Wolfpack building walls of partnership

Sunset in Maiwand
Soldiers of 1st platoon, G company, 3rd Squadron, Wolfpack, take a break after a long day of patrolling.

Story and photos by Capt. Juan Garcia

MAIWAND, Afghanistan – The Wolfpack is on the hunt again. This time the 3rd Squadron, 2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment is building a Wolfpack wall which is a key step in ISAF’s fight against the Taliban in the Maiwand District. Ghostrider Company is leading the way by clearing the area of IEDs, insurgents and Taliban sympathizers. The local villagers have been harassed by the Taliban for a long time and they are happy to see Afghan National Army and American forces building a foothold in the area. The wall is a preventative measure against winter flooding demonstrating partnership and our commitment for local Afghan villagers.

“It’s great to see the smiles on the villagers faces as we patrol the area and know we are really making a difference,” said Sgt. John Lincoln of Ghostrider Company.

Lincoln said, without Taliban influence in the region, the villagers will be free from the oppressive taxes and violence that the insurgency has brought with it. We have also raised the standard of living in the region by handing out small radios, bags of rice and flour for the villagers to eat.

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