58th MPs take a walk through an Afghan community

| October 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
Spc. Annette Sisk, MP, 58th MP Co., 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th TSC, shows pictures on her digital camera to Afghan children. Sisk, fellow MPs and their AUP counterparts from Police Sub Station 16 were conducting a community outreach patrol to reach out to the people of Kandahar City, Afghanistan, recently. (Photos by Spc. April York | 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Spc. Annette Sisk, MP, 58th MP Co., 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th TSC, shows pictures on her digital camera to Afghan children. Sisk, fellow MPs and their AUP counterparts from Police Sub Station 16 were conducting a community outreach patrol to reach out to the people of Kandahar City, Afghanistan, recently. (Photos by Spc. April York | 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 4th Infantry Division
News Release

KANDAHAR CITY, Afghanistan — Soldiers from the 58th Military Police Company, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, and the Afghan Uniformed Police joined for a patrol through the community around Police Sub Station 16, here, recently.

Their joint mission was to speak with people in the community about their concerns, connect with them and to inform them about the good things they are doing.

1st Lt. Danelle Gamble, 2nd Platoon leader, 58th MP Co., used this opportunity to discuss concerns with Afghan Police Sub Station 16 community members and to inform them about the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and how it can help community members.

The AUP and American Soldiers handed out communication packets for adults and toys for children, while allowing for an up-close and personal view of Soldiers and police officers.

Sgt. Brittany Deters, MP, 58th MP Co., 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th TSC, arm wrestles with a young Afghan boy.Children then showed off their sporting and English language skills for the Soldiers.

Sgt. Brittany Deters, MP, 58th MP Co., 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th TSC, arm wrestles with a young Afghan boy.Children then showed off their sporting and English language skills for the Soldiers.

During the community circulation patrol, Spc. Jody Hyde, MP, 58th MP Co., befriended young Afghani boys and girls; Sgt. Brittany Deters, MP, 58th MP Co., had a chance to arm wrestle with a young Afghan boy; Spc. Annette Sisk, MP, 58th MP Co., took the opportunity to show pictures that she had taken with her digital camera to Afghan children; and Pfc. Jessica Dostie, MP, 58th MP Co., handed out toys and blew up balloons for young children.

Staff Sgt. Gordon Williams, MP, 58th MP Co., spoke with community members about security in the area, while Cpl. Justin McDonald, MP, 58th MP Co., allowed young Afghan children to get a closer look at his gear.

 

“The event was pretty positive,” said Capt. Megan Spangler, commander, 58th MP Co., during an earlier visit. “We were able to have a lot of AUP participate and actively interact with the community. It’s pretty exciting. This is actually one of the things my Soldiers and I really look forward to.”

 

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