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Early equipment turn-in supports transition

Provincial Reconstruction Team Kandahar
Story by Staff Sgt. Jeff Neff
 

CAMP NATHAN SMITH, Afghanistan (Jan. 4, 2013) – Members of Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team’s communication office welcomed the new year by preparing for the 2014 transition. The all-Navy shop was busy as ever turning in communications equipment inherited from Canadian cohorts. KPRT is a multiservice unit ranging in membership of U.S. Army and Navy, USAID, USDA, and USDOS.

In addition to items received by the Canadians, KPRT holds gear from the dissolved Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team, which is also being cleared.

U.S. Navy Senior Chief Gwendolyn Farley-Campbell (Farley), along with her team, Petty Officer 2nd Class Terrance Payne and Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Hill, divide tasks between tactical communications and networking, respectively. Along with daily tasks, members play an important role as they focus on consolidating storage containers accumulated over the years.
“The communication mission has evolved over the course of the PRT’s existence and with that some equipment is no longer needed,” said Farley, explaining KPRT’s latest step towards transition.

Painstaking efforts go into identifying unlabeled items like mounts, antennas, and systems to determine their suitability to be reused. Meticulous organizing and sorting by the communications office should minimize wasteful disposal of and reallocation of unusable electronics. Then, it is prepared for turnover to the supply officer.
Farley encourages soldiers and sailors in KPRT to continue to steadily delete unnecessary and duplicate files in government computers and network drives.

“We want a smooth transition and a clean plate for those who follow,” said Farley.

U.S. Navy Operations Specialist 2nd Class Terrance Payne conducts an inventory on communications equipment at Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan on Dec. 20. Payne is a member of the communications office in a team comprised of U.S. Army and Navy units and several governmental agencies. The fusion of these elements make up the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, whose mission is to support the growth in capacity and capability of the Kandahar provincial government.

U.S. Navy Operations Specialist 2nd Class Terrance Payne conducts an inventory on communications equipment at Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan on Dec. 20. Payne is a member of the communications office in a team comprised of U.S. Army and Navy units and several governmental agencies. The fusion of these elements make up the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, whose mission is to support the growth in capacity and capability of the Kandahar provincial government.

 
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