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Documentary: Afghanistan's Other War
Wednesday, 12/15/10
By Steve Zind
In this 30-minute documentary VPR's Steve Zind takes us on patrols with the Vermont Guard and to police training sessions in Afghanistan to learn how soldiers carried out their complex mission and how they view the prospects for success.
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VT Guard Profile: Specialist Corinne Vintinner
Thursday, 11/11/10
By Steve Zind
Today we mark Veteran's Day with a profile of one of the Vermont Guard Soldiers preparing to return home from Afghanistan, Specialist Corinne Vintinner.
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Soldier's Duty Keeps Him On Base In Afghanistan
Monday, 11/08/10
By Steve Zind
Captain David Fabricius of North Rupert is stationed at Camp Phoenix in Kabul.  He spends all his time on base overseeing a staff of seven working on administrative duties.
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Soldier's Father An Inspiration For Joining Military
Wednesday, 10/20/10
By Steve Zind
Lieutenant Laura Cook of Castleton talks with VPR's Steve Zind in about her reason for joining the military and the challenges of communicating with family and loved ones during her deployment in Afghanistan.
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VPR's Steve Zind On Reporting From Afghanistan
Wednesday, 10/13/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with reporter Steve Zind about what he learned while traveling and living with Vermont soldiers in several parts of Afghanistan. 
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Tracking The Time Left In Afghanistan
Wednesday, 10/06/10
By Steve Zind
It's no secret that soldiers count the days until the end of their deployment. But one Vermont company has a more formal way of keeping track of the time left in Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan Postcard: Sergeant Albert Fry
Friday, 10/01/10
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind talks with Sergeant Albert Fry, a Vermont officer who handles office supplies  for the Vermont National Guard in Afghanistan.
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Soldiers Cautiously Optimistic About Afghanistan’s Future
Thursday, 09/30/10
By Steve Zind
In Afghanistan, many Vermont Guard soldiers are cautiously optimistic that a new counter insurgency strategy and better trained Afghan security forces will pave the way for the eventual departure of combat troops.
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Afghanistan Postcard: Specialist Alexander Kelly
Wednesday, 09/29/10
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind gets a tour of the medical lab at Camp Phoenix in Kabul from Specialist Alexander Kelly
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Working Around An Active Insurgency
Tuesday, 09/28/10
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind talks with VT Guard 1st Sgt. Eric Duncan of Northfield, an officer at a joint combat outpost in Paktya province in Afghanistan, about working with civilians in the midst of an active insurgency.
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Guard Tries To Gain Upper Hand In Paktya
Tuesday, 09/28/10
By Steve Zind
In Paktya province, there are still areas where the insurgency is strong and the Vermont Guard is trying to gain the upper hand.
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Postcard From Afghanistan
Monday, 09/27/10
By Steve Zind
Vermont Army Guard Sergeant Anita Austin of St. Albans is among those spending her deployment at Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan. She explains her job overseeing ammunition for 11 military bases around Kabul.
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Soldiers Practice Medicine At Camp Phoenix, Kabul
Friday, 09/24/10
By Steve Zind
Vermont soldiers at one camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, provide medical care for fellow soldiers at a Troop Medical Clinic. As VPR's Steve Zind reports, it's basically a combination doctor's office and emergency room.
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Vermont Guard Works To Disarm IEDs
Thursday, 09/23/10
By Steve Zind
For those serving in Paktya Province on the Pakistan border, improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, are a fact of life. 
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Voices From Afghanistan: Sgt. First Class Julie Northrup
Wednesday, 09/22/10
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind is traveling with Vermont Guard soldiers in Afghanistan, bringing us their voices. Today we hear from Sgt. First Class Julie Northrup at Camp Phoenix in Kabul.
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VT Soldiers Help Rebuild Afghan Police Force
Tuesday, 09/21/10
By Steve Zind
An important part of the U.S. government plan to withdraw forces from Afghanistan depends on the Afghan National Police, or ANP. VPR's Steve Zind talked with Vermont soldiers that are part of the rebuilding team.
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Vermonters Mentor Afghan Police
Tuesday, 09/21/10
By Steve Zind
This year, international forces recommitted themselves to building a well-run Afghan police force - and Vermonters are part of that effort.
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Cooking For Soldiers In Afghanistan
Monday, 09/20/10
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind talks with Sergeant Cabral to find out about the challenges and rewards of being an army cook in Afghanistan.
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Afghan Women Face Challenges
Monday, 09/20/10
By Steve Zind
Among the jobs being done by the Vermont Guard in Afghanistan is police training.  More specifically, male police training. 
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Soldiers Secure Afghan Polling Places
Friday, 09/17/10
By Steve Zind
If all goes well, Vermont Guard members who provide support to Afghanistan's national police will have little to do tomorrow when Afghans go to the polls for parliamentary elections.  But members of Bravo Troop 1st Squadron 172nd Cavalry out of Bennington have been busy in the days leading up to the  elections. 
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Vermont Guard Goes On Night Patrol With Afghan National Police
Wednesday, 09/15/10
By Steve Zind
Among the jobs the Vermont National Guard is responsible for during a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan is training the country's police force.
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Moving Personnel In Kabul A Production For Vermont Soldiers
Monday, 09/13/10
By Steve Zind
Even in the relative safety of Kabul, nothing is taken for granted when it comes to security in Afghanistan.
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Report from Afghanistan: 9/11 Observed
Saturday, 09/11/10
By Steve Zind
In his first Report from Afghanistan, VPR's Steve Zind says the controversy surrounding the burning of the Muslim holy book has been on the minds of Vermont National Guard soldiers, and it's altered their routines. 
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