Monday, July 13, 2009

The first Mission

The team we are replacing was very quick ensure we hit the ground running.

We went to a nearby ANP training facility to inprocess a new batch of Police recruits. There were other teams doing administrative screenings, but we did medical screenings: medical history, abbreviated physicals, immunizations, vision screening, and urine drug screenings. It was in a hot chow hall area of the compound.
At one point we were a little suprised by a nearby explosion, which we found out later was a controlled detonation of an old mine.

These screenings are a lot of what the last team did. It is essential to have a bountiful and well trained police force to counter the insurgency efforts here in Afghanistan.

I hope that we will as well be able to reengage the ANP medical officer and do some true mentoring as well.

Picture of me and Steve at work


  1. The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 07/14/2009 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

  2. Glad to see you made it there safely. It's not the same without the whole team. Be safe and I'll keep checking out the blog. By the way, I've started mine again...but I'm so far behind, it will take a while to catch up.

  3. BR: Good to see you on the ground and in action... I'm not too far behind you... jpp 89