The Ft. Wainwright Stryker Brigade has facilitated the re-opening of a school in Afghanistan. Stryker Lieutenant Miles Dunning is in charge of overseeing humanitarian assistance projects for the infantry company that led the village school project near Sperwan Ghar, in southern Afghanistan. Lieutenant Dunning says the school, originally built by Canadian forces, closed due to intimidation by the Taliban. He says the Stryker soldiers have seen security improve, and worked with local officials to re-open the school.
Lieutenant Dunning says the school is helping Afghan kids get general education.
Lieutenant Dunning says they’re feeling good that the Afghan National Army can provide security to keep the school open.
Meanwhile, the Stryker unit has started another school project to the south of Sperwan Ghar. The goal is to complete construction, and open the school before the Stryker’s year long deployment to Afghanistan ends next month. Lieutenant Dunning says the school projects are typical of the community service type work that comprises most of what the Stryker Brigade has done in Afghanistan.
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