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messenger dogs and handler near Villers-Bretonneux, 1918

messenger dogs and handler near Villers-Bretonneux, 1918

ID Number: E02318 .Place made: France: Picardie, Somme, Villers-Bretonneux..Informal portrait of 3133 Corporal James Coull, in charge, with dogs of No. 3 Messenger Dog Section, attached to the 4th Divisional Si... more

ICE BREAKING

ICE BREAKING

Sraits of Mackinac, MI (Mar. 1)--Coast Guard Cutters Biscayne Bay (WTGB 104) and Katmai Bay (WTGB 101) break ice in the Straits of Mackinac. USCG photo by PA1 CAROLYN CIHELKA

COAST GUARD CUTTER KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101)

COAST GUARD CUTTER KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101)

Straits of Mackinac (Apr. 6)--Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay (WTGB 101) breaks ice in the Straits of Mackinaw on the Great Lakes. USCG photo by PA1 CAROLYN CIHELKA

COAST GUARD CUTTER KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101)

COAST GUARD CUTTER KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101)

Straits of Mackinac (Apr. 6)--Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay (WTGB 101) breaks ice in the Straits of Mackinaw on the Great Lakes. USCG photo by PA1 CAROLYN CIHELKA

COAST GUARD CUTTER BISCAYNE BAY (WTGB 104)

COAST GUARD CUTTER BISCAYNE BAY (WTGB 104)

Straits of Mackinac (Apr. 6)--Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay (WTGB 101) and Biscayne Bay (WTGB 104) breaks ice in the Straits of Mackinaw on the Great Lakes. USCG photo by PA1 CAROLYN CIHELKA

COAST GUARD CUTTER KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101)

COAST GUARD CUTTER KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101)

Straits of Mackinac (Apr. 6)--Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay (WTGB 101) breaks ice in the Straits of Mackinaw on the Great Lakes. USCG photo by PA1 CAROLYN CIHELKA

COAST GUARD CUTTER KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101)

COAST GUARD CUTTER KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101)

Straits of Mackinac (Apr. 6)--Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay (WTGB 104) and Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay (WTGB 101) breaks ice in the Straits of Mackinaw on the Great Lakes. USCG photo by PA1 CAROLYN CIHELKA

COAST GUARD CUTTER KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101)

COAST GUARD CUTTER KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101)

Straits of Mackinac (Apr. 6)--Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay (WTGB 101) breaks ice in the Straits of Mackinaw on the Great Lakes. USCG photo by PA1 CAROLYN CIHELKA

CGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101)

CGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101)

SAULT ST. MARIE, Mich.--The Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay (WTGB 101) is the first of nine 140-foot Bay Class tugs built for the Coast Guard's domestic icebreaking mission. The Katmai Bay operates primarily in ... more

Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay

Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay

SAULT SAINT MARIE, Mich. (Sept. 15)--The Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay (WTGB 101) is tied to the pier at Group Sault Saint Marie, Michigan. USCG photo by PA1 Harry C. Craft III

U.S. Army Pfc. Justin Pierce, a cavalry scout with

U.S. Army Pfc. Justin Pierce, a cavalry scout with

U.S. Army Pfc. Justin Pierce, a cavalry scout with 1st Platoon, Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment and a Pittsfield, Mass., resident, provides security for fellow troopers during a visit to an Af... more

Dari Noor gets 2 new medical clinics

Dari Noor gets 2 new medical clinics

Members of the Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team visit one of two Dari Noor clinics during construction July 27. The project was completed Nov. 13 and will serve about 25,000 people throughout the Dari N... more

Students sit behind new desks in Pole Qandahari School,

Students sit behind new desks in Pole Qandahari School,

Students sit behind new desks in Pole Qandahari School, which was recently built by the Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team. Prior to construction and repairs, students were taught outside. Now, about 500 stud... more

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alana Ingram, a native of

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alana Ingram, a native of

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alana Ingram, a native of Las Vegas, a broadcaster with American Forces Network Afghanistan based at Bagram Airfield, interviews U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Franklin, a native of Greenville, ... more

U.S. Air Force Maj. Michele Holderness, from Alexandria,

U.S. Air Force Maj. Michele Holderness, from Alexandria,

U.S. Air Force Maj. Michele Holderness, from Alexandria, Va., an intensive care nurse with the 934th Forward Surgical Team, prepares to record a patient’s progress in the advanced trauma life support section of... more

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Mark Lazane, a native of Apple

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Mark Lazane, a native of Apple

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Mark Lazane, a native of Apple Valley, Calif., works to win the hearts and minds of the citizens of Paktika province -- not with weapons and ammunition, but with words and imagery. At the... more

Sangi, explains the seven steps for managing a crime

Sangi, explains the seven steps for managing a crime

Sangi, explains the seven steps for managing a crime scene to his class of ANP crime scene investigation students at the Anaba District police compound, Oct. 13. The students completed a three-day course where ... more

An Afghan National Army soldier enrolled in the Team

An Afghan National Army soldier enrolled in the Team

An Afghan National Army soldier enrolled in the Team Leader Course on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktya province, answers a mathematics problem Oct. 17. The first week of the Team Leader Course is dedicate... more

U.S. Army Pvt. Jamie L. Gack of Brainerd, Minn., a

U.S. Army Pvt. Jamie L. Gack of Brainerd, Minn., a

U.S. Army Pvt. Jamie L. Gack of Brainerd, Minn., a “sweeper” with Route Clearance Package 36, Task Force Bastogne, checks a field for hidden improvised explosive devices near Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan’s ... more

Dining facilities at Forward Operating Base Andar provide

Dining facilities at Forward Operating Base Andar provide

Dining facilities at Forward Operating Base Andar provide an indoor eating area for the Soldiers to enjoy their meals and each other’s company. Over time, a mobile mess tent was established for soldiers to rece... more

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Wiley Blevins, Bamyan Embedded Training

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Wiley Blevins, Bamyan Embedded Training

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Wiley Blevins, Bamyan Embedded Training Team leader, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and a resident of Wilmington, Del.; and U.S. Army Maj. Timothy Drake, the contracting officer represent... more

Republic of Korea soldiers cook steaks at a barbecue

Republic of Korea soldiers cook steaks at a barbecue

Republic of Korea soldiers cook steaks at a barbecue following a ceremony commerating the sactifices the ROK and United Nations forces made during the Korean War, Oct. 26. The ROK Provincial Reconstruction Team... more

Female students of Jolala School located in the Charikar

Female students of Jolala School located in the Charikar

Female students of Jolala School located in the Charikar District patiently wait to receive backpacks donated as part of a humanitarian mission, Oct. 27. Soldiers from Company D assisted in distributing 400 bac... more

New literacy program educates Afghan children

New literacy program educates Afghan children

An Afghan child participates in a new literacy program at the Egyptian Field Hospital here Oct. 28. The program, which started about one month ago, is facilitated by members of the Combined Joint Task Force 101... more

Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell (right), Regional Command

Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell (right), Regional Command

Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell (right), Regional Command East and Combined Joint Task Force 101 commander, shakes hands with Polish Brig. Gen. Andrzej Przekwas, the outgoing Task Force White Eagle commander, during... more

U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jay Wick from

U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jay Wick from

U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jay Wick from Burkburnett, Texas, a security force team leader for the 2-45th Agribusiness Development Team, provides security here Oct. 30 while the ADT commander conducts a... more

U.S. Army Spc. Brandon Brouhard, a combat medic from

U.S. Army Spc. Brandon Brouhard, a combat medic from

U.S. Army Spc. Brandon Brouhard, a combat medic from Modesto, Calif., assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, watches from his tower while pulling a guard shift on Co... more

Afghan police officers participate in drill and ceremony,

Afghan police officers participate in drill and ceremony,

Afghan police officers participate in drill and ceremony, Nov. 3, during police training at the Laghman province police academy. Sixty-two police officers graduated from the academy Nov. 4 at Police Headquarter... more

Students at the Khowst girls school await a greeting

Students at the Khowst girls school await a greeting

Students at the Khowst girls school await a greeting from members of the 3-19th Agribusiness Development Team. Khowst girl’s school provides education to nearly 4,000 young women ages 7 to 18 in the Khowst Prov... more

Members of Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team provides

Members of Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team provides

Members of Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team provides security during a shura in Mirzaka, Nov. 4. The shura gave new PRT personnel the opportunity to introduce themselves to local Afghan leadership and disc... more

U.S. Army Col. Andrew P. Poppas of Janesville, Wis.,

U.S. Army Col. Andrew P. Poppas of Janesville, Wis.,

U.S. Army Col. Andrew P. Poppas of Janesville, Wis., commanding officer of Task Force Bastogne, transfers the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team flag to the new commanding officer U.S. Navy Cmdr. Bill Mall... more

Afghan National Army Gen. Raz Mohd Oriakhil, executive

Afghan National Army Gen. Raz Mohd Oriakhil, executive

Afghan National Army Gen. Raz Mohd Oriakhil, executive officer for 1st Brigade, 203nd ANA, speaks to the Afghan National Security Force class about the importance of ridding Afghanistan of terrorist at Camp Par... more

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Anderson of Dallas,

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Anderson of Dallas,

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Anderson of Dallas, receives the first salute as the new commander of Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team at Forward Operating Base Finley-Shields during a Nov. 5 transfer o... more

Ceiling tiles diminished to rubble in a large mosque

Ceiling tiles diminished to rubble in a large mosque

Ceiling tiles diminished to rubble in a large mosque following an explosion from a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in the Saberi District Nov. 3. Two mosques were destroyed and a religious cen... more

U.S Army Maj. Scott DeJesse (left) of Amarillo, Texas,

U.S Army Maj. Scott DeJesse (left) of Amarillo, Texas,

U.S Army Maj. Scott DeJesse (left) of Amarillo, Texas, the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team district support team leader, watches as district leaders conduct a shura in Alingar District here Nov. 6. Givin... more

After successfully completing a medevac from the top

After successfully completing a medevac from the top

After successfully completing a medevac from the top of a mountain in the Shal Valley, U.S. Army Spc. Brit B. Jacobs, a combat medic from Sarasota, Fla., assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Reg... more

Khowst Provincial Gov. Naimi and members of the Naradin

Khowst Provincial Gov. Naimi and members of the Naradin

Khowst Provincial Gov. Naimi and members of the Naradin and Bouri Kheyl tribes speak during a meeting in Khowst province, Nov. 7. The groups met in effort to come to terms on more peaceful ways after conflict l... more

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brian Hickle of Ames, Iowa, member

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brian Hickle of Ames, Iowa, member

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brian Hickle of Ames, Iowa, member of C Company, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, establishes a security perimeter during operations in Lowkar Village, Nov. 10. C Company, also known... more

U.S. Army Maj. Charles Erickson (right) of Waconia,

U.S. Army Maj. Charles Erickson (right) of Waconia,

U.S. Army Maj. Charles Erickson (right) of Waconia, Minn., civil affairs officer with the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team, listens while Dr. Mehirulla Muslim, Nurgaram District subgovernor, speaks at Nu... more

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Frizzell (left), from

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Frizzell (left), from

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Frizzell (left), from Dallas, a squad leader for the security force platoon of the 2-45th Agribusiness Development Team, watches as students are dismissed from youth poultry tra... more

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Daniel Oswald, Paktika

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Daniel Oswald, Paktika

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Daniel Oswald, Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team administrative officer from San Diego, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Donald Liska, Paktika PRT administrative clerk an... more

U.S. Army Sgt. Katherine Williams from Fouke, Ark.,

U.S. Army Sgt. Katherine Williams from Fouke, Ark.,

U.S. Army Sgt. Katherine Williams from Fouke, Ark., Ghazni Texas Agribusiness Development Team-IV’s Female Engagement Team, shares a smile with girls living at a local orphanage in the Jaghori District Center. ... more

Currahee Soldier awarded Silver Star

Currahee Soldier awarded Silver Star

U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus (left), International Security Assistance Force commander, shakes the hand of U.S. Army Sgt. Donald Starks from Grayling, Mich., fire team leader for C Company, 2nd Battalion, 4... more

Task Force White Eagle artillerymen from the Self-Propelled

Task Force White Eagle artillerymen from the Self-Propelled

Task Force White Eagle artillerymen from the Self-Propelled Artillery Squadron, 10th Armored Cavalry Brigade, held training on the 152 mm self-propelled howitzer, called “Dana,” Nov. 13. The 152 mm howitzer is ... more

French Foreign Affairs minister in Kapisa

French Foreign Affairs minister in Kapisa

French Foreign Affairs Minister Bernard Kouchner was on Forward Operating Base Morales-Frazier in Kapisa province Nov. 14, to meet the Task Force La Fayette commander, Brig. Gen. Hogard. Kouchner received a pre... more

Afghan shop owner Nasir Ahmad stands by the door to

Afghan shop owner Nasir Ahmad stands by the door to

Afghan shop owner Nasir Ahmad stands by the door to his shop after officially opening the doors for the first time. Nasir’s shop makes available DVDs, drinks, hygiene products and other goods the soldiers need ... more

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Moenster from Salem, Mo.,

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Moenster from Salem, Mo.,

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Moenster from Salem, Mo., a truck driver with the distribution platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, provides a ground guide for a mine-resistant ambush protected vehi... more

U.S. Embassy visitors and members of the Ghazni Provincial

U.S. Embassy visitors and members of the Ghazni Provincial

U.S. Embassy visitors and members of the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team head back to the vehicles after exploring two Afghanistan archaeological sites outside Ghazni City, Nov. 17. In advance of Ghazni 2... more

An Afghan National Police jailer and U.S. Army Maj.

An Afghan National Police jailer and U.S. Army Maj.

An Afghan National Police jailer and U.S. Army Maj. Garrett J. Guitreau (left), team chief of the Stability Transition Team in Baraki Barak District from Baton Rouge, La., discuss security precautions at Baraki... more

U.S. Army Cpl. Mitchell A. Weaver, a Williamsport,

U.S. Army Cpl. Mitchell A. Weaver, a Williamsport,

U.S. Army Cpl. Mitchell A. Weaver, a Williamsport, Md., native and a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment’s Task Force Storm, troubleshoots Lal-Mohammad-Trabi’s ... more

The squadron colors of the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry

The squadron colors of the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry

The squadron colors of the 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, also known as Task Force Shooter were uncased during a transfer of authority ceremony, Nov. 18, on Forward Operating Base Fenty. From left, U.S. Ar... more

A midwife (right) and her assistant, show service members

A midwife (right) and her assistant, show service members

A midwife (right) and her assistant, show service members around the original women’s health center in Waza Khwa District, Nov. 20. While the floors and walls are cracking in that clinic, the new building is a ... more

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. McCarthy Phillip, an infantry

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. McCarthy Phillip, an infantry

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. McCarthy Phillip, an infantry squad leader from Decatur, Ga., assigned to C Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, takes a moment after a patrol to reflect in ... more

Deputy Provincial Gov. Murtaza Qalandarzai speaks with

Deputy Provincial Gov. Murtaza Qalandarzai speaks with

Deputy Provincial Gov. Murtaza Qalandarzai speaks with local leaders of the Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army and International Security Assistant Forces about security and the protection of the peop... more

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kirk Greene, Paktya Provincial

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kirk Greene, Paktya Provincial

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kirk Greene, Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team, from Portville, N.Y., meets with Afghan leaders to discuss a hybrid power grid during a shura in Sayed Karam, Nov. 22. Paktya PRT weakens... more

Afghan National Army soldiers and U.S. Army Col. William

Afghan National Army soldiers and U.S. Army Col. William

Afghan National Army soldiers and U.S. Army Col. William Roy, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team commander and a Jericho, Vt., resident, walk toward the road where the vehicles are staged to pick them up after a... more

U.S. Army Spc. Seth Beach, Nangarhar Provincial

U.S. Army Spc. Seth Beach, Nangarhar Provincial

U.S. Army Spc. Seth Beach, Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team infantryman from Gardner, Mass., pulls security during a mission in the Chaparhar District Nov. 22.

Afghan National Army soldiers read over notes and listen

Afghan National Army soldiers read over notes and listen

Afghan National Army soldiers read over notes and listen during English-speaking classes on Combat Outpost Sayed Abad, Nov. 23. The ANA soldiers learned basic grammar, numbers and phrases in the class that day.... more

A photo replica of the plaque that will be displayed

A photo replica of the plaque that will be displayed

A photo replica of the plaque that will be displayed at a building dedicated to the memory of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Steven Deluzio, who was killed in combat in Paktya province, Aug. 25. Deluzio was honored at a ... more

U.S. Army Sgt. William Billett (right), an infantryman

U.S. Army Sgt. William Billett (right), an infantryman

U.S. Army Sgt. William Billett (right), an infantryman with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, eats Thanksgiving dinner with his son, U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Billett, a military policeman from He... more

During a shura on top of a mountain, a village elder

During a shura on top of a mountain, a village elder

During a shura on top of a mountain, a village elder explains that insurgents use the area without the locals’ approval. Throughout the joint clearing operation, Afghan National Army soldiers from 2nd Company... more

U.S. Army Spc. Luis Gonzalez of Manati, Puerto Rico,

U.S. Army Spc. Luis Gonzalez of Manati, Puerto Rico,

U.S. Army Spc. Luis Gonzalez of Manati, Puerto Rico, stuffs a turkey with freshly prepared dressing. Soldiers of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade dining facility began preparing the Thanksgiving meal the evenin... more

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Brian Goss, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Brian Goss, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Brian Goss, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team commander and native of Edgewater, Md., shakes hands with Kunar Provincial Deputy Gov., Noor Mohammad, after sharing a traditional American Thank... more

U.S. Capt. Kale Rogers (left), from Cordell, Okla.,

U.S. Capt. Kale Rogers (left), from Cordell, Okla.,

U.S. Capt. Kale Rogers (left), from Cordell, Okla., the 2-45th Agribusiness Development Team’s security force commander and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brian Hekia, from Duncan, Okla., a squad leader for the ADT, prov... more

Operation Iron Blade II targets insurgents, denies safe haven in Ghazni province

Operation Iron Blade II targets insurgents, denies safe haven in Ghazn...

Soldiers from Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment watch from an observation post as air assets are dropped on insurgent positions during Operation Iron Blade II 28 Nov. Three infantry companies fr... more

Afghan children walk to school in the Kuz Kunar District

Afghan children walk to school in the Kuz Kunar District

Afghan children walk to school in the Kuz Kunar District Nov. 28. (Photo by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Casey Osborne Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

Afghan National Army members and Afghan National Police

Afghan National Army members and Afghan National Police

Afghan National Army members and Afghan National Police listen to the concerns of Ghowrmeh villagers in Spera District Nov. 29. Members of the Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team and 2nd Platoon, Apache Troop... more

Karl Eikenberry, center, U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan,

Karl Eikenberry, center, U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan,

Karl Eikenberry, center, U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, holds a press conference at the end of his meeting with Afghan officials at Paktya University in Gardez Nov. 29. The ambassador stressed that the U.S. is... more

U.S. Army Pfc. Deana Hilburn, a medic from Atoka, Okla.,

U.S. Army Pfc. Deana Hilburn, a medic from Atoka, Okla.,

U.S. Army Pfc. Deana Hilburn, a medic from Atoka, Okla., Company C, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, feels the feet of Abas, a 9-year-old Afghan boy who is bein... more

An Afghan woman listens intently to a speech during

An Afghan woman listens intently to a speech during

An Afghan woman listens intently to a speech during the Women’s Justice Shura Nov. 30 at the Kunar Province Ministry of Culture and Information. Organized by the Kunar Province Department of Women’s Affairs, th... more

Barbalay Seddiqi, an Afghan attorney, and U.S. Army

Barbalay Seddiqi, an Afghan attorney, and U.S. Army

Barbalay Seddiqi, an Afghan attorney, and U.S. Army Capt. Adam Bushey, a Syracuse, N.Y., native and the rule of law attorney with Task Force Wolverine, cut a ribbon at the entrance of a legal library dedication... more

U.S. Army Maj. Dwayne Eden of Wesley, Iowa, production

U.S. Army Maj. Dwayne Eden of Wesley, Iowa, production

U.S. Army Maj. Dwayne Eden of Wesley, Iowa, production agriculture specialist for the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team, shares a laugh with children in Asadabad, the provincial capital ... more

Mohammad Shah Moshfiq, Paktya Information and Culture

Mohammad Shah Moshfiq, Paktya Information and Culture

Mohammad Shah Moshfiq, Paktya Information and Culture director, meets with members of the Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team, including the commander, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Marchal Magee (left), from Issqu... more

A ferry crosses the Kabul River, Dec. 6. The residents

A ferry crosses the Kabul River, Dec. 6. The residents

A ferry crosses the Kabul River, Dec. 6. The residents of Kama, Ghosta and Lal Pur heavily use the ferry for transit; the Lal Pur Bridge will provide a permanent, safe avenue. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt... more

Company C captures insurgent mortar system

Company C captures insurgent mortar system

Andar District’s police chief inspects a cache find consisting of an 82 mm mortar system and ammunition found in Chor Village, Andar District, Dec. 7 by members of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment.

Sulhaila Kohistani (left), U.S. Army Maj. Bobbie Mayes,

Sulhaila Kohistani (left), U.S. Army Maj. Bobbie Mayes,

Sulhaila Kohistani (left), U.S. Army Maj. Bobbie Mayes, woman’s empowerment coordinator with the Kentucky Agribusiness Development Team, from Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Saleha Zareen, stand in front of the women's ... more

During Operation Eagle Claw II, artillery fire explodes

During Operation Eagle Claw II, artillery fire explodes

During Operation Eagle Claw II, artillery fire explodes on a suspected insurgent hideout as soldiers from Bayonet Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, have a bird's-eye view on ... more

Paktika Gov. Moheebullah Samim meets with graduates

Paktika Gov. Moheebullah Samim meets with graduates

Paktika Gov. Moheebullah Samim meets with graduates of the Sharana Center for Education Excellence during a ceremony for the top 15 graduates here Dec. 13. Samim thanked coalition forces, including development ... more

TF White Eagle helps locals warm up for winter

TF White Eagle helps locals warm up for winter

Afghan National Army soldiers hand out goods to Afghan children during a joint operation in Ghazni District, Dec. 13. International Security Force members teamed with Afghan national security forces to hand out... more

An Afghan National Police officer cooks lunch for the

An Afghan National Police officer cooks lunch for the

An Afghan National Police officer cooks lunch for the elders and military members during a visit to the Deh Yak District Center, Dec. 11. The purpose of the visit was to conduct a site survey and meet with elde... more

U.S. Army Sgt. Dustin Pape, a dog handler with 49th

U.S. Army Sgt. Dustin Pape, a dog handler with 49th

U.S. Army Sgt. Dustin Pape, a dog handler with 49th Mine Dog Detachment, 54th Engineer Battalion, Task Force Dolch and native of Pipestone, Minn., holds the leash of his mine dog, Gonzo, as he goes through trai... more

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Walter Falls of Great

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Walter Falls of Great

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Walter Falls of Great Falls, Mont., entry control point specialist for the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team, secures surrounding walls of the Nurgaram District Center, Dec. 1... more

U.S. Army Spc. Thomas Floyd, wheeled vehicle mechanic,

U.S. Army Spc. Thomas Floyd, wheeled vehicle mechanic,

U.S. Army Spc. Thomas Floyd, wheeled vehicle mechanic, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, repairs an armored vehicle in his motor pool on Forward Operating Base Hughie, Dec. 20. Floyd, a Colton, Ore... more

U.S. Army Maj. William Kerr, Kapisa Provincial

U.S. Army Maj. William Kerr, Kapisa Provincial

U.S. Army Maj. William Kerr, Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team civil affairs from Chelsea, Mich.; U.S. Army Lt. Col. Garland Goodrich, Kentucky Agriculture Development Team from Wakefield, Va.; and a French... more

NDS, TF Iron Rakkasan gather Bande Sardeh elders, sign security pact

NDS, TF Iron Rakkasan gather Bande Sardeh elders, sign security pact

Twenty-seven village elders gathered Dec. 21 at Forward Operating Base Bande Sardeh in eastern Andar District to discuss an agreement to keep the Taliban out of their villages. The signing of the pact is one st... more

A Polish soldier searches a resident during a cordon

A Polish soldier searches a resident during a cordon

A Polish soldier searches a resident during a cordon and search operation in a village near Ghazni City, Dec. 22. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Paul Howe)

U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Robinson of Tacoma, Wash.,

U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Robinson of Tacoma, Wash.,

U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Robinson of Tacoma, Wash., Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, poses for a photo after receiving the Silver Star Medal du... more

The Borchardt brothers, U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Borchardt

The Borchardt brothers, U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Borchardt

The Borchardt brothers, U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Borchardt (right) and U.S. Army Pfc. James Borchardt, pose for a photo Dec. 24. This is the first time in 11 months the brothers have seen one another, despite both s... more

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Cecelia Anderson (left) of Natchitoches,

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Cecelia Anderson (left) of Natchitoches,

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Cecelia Anderson (left) of Natchitoches, La., U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jackie Malloy (center) of State Center, Iowa, and U.S. Army Sgt. Jarrod Hogan (back) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, all with 334 Brig... more

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brian Barr (right), an infantry

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brian Barr (right), an infantry

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brian Barr (right), an infantry squad leader from Centralia, Iowa, with Company A, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, talks with children of the village of Ghaziabad, Afghanistan, Dec. 26.

A line stretches out into the street as an Afghan boy

A line stretches out into the street as an Afghan boy

A line stretches out into the street as an Afghan boy watches curiously during a free clinic outside the Mannakhil Comprehensive Health Care Center in Sherzad District in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Provinc... more

Soldiers from the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness

Soldiers from the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness

Soldiers from the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team establish a security perimeter around the edge of a proposed demonstration farm near the Sarkani District Center in Afghanistan's Kuna... more

Soldiers from Task Force White Eagle and U.S. Army

Soldiers from Task Force White Eagle and U.S. Army

Soldiers from Task Force White Eagle and U.S. Army Company A, Sappers, 86th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, conducted a joint operation in a small village near Ghazni City, ... more

An Afghan National Police personnel security detail

An Afghan National Police personnel security detail

An Afghan National Police personnel security detail specialist named Halim hands out candy to children during a joint key-leader engagement mission in the Towp Kalay Village of Sayed Abad District, Dec. 27. (Ph... more

Afghan Uniformed Police members Maj. Raz Muhammad and

Afghan Uniformed Police members Maj. Raz Muhammad and

Afghan Uniformed Police members Maj. Raz Muhammad and 1st Lt. Saad Ullah discuss operations after a briefing at Operational Coordination Center, Regional East Dec. 29. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Kenneth A. Stewart)

Awards ceremony marks start of TF Iron’s road home

Awards ceremony marks start of TF Iron’s road home

U.S. Army Capt. Edward Hoogland (left), battalion supply officer; U.S. Army 1st Lt. Austin Bass (center), Company B, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, exe... more

Afghan National Security Forces and a French Task Force

Afghan National Security Forces and a French Task Force

Afghan National Security Forces and a French Task Force Allobroges soldier pull security during Operation Blacksmith Hammer in the Alah Say Valley Dec. 29, 2010. (Photo by: French Army Staff Sgt. Eric Lepichon)

Afghan National Police officers share in a laugh while

Afghan National Police officers share in a laugh while

Afghan National Police officers share in a laugh while they are instructed on room clearing techniques here on Bagram Air Field Dec. 29. The ANP were instructed by soldiers of Troop B, 1st Squadron of the 113th... more

Mohammad Wizir signs for the hero payment by stamping

Mohammad Wizir signs for the hero payment by stamping

Mohammad Wizir signs for the hero payment by stamping his thumbprint on the form. Wizir’s son died while protecting the Sayed Karam District subgovernor. Coalition forces are authorized to give hero payments to... more

TF Shooter Soldiers earn Purple Hearts

TF Shooter Soldiers earn Purple Hearts

U.S. Army Spc. Matthew Riddle of Greenfield, Ind., is awarded the Purple Heart by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East, Dec. 30, at Jalalaba... more