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TF 3FURY (4-73)
4-73 CAV / SHARONA
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140800z TF 3 Fury conducts District Center Circulation Paktya Province
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14FEB 1-C SPed from FOB HERRERA and moved east along route Denver to Kotgay. The road was being worked on by local nationals hired recently and up to Ali Kehyl the roads were very well reconstructed and afforded a smooth ride. Once we past Ali Kehyl the road conditions continued to worsen. When we arrived at Kotgay we met with two of the village elders. We followed up on a few of the issues they had addressed the week prior and said that overall things were good in Kotgay. However they mentioned that they still needed electricity for 300+ homes, several more wells and a clinic (they used to drive to Pakistan to use their clinic but have been unable to do so since the closure of the border.) They seemed particularly concerned about the clinic-the main issue being pregnant women having to rear their children in less than ideal settings. After the meeting concluded we returned along route Denver and back to HERRERA and established a VCP. We searched 14 personnel and enrolled them into the HIIDE as well as 2 vehicles. 15FEB 1-C SPed from FOB HERRERA and moved east along rte Denever. The road conditions were the same as the day prior. In general the road conditions appear to be improving with the continuation of warmer weather. There were no workers on the road today since it was Friday. We turned North along route Green Bean WC 720/ 578. The road conditions from here up to Kuz Belawut were Red, becoming extremely slippery at some points. Along the way we noticed a cave at grid WC 72467/ 58980. We halted the vehicles and sent out a 6 man dismounted team. The gun trucks had overwatch during our dismounted movement. We arrived at the cave and found it to be completely empty. The cave had two rooms to it, both circular shaped. The first one was approximately 6m in diameter and to the rear of the first room there was a second room approximately 3m in diameter. There were obvious remnants of fires that were scorched into the ceiling (only 1m high). The cave had excellent over watch of the wadi and partial overwatch of route Denver. After we had finished exploiting the cave we moved up to the village of Kuz Belawut. There were no village elders in the village that day because they had all gone to the bizarre. We continued our recon of rte Green bean to the east and round that the route continued to become extremely difficult at some sections, requiring trucks to recover one another on a few occasions. We moved past Kotgay and then turned northeast towards Ahmad Kehyl. However, due to the narrow constrictions of the roads, combined with heavy snowfall we were unable to negotiate the route past grid WC 782/ 603. At nightfall we established a VCP east of Ali Kehy at grid WC 684/ 544 and searched a total of four personnel and two vehicles. The personnel were enrolled into the HIIDE system and all personnel returned safely to FOB HERRERA.