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Dispatches From Afghanistan Tim King, Reporting
Salem-News.com (Jan-18-2008 12:57)

Salem-News Reporter Heads to War Again

More details will be announced about this special assignment.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Salem-News.com reporter Tim King will go to Baghdad, Iraq in March to cover the war and report specifically on the progress and mission of the Oregon National Guard.

Tim spent two months covering the war in Afghanistan over the winter of 2006/07, embedded with the Oregon Guard in the Army's 41st Brigade Combat Team. This time Tim will go to Iraq where hundreds of Oregon soldiers are stationed over the course of a year long deployment.

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Images of Afghanistan by Tim King
Salem-News.com (Dec-21-2007 08:53)

Celebrating Holidays in the Afghanistan War Zone (VIDEO)

An inside look at the winter holiday for military forces stationed in Afghanistan. This special holiday video mini-documentary was first produced in 2008.

(KABUL, Afghanistan) - American troops celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan People in a war zone are limited in the ways they can celebrate holidays, but last year in Afghanistan they managed to keep the spirit alive in a number of ways.

I spent the last holiday season covering the war in Afghanistan where I was an embedded reporter with the Oregon National Guard's 41st Brigade Combat Team.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-11-2007 17:36)

Afghanistan: Is Osama bin Laden Alive and Well? (VIDEO)

President Bush says it is time again to get bin Laden.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Many Americans have concluded that Osama bin Laden met his death long ago, but an Islamic Website says he has a new message this week, the sixth anniversary of September 11th attacks against the United States.

Now the President says he wants to capture the elusive Al-Qaida leader again, fully aware that not one report from bin Laden has been verified.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-23-2007 22:29)

Two Ways to Cover the War in Afghanistan

Scott Kesterson says the Canadian government and military are satisfied with his work, but Canadian soldiers and their families allege that his approach may have been reckless.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Kesterson stands between Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski and Oregon General Douglas Pritt. Two Oregon television/Internet reporters were embedded with the Oregon National Guard's 41st Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan. The soldiers have rotated home, but the YouTube video reports filed by Scott Kesterson continue to draw sharp criticism from Canadian soldiers and their families.

While Salem-News.com's Tim King spent two months in country covering many aspects of operations in the North part of the country, Kesterson spent most of his time actually covering the Canadian combat operations around Kandahar.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-01-2007 15:50)

Tigard Parade Saturday Welcomes Oregon Soldiers Home From Afghanistan

The soldiers spent 16 months away from their families, and Salem-News.com spent two months 'in country' with these soldiers last winter.

(TIGARD, Ore.) - U.S. machine gunners in Afghanistan, Photo by: Tim King  Oregon residents can welcome their own state's troops home Saturday with a series of events planned in Tigard. Oregon's Governor Ted Kulongoski will be on hand as well as most of soldiers that number over 900.

The 41st Combat Brigade Team of the Oregon National Guard is returning from a 16 month deployment to Afghanistan.

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Salem-News.com (May-30-2007 22:17)

Supply Soldiers in Afghanistan Keep Troops Moving (VIDEO)

Being multi-faceted is a trademark in the Oregon National Guard, skills come quickly to soldiers who are assigned to new roles. This report from Afghanistan is being released for the first time.

(KABUL, Afghanistan) - Richard Trube of Salem answers a soldier's question about supply While some Oregonians in Afghanistan go into combat, others, like Sergeant First Class Richard Trube of Salem, provide the support that it takes to keep those soldiers on the move.

These unsung heroes make sure people eat, stay warm in the winter and cool on hot days. Supply lines ensure the success of missions by providing the constant flow of equipment and goods.

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Salem-News.com (May-02-2007 10:47)

Afghanistan Vice-President Visits Army Boot Camp in Kabul (VIDEO)

This is a new, previously unreleased report from Tim King's war coverage mission to Afghanistan.

(KABUL, Afghanistan) - Afghanastan's basic training base, KMTC in Kabul Americans who watch action films are used to seeing military recruits in boot camp; basic training has been portrayed in movies for years. But an inside look at the Afghanistan Army’s boot camp is something most people haven’t experienced.

This is a special day at KMTC, the officers and men of the Afghan National Army are preparing for a visit from the country’s Vice-President, Abdul Karim Khalili.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-27-2007 18:58)

See Raw Footage of Oregon Soldiers From the War in Afghanistan

See what a day is like for an Army infantry soldier who has his "boots on the ground" in an Afghan war zone.

(SALEM) - Army Afghanistan infantry patrol As I covered the war in Afghanistan during the winter of 2006/07 I knew I would want to do more with the footage than just the reports I was sending back to Salem-News.com and Oregon's KPTV FOX-12.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-09-2007 14:23)

FOX-12 Oregon Airs Second Half Hour Special Sunday on Tim King`s Work in Afghanistan

This week's program airs Sunday at 6:00 PM.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Sign in Afghanistan A second half-hour program will air on Oregon's KPTV FOX-12 this weekend featuring the work of Salem-News.com's Tim King in Afghanistan. Tim spent just under two months during the winter of 2006/07 embedded with the Oregon National Guard's 41st Combat Brigade Team.

The first of the two half-hour shows aired Saturday, February 24th at 10:30 PM on FOX-12 following the news.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-25-2007 23:33)

Helicopters Thunder Across Afghanistan Territory (VIDEO)

The helcopters fly fast and low is because a fast moving target is difficult to hit when it is close to the ground.

(KABUL, Afghanistan) - helicopter ch-47 The thunderous blades of U.S. Army helicopters mean many things to soldiers at war.

Sometimes the sound means an infantryman is approaching battle, while other times the deafening roar is the sound of rescue and evacuation.

These helicopters making an approach in an Afghanistan mountain valley carry combat troops that are on the move. This CH-47 Chinook was also my ride back to the Afghanistan capitol, Kabul.

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