Regional Support Group came up with the idea to hold a Crossfit competition at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. Story by Petty Officer Peggy Trujillo, hosted by SGT Jacob Connor.

      12/10/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 12

      Afghan National Army members receive indirect fire training from a group of Army forward observers so they can have an advantage over the Taliban. Story by SGT Jacob Connor, hosted by SrA Evan Mills. Includes sound bites from Sgt. Mason Graham, Trainer. Also available in high definition.

      12/10/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 5

      Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 5 With a recent passing of a deployed servicemember, a daughter carries on her father's legacy by donating supplies to a learning center at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. Story by SrA Evan Mills, hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner

      12/04/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 3

      Camp Phoenix Dental Clinic in Kabul deals with deployed servicemembers' dental needs while deployed in Afghanistan. Story by SrA Cameron Currie, hosted by SrA Evan Mills. Available in high definition.

      12/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 4

      This edition highlights the major trauma hospital for the southern region of Afghanistan. Story by PO1 Peggy Trujillo, hosted by SrA Evan Mills. Available in high definition.

      12/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 30

      Members of the 401st Brigade hand over the last batch of refurbished Humvees to the Afghan National Army. Story by SrA Evan Mills, hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner.

      11/29/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 29

      Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 29 A combination of military personnel from all branches are able to integrate military working dogs into their training at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan. Story by SPC Alisha Grezlik, hosted by SrA Evan Mills. Available in High Definition.

      11/29/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 28

      Some people have dreams of flying but for one Apache pilot in Afghanistan, it's been a part of his life. Story by SrA Evan Mills, hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Available in high definition.

      11/28/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 27

      The Afghan people of the Chankani District establish their own radio station intended to educate and entertain the locals. Story by SGT Jenie Fisher, hosted by SSgt Nathan Parry

      11/27/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 21

      Air Force Capt. John Walton gets a suprise visit from family members during a promotion ceremony in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Includes sound bites from Capt. John Walton, 777th EPBS and Sohn Walton, Brother. Story by Staff Sgt. Nathan Parry. Also available in high definition.

      11/21/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 26

      In Afghanistan, a battlefield chaplain's role is vital for healing the wounds underneath the skin's surface. Includes sound bites from Capt. Karen Hallett, Chaplain, Staff Sgt. Juanita Martin, Chaplain Assistant and Sgt. Edwin Jiman, 411th Engineer Brigade. Story by Sgt. Ann Cantu.

      11/21/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 20

      (Story 1) Kiowa Helicopter mechanics at Kandahar Air Field work towards an FAA certification to further their career and to become an asset to the Army. Story by Amn Jimmy Moreland (Story 2) Members of the 508th Military Police Company join forces with Canadian soldiers to patrol the streets of Kabul. Story by LCpl Ivan Vazquez. Hosted by SSgt Nathan Parry. Available in high definition.

      11/19/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 19

      Liaison officers at Kandahar play a vital role in providing logistics for service members deployed in Afghanistan. Story by PO1 Peggy Trujillo, hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Includes sound bites from PO1 Brad Harper and PO2 Josh Pilgrim, Liaison Officers. Also available in high definition.

      11/17/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 15

      Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 15 A mortarman with the 4th Brigade Combat Team teaches Afghan soldiers infantry maneuver tactics in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Story by SPC Tianna Waite, hosted by TSgt. Nicholas Kurtz. Available in High Definition.

      11/15/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 16

      One Army soldier, a recon sniper, passes on his marksman skills to Afghan National Army soldiers in the Volatile Mountains of Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Soundbite includes SGT. Dakota Walker - Recon Platoon Sniper. Produced by Sgt Jimmy D. Shea and hosted by SrA Evan Mills. Also available in High Definition.

      11/15/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 13

      Service members and civilians at Forward Operating Base Lightning put their bodies to the test with a fitness competition that was held in early November. Story by SGT Aaron Ricca, hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Includes sound bites from Staff Sgt. Diamond Ott, Competition Coordinator and Staff Sgt. Chandelle Stone, Competitor. Also available in high definition.

      11/13/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 14

      Members of the 841st Engineer Battalion are teaching Afghan soldiers how to drive Humvees in Kunduz Province. Story by SrA Evan Mills, hosted by Sgt. Jimmy D. Shea. Includes sound bites from Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Duros, 841st Command Sergeant Major. Also available in high definition.

      11/13/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 12

      In Wardak province, Afghanistan, lays rugged and mountainous Chak District: an insurgent hotbed and an area that's received little attention from security forces until a recent successful Afghan security forces operation was conducted and was the biggest ANA Special Forces operation to date. Story by SGT Jenie Fisher, hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Available in high definition.

      11/12/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 9

      One Marine uses "eye-in-the-sky" technology to find explosive hazards such as IEDs in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Story by Cpl Michael Lopez, hosted by Sgt Jimmy D. Shea. Available in high definition. *Puma Buffalo - Long One Marine uses "eye-in-the-sky" technology to find explosive hazards such as IEDs in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Story by Cpl Michael Lopez *Puma Buffalo - Short *Puma Buffalo - Freedom File *Puma Buffalo - Radio *Puma Buffalo - Prime Cuts *Enduring Freedom - SSG Lazarus Gonzalez The Norton, NJ native talks about why he continues and loves to serve in the Army as he trains members of the Afghan National Army. Video by SPC Tianna Waite

      11/09/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 8

      (Story 1) Servicemembers stationed at Bagram Air Field recently received their American citizenship with a naturalization ceremony held on base. Story by SPC Alisha Grezlik. (Story 2) Servicemembers at Paktika Province demonstrated their competitive skills with a fitness competition. Story by SSG Zach Holden. Hosted by Sgt Jimmy D. Shea.

      11/08/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 7

      Army Engineers train ANA Engineers about the basics of construction at Mariz-E-Sharif, Afghanistan. Story by SrA Evan Mills, hosted by Sgt Jimmy D. Shea. *ANA Engineer Training - Long Story by SrA Evan Mills *ANA Engineer Training - Short *ANA Engineer Training - Freedom File *ANA Engineer Training - Radio *ANA Engineer Training - Prime Cuts *Enduring Freedom - SGT Dakota Walker, Recon Platoon sniper, talks about the highlights of his job. Video by Sgt Jimmy D. Shea

      11/07/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 6

      "Comics On Duty", which consists of a group of comedians and sitcom writers, tour throughout Afghanistan to entertain deployed servicemembers. Story by SPC Tianna Waite, hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. *Photos From the Field - Nov. 6 Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment prepare to assemble a mortar system at Combat Outpost Herrera in preparation for an upcoming gunner's exam. Photos by Jenny Lui (Captions in slate do not match "Photos" segment)

      11/06/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 5

      A retired Army special forces veteran and former military kickboxing champion teaches deployed service members hand-to-hand combat. Story by SSG Anna Rutherford. Also available in high definition.

      11/05/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 2

      A few battle tanks protect Marine engineers as they do work at Combat Outpost Lazika in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Soundbites include PFC. Stephan Webb - Tank Crewman. Produced by Cpl Michael Lopez and hosted by SrA Evan Mills. Also available in High Definition.

      11/01/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 1

      Service members attend a ceremony for what is hoped to be the beginning of the end of illiteracy in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. Story by SGT Susan Noga and soldiers of the 264th Route Clearance Company clear and secure the roads of Eastern Afghanistan while taking direct fire. Story by LCpl Ivan Vasquez. Hosted by SSgt Nathan Parry. Also available in High Definition.

      10/30/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 30

      Servicemembers receive assistance at Bagram Air Field as they cast their absentee ballot for the upcoming general election. Story by Staff Sgt. Anna Rutherford, hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Includes sound bites from CW2 Kimberly Wilson, 1st Sustainment Brigade and 1st Lt. Samuel Weber, Voting Assistance Officer. Also available in high definition.

      10/30/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 29

      Marines and Sailors with Regimental Combat Team 7 participate in counter improvised explosive device (CIED) lane training aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The training familiarizes the service members with ordnance recognition, enemy tactics, ground sign awareness, threat detection, and downed vehicle procedures. Story by Cpl Kowshon Ye. Includes sound bites from Jesse Pickerill, Instructor and Lance Cpl. Randle McCain, Scout Observer. Also available in high definition.

      10/28/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 26

      SSgt Kendric Belfield travels throughout Afghanistan to make sure all deployed servicemembers get around-the-clock access to American programming on AFN. Soundbite includes SSgt. Kendric Belfield - AFN Theater Maintainer, Hometown: Newport News, VA. Produced by SrA Monique Benedict and hosted by SSgt. Nathan Parry. Also available in High Definition.

      10/26/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 23

      Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 23 (Story 1) The 438th Medical Detachment's Food Procurement Team checks for food safety and sanitation for troops serving in Afghanistan. Story by SGT Susan Noga (Story 2) ISAF members put together a softball tournament in Kabul, Afghanistan. Story by SrA Cameron Currie, hosted by SrA Evan Mills

      10/22/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 25

      Social scientists serve as specialized interpreters for Coalition forces in Afghanistan. Soundbite includes Michelle Keeton - Human Terrain Analyst. Produced by SGT Nathaniel Phillips and hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Also available in High Definition.

      10/22/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 22

      Members of the 203rd Army Corps and 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment conduct a live fire while training members of the Afghan National Army. Story by Staff Sgt. John Briggs, hosted by Staff Sgt. Nathan Parry. Also available in high definition.

      10/21/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 19

      Saving lives is always important, especially on the battlefield. Senior Airman Monique Benedict travels to Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan to follow one unit who does just that. Soundbite includes CPO. Christopher Luna - Hospital Corpsman. Produced by SrA Monique Benedict and hosted by SGT Jacob Connor. Also available in High Definition.

      10/19/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 18

      Soldiers and U.S. State Department personnel traveled to the Akram boys school in Kandahar to join their Afghan National Police partners in handing out school supplies to the students. Soundbite includes Paul McFeaters - Kandahar City Stabilization Team. Story by SPC Matt Kuzara, hosted by SrA Evan Mills. Also available in High Definition.

      10/17/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 16

      (Story 1) In war time, advances in medical research studies have saved lives while in Afghanistan. Story by Sgt. Susan Noga. (Story 2) U.S./Afghan Soldiers work together to build an observation point on the front lines of Afghanistan. Story by Airman Jimmy Moreland, hosted by Sgt. Jacob Connor. Includes sound bites from Maj. Nathan Whitlock, SFAT Team Leader and Lt. Col. Susan Dukes PhD., Research Team Deputy Director. Also available in high definition.

      10/16/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 31

      Corporal Michael Lopez reports from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, about members of 1st Combat Engineering Battalion preparing service members on how to deal with IEDs and how to detect IED threats. Includes interview with Lt. Col. Andrew Niebel, 1st CEB Commanding Officer, Sgt. Joshua Del Bosque, MMV Instructor and Gunnery Sgt. James Paul, SNCOIC Counter IED Lanes. Hosted by Senior Airman Evan Mills. Also available in high definition.

      10/15/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 15

      NBC's Lester Holt visits troops in Kabul, Afghanistan. Story by Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, hosted by SSgt Nathan Parry. Includes sound bites from Lester Holt, NBC Anchor and Lt. Col. Francis Piccoli, ISAF Joint Command. Also available in high definition.

      10/14/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 12

      One Soldier gains support from his chain of command and sets personal goals to gain an Associate's degree while being deployed in Afghanistan. Soundbites include SPC. Ricky Flores - College Graduate. Hosted by SSgt Nathan Parry and Produced by SGT Jacob Connor. Also available in High Definition.

      10/12/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 11

      TSgt Dominique Dickens reports from Kabul, Afghanistan about the latest handover of programs between the coalition forces and Afghan forces. Soundbites include Col. Abdul Sabor - Commandant, Infantry Branch School and Brigadier General Richard Dennis - Deputy Commander/Army, NTM-A. Hosted by SGT Jacob Connor and produced by TSgt. Dominigue Dickens. Also available in High Definition.

      10/11/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 9

      (Story 1) Guardsmen conduct blacksmith training for Afghans at FOB Finley Shields in Nangahar Province. Story by SSG Alexis Ramos. (Story 2) Soldiers and civilians at FOB Fenty enjoy a performance from AWOL, an Army rock band. Story by SPC Tianna Waite. Hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Includes sound bites from CW2 Richard Coplin, Combat Engineer and Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Ressler, Audience Member. Also available in high definition.

      10/09/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - 10OCT

      A company of Marines assigned to clear a road of IEDs get ambushed but overcame the odds and completed their mission. Story by Cpl Michael Lopez, Hosted by SSgt Nathan Parry. Includes sound bites from Gunnery Sgt. Bryan Walker, Platoon Sergeant and Cpl. Joshua Hall, Buffalo Arm Operator. Also available in high definition.

      10/09/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 8

      Marines deployed to Afghanistan find many ways to unwind from a days work. Capt. Johannah Thyden enjoys volunteering her free time by singing and playing the piano for the chapel worship team. Story by Cpl Ed Galo, hosted by Senior Airman Monique Benedict. Also available in high definition.

      10/08/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 4

      How the meals-ready-to-eat (MREs) of today are vital for the modern warfighter in the field. Soundbite includes SGT. Jaclyn Ward - NKC Battalion Aid Station. Produced by SrA Cameron Currie and hosted by Cpl Michael Lopez. Also available in High Definition.

      10/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 1

      An infantry unit investigates a hilltop at a nearby undisclosed forward operating base. There, they discover that a settlement was once an observation point for the Taliban. Includes sound bites from Spc. Dakota Sherry and Pfc. Carlos Rivera, Infantryman. Story by Airman Jimmy Moreland, hosted by SrA Monique Benedict. Also available in high definition.

      10/01/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 2

      Customs searches are done at Forward Operating Base Shank instead of Manas in the event of Manas being shut down. Includes sound bites from Sgt. 1st Class Logan McKenzie, Brigade Customs Agent. Story by Spc. Alisha Grezlik. Service members at Bagram Air Field mark the 67th Anniversary of Republic of Korea Armed Forces Day, the day South Korean Forces pushed through the 38th Parallel. Includes sound bites from Sgt. Chris Bonebrake, 115th MPAD. Story by Staff Sgt. Anna Rutherford. Hosted by Senior Airman Monique Benedict. Also available in high definition.

      10/01/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sep 28

      Several soldiers are recognized for their acts of heroism during the June 1 ambush at FOB Salerno. Soundbite includes SGT. Raffique Khan - Bronze Star Recipient. Produced by SGT Jacob Connor and hosted by SrA Evan Mills. Also available in High Definition.

      09/27/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 24

      Soldiers of Supply Support Activity at Camp Marmal, Afghanistan perform the daunting task of providing supplies to all service members of RC North in Afghanistan. Soundbites include SSG. Sharita Long - Warehouse Supervisor. Produced by Sgt Jimmy D. Shea and hosted by TSgt Nicholas Kurtz. Also available in High Definition.

      09/27/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sept 27

      "A Love Story From Kabul" - CWO3 Richard Love and CWO2 Patricia Love talk about their experiences of being deployed as a married couple. Soundbites include CW3 Richard Love - Deployed Spouse and CW2. Patricia Love - Deployed Spouse. Produced by SrA Cameron Currie and Hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner, Kabul, Afghanistan. Also available in High Definition.

      09/26/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sept. 24

      As Summer 2012 winds down and flu season approaches, soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are required to get their flu shots. Soundbyte from MAJ Nathan McWhorter, Army surgeon with Task Force Defender. Story by SFC Kevin Hartman. Hosted by SrA Monique Benedict.

      09/24/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sept. 20

      The Supply Management Unit at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan work continuously to make sure their fellow Marines have adequate supplies to conduct various ground missions in Afghanistan. Soundbite includes Sgt. Rafael Dominguez - 1st Marine Logistics Group. Produced by SGT Michele Watson and hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Also available in High Definition.

      09/20/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sept. 21

      An Army MEDEVAC team at Camp Marmal, Afghanistan trains a group of German soldiers the essentials of providing first aid. Soundbytes from MSG Wolfgang Hartl - Platoon Leader, Combat Search and PFC. Mason Olshove - Flight Medic. Produced by Sgt. Jimmy D. Shea and hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Also available in High Definition.

      09/20/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sept. 19

      Service members of the 365th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion train with IED-detecting robots at Bagram Air Field, which will ensure safer missions for convoys and other ground operations. Soundbytes from Robert Luptke, robotics technician; MAJ Nicholas White, 365th CSSB; Hosted by SGT Jacob Connor; Story by Sgt Jimmy D. Shea. Also available in high definition.

      09/18/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sept. 18

      Air Force unit at Kandahar Air Field maintains the MQ-9 Reaper, an unmanned aircraft that patrols the skies and protects ground troops throughout Afghanistan. Story by Sgt. Susan Noga. Hosted by Sgt. Jimmy D. Shea.

      09/17/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sept. 17

      ISAF service members strengthen ties with the local Afghan people in the Spin Boldak District, by conducting Operation Southern Strike Three. Story by Staff Sgt. Katie Gray. Hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Also available in high definition.

      09/16/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sep. 12

      Members of the 497th Engineering Battalion, part of Task Force Hurricane, lay out a foundation at Camp John Pratt so a forward operating base could be built. Story by Sgt Jimmy D. Shea. Hosted by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Heavner. Soundbytes by Sgt. 1st Class Tony Collins and SPC Tyler Harris, 497th Engineering Battalion. Also available in high definition.

      09/12/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sept. 13

      Power-lifting competition at Kandahar Airfield. Soundbites from Spc. Barbara Charles, Sgt. Terry Hanner. Produced by Airman Jimmy Moreland. Hosted by Petty Officer Jason Heavner.

      09/12/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sept. 10

      Soldiers from the 624 Vertical Construction Company build office spaces and living quarters to prepare for an upcoming reorganization of forces on Forward Operation Base Lightning in Afghanistan. Includes sound bites from Col. Robert Benjamin, FOB Lightning Commander, Staff Sgt. Jason Pierce, 624th Vertical Construction Co., Pvt Emadudin Mohanned, 4th Support Kandak Engineering Co. and Sgt. Patrick Brennan, 624th Vertical Construction Co. Also available in high definition.

      09/10/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sept. 7

      First story: Members of the 151st Engineer Company clear routes in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. Story by SGT Susan Noga. Second story: Marine scout snipers with Regimental Combat Team 6 provide overwatch during Operation Helmund Viper. Story by Cpl Ed Galo Hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner *Women's Equality Day-Long Servicemembers at Bagram Air Field hold a Women's Equality Day Observance Ceremony. Story by Sgt Jimmy D. Shea *Women's Equality Day-Freedom File *Women's Equality Day-Radio *Women's Equality Day-Prime Cuts *Enduring Freedom-SGT Daniel Buzard Profile on Sgt Daniel Buzard, Petersburg, Alaska native, Dustoff Flight Medic, stationed at FOB Salerno

      09/06/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sept. 6

      Marine Corps utility specialists at Forward Operating Base Nolay work around the clock to make life comfortable on the base. Soundbites include SGT. Tyler Reuter - Bulk Fuel Specialist. Produced by SGT John Jackson and Hosted by SrA Monique Benedict. Also available in High Definition.

      09/05/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sept. 5

      Water purification specialists at Camp Marmal deal with the growing demand of water. Story by Sgt. Jacob Connor. Hosted by Senior Airman Monique Benedict.

      09/04/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Sep. 3

      Marines from 3rd Batallion 8th Marine Regiment volunteer their time to help donate supplies to elementary school kids in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Hosted by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Heavner, Story by LCpl Ivan Vazquez. Includes sound bites from Cpl. Dustin Mills and Lance Cpl. Anthony Parvitt, Volunteers and Bashir Abdul, Teacher. Also available in high definition.

      09/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug 31

      Helicopter maintainers of the 158th General Support Aviation Batallion discuss their pride and what it means to support the mission by keeping the choppers in the air. Hosted by SrA Monique Benedict and Produced by SGT Jacob Connor. Also available in High Definition.

      08/30/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug. 30

      Spc. Tianna Waite, from 115h MPAD, reports from Bagram Air Field about the Education Center and how it benefits the troops that are deployed to Afghanistan who are pursuing a higher education. Hosted by SrA Monique Benedict, Story by SPC Tianna Waite. Soundbites from Jose Castillo, Maj. Jacob Hogue, Sgt. Nicholas Smith. Also available in high definition.

      08/29/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug. 28

      Four Afghan pilots get certified as helicopter pilots under the instruction of Army pilot Lt. Col. Jeff Bouma, which marks the first time Afghan pilots have been certified within the country of Afghanistan in 30 years. Hosted by Cpl Michael Lopez, Story by LCpl Ivan Vazquez. Includes sound bites from Lt. Col. Jeff Bouma, Team Chief and 1Lt. Ahmad Bakhshi, Flight School Graduate. Also available in high definition.

      08/28/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - August 29

      Freedom Watch Update - August 29 Army MEDEVAC pilots at FOB Salerno talk about "Dust Off", an evolution that dates back to Vietnam, which entails getting wounded service members safely out of harms way via helicopter. Hosted by Marine Sgt Jimmy D. Shea, Story by SrA Monique Benedict

      08/28/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - August 27

      The crew of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 flies the last mission of the CH-53D Sea Stallion in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. The Marine Corps retires the 'D' model after 43 years of service. Video by Sgt James Mercure. Soundbite from Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Heavner. Also available in high definition DOD announces three units that will deploy to Afghanistan by winter 2012.

      08/26/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug. 24

      Soldiers of the 501st Infantry Regiment patrol the borders of Khowst Province, Afghanistan. The purpose of these patrols is to stop insurgents from smuggling weapons from neighboring countries. Hosted by MC1 Jason Heavner. Story by Staff Sgt. Josh Rosales. Includes soundbites from Sgt. 1st Class David Patterson, platoon sergeant, 501st Infantry Regiment, Ft. Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska. Also available in high definition.

      08/24/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug. 24

      Soldiers of the 501st Infantry Regiment patrol the borders of Khowst Province, Afghanistan. The purpose of these patrols is to stop insurgents from smuggling weapons from neighboring countries. Hosted by MC1 Jason Heavner. Story by Staff Sgt. Josh Rosales. Includes soundbites from Sgt. 1st Class David Patterson, platoon sergeant, 501st Infantry Regiment, Ft. Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska. Also available in high definition.

      08/23/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug. 23

      The 18th Financial Management Company comes to the aid of members of the Afghan National Police and other Afghan forces in alleviating recurring pay problems at Kandahar Air Field as well as eliminating long transits to local banks. Hosted by Sgt Jimmy Shea Story by MC1 Peggy Trujillo. Also available in high definition.

      08/22/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug 22

      Soldiers at Combat Outpost AB Band use the simplest resources to plan for their next mission. Soundbites include CPT. Jordan Martinelli - Assistant Operation Planner. Produced by Cpl Michael Lopez and Hosted by Jason Heavner. Also available in High Definition.

      08/21/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug. 21

      The 1186th Military Police Company remains vigilant while conducting security patrols in the city of Kabul. Story by Senior Airman Cameron Currie. Includes sound bites from Sgt. Bianca Hutchison, 1186th MP Company. Hosted by Petty officer Jason Heavner.

      08/20/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - August 20

      Members of the Afghan National Police pass on their knowledge and training to police recruits at a police training center in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. Story by Staff Sgt. Robert Souza. Includes sound bites from 2LT Tajuldin Mehrabi, Course Instructor and CW2 Tak Wince, OIC, Police Training Center. Also available in high definition.

      08/19/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug 17

      Aircrew maintainers of the 111th Aviation Regiment of the Florida National Guard discusses their duties of maintaining the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Soundbites include SGT. Wes Baity - B.Co. 1-111th Aviation Regiment and SPC. DeAngelo Seales - D. Co. 1-111th Aviation Regiment. Produced by SGT. Susan Noga and hosted by Sgt. Jimmy D. Shea. Also available in High Definition.

      08/17/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug 16

      An Army Provincial Reconstruction Team helps Afghans establish and cultivate a homegrown garden in the Paktika Province in southern Afghanistan. The purpose of this mission is to train and mentor the locals on how agriculture could lead to economic growth. Soundbites include Lt. Col. R. John Morse - Commander, PRT Paktya. Produced by SPC Eric-James Estrada and hosted by PO1. Jason Heavner. Also available in High Definition.

      08/16/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug 15

      Helping others is something that Navy Lt. Ryan Maid has always loved doing from helping his piers in high school to helping Marines on the battle field and Multi-Tasking isn't a skill that comes easily for everyone. Senior Airman Monique Benedict introduces us to a soldier who discovered the benefits of mentoring on two fronts. Soundbite includes LT. Ryan Maid - Navy Psychologist and SGT. Andrea Doucet - 365th CSSB. Produced by Cpl. Ed Galo (Psychologist) and SrA. Monique Benedict (Mentoring), Afghanistan. Hosted by Cpl. Michael Lopez. Also available in High Definition.

      08/15/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug 14

      Soldiers from 373rd/82nd Airborne at COB Giro provide overwatch on top of a hill in Ghazni Province. Story by Cpl. Michael Lopez. Dental Officers of the 2nd Brigade Support Battalion travel throughout the Kandahar province to fulfill the dental needs of soldiers in the field. Story by SGT Mark Kuzara. Hosted by SrA Monique Benedict. Also available in high definition.

      08/14/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update: Aug. 13

      Soldiers from the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion visited Afghan villagers to foster relationships in the Spin Boldak district. Story by SSG Katie Gray. An Air Force Master Sergeant at Shindand Air Base makes sure all communication systems are constantly up and running. Story by SrA Monique Benedict. Hosted by Cpl Michael Lopez. Includes sound bites from Spc. Katie Lindroth, 426th Civil Affairs Battalion and Master Sgt. David Sexton, NCOIC, Network Management. Also available in high definition.

      08/13/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug 10

      A Material Recovery Team with the 365th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conduct salvage operations to gather old operational equipment at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan, to donate to re-deploying units thus saving taxpayers money. Story by SrA Monique Benedict. Hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Also available in High Definition.

      08/10/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug 9

      Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2), stationed out of Bagram Air Field, fly EA-6B Prowlers to support the ground troops in Afghanistan. Soundbites include Capt. Dan Gibbon - EA-6B Pilot and Capt. Garon Taylor-Tyree - EA-6B Electronics Officer. Produced by SSgt Neal Uranga and Hosted by SrA Monique Benedict. Also available in High Definition.

      08/09/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - August 8

      An Army unit in Ghazni province clears the main supply route, that runs from Kandahar to Kabul, of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Hosted by Senior Airman Monique Benedict. Includes sound bites from 2nd Lt. James Wallace, Platoon Leader. Also available in high definition.

      08/08/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - August 7

      A program entitled "Afghan Hands" aids the ISAF in accelerating transition of responsibilities to the Afghan government and its national security forces. Hosted by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Heavner. Also available in high definition.

      08/07/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - August 6

      Air Force Aircrewmen at Kandahar Air Field work hard to maintain flight equipment to keep F-16 pilots safe. Includes interview with Tech. Sgt. Toby Vice, Aircrewman, 157th Fighter Squadron and Lt. Col. Scott Bridges, F-16 Pilot, 157th Fighter Squadron. Also available in high definition.

      08/06/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug 2

      At the end of a service members enlistment or commission they have a choice to stay in or get out. Marine Corporal Michael Lopez takes us to Combat Outpost AB Band (AH Band) where a few soldiers decided to continue on with their military careers. Soundbites include SGT. Walter Maldonado - Cavalry Scout and SGT. Michael Martin - Cavalry Scout. Produced by Cpl. Michael Lopez and Hosted by SrA. Monique Benedict. Also available in High Definition.

      08/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - August 2

      Military Working Dogs in Kandahar, Afghanistan work in the same conditions as their human counterparts, in order for them to continue fighting and keeping troops safe they need extra care to keep them mission ready, that is a primary mission for one medical unit. Soundbite includes MAJ. Bryan Hux - Veterinarian, 438th Medical DET and SGT. Joshua Knight - Military Dog Handler. Produced by SGT. Susan Noga. Hosted by SGT. Jacob Connor. Also available in High Definition.

      08/02/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Aug. 01

      This edition features a story about the De Dadi Sapper Challenge fun run. Hosted by Sgt. Jacob Connor. Also available in high definition.

      08/01/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 31

      This edition features a story about Afghan police recruits graduating from Spin Boldak Police Academy in Southern Afghanistan. Hosted by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Heavner. Includes sound bites from 1st Lt. Mohammed Naim, Training Center Deputy Commander. Also available in high definition.

      07/31/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 30

      This edition features stories about U.S. and Afghan Soldiers conducting a presence patrol and Afghan children learning English as a second language. Hosted by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Heavner. Includes sound bites from 1st Lt. Christopher Persons, 164 Armor Platoon Leader and Capt. John Green, Volunteer. Also available in high definition.

      07/30/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 27

      Deployed service members may not have all the comforts of home; but most troops still have easy access to essentials like fuel and water. Senior Airman Monique Benedict shows us what it takes to make sure warriors in remote locations have the bare necessities and for Harrier Jets flying missions over Southern Afghanistan, its up to Marine Aerial Refuelers with Transportation Squadron 152 to keep them in the air. Soundbite includes SSG. Joseph Turner - 2668 Transportation Company and Capt. Mark Bock - Co-pilot. Produced by SrA. Monique Benedict and Amn. Jimmy Moreland. Hosted by SSgt. Josh Rosales, Afghanistan. Also available in High Definition.

      07/27/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 26

      This edition features a story on instituting a program for the Afghan National Army to license their own soldiers for heavy equipment. Also available in high definition.

      07/26/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update – July 25

      Before Afghan Air Force pilots can begin undergraduate pilot training, they must have a strong ability to communicate using the English language. Senior Airman Monique Benedict takes us to Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan where future pilots begin their journey. Soundbite includes LCDR. Matthew Pescador – OIC, Thunderlab. Produced by SrA. Monique Benedict. Hosted by Sgt. Jimmy D. Shea. Also available in High Definition.

      07/25/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 24

      This edition features stories about the Military Police that secure the Kabul helicopter landing zone, and Afghan National Police graduating from an Investigators Training course. Hosted by Marine Sgt. Jimmy D. Shea. Also available in high definition.

      07/24/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 23

      This edition features stories on the commissioning of the Afghan National Army's special mission wing and the 1st Infantry Division rock band "Aggression Without Limit (AWOL)" performs for service members at Forward Operating Base Fenty. Hosted by Senior Airman Monique Benedict. Segments produced by Tech. Sgt. Dominique Dickens and Staff Sgt. Alexis Ramos. Includes soundbites from Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi, ANA Chief of Staff, and Sgt. Richard Ingle, band member. Also available in high definition.

      07/23/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 20

      As the drawdown of coalition forces comes near Afghan National Security Forces are taking more responsibility and members of the Security Forces Advisory Team 28 are mentoring Afghan Uniform Police Officers at a provincial sub-station in the city of Tarin Kowt. Soundbites include TSgt. Dwayne Bazinet - Security Forces Advisor and CPT. Justin Smith - SFAT 28 Commander. Produced by SrA. Monique Benedict and SSG. Robert Souza. Hosted by SSgt. Josh Rosales. Also available in High Definition.

      07/20/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 19

      The top enlisted member in the military paid a visit to service members in Afghanistan to talk about Gen. Martin Dempsey's priorities for today's military. Soundbite includes Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia - Senior Enlisted Advisor to CJCS. Produced by TSgt. Nicholas Kurtz and hosted by A1C. Laura Yahemiak. Also available in High Definition.

      07/19/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update: July 18

      During the transition period in Afghanistan, soldiers of the Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team are working with the district government to improve relations between the local people and their leaders and Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Symonds reports as soldiers at Camp Leatherneck pay tribute to two fallen soldiers. Soundbites include LTC. James Blashford - Civil Affairs Team Leader and CPT. Robert Cooksey - 96th Transportation Co. Produced by Cpl. Michael Lopez and SSG. Daniel Symonds. Hosted by SrA. Monique Benedict. Also available in High Definition.

      07/18/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 17

      This edition features stories on Regimental Combat Team 5 ending their current joint deployment with Regimental Combat Team 6. RCT-6 will remain in Afghanistan. Includes soundbites from commanding officers Col. Roger B. Turner, of RCT-5, and Col. John R. Shafer, of RCT-6.

      07/17/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 16

      This edition features stories about the challenges that Afghan leaders will face after Coalition forces leave. Includes sound bites from Brig. Stuart Keates, Deputy Commander, RC Southwest. Also available in high definition.

      07/16/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update: July 13

      This edition features stories on members of the 365th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion deployed to Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan conducting security and building projects to help secure the 21st Kandak Middle School. Hosted by Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Kurtz. Produced by Senior Airman Monique Benedict. Includes soundbites from Lt. Col. Stephen Smith, 365th CSSB Commander.

      07/13/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 12

      The Republic of Korea is one of 50 Nations that make up the Afghanistan International Security Assistance Force, Gail McCabe shows us how they contribute to the mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Soundbites include MSgt. Kyle Green - English Teacher. Produced by Gail McCabe and Hosted by TSgt. Nicholas Kurtz. Also available in High Definition.

      07/12/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 11

      For every explosive found in the roads of Afghanistan, there's a brave individual digging it out of the ground. Petty Officer Kyle Jackson has the story of one Afghan soldier risking his life to save others. Soundbites include SSgt. Andrew Krueger - EOD Instructor and SGT. Said Najib - Afghan National Army EOD. Produced by MC3 Kyle Jackson. Also available in High Definition.

      07/11/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 9th, 2012

      In this edition of Freedom Watch Afghanistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pays a surprise visit to service members in Kabul, and regular Afghans in Bagram see their lives improving, thanks to a new job training and placement program. Also available in high definition

      07/09/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 6

      This edition features a story on Soldiers and Sailors maintaining their skills as marksmen and Afghan leaders holding a shura. Also available in high definition

      07/06/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update: July 5

      This edition features stories on Marines at Forward Operating Base Nolay transferring personnel and equipment throughout the area of operations and soldiers of Tactical Unmanned Aerial Platoon managing unmanned flights out of Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan. Hosted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Jackson. Story producers: Sgt. John Jackson and Sgt. Aaron Braddy. Includes soundbites from Cpl. Anthony Vazquez, ADACG NCO, and Staff Sgt. Thomas Martinez, senior systems chief. Also available in high definition.

      07/05/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 4

      This edition features stories on Operation Southern Strike Two and a Soldier creating a tribute mural at the FOB Salerno PAX terminal. Hosted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Jackson. Also available in high definition

      07/04/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - July 3

      This edition features stories about service members who volunteered to honor their comrades that have made the ultimate sacrifice and Afghan National Army Medics training Afghan National Security Force members how to apply First Aide. Hosted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Jackson. Includes sound bites from Ramon Faqiry, ANA Medic, Chief Master Sgt. David Brinkley, and Master Sgt. Stephen Haynes, Volunteers. Also available in high definition. Also available in high definition.

      07/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update, July 02

      This edition features stories about a Soldier documenting the road back for Soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Includes sound bites from Spc. Gavin Ching, 117th MPAD Video Journalist. Also available in high definition.

      07/02/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 29

      Communication is essential to building lasting relationships in Afghanistan which is why a group of service members learn to speak the native language and at Shindad Air Base, one student pilot is pushing through obstacles that have stood in the way for generations. Soundbites include Julie Nowshad - Linguist, LCDR. Matthew Pescador - OIC, Thunderlab Training and 2D Lt. Niloofar Rhamini - AAF Future Pilot. Produced by SGT. Stephanie Usita and SrA. Monique Benedict. Hosted by MC2. Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      06/29/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 28

      Service Members and civilians put aside their pride for a special cause at Forward Operating Base Fenty and the success of troops in Afghanistan can't be measured in numbers but more on the relationship between coalition and the Afghan people. Soundbites include Shameka Damon - Pie Volunteer and 1LT. Nathan Mulcahy - Task Force 5-20. Produced by SPC. Ben Raney and MC2. Patrick House. Hosted by SrA. Monique Benedict. Also available in High Definition.

      06/28/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 27

      The USO provides service members a temporary escape from work through various activities and at Jalalabad Air Field service members can tune into a new way to relieve that stress and with security being a priority for many bases throughout Afghanistan soldiers attached to Task Force Steel maintain vigilance and secure their base in Khowst Province. Soundbite includes Regina Wages - USO Event Coordinator and CSM Cedric Moore - PFAR Command Sergeant Major. Produced by SSG. Alexis Ramos and SSG. April Tessmer. Hosted by SrA. Monique Benedict. Also available in High Definition.

      06/27/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update: June 26

      This edition features stories on the C-27J Spartan aircraft crew ending their mission in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan and military police enforcing regulations at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Hosted by Senior Airman Monique Benedict. Segments produced by Airman Jimmy Moreland and Staff Sgt. Daniel Symonds. Includes soundbites from Col. Robert Kiebler, 451st Expeditionary Operations Group Commander, and Sgt. Irma Rosales, 1 MHG Provost Marshal Office. Also available in high definition.

      06/26/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 25

      This edition features stories about Soldiers using Military Working Dogs to locate explosives and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) and a base that received supplies via a C-27 aircraft for the very first time. Hosted by Senior Airman Monique Benedict. Includes sound bites from Spc. Ryan O'Neil, Military Policeman and Lt. Col. Alisya Davis, C-27 Pilot.

      06/25/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update

      Flight terminal operators at Bagram Airfield, Afghan National Army soldiers learn to care for equipment. Hosted by Senior Airman Monique Benedict.

      06/22/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 21

      As Afghan forces continue to take lead of securing their country they find themselves facing new obstacles and in need of community support and to build a better future for Afghanistan several Afghan shops are now able to harvest a different kind of energy. Soundbites include LT. Mohammad Sadiq - Check Point Commander and David Brantley - U.S.A.I.D. Field Program Officer. Produced by SSG. Robert Souza and SPC. Stephanie Usita. Hosted by SrA. Monique Benedict. Also available in High Definition.

      06/21/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jun 20

      This edition features a story about marines disrupting insurgent activities in smaller towns and service members at Bagram Air Field combating stress through Jiu Jitsu. Hosted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Jackson.

      06/20/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jun 19

      This edition features a story about a medical shura and Marines the maintain the AV8E Harrier. Hosted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Jackson. Includes sound bites from Gunnery Sgt. Donald Miner, Ejection Seat Mechanic. Also available in high definition.

      06/19/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jun 18

      This edition features stories about a Soldier teaching Basic Lifesaving Skills to non U.S. personnel and Chow halls in Afghanistan closing down as a result of the drawdown. Hosted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Jackson. Includes sound bites from Staff Sgt. Zachary Ninete, Instructor and Cpl. Dustin Colwell, Field Mess NCO. Also available in high definition.

      06/18/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 15

      A damaged aircraft is normally fixed on site, but when its in worse condition than expected the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade takes up the challenging task of transporting it to a different location and at FOB Charikar, Afghanistan the South Korean Provincial Reconstruction Team added a punch of their own culture into the Afghan National Police Training. Soundbites include SFC. Edward Willis - Flight Engineer and Mr. Won-Hyuk Im - Senior Inspector. Produced by Amn. Jimmy Moreland and SPC. Fred Brown. Hosted by MC2. Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      06/15/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 14

      As coalition forces continue to train in transition authority to their afghan counterparts one medical team is working towards a healthier and smoother transition and at FOB Laghman a group of soldiers are working to maintain the future of un-manned aircraft systems. Soundbites include HM3 Reginald Watkins - Lab Technician and PFC. Kyle Birely - UAS Maintainer. Produced by SrA. Cameron Currie and SGT. Satya Chhe. Hosted by SrA. Monique Benedict. Also available in High Definition. Afghanistan.

      06/14/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jun. 13

      This edition features a story about tactical vehicle maintenance and selling scrap metals to local contractors. Hosted by Senior Airman Monique Benedict. Includes interview with Sgt. Jesse Wilkins, Floor Chief and LSCS Greg Evans, Navy Logistics Chief. Also available in high definition.

      06/13/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jun. 11

      This edition features stories about a memorial ceremony for a military working dog and Marines that provide security for a Forward Operating Base. Hosted by Sgt. Jimmy D. Shea. Includes sound bites from Lt Col. David Del Favrero, Guest Speaker and 1st Lt. Michael Hanlon, Patrol Base OIC. Also available in high definition.

      06/11/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update: June 8th

      Afghan leaders offer former insurgents reintegration into their communities through a unique program to reestablish piece in their country and with Afghans sustainment being a priority for coalition forces, it is it is essential for the afghan national army to take up operations like route clearance. Soundbites include MG. Sayed Malouk and by SFC. Mike Reeves. Produced by SGT. Frank Thompson and SPC. Fred Brown. Hosted by MC2 Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      06/08/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 7

      A married military couple get promoted simultaneously while across the world from each other thanks to technology and metal workers with the 451st Maintenance Squadron keep aircraft in the sky. Soundbites from Capt. Lori Hodge, Staff Sgt. Cole Griffith. Hosted by Sgt. Jimmy D. Shea. Also available in high definition.

      06/07/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jun. 6

      This edition features a story about a class to teach service members to be more aware of Improvised Explosive Devices and Combat Medics learning how to care for heart attack patients. Includes sound bites from Andrei Stover, Lead Instructor and Capt Charles Jennings, Aeromedical Physician Assistant. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Also available in high definition.

      06/06/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 5

      This edition features a story about the graduation of 19 recruits from the training program for the Afghan Uniformed Police and Engineers from the Afghan National Army building a bridge to transport equipment and cargo. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Includes sound bites from Faiz Muhammad, ALP Graduate and Safi Abdul, Team Lead. Also available in high definition.

      06/05/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jun. 4

      This edition features stories about Afghanistan women who are training to become entrepreneurs and female service members training to build relationships with the female Afghan population. Hosted by Cpl. Michael Lopez. Also available in high definition.

      06/04/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - June 1

      Maintaining morale and keeping communication available for service members at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan has become easier and Afghan National Police cadets learn the basics to better serve their country. Soundbites include TSgt. Song Chon - Network Manager and Mr. Won-Hyuk Im - Senior Inspector. Produced by SSgt. Neal Uranga and SPC. Fred Brown. Hosted by MC2 Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      06/01/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 31

      Soldiers on their first deployment go through a time honored tradition welcoming them to the ranks of those who came before them and the success of one command is passed on with the hopes of a greater development to a new command. Soundbites include SPC. Justin Cepeda - Patch Recipient and LTC. Kevin Meisler - JMCB Commander. Produced by SPC. Matt Kuzara and SSG. Robert Souza. Hosted by MC2. Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      05/31/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 30

      Behind every UH-60 Blackhawk pilot theirs an equally important crew chief making sure the helicopter is ready to fly day or night and thing get hot during an exercise at Bagram Airfield. Soundbites include SPC. Eric McDonald - Crew Chief and Anthony Hopper - Bagram Air Field Fire Chief. Produced by SSG. Donna Davis and SSG. April Tessmer. Hosted by SPC. Fred Brown. Also available in High Definition.

      05/30/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 29

      This edition features stories about the Khost Provincial Reconstruction team delivering school supplies to a local school and deployed service members participating in a graduation ceremony. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Includes sound bites from Bakhtnoor Bakhtyar, Director of Education and SGM Christopher Ferreira, Guest Speaker. Also available in high definition.

      05/29/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 28

      This edition features stories about coalition forces preparing Afghan Police forces and the Warfighter Exchange Services Team allowing service members deployed to remote locations access to their retail services. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Includes sound bites from Capt. Matt Yarnall, SFAAT Commander nd Sgt. Nathan Rodgers, Mobile PX Team.

      05/28/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 25

      Soldiers stationed at Camp Lindsey take a proactive approach when on patrol in order to promote peaceful cooperation with the local afghan population and at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, civil engineers get the tools they need to get the job done thanks to an Airman who is always ready with the right equipment. Soundbites include SPC. Andrew Howler - 1-64 Armor Battalion and TSgt. Kobee Bonner - 577th Prime Beef Squadron. Produced by SSgt. Thomas Skinkle and SSgt. Josh Rosales. Hosted by Cpl. Michael Lopez. Also available in High Definition.

      05/25/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 24

      Throughout Afghanistan soldiers continuously work to keep insurgents at bay, by providing a military presence as insurgents are cleared from main cities and retreat to remote areas and at Forward Operating Base Delaram II, Afghan EOD technicians pass the test to prove that they are capable of standing on their own. Soundbites include SSgt. Michael Rowland - Platoon Sergeant and SSgt. Gulbuddin - EOD Technician. Produced by Cpl. Ed Galo and SSgt. Brian Buckwalter. Hosted by Cpl. Michael Lopez. Also available in High Definition.

      05/24/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 23

      This edition features stories about a team of Soldiers that is responsible for moving unit equipment out of Afghanistan and the District Leaders in Zharai, who are taking greater responsibility in leading their people. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Includes sound bites from Sgt. Gregory Williams, Movement NCO and Haji Hamidullah Kahn, Zharay District Chairman. Also available in high definition.

      05/23/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 22

      This edition features stories about U.S. Artillerymen demonstrating their skills and an Army unit training Afghan National Police recruits. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Also available in high definition. Includes sound bites from Pfc. Lucas Fragnito, Gunner and 1st Lt. Chad Peabody, Advisor.

      05/22/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 21

      This edition features a story about a reunion between a deployed father and son. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Includes sound bites from 1St Sgt. Mark Hillman, Father. Also available in high definition.

      05/21/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 18

      U.S. soldiers with the 425th ID complete an air assault with their Afghan counterparts in Paktia Province, Afghanistan and took the time to share how their making a difference in the district and SSgt. Josh Rosales finds a female service member who has made her way to the front lines to help clear one of the biggest threats to service members in Afghanistan. Soundbites include SGT. Joshua Ethridge - Squad Leader; SGT. Jason Childers - Squad Leader and LT. Brittany Hine - Platoon Leader 584th MAC. Produced by SSgt. Josh Rosales. Hosted by MC2. Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      05/18/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 17

      After it's liberation from Taliban rule Afghanistan is a country looking to become stronger residents embody this with construction and education and soldiers beside their Afghan counterparts come under fire during a patrol. Soundbites include Edward Ciccarelli - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Architect and 2LT. Patrick Sioson - Platoon Leader. Produced by SFC. Walter Talens and SGT. Mark Jachlewski. Hosted by MC2. Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      05/17/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 16

      This edition features a story about Soldiers training at a shooting range and a transportation company. Hosted by Cpl. Michael Lopez. Includes sound bites from 1st Lt. Alexander Wingate, Instructor, and Lt. Col. Kevin Maste, JMBC Commander. Also available in high definition.

      05/16/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 15

      This edition features stories about a Chaplain supporting service members throughout Afghanistan and a security team that protects aircraft that lands in hostile environments. Includes sound bites from Capt. Rick Pack, Chaplain and Senior Airman Nathan Pritx, Fly Away Security Team Leader. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Also available in high definition.

      05/15/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 14

      This edition features stories about a medical transport team and Marines that give respect to their comrades who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Includes sound bites from 1st Lt. Eric Rodriguez, AE Flight Nurse and Cpl. Andrew Haray, Assistant Team Leader. Also available in high definition.

      05/14/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 11

      Just like your car helicopters require routine maintenance to keep them going and troops operating on the ground at Forward Operating Base Salerno work hard to keep their birds flying and one unit in Afghanistan puts an Army program into action to a friendly competition. Air Force SSgt. Josh Rosales reports as soldiers get crossfit. Soundbites include SGT. Kenneth Higginbotham - Avionics Technician and CPL. Kendall Winborn - Crossfit Competitor. Produced by SPC. Eric James Estrada and SSgt. Josh Rosales. Hosted by TSgt. David Whitecar. Also available in High Definition.

      05/11/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 10

      Staff Sgt. Eddie Monroe put on his running shoes over the course of three months to raise money for a good cause Petty Officer Patrick House explains what motivates this soldier and the experience Regimental Combat Team 5 junior Marines gained while deployed prepares them to step into future leadership roles. Soundbites include SSG. Eddie Monroe - Runner and LCpl. Taylor Adkins - Rifleman. Produced by MC2. Patrick House and Sgt. Michael Cifuentes. Hosted by SPC. Fred Brown. Also available in High Definition.

      05/10/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 9

      In southern Afghanistan, Afghan and U.S. Security Forces Unified Command Teams find that they are increasingly using their words as weapons and Emergency Management Teams at Bagram Airfield ensure that in the event of nuclear, chemical or biological emergency everyone is ready to respond. Soundbites include LTC. Guy Jones - 2-508th Commander and SrA. Edward Tosano - Emergency Management. Produced by SGT. Adonis Williams and SPC. Fred Brown. Hosted by Cpl. Michael Lopez. Also available in High Definition.

      05/09/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 8

      This edition features a story about a group of deployed Soldiers that play music to help raise their morale and medical personnel that are helping service members stay healthy while deployed. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Includes interview with Spc. Joseph Bongiovanni, Band Member, Sgt. Jason Childers, Band Member and Sgt. Benny Potter, 155th Medical Detachment. Also available in high definition.

      05/08/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 7

      This edition features a story about the Air Guard, who keeps watch while Soldiers are "on the move" and a unit that has reached its 25,000th mission. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Includes sound bites from Spc. Levi McCauley, Air Guard and Lt. Col. Russell Davis, Squadron Commander. Also available in high definition.

      05/07/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 4

      When it comes time for some heavy lifting at FOB White House, one Marine gladly bears the burden of being on call 24/7 and at Bagram Airfield soldiers of steel work hard to help reduce the wasting of valuable resources in Afghanistan. Soundbites include Cpl. Christopher Gregory - Heavy Equipment Operator and SPC. Stuart Richley - Welder. Produced by LCpl. Tyler Reiriz and SSgt. Josh Rosales. Hosted by MC2 Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      05/04/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 3

      There are many jobs that go into supporting the war effort, soldiers like SGT. Justin Lannom can often find themselves working outside their normal duties to complete the mission and at Forward Operating Base Lagman, Afghanistan servicemembers can save lives with a simple donation SFC. Walter Talens tells us about this life saving opportunity. Soundbites include SGT. Justin Lannom - S-4 NCOIC and SGT. David Suddah - Medical Lab Technician. Produced by SFC. Walter Talens. Hosted by MC2 Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      05/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 2

      This edition features a story about keeping good communication on the battlefield and President Obama's visit with service members in Bagram Air Field. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Includes sound bites from Capt. Garick Lue-Chung, 5th A.N.G.L.I.C.O. Also available in high definition.

      05/02/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - May 1

      This edition features a story about Country singer Toby Keith visiting Kandahar Air Field and Combat Medics at Forward Operating Base Eagle training Afghan National Army soldiers in first aid. Includes sound bites from Toby Keith, Country Music Star, and Staff Sgt. Josh Boyer, Combat Medic. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Also available in high definition.

      05/01/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 27

      Service members support the mission all across Afghanistan and when they're injured no matter the time or location members of Task Force Talon are there to support them and a key Air Force leader pays a visit to Airmen at Kandahar Airfield to thank them for their service and to discuss the challenges the Air Force will overcome in the future. Soundbites include CPT. Robert Grumbo - Flight Surgeon and Gen. Norton Schwartz - Chief of Staff U.S. Air Force. Produced by SPC. Fred Brown and TSgt. Burt Traynor. Hosted by MC2. Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      04/27/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 26

      Service members and civilians paid tribute to one soldiers sacrifice by participating in the first of many runs held in his name at Forward Operating Base Salerno and and Army Reservist stationed at Bagram Airfield celebrate the continuation of two services. Soundbites include 1SGT. Marcus McClain - Run Coordinator; LTG. Curtis Scaparrotti - Commander, ISAF Joint Command and SGT. Alyssa Doudna - 305th Military Police. Produced by SPC. Eric James Estrada and MSgt. John Cronin. Hosted by MC2. Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      04/26/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 25

      As the troop drawdown deadline comes closer the Afghan National Army takes the reins of operation by conducting self led air insertion missions and at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan the Army's oldest division nicknamed the "Big Red One" assumes authority of the base. Soundbites include CPT. Scott Krasko - ANA Mentor, CPT. Hussein - ANA Commander, MG. Daniel Allyn - 1st Cavalry Division Commanding General and MG. William Mayville - 1st Infantry Division Commanding General. Produced by SGT. Seth Barham and Cpl. Tia Nagle. Hosted by MC2. Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      04/25/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 24

      This edition features a story about the end of tour for Task Force Arctic Wolf and a Women's Shura. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Includes sound bites from Col Todd Wood, Brigade Commander and Brig. Gen. Khatool Mohammadzai, Afghan National Army. Also available in high definition.

      04/24/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 23

      This edition features stories about the role of a guard who protects base assets and personnel and Customs Inspectors. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Includes sound bites from Pfc. Ian Stocks, Guard and Staff Sgt. Keleen Wilson, Customs Inspector. Also available in high definition.

      04/23/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 20

      After an incident left a bird down at FOB Shank, Soldiers, Airmen and Civilians work together to move a heavy load off the runway and service members stationed at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, welcomed a special visitor who is part of military history. Soundbites include LTC. Gil Mestler - FOB Shank Garrison Commander and Maj. Gen. (Ret) Chuck Yeager - U.S. Air Force Test Pilot. Produced by SGT. Aaron Braddy and SSgt. Josh Rosales. Hosted by SPC. Fred Brown. Also available in High Definition.

      04/20/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 19

      This edition features stories on the 123rd Infantry Brigade preparing for a mine sweeping patrol and an Army psychologist taking a dog with her when visiting troops for counseling. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Produced by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick House. Includes soundbites from Pfc. Michael Armstrong, 123rd Infantry Brigade, and Capt. Katie Kopp, brigade psychologist. Also available in high definition.

      04/19/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 18

      As the drawdown of coalition forces in Afghanistan quickly approaches Regional Training Center Mazar-E-Sharif took part in two ceremonies to mark the beginning of this transition and Army Reserve Soldiers use their civilian based skills as they move outside the wire alongside their active duty counterparts helping small villages throughout Afghanistan. Soundbites include CPT. Bruno Gonzales - Chief of Training, RTC Mazar-E-Sharif and SFC. Brett Stuart - 489th Civil Affairs Battalion. Produced by SrA. Jael Laborn and CPL. Tia Nagle. Hosted by LCpl. Christofer Baines. Also available in High Definition.

      04/18/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 17

      This edition features a story about the Afghan Army continuing to provide security to their community. Includes sound bites from Capt Michael Nolan, Commander and Sgt. 1st Class John Alvarez, Liaison for CENTCOM to NTM-A. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Also available in high definition.

      04/17/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 16

      This edition features a story about . Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Includes sound bites from Maj. Ben Robinson, Marathon Runner and Lt. Col. Trent Carpenter, 71st EACS Commander. Also available in high definition.

      04/16/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 13

      This edition features a story about Afghan security and the first Afghan Local Police graduation. Includes sound bites from Capt. Daniel Gwosch, A Co. 1-508th PIR Commander and Sgt. 1st Class Brett Stuart, ALP NCOIC, 489th Civil Affairs Battalion. Hosted by Tech Sgt. David Whitecar.

      04/13/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 12

      Army Engineers bring Afghans closer together as they create roads through the rugged Afghanistan terrain that serve both local and military projects and keeping in touch with loved ones during deployments can be difficult, but Marines and Sailors in Regimental Combat Team 6 now have a new way to keep families informed while in Afghanistan. Soundbites include SPC. Scott Pearce - 980th Engineer Battalion, 1LT. B.C. Hardin - 980th Engineer Battalion and 1st Lt. Tyler Miller - RCT-6 Information. Produced by SGT. Crystal Madriz and Cpl. Ed Galo. Hosted by SPC. Fred Brown. Also available in High Definition.

      04/12/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 11

      Throughout the decade long war in Afghanistan many warriors have made the ultimate sacrifice, Bagram Airfields Joint Task Force Paladin EOD unit held a ceremony to honor their memory. Soundbite includes CSM. Michael Woods - Memorial Coordinator. Produced by SPC. Fred Brown and Hosted by Cpl. Tia Nagle. Also available in High Definition.

      04/11/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 10

      This edition features a story about U.S. forces transitioning control to the Afghan military and Marines and Afghans celebrating a National holiday. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Includes sound bites from Maj. Judah Lyons Helicopter Pilot and Gunnery Sgt. Brian Stirrat, Police Advisor Team. Also available in high definition.

      04/10/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 9

      This edition features a story about Afghan National Army Special Forces aiding a local community and Marines in the Afghan National Interdiction Unit destroying insurgent cash crops. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Includes sound bites from Col. Billy Shaw, Special Operations Advisor Group Commander and Sgt. James Mobley, Scout Sniper Team Leader. Also available in high definition.

      04/09/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 6

      The United States Army Reserve has served the Nation since it's formation in 1908 and today's soldiers bring their civilian sector skills to the mission in Afghanistan and Afghan service members and their coalition counterparts work together to gain the trust of a local Afghan community. Soundbites include 1LT. Matthew Brandow - 689th Route Clearance Company and 1LT. Matt Hickey - Platoon Leader. Produced by Cpl. Tia Nagle and SSG. Mark Decker. Hosted by SSgt. Josh Rosales. Also available in High Definition.

      04/06/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Apr. 5

      This edition features stories on Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of ISAF Joint Command, visiting troops of Task Force Arctic Wolves and Afghan National Army and Police forces and their coalition counterparts conducting a joint patrol. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Also available in high definition.

      04/05/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Apr. 4

      This edition features stories on members of the 124th Infantry Regiment Stryker Brigade reaching a milestone in their slingload operations and two members of the Navy Mobile Care Team meeting with Navy individual augmentees throughout Afghanistan. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Also available in high definition.

      04/04/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 15

      Story highlights a group of Afghan paratroopers called "Pathfinders" at FOB Wolverine, Afghanistan. Story by SSG David Birchfield, hosted by PO1 Jason Heavner. Also available in high definition.

      04/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 17

      One Army MEDEVAC unit enhances its capabilities by adding a member to its team. Soundbite includes Lt.Col. Bret Wood - Dustoff TCCET Physician and SGT. Daniel Buzard - Dustoff Flight Medic. Hosted by Cpl. Michael Lopez and Produced by SrA. Monique Benedict. Also available in High Definition.

      04/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 6

      SGT Ann Cantu highlights the servicemembers of the 539th Military Police Detachment at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Soundbites include SGT. Douglas McIntosh - 539th Military Police Det. and SPC. Judy Sanchez - 539th Military Police Det. Hosted by SGT Jacob Connor and Produced by SGT. Ann Cantu. Also available in High Definition.

      04/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 7

      Soldiers with the 381st Military Police Company maintain peace and stability at the Muqor marketplace in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Soundbite includes SGT. O'Connor Harris - Assisting 381st MP Company. Story by SGT Jacob Connor and hosted by SrA Evan Mills. Also available in High Definition.

      04/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 3

      This edition features a story about the physical demands placed upon Soldiers from the 40th Cavalry Regiment. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Includes sound bites from 1st Lt. Patrick Reilly, Task Force Danali and 1st Lt. David Ribardo, Task Force Break Out.

      04/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - April 2

      This edition features a story about a construction project that made Highway 1, from Kabul to Kandahar safer. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Includes sound bites from Col. Paul Paolozzi, Commander, 18th Engineer Brigade and Petty Officer 3rd Class Denver Weaver, Emergency Vehicle Combat Team. Also available in high definition.

      04/02/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 30

      Soldiers at Camp Leatherneck, pay honor to their fallen brothers by bringing a Freedom Tower to the camp, it will remain there till all U.S. Forces come home from Afghanistan and soldiers prepare for the return of U.S. Forces from Afghanistan by mentoring Afghan instructors to take the lead. Soundbites include SSG. Arin Cuccia - Mentor and BG. Les Carroll - Joint Sustainment Command Afghanistan. Produced by SSG. Daniel Symonds and SPC. Fred Brown. Hosted by MC2. Zulema Sotelo. Also available in High Definition.

      03/30/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 29

      With the onset of warmer temperatures, troops on routine patrols are now seeing an increase on weapons caches found around Afghanistan and have set out to destroy them and the pursuit of building a capable educated Afghan military, Key Leaders have established a literacy center that will play a core role in Afghan military training. Soundbites include CPT. David Deviese - Task Force Denalli and MG. Aminuallah Karim - Education and Training Commander. Produced by SSG. Mark Shrewsberry and SrA. Jael Laborn. Hosted by SPC. Fred Brownn

      03/29/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 28

      In Afghanistan some soldiers make it their job to go out looking for explosives and IED's, ensuring the way is clear for their brothers behind and in Helmand Province, Afghanistan you can find a Chaplain who is one of a kind. Soundbites include SPC. Giovanni Sims - Route Clearance Specialist and LTC. Avi Weiss - Chaplain. Produced by Cpl. Tia Nagle and SSG. Daniel Symonds. Hosted by SPC. Fred Brown. Also available in High Definition.

      03/28/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 27

      This edition features a story about Marines using solar panels to power their equipment. Includes sound bites from Cpl. Cody Cook and Staff Sgt. Antony Washington, GREENS System. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown.

      03/27/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 26

      This edition features a story about Afghans returning to a town and resuming their lives and the role of Bulk Fuel Specialists. Includes sound bites from Maj. Joseph Jackson, Advisor, and Staff Sgt. Tirrell Enoch, SNOIC, Fuel Form. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Also available in high definition.

      03/26/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 23

      In the history of US combat their has always been a warrior directing fire a forward position Cpl. Tia Nagle introduces us to a modern day soldier keeping the enemy at bay and as US Forces continue moving to a supporting role, the Afghan Uniformed Police take more responsibility using lessons learned to operate independently. Soundbites include SGT. Dustin Kibler - Joint Fires Observer and 1st Lt. Craig Dangel - Logistics Officer. Produced by Cpl. Tia Nagle and Sgt. Michael Cifuentes. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown, Afghanistan. Also available in High Definition.

      03/23/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 22

      In the midst of combat Task Force Lobos pilots and their crew fly with confidence knowing that their soldiers make it a priority to ensure their aircraft is air worthy. Soundbites include SGT. Corey Christensen - TF Lobos Crew Chief. Produced by LCpl. Christofer Baines. Also available in High Definition.

      03/22/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 21

      This edition features a story about the precision necessary in construction and a Veterinarian at Bagram Airfield. Includes sound bites from Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Caudle, Navy Seabee and Capt. Matthew Reed, Bagram Veterinary Clinic OIC. Hosted by Lance Cpl. Christopher Baines.

      03/21/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Mar. 20

      This edition features stories on Army Sappers conducting engineering missions and clearing improvised explosive devices to ensure the safety of ground forces and the Army's 1st Cavalry band performing for St. Patrick's Day at Bagram Air Field. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Stories produced by Lance Cpl. Christofer Baines and Sgt. Elliot Chodkowski. Includes soundbites from Spc. Christopher Compagnone, Army Sapper, and Sgt. Elliot Chodkowski, 1st Cavalry Division band. Also available in high definition.

      03/20/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update: Mar. 19

      This edition features a story about an engineer member of the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team who plays the bagpipes. Hosted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo. Includes soundbites from Cpl. Robert Skerten - Royal New Zealand Engineer.

      03/19/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 16

      Bravo Troop 371 Cavalry Squadron conducts one last mission, Operation Sledgehammer which was a four day air assault to cut off the Taliban's northern routes and therapy dogs at FOB Salerno.

      03/16/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 15

      Learning English may have been just another class for some, but for a few Afghan women walking for hours just to attend it is much more. Soundbites include Farida - English Student, LCpl. Angela Coyle - New Zealand Signal Corps and Sahar Raymi - Interpreter. Hosted by SrA. Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      03/15/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 14

      Sometimes music can be a language all it's own, Female Engagement Team members at Bagram Airfield speak to Afghan females and children through music and Afghans in Qalat use their own voices to connect to each other through the radio. Soundbites include SPC. Kayla Smith - Female Engagement Team and Muctar Amiri - Station Manager. Hosted by MC3 Kyle Jackson. Produced by MC2 Zulema Sotelo and SGT. Mark Jachlewski. Also available in High Definition.

      03/14/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Mar. 13

      This edition features stories on a U.S. service member accused of killing Afghan civilians and Bagram's Korean Vocational Training Center. Hosted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Jackson. Stories produced by Master Sgt. Erick Ritterby and Sgt. Rachel Badgeley. Includes soundbites from Dr. Deok Soo Kong, KVTC director. Also available in high definition.

      03/13/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 12

      This edition features stories about a Best Warrior competition at Bagram Airfield and Afghan service members learning how to provide security for their people. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Also available in high definition.

      03/12/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 9

      Soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan mentor Afghan forces as they completed their 2nd successful Air Assault mission to prepare for the spring fighting season and Navy individuals Augmentees receive a visit from the Navy Mobile Care Team. Soundbite includes 1LT. Patrick Schupert - 1st Cavalry Regiment and LCDR. Jeffrey Palmgren - Individual Augmentee. Produced by PFC. Andy Geisler and SGT. Sabrina Black. Hosted by SPC. Fred Brown. Also available in High Definition.

      03/09/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 8

      In war service members are often separated from their spouses, but two soldiers assigned to Task Force Spartan have actually gotten closer through their deployment and the Afghan National Army continues to take the lead learning essential maintenance skills to keep their troops on the road. Soundbites include SFC. Garrett Brunton - Deployed Spouse, SGT. Donald Bowen - Instructor and SPC. Paul Grubbs - Instructor. Produced by SSG. Mark Shrewsberry and SGT. Crystal Madriz. Hosted by SPC. Fred Brown, Afghanistan. Also available in High Definition.

      03/08/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Mar. 7

      This edition features stories on an Army maintenance test pilot deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and soldiers assigned to Task Force Blue Geronimo participating in a joint coalition and Afghan security patrol of a village. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Includes soundbites from Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alexander Sloof, phase test pilot, and Sgt. William Burns, Task Force Blue Geronimo. Stories produced by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zulema Sotelo and Staff Sgt. Mark Shrewsberry. Also available in high definition.

      03/07/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 6

      This edition features a story about Soldiers at Bagram Airfield marching to honor the memory of a hero.

      03/06/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 5

      This edition features stories about U.S. service members patrolling the local area with their Afghan counterparts. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Includes sound bites from Tech. Sgt. Ross Hawkins and Staff Sgt. Michael James, Security Forces Airman, 1st Lt. Clayton Smith, Scout Platoon Leader and Pfc. Michael Halberg, Machine Gunner. Also available in high definition.

      03/05/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Mar. 2

      This edition features stories on the mission of the Navy Mobile Care Team as they meet with individuals about their management of stress during deployment and two sister battalions, First and Second Battalion of the 5th Infantry Regiment, meeting up with one another during their respective deployments to Afghanistan. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Also available in high definition.

      03/02/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - March 1

      This edition features a story about a group of deployed Soldiers that relax by playing music. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Includes sound bites from Spc. Chris Rettig, 1st Cav Band, and Sgt. Jordan Armstrong 1st Cav Band.

      03/01/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb 29

      EOD Technicians can't be everywhere at once, that's why they work to pass on their skill to their fellow troops and South Korea's Provincial Reconstruction Teams work to improve the lives and ensure the future of Afghans. Soundbites include SGT. Wayne Erickson - EOD Technician, Attaullah Hotak - Nurse and LTC. Jeremy Seigrist - Task Force Maverick Commander. Produced by Cpl. Tia Nagle and SPC. Tanangachi Mfuni. Hosted by SrA. Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      02/29/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 28

      This edition features a story about Soldiers teaching Afghan soldiers to fire mortars and the D-30 Howitzer. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in high definition. Includes sound bites from Spc. John Scherling, 321st Infantry Mortar Team, Say Dalem, Afghan Mortat Team, and Sgt. 1st Class Farrin Kerr, Fire Detection Installer.

      02/28/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 27

      This edition features a story about Afghan EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) technicians responding to reports of an Improvised Explosive Device. Includes sound bites from 1st Lt. Clayton Smith, Scout Platoon Leader, Staff Sgt. Tom Maahs, EOD Technician and Abdul Kardur, Senior AUP Commander. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in high definition.

      02/27/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb 24

      Every troop in Afghanistan makes sacrifices, some more than others, these troops left recovering from their experiences now find a place to rest in Kandahar and in Bagram fresh graduates from Afghan military basic training find themselves turning wrenches on heavy vehicles. Soundbites include CPT. Peggy Salinas - Warrior Recovery Complex and SGT. Shah Wali - Afghan National Army. Produced by SSgt. Thomas Skinkle and SPC. David Innes. Hosted by SrA. Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      02/24/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb 23

      Everyday Combat Medics do amazing in Afghanistan and according to SFC. Andre Pegues it takes a certain amount of passion for the job. Soundbites include SFC. Andre Pegues - Flight Medic and SSG. Demarris Macklin - Flight Medic. Hosted by SrA Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      02/23/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 22

      This edition features stories about a convoy driver talking about what it's like to be in a convoy and how Food Service Specialists keep troop morale high. Includes sound bites from Cpl. Jaime Pilcher, Convoy Driver, Staff Sgt. Aubrey Johnson and Spc. Kiana Toles, Food Service Specialists. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Also available in high definition.

      02/22/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 21

      This edition features a story about coalition forces training students at the Joint Sustainment Academy, Southwest to become instructors. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Includes sound bites from Terry Walker, Special Assistant to Commanding General. Also available in high definition.

      02/21/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 20

      This edition features stories about a unit that is training the Afghan Uniformed Police to take their place and the Puma unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Includes sound bites from Capt. Matt Pratt, Crazy Troop Commander, Spc. Evan Scott and 1st Lt. Joshua Smithers, Puma Operators.

      02/20/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb 17

      Convoys provide vital means of travel and resupply across Afghanistan and keeping them moving is high priority, Petty Officer Kyle Jackson takes a look at the soldiers who keep them running and at Camp Clark soldiers train on a more accurate mortar round. Soundbites include SPC. Ronald Andring - Vehicle Mechanic, John Hope - Mortar Trainer and SFC. Byron Humphrey - Mortar Platoon Sergeant. Produced by MC3 Kyle Jackson and SGT. Rachel Badgeley. Hosted by SrA. Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      02/17/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb 16

      The Afghan military continues to train more members in an increasing variety of skills and soldiers pass aid on to Afghans to help them endure one of the coldest winters in decades. Soundbites include CPT. Benjamin Beck - Coalition Training Officer in Charge and SPC. Brian Ward - 182nd Infantry Regiment. Produced by LCpl. Christofer Baines and SSgt. Shannon Ofiara. Hosted by SPC. Fred Brown. Also available in High Definition.

      02/16/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 15

      This edition features a story about a Naturalization Ceremony of service members at Bagram Air Field. Includes sound bites from Spc. La Vue, Naturalized Citizen and Spc. Qianqian Liu, Combat Medic. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Also available in high definition.

      02/15/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 14

      This edition features a story about the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visiting Soldiers at FOB Shank and Soldiers competing for a spot in the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Includes sound bites from Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Staff Sgt. Michael Novotny, 8th Czech PRT, and Sgt. 1st Class Martin Reinhardt, Task Force Gold Geronimo. Also available in high definition.

      02/14/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 13

      This edition features a story about Marines who provide air support to troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan and Soldiers who, along with Afghan Uniformed Police conducted a clearing operation at an orchard in Kandahar City. Includes sound bites from Sgt. Man Schumaker, Loadmaster and Capt. Joe Pazcoguin, Commander. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Also available in high definition.

      02/13/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb 10

      Before troops go outside the wire on missions they ensure their gear is maintained and operational, but some troops have other habits they just can't leave without doing. Petty Officer Kyle Jackson looks at soldiers with the 513th Transportation Company and their superstitions. Soundbites include CPL. Jaime Pilcher - Convoy Driver, SPC. James Thompson - Assistant Gunner, PFC. Shurlan Mitchell - Gunner, SSG. Marcus Edwards - Convoy Commander and SGT. Timothy Slater - Truck Commander. Produced by MC3 Kyle Jackson and hosted by SPC. Fred Brown. Also available in High Definition.

      02/10/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 7

      This edition features stories about Soldiers learning how to use the Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System, (APOBS) and Afghan service members learning about communications equipment. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Available in high definition. Includes sound bites from Sgt. Anthony Ellison, Combat Engineer, Mastter Sgt. Jean Jones, Communications Advisor and Lt. Col. Amahullah Quayaishi, Communications Commander.

      02/07/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 6

      This edition features stories about the cooks who prepare the food for service members at Bagram Air Base watching the Super Bowl. And a unit providing support for ground troops with the Harvest Hawk. Includes sound bites from Staff Sgt. Leaford Calder, 82nd CAB, Aviation Support Battalion and Capt. Michael Wyrsch, Fire Control Operator. Hosted by Lance Cpl. Christofer Baines. Also available in high definition.

      02/06/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb 3

      This edition features stories about how promotions are a significant event in anyone's career but for one Master Sergeant it was an added bonus to have his stripes pinned on by the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. Soundbites include SMSGT Timothy Tart - Task Force Paladin and CMSgt. James A. Roy - CMSAF. Produced by SPC. David Innes, Afghanistan. Another story about how one maintenance team travels around Afghanistan bringing Football to remote operating bases across the country. Soundbites include SMSgt. Don Gurganus - AFN Theater Planner. Produced by SSgt. Shannon Ofiara. Hosted by LCpl. Christofer Baines. Also available in High Definition.

      02/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb 9

      The Super Bowl party is a tradition held by many and included among them is one Afghanistan Chef who has been planning events for the troops far longer than he first intended. Soundbites include PFC. Luiz Torres - 40th CAV, 4th BDE and George Piccardi - Chef. Produced by SGT. Rachel Badgeley and hosted by MC3 Kyle Jackson. Also available in High Definition.

      02/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb 2

      This edition features stories about the National Military Academy of Afghanistan that trains the Afghan National Army and an NCO Symposium. Soundbites include Col. John Kem - Director of Engineering, SgtMaj. Craig Cressman - Director, LCPL. Khalid Haji - Bahrain Army, SSG. Phillips McCartney - British Army. Produced by SrA. Chris Beaver and SSG. Daniel Symonds. Hosted by MC3 Kyle Jackson. Also available in High Definition.

      02/02/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Feb. 1

      This edition features stories on an injured gunner remaining on deployment to work as a truck master and support his unit and a combat medic working closely with Afghan civilians. Hosted by Spc. Fred Brown. Story producers are Lance Cpl. Christofer Baines and Spc. Crystal Madriz. Includes soundbites from Spc. Oscar Carter.

      02/01/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update – Jan. 31

      This edition features a story about a mother and daughter that got to spend some time together while deployed to Afghanistan. Includes sound bites from Spc. Samantha Kelley, Daughter and Carol Cassidy, Mother. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Available in high definition.

      01/31/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 30

      This edition features stories about UH-60 Phase Maintainers inspecting helicopters that have reached the 720 flight hours milestone., and Afghan and coalition forces discovering a Taliban drug cache. Hosted by LanceCpl. Christopher Baines. Available in high definition.

      01/30/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan 27

      This edition features a story about the memorial service for EOD Team 5, Trip Wire in Afghanistan. Soundbites include Maj. Devin Tomaseski - Master of Ceremony and SPC. Jonathan Quint - Phase Maintainer. Produced by Cpl. Liz Cisneros and SPC. David Innes. Hosted by SrA. Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      01/27/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan 26

      This edition features a story about Joint combat outpost Shir Khan is a new addition to the Afghanistan, Tajikistan border. The 40th Engineer Battalion built it to support Afghan border police training and to secure this vital supply route between the two countries. During the first few months of construction, the Soldiers who live and work here had to eat M-R-E's. until Cpl John smart arrived and set up his field kitchen. There are sound bites from Spc. Jerry Howard, Combat Engineer, Sgt. John Smart, Food Service Specialist, and Capt. Nicholas Barry, Company Commander, Alpha Company 40th Engineer Battalion. Produced by PO2 Brandon Shelander. Also available in High Definition.

      01/26/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan 25

      This edition features a stories about how over the years, our military has invented numerous useful items and tools...from night vision and G.P.S to the jet pack and silly putty. Petty Officer Kyle Jackson brings us the story on one unit at Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan whose creative ideas help war fighters in the field and a story about how Combat Medics prepare for the battle field in Kabul, Afghanistan. Soundbites include Jim Granitzki - RDECOM Engineer and Dr. Majib Mujib - KNMH Physician. Produced by MC3 Kyle Jackson and SSG. Danielle Washington. Hosted by SrA. Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      01/25/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 24

      This edition features a story about Afghan Police protecting U.S. troops by locating an Improvised Explosive Device. Includes sound bites from Staff Sgt. Trident Vilanueva, Infantry Team Leader and Azizullah Azizi, Provincial ALP Commander. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard.

      01/24/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 20

      This edition features stories on Air Force National Guard and Reserve engineers providing and maintaining power for troops at Forward Operating Base Ghazni and Army combat engineers in northern Afghanistan working on projects at the Tajikistan border and working with the border police. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Also available in high definition.

      01/20/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 18

      This edition features stories about the Women’s Center opening in Now Zad, Afghanistan and about service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Soundbites include Sgt. Kathryn Comfort – Female Engagement Team 2 and Brenicia Watson – Honoring MLK. Produced by Cpl. Meredith Brown and MC2. Zulema Sotelo. Hosted by SrA. Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      01/18/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 17

      This edition features a story about Afghan and coalition forces discovering and clearing a Taliban Improvised Explosive Device factory. Sound bites from Tech. Sgt. Christian McKay, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team Leader. Produced by Staff Sgt. Walter Talens. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Available in high definition.

      01/17/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 16

      This edition features a story about a petty officer training service members close quarter combat skills in knife fighting. Sound bites from Petty Officer 1st Class Snake Blocker, Apache Knife Fighting Instructor. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Produced by Staff Sgt. Danielle Washington. Available in high definition.

      01/16/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan 13

      This edition features a story about a security airlift at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan and a foot patrol in the town of Big Reggae, Afghanistan. Soundbites include TSgt. Michael Larsen – Entry Control Point NCOIC and SFC. Michael Skellie – Platoon Leader. Produced by LCpl. Christofer Baines and Cpl. Liz Cisneros. Hosted by SrA. Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      01/13/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan 12

      This edition features a story about how key Afghan and Marine leaders gather in Nimroz Province, Afghanistan for a Transition of Command Ceremony and how Airmen of the 62nd Air Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron (ERS) ensure that the MQ-9 Reaper stays airborne. Soundbites include Maj. Gen. John Toolan - Commanding General, RC-Southwest and 1st Lt. Taylor Branco - 62nd ERS Maintenance OIC. Produced by Cpl. Daniel Wulz and SSgt. Thomas Skinkle. Hosted by SrA Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      01/12/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan 11

      This edition features a story about how service members visit villagers in Afghanistan and an open house at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Soundbites include 1LT. Daniel Grachanin - Ground Commander and Sgt. Jasmine Okugic - 7th VAT Brute Dogs. Produced by SPC. Shanna Gantz and hosted by SrA Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      01/11/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 10

      This edition features a story about British forces transferring the Infantry Branch school back to the Afghan National Army. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Sound bites from Lt. Col. James York, Senior Military Advisor and Capt. Hayton Williams, Heavy Weapons Wing. Available in high definition.

      01/10/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 9

      This edition features stories about Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, Senior Enlisted Leader of the International Security Assistance Force, stepping down from his position and preparing to retire from the Army; and Engineers at Camp Marmal surveying the terrain in preparation for an expansion project. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Sound bites from Spc. Luke Vorous, Surveyor. Available in high definition.

      01/09/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 6 Corrected

      This edition features stories about the 82nd Airborne AH-64 Apache helicopter crew and how service members on FOB Pasab train Afghan National Army soldiers on welding. Soundbites include SPC. Trent Click - Apache Crew Chief, WO2. Steven Rojas - Apache Pilot and PFC. Matthew Roberts - Trade Specialist. Produced by Cpl. Tia Nagle and SGT. Mark Jachlewski. Hosted by SrA Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      01/06/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 5

      This edition features story about Operation Hope Hero 58 and a story about soldiers from 3/7 Field Artillery. Soundbites include Brig. Gen. Ahmed Habibi - 1-205th ANA Corp and SFC. Joe Van Ausdall - Fires NCO. Produced by PFC. Andy Geisler and SPC. Shanna Gantz. Hosted by SrA. Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      01/05/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 4

      This edition features stories about how service members deployed to the front lines often find themselves taking the full force of whatever Mother Nature decides to throw at them on any given day. Lance Corporal Christofer Baines introduces us to a small group of Airmen who travel Afghanistan to bring much needed shelter to the Troops and their equipment. Soundbite includes SSgt. Michael Henderson. Produced by LCpl. Christofer Baines. Also a story about base security with soldiers from the 1st Battalion 179 Infantry. Soundbite includes SFC. Michael Rhoades - 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Produced by Spc. Shanna Gantz. Hosted by SrA Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      01/04/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 3

      This edition features a story about Afghan firefighters training to reduce the risk of fires on Kandahar Airfield. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Available in high definition.

      01/03/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Jan. 2

      This edition features stories about U.S. Soldiers learning how to use a new MRAP recovery vehicle and Afghan soldiers learning how to operate and maintain generators. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Available in high definition.

      01/02/2012


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 30

      This edition features a stories about the Afghan Security Forces and a story about D30 Howitzer Training in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Soundbites include TSgt. Jamie Rice - Security Forces Advisor, Maj. Jiemar Patacsil - Coalition Fire Support Coordinator and LT. Col. Fazul Hazim - Afghan Fire Support Team Coordinator. Produced by MC2 Brandon Shelander and Sgt. Joshua Greenfield. Hosted by SrA Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      12/30/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 29

      This edition features a story about Afghan National Security Forces Combat Medic students and a story about an Occupational Therapy Team in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Soundbites include PO1 Terry Gray - Combat Medic and Sgt. Paul McCollough - Occupational Therapy Team. Produced by Cpl. Meredith Brown and Cpl. Liz Cisneros. Hosted by SrA Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      12/29/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 28

      This edition features stories about military Customs Agents and Operation Care. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Available in high definition.

      12/28/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 27

      This edition features a story about an Airman that relaxes by singing Karaoke on Bagram Airfield. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Available in high definition.

      12/27/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 26

      This edition features stories about Afghan Air Force pilots learning to fly using a flight simulator and cooks sharing what goes into preparing a holiday meal for deployed troops. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard. Available in high definition.

      12/26/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 23

      This edition features a stories about how Gen. Raymond Odierno visits troops in Afghanistan and a story about the Musa Qal'eh bridge opening. Soundbites include Gen. Raymond Ordierno - Army Chief of Staff, Maj. David Vanhoof - 2/4 Civil Affairs Team Lead and Lt. Col. Bill Vivian - Commanding Officer 2/4. Produced by Cpl. Clayton VonDerAhe and Hosted by SrA. Alina Richard. Also available in High Definition.

      12/23/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 20

      This edition features stories about the re-opening of Ghaza Stadium and Soldiers learning Combatives in a fight pit. Hosted by Spc. Russell Toof. Available in high definition.

      12/20/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 19

      This edition features a story about fighting corruption and a USO tour traveling around Afghanistan. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay.

      12/19/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 16

      This edition features stories about how the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta traveled to Afghanistan to thank troops and a story about how with units constantly redeploying, moving equipment back to the states can be a hassle. U.S. Coast Guard 831st RAID team supports units going home by helping provide a smoother transition. The RAID team services are vital to more than just specific unit. Soundbites include Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Hefty - Inspector, USCG 831st Redeployment Assistant Inspection Detachment, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Produced by Petty Officer Tristan Miller, Bagram Airfield Afghanistan. Hosted by SSgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in High Definition.

      12/16/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 15

      This edition features stories about how American soldiers are passing on their knowledge to local Afghan Forces in preparation for the transition of authority to the Afghan government. Marine Corporal Tia Nagle was with the group during a patrol and a story about how Combat Medics are passing along skills of their own that will help save lives on the battlefield. Soundbites include 1LT Daniel Smith - US Army Border Patrol and CPT. Robert Hughs - Administrator. Produced by Cpl. Tia Nagle and Spc. Crystal Madriz. Hosted by SSgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in High Definition.

      12/15/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 14

      This edition features stories about how the Combined Joint Operation Are Afghanistan chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club welcomed 16 new soldiers to its ranks on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club was created to inspire, motivate and develop the best leaders possible in the U.S. Army and a story about how deployment for the soldiers of the 2-2 Infantry Battalion draws to a close. Petty Officer Erick Holmes met up with the battalion commander to discuss the achievements of his soldiers. Soundbites include LTC. Alan Streeter - Commander, 2-2 Infantry, Hometown: Bucksport, ME. Produced by PO2 Erick Holmes and Produced by LCpl. Christofer Baines. Also available in High Definition.

      12/14/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 13

      This edition features stories about Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard delivering school supplies to a local girl's school and Soldiers training with a new MRAP Recovery Vehicle. Hosted by Senior Airman Alina Richard.

      12/13/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 12

      This edition features stories about the Army Navy football game and the first joint flight-line security patrol of Kandahar Airfield. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Available in high definition.

      12/12/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 9

      This edition features stories about Border Patrol and HMMWV Turnover. Soundbite includes COL. Michael Russel - Commander 401st AFSB. Produced by PO3. Tristan Miller and hosted by SSgt. Melissa Hay. Afghanistan. Also available in High Definition.

      12/09/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 8

      This edition features a story about how International Security Assistance Force Commander Gen. John R. Allen and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker participated to officially transfer security responsibilities of the Parwan Province to Afghan National Security Forces and another story about how building an independent and strong Afghanistan is an important part of coalition forces missions. Soundbite includes LTC. John Walsh - PRT Nangarhar. Produced by PO2 Brandon Shelander and hosted by SSgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in High Definition.

      12/08/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 7

      This edition features stories about how Regional Command Southwest and 2nd Marine Division take part in a Shura and a story about the Korea Vocational Training Center. Soundbites include 1Lt. Louis Christ - Platoon Leader and Agn Seong-doo - Korean Ambassador. Produced by Cpl. Daniel Wulz and Cpl. Tia Nagle. Hosted by SSgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in High Definition.

      12/07/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 06

      This edition features stories about a son being promoted by his father in Afghanistan and Soldiers passing security responsibilities to Afghan forces before they re-deploy. Hosted by Stafff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Available in high definition.

      12/06/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 5

      This edition features Country music star, Aaron Tippin. Available in high definition.

      12/05/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec 2

      This edition features a story about how Marines are amping up training for their Afghan counterparts and another story about how a Female Engagement Team on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, works on raising awareness against violence. Soundbites include SSgt. Jeff Cochran - MCMAP Instructor and Spc. Kayla Smith - CJFET 9. Produced by Cpl. Merredith Brown and LCpl. Christofer Baines. Hosted by SSgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in High Definition.

      12/02/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Dec. 1

      This edition features stories on country music star Aaron Tippin visiting troops at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak and a platoon from the Andar district unexpectedly encountering a wedding while on patrol. Hosted by Air Force Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Includes soundbites from 1st Lt. Adam Smith, from Baltimore, Md., platoon leader, 1st Platoon, Alpha Company, 2-2 Infantry. Also available in high definition.

      12/01/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov 30

      This edition features a story about how a Taliban leader was captured by a combined Afghan and Coalition Security Force during an operation in Helmand Province, Afghanistan and another story about how U.S. Air Force and Army are training the Afghan Air Force Airmen for the transition of authority. Soundbite includes 1LT. Louis Christ - Platoon Leader. Produced by PO2 Erick Holmes and Hosted by SSgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in High Definition.

      11/30/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 29

      This edition features a story about a religious conference, held to discuss the importance of religious engagement. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Available in high definition.

      11/29/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 28

      This edition features a story about Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 2-2 Infantry, conducted a 36-hour patrol in villages in Khudza'i province and Marmurwal, Andar District, Ghazni province. Sound bites from 1st Lt. Louis Christ, Platoon Leader, Delta Company, 2-2 Infantry. Hometown; Eldora, N.J.

      11/28/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov 25

      This edition features a story about how service members and civilians celebrated Thanksgiving on Bagram Airfield with some Thanksgiving day activities. Soundbites include Paul Doherty - Turkey Shoot Organizer. Hosted by SSgt. Melissa Hay and produced by SSgt. Chad Usher. Also available in High Definition.

      11/25/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov 24

      This edition features a story about a soldier getting his toenail removed. Medical care at FOB Connolly. Medics at Forward Operating Base Connolly, Afghanistan, keep the soldiers in the fight. One soldier has had his own fight with his foot and another story about how the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Michael Barrett visited service members at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Soundbite includes SSG. Joshua Carrasco - U.S. Army, Medic, Spc. Robert Smith - U.S. Army, Patient, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Michael Barrett. Produced by SSgt. Chad Usher. Hosted by SSgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in High Definition.

      11/24/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 23

      This edition features stories on Afghan children spending time with Italian soldiers and Task Force Valiant Soldiers training Afghan soldiers on route clearance and Improvised Explosive Device detection. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay.

      11/23/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 22

      This edition features a story about American FET women and Afghan women handing out school supplies to Afghan women and children in the Korean Hospital on BAF. Anchor: Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Available in high definition.

      11/22/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 21

      This edition features a story about a combined Afghan and coalition security force finding drugs and a weapons cache, and the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Norton Schwartz, visiting with Airmen in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Available in high definition.

      11/21/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov 17

      This edition features a story about how the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is working with Coalition Special Operations Forces to re-introduce a radio literacy program throughout Afghanistan and a story about how American soldiers and contractors trained Afghan National Army troops how to work on vehicles and welds. Soundbite includes CSM James Vickers - Guest Speaker. Hosted by SSgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in High Definition.

      11/17/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov 16

      This edition features stories about a combined, Afghan and coalition force finding a weapons cache and the U.S. military introducing Female Treatment Teams, who's missions are to engage, support and improve the lives of Afghan women. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Available in high definition.

      11/16/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 15

      This edition features a story about Osprey Maintenance and Afghan Medical Training. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Available in high definition.

      11/15/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 14

      Resupplying troops in a forward deployed location in Afghanistan could be easier with alternative methods. Petty Officer Erick Holmes tells us what the Rapid Equipping Force is studying. Sound bites from Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Security of the Army for Installations, Energy, Environment. Sgt. Maj. Matt DeLay, NCOIC RFAS-C and Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan Wetzold, Personal Security Detachment Commander, 1/6.

      11/14/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov 11

      This edition features a story about how Marines celebrated the Marine Corps Birthday in Kabul, Afghanistan and another story about how many Air National Guard units deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Soundbites include Maj. Gen. James Laster - Deputy Chief of Staff ISAF Joint Command and SMSgt. Steven Willis - 455th Production Superintendent. Produced by SSgt. Dana Morgan and hosted by SSgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in High Definition.

      11/11/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 10

      This edition features a story on Contracting Officer COIN. There is a sound bite from Gen. John Allen, ISAF Commanding Officer. produced by SSgt. Melissa Hay, AFN Afghanistan. Also available in high definition.

      11/10/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 9

      Soldiers battle Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) in Afghanistan. EOD is spreading their knowledge to other units to battle these deadly weapons. Sound bites from Capt John Kennedy, Blow in Place OIC, EOD, Kayvee Weinkle-Gaston, Blow in Place Instructor and Spc. Levi McCauley, Blow in Place Student. Available in high definition.

      11/09/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 8

      This edition features stories on the first newly trained female pilots in the Afghan air force and a group of coalition forces on Bagram Airfield conducting counter-insurgency against terrorist networks using non-traditional weapons. Hosted by Air Force Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in high definition.

      11/08/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 7

      This edition features a story about a weapon system that's making it's way into infantry units that can change the fight. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chad Usher was with the gunners taking it out for a demonstration. Sound bites from Spc. Nicholas Feaster, U.S. Army, Carl Gustov Assistant Gunner and Sgt. Grant Smith, U.S. Army, Carl Gustov Gunner. Available in high definition.

      11/07/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 4

      This edition features stories on 368th Engineer Battalion and 1st Stryker Brigade helping build and support Route Aggah and Combat Outpost Lion and technicians and engineers of RDECOM working to make improvements to equipment used by service members in the field. Hosted by Air Force Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Produced by Tech. Sgt. Shane Cronin and Spc. Nigel Robinson. Includes soundbites from Staff Sgt. Dyron Merriweather of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Sgt. Maj. Matthew DeLay, NCOIC, RFAST-C, RDECOM, and Marty Eaton, executive officer RFAST-C, DA civilian. Also available in high definition.

      11/04/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov 3

      This edition features a story about how MRAP's have been fitted for the Under Body Improvement Kit and a story on the AFCENT Band "Top Cover". Soundbite includes MC2 Erick Holmes. Produced by SSgt. Melissa Hay. Produced by Tech Sgt. Zachary Melin, Afghanistan. Also available in High Definition.

      11/03/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov 2

      This edition features a story about how Afghan Airmen and Soldiers secure a local area in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan and a story about how Marine Corps General John R. Allen Commander of NATO and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan sent 20 runners in Kabul on there way for the Marine Corps Marathon or MCM Forward by blowing the start whistle. The 26.2 mile run allows runners that participate in the run to test their endurance in unfriendly terrain. Soundbites include Benjamin Ranta - Event Coodinator, COL. Gary Johnson - Commander, 504th Battlefield Intelligence Group. Produced by SSgt. Jose Rodriquez and hosted by SSgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in High Definition.

      11/02/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Nov. 1

      This edition features a stories about service members celebrating Halloween with a block party and the "" event. Produced by Staff Sgt. Melissa Hay. Also available in high definition

      11/01/2011


    • Freedom Watch Update - Oct. 31