On Dec. 28 and 29, 2011, JR and I accompanied a joint air assault mission with the American soldiers of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment and their Afghan National Army counterparts. The soldiers spent two days hiking through fields near Molla Dust near Sperwan Ghar, searching and clearing occupied and unoccupied compounds.

Here’s a link to the story I wrote that ran on the front page of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2011. It features photos by JR Ancheta.

Now that the story has been published, I will share our experiences with you.

You may also click on the link below to read the story and see JR’s photos.