ANP Leadership: Improving life for the Afghan people

– by Colonel Linnes Chester, USAF, MSC
BG Qandahar Distributes food

Brig Gen Shinwari Qandahar, ANP Surgeon General, begins distribution

Each day in Afghanistan, many wake up to begin a search for their next meal.  Thanks to the Lamia-Afghan Foundation and its founders, Lieutenant General (retired) John Bradley and his wife, Jan, several families of the Afghanistan National Police (ANP) did not have to look far for their nutrition on Feb. 2, 2010.  That day at the ANP Central Warehouse in Kabul, Brigadier General Shinwari Qandahar, ANP Surgeon General, began distribution of 20 thousand pounds of Ensure, Pedialyte and ZonePerfect Nutrion Bars that the Abbott Company donated to the foundation.

The donation arrives

Lamia-Afghan donation arriving at ANP Central Warehouse from Bagram

General and Mrs. Bradley started the Lamia-Afghan Foundation in 2008 to support those in need in Afghanistan.  Since then the foundation has distributed over 300,000 pounds of supplies throughout the country. 

Unloading the donation

Unloading the donation

Kabul Donation Team

Kabul Donation Team, Team lead, Lt Pyles, lower right

Thousands have benefitted from their support and no doubt many lives saved.  While helping distribute the food items, General Qandahar expressed his gratitude to the Bradleys and to their foundation.  He went on to say that many children of the police will be strengthened by the nutrition.  Such generosity, he added, will be long-remembered by the people of Afghanistan.

Brig Gen Qandahar and first recipients

Brig Gen Qandahar and first recipients

Major LaValley distributes Zone Nutrition bars

Major LaValley distributes Zone Nutrition bars

Lamia-Afghan Foundation:  http://www.lamia-afghanfoundation.org/index.htm

Photos courtesy of MC1 Mobley, NATO Training Mission Public Affairs.

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