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Turkmenistan workers load pallets of "America's Fund for Afghan Children" humanitarian aid onto trucks at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan workers load pallets of "America's Fund for Afghan Childr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ashgabat Country: Turkmenistan (TKM) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Efrain Gonzalez, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... More

Turkmenistan workers load pallets of "America's Fund for Afghan Children" humanitarian aid onto trucks at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan workers load pallets of "America's Fund for Afghan Childr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ashgabat Country: Turkmenistan (TKM) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Efrain Gonzalez, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... More

Turkmenistan military officials monitored the offload of "America's Fund for Afghan Children" humanitarian aid at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan military officials monitored the offload of "America's Fu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ashgabat Country: Turkmenistan (TKM) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Efrain Gonzalez, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... More

Turkmenistan workers load pallets of "America's Fund for Afghan Children" humanitarian aid onto trucks at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan workers load pallets of "America's Fund for Afghan Childr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ashgabat Country: Turkmenistan (TKM) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Efrain Gonzalez, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... More

Turkmenistan workers load pallets of American humanitarian aid onto trucks at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The aid was funded by the donations from the "America's Fund for Afghan Children". A US Air Force (USAF) C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 97th Airlift Squadron, McChord AFB, airlifted twelve pallets of aid to Turkmenistan where the Red Cross will then transport it over land to Afghanistan

Turkmenistan workers load pallets of American humanitarian aid onto tr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ashgabat Airport State: Ahal Country: Turkmenistan (TKM) Scene Major Command Shown: AMC Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Efrain Gonzalez, USAF Relea... More

Afghan children watch US Marines conduct a mounted patrol with Light Armored Vehicles through a village near the Kandahar International Airport, Kandahar, Afghanistan, during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

Afghan children watch US Marines conduct a mounted patrol with Light A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar International Airport Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: CAPT Charles Grow, Us... More

Afghan children gather around the village well to watch Marines conduct a mounted patrol with Light Armored Vehicles, LAV-25s, through a village near the Kandahar International Airport, Kandahar, Afghanistan, during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

Afghan children gather around the village well to watch Marines conduc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar International Airport Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: CAPT Charles Grow, Us... More

Afghan children gather around the village well to watch Marines conduct a mounted patrol with Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-25) through a village near the Kandahar International Airport, Kandahar, Afghanistan, during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

Afghan children gather around the village well to watch Marines conduc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar International Airport Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: CAPT Charles Grow, Us... More

Afghan children watch from an archway as Marines conduct a mounted patrol with Light Armored Vehicles through a village near the Kandahar International Airport, Kandahar, Afghanistan during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

Afghan children watch from an archway as Marines conduct a mounted pat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar International Airport Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: CAPT Charles Grow, Us... More

U.S. Navy Dental Technician 3rd Class Ernest Deant, shows Afghan children how to properly care for their teeth and gums during a Coalition medical/dental civil affairs project in the village of Najoy, Afghanistan.

U.S. Navy Dental Technician 3rd Class Ernest Deant, shows Afghan child...

Najoy, Afghanistan (Apr. 22, 2004) U.S. Navy Dental Technician 3rd Class Ernest Deant, shows Afghan children how to properly care for their teeth and gums during a Coalition medical/dental civil affairs project... More

U.S. Navy Hospitalman 3rd Class Lori Butierries tells Afghan children to wait their turn for a piece of candy during a Coalition medical/dental civil affairs project in the village of Najoy, Afghanistan.

U.S. Navy Hospitalman 3rd Class Lori Butierries tells Afghan children ...

Najoy, Afghanistan (Apr. 22, 2004) U.S. Navy Hospitalman 3rd Class Lori Butierries tells Afghan children to wait their turn for a piece of candy during a Coalition medical/dental civil affairs project in the vi... More

Afghan children look through school supplies provided by U.S. Marines.

Afghan children look through school supplies provided by U.S. Marines.

Surobi, Afghanistan (May. 13, 2004) Afghan children look through school supplies provided by U.S. Marines from Headquarters Company, 6th Marine Regiment. Marines and Sailors from the company frequently support ... More

Afghan children give a thumbs up sign in the Khowst province of Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom on December 1, 2004.(U.S. Marine Corps official photo by Corporal Justin L. Schaeffer) (Released)

Afghan children give a thumbs up sign in the Khowst province of Afghan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Khowst Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Justin L. Schaeffer, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

U.S. Army SGT. Brad Rhen, Journalist, Combined Joint Task Force Thunder, distributes pens and paper to Afghan children during Cooperative Medical Assistance in the village of Sperah, Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on Dec. 9, 2004.(U.S. Marine Corps official photo by CPL. Justin L. Schaeffer) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Brad Rhen, Journalist, Combined Joint Task Force Thunde...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Sperah State: Khowst Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Justin L. Schaeffer, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Brad Rhen, Journalist, Combined Joint Task Force Thunder, distributes pens and paper to Afghan children during Cooperative Medical Assistance in the village of Sperah, Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on Dec. 9, 2004.(U.S. Marine Corps official photo by CPL. Justin L. Schaeffer) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Brad Rhen, Journalist, Combined Joint Task Force ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Sperah State: Khowst Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Justin L. Schaeffer, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

Afghan children wait in line to be see doctors during Cooperative Medical Assistance in the village of Sperah, Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on Dec. 9, 2004.(U.S. Marine Corps official photo by CPL. Justin L. Schaeffer) (Released)

Afghan children wait in line to be see doctors during Cooperative Medi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Sperah State: Khowst Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Justin L. Schaeffer, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined... More

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Christopher Hogans passes out leaflets to local Afghan children during a security patrol in Khowst Province, Afghanistan.

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Christopher Hogans passes out le...

Khowst Province, Afghanistan (Feb. 13, 2005) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Christopher Hogans, assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, passes out leaflets to lo... More

A young Afghan boy enjoys a MRE around a goat that is waiting for the Veterinarian to give it immunizations and de-worming medicine on 31 Aug, 2005. The some Afghan children enjoy it when U.S. soldiers are around because they love to play with, and get gifts from the soldiers.(U.S. Army photo by SPC Christopher Admire) (Released)

A young Afghan boy enjoys a MRE around a goat that is waiting for the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Forward Operating Base Salerno State: Khowst Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: 1S... More

US Army (USA) SPECIALIST First Class (SFC) John Newland from the 492nd Civilian Affairs Battalion (CAB), Phoenix, Arizona (AZ), gives away toothbrushes to Afghan children at a Village Medical Out-reach (VMO) point. Romanian, Canadian and American Soldiers have set up at the village of Zaker-e-Sharif, Afghanistan (AFG), in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) SPECIALIST First Class (SFC) John Newland from the 492nd...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kandahar Army Air Field Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: Northeast Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

A group of Afghan children play with a toy bear while waiting in line to see the doctors at the Korean Hospital at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Oct. 10, 2005. The Korean Hospital offers free medical care and gives needed supplies to Aghan locals on a regular basis.  (U.S. Army photo by SPC. Christopher Admire) (Released)

A group of Afghan children play with a toy bear while waiting in line ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Camera Opera... More

Afghan children and their mothers get clothes and needed supplies from US and Egypt soldiers during a joint humanitarian aid mission at the Egyptian Hospital, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan on Nov. 17, 2005. Task Force Strength does humanitarian missions along with coalition forces as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by STAFF SGT. Jose L. Rodriguez) (Released)

Afghan children and their mothers get clothes and needed supplies from...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Camera Opera... More

U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Strength, Bagram Air Base along with an Egyptian soldier(center) gives clothes to Afghan children during a joint humanitarian aid mission with the Egyptian Army at Bagram, Afghanistan on Nov. 17, 2005. Task Force Strength does humanitarian missions along with coalition forces as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by STAFF SGT. Jose L. Rodriguez) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Strength, Bagram Air Base along wit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Camera Opera... More

Soldiers from Task Force Strength, Bagram Air Base gives clothes to Afghan children during a joint humanitarian aid mission with the Egyptian Army at Bagram, Afghanistan on Nov. 17, 2005. Task Force Strength does humanitarian missions along with coalition forces as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by STAFF SGT. Jose L. Rodriguez) (Released)

Soldiers from Task Force Strength, Bagram Air Base gives clothes to Af...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Camera Opera... More

U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Strength, Bagram Air Base gives clothes to Afghan children during a joint humanitarian aid mission with the Egyptian Army at Bagram, Afghanistan on Nov. 17, 2005. Task Force Strength does humanitarian missions along with coalition forces as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by STAFF SGT. Jose L. Rodriguez) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Strength, Bagram Air Base gives clo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Camera Opera... More

U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Strength, Bagram Air Base gives clothes to Afghan children during a joint humanitarian aid mission with the Egyptian Army at Bagram, Afghanistan on Nov. 17, 2005. Task Force Strength does humanitarian missions along with coalition forces as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by STAFF SGT. Jose L. Rodriguez) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Strength, Bagram Air Base gives clo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Bagram State: Parwan Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF76 Scene Camera Opera... More

A group of Afghan children wait to be seen by a military doctor during a Village Medical Outreach (VMO) at Khakeran Village, Qalat Province, Afghanistan, 18 Mar. 2006. (U.S. Army PHOTO by SPC. Leslie Angulo) (Released)

A group of Afghan children wait to be seen by a military doctor during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Leslie Angulo, USA Release St... More

Lithuanian army 1st Lt. Ruta Gaizetute, public affairs

Lithuanian army 1st Lt. Ruta Gaizetute, public affairs

Lithuanian army 1st Lt. Ruta Gaizetute, public affairs officer for International Security Assistance Force Provincial Reconstruction Team Camp Whiskey, meets with local villagers during a Civilian Military Coop... More

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Eric Nobriga, assigned to Combined Anti-Armor Team 2 (CAAT 2), hands candy to Afghan children during a patrol in Nawa District.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Eric Nobriga, assigned to Combined Anti-Ar...

HELMAND PROVENCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 29, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Eric Nobriga, assigned to Combined Anti-Armor Team 2 (CAAT 2), hands candy to Afghan children during a patrol in Nawa District, Helmand ... More

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Elena Woods greets Afghan children in Shamalan, Afghanistan.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Elena Woods greets Afghan children in Sham...

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May. 18, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Elena Woods, assigned to the Female Engagement Team of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, greets Afghan child... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maria Leal Reynolds, Provincial

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maria Leal Reynolds, Provincial

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maria Leal Reynolds, Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul knowledge operations manager, helps Afghan girls decorate new scarves at the Zarghona Girls' School July 8. Members of PRT... More

Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul Visits Girls' School

Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul Visits Girls' School

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Georganne Hassell, Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul information operations officer, helps Afghan students decorate scarves at the Zarghona Girls' School in Qalat City, Zabul province,... More

Public Health Officials hand out medical supplies to

Public Health Officials hand out medical supplies to

Public Health Officials hand out medical supplies to local villagers as part of the Village Medical Outreach Program conducted in Khorma Leq, Farah province, Afghanistan, July 19. Approximately 200-300 resident... More

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Raul R. Silva interacts with Afghan children during a security patrol.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Raul R. Silva interacts with Afghan childr...

SANGIN, Afghanistan (Nov. 07, 2010) Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Raul R. Silva, assigned to Police Advisor Team 1 of Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, interacts with Afghan ch... More

Lt. Sean Stuart, battalion surgeon assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team-1, shows Afghan children how to wash their hands.

Lt. Sean Stuart, battalion surgeon assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Mari...

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 23, 2010) Lt. Sean Stuart, battalion surgeon assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team-1, shows Afghan children how to wash their hands during a ... More

Lt. Sean Stuart, battalion surgeon assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team-1, gives toothbrushes to Afghan children.

Lt. Sean Stuart, battalion surgeon assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Mari...

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 23, 2010) Lt. Sean Stuart, battalion surgeon assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team-1, gives toothbrushes to Afghan children during a proper h... More

Afghan children wave and beg for candy from a passing

Afghan children wave and beg for candy from a passing

Afghan children wave and beg for candy from a passing convoy (not shown) conducted by 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), in Marjah District, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan... More

A young Afghan girl participates in the opening ceremony

A young Afghan girl participates in the opening ceremony

A young Afghan girl participates in the opening ceremony of her new gym. A new, first of its kind, youth sports center opened today during an offical ceremony held in its gymnasium. The center will serve 800 te... More

An Afghan black belt does a martial arts demonstration

An Afghan black belt does a martial arts demonstration

An Afghan black belt does a martial arts demonstration at the opening ceremony of his new gym. A new, first of its kind, youth sports center opened today during an offical ceremony held in its gymnasium. The ce... More

Nearly 20 children attended their first day of classes

Nearly 20 children attended their first day of classes

Nearly 20 children attended their first day of classes at a newly-opened school in Maruf District, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 26. There have been no schools in Maruf since the Taliban closed them appr... More

A young Afghan boy tries on a jacket he received from

A young Afghan boy tries on a jacket he received from

A young Afghan boy tries on a jacket he received from an International Security Assistance Force Army major at his day care at Kabul City Police Command. The boy is one of 31 boys and girls who stay at the day ... More

(Center) U.S. Army Master Sgt. Danny K. Plunkett poses

(Center) U.S. Army Master Sgt. Danny K. Plunkett poses

(Center) U.S. Army Master Sgt. Danny K. Plunkett poses with a group of Afghan children during a recent humanitarian mission to deliver blankets, clothing and food to a local village, Feb. 17. Plunkett is a 30-y... More

Afghan children from Bagram carefully practice printing

Afghan children from Bagram carefully practice printing

Afghan children from Bagram carefully practice printing the alphabet on worksheets provided by volunteers of a literacy program March 17. The literacy program, sponsored by service members and civilians at Bag... More

Members of Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team visit

Members of Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team visit

Members of Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team visit Khullafai Rashedeen School in Ali Haydar, Afghanistan, March 28. The PRT brought school supplies and rule of law comic books to the Urgun deputy director ... More

Students attend class at Ali Haydar Primary School

Students attend class at Ali Haydar Primary School

Students attend class at Ali Haydar Primary School in Urgun District April 14. Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team visits schools on a regular basis to meet with school officials and discuss education concer... More

PATROL BASE SHARK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic

PATROL BASE SHARK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic

PATROL BASE SHARK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - A small child curiously peaks around the corner as Marines patrol through the local area outside the base. Marines in Company L, 3rd Battal... More

An Afghan boy gives a thumbs up during a shura on Patrol

An Afghan boy gives a thumbs up during a shura on Patrol

An Afghan boy gives a thumbs up during a shura on Patrol Base Fulod in Sangin, Afghanistan, May 3, 2011. The children were waiting outside while village elders met with Lt. Col. Thomas Savage, battalion command... More

A group of children pose for a picture after receiving

A group of children pose for a picture after receiving

A group of children pose for a picture after receiving a lesson on penmanship, May 8. The Egyptian Hospital located on Bagram Air Field hosts a weekly literacy program focused on teaching women and children how... More

Afghan children test out the new desks that were donated

Afghan children test out the new desks that were donated

Afghan children test out the new desks that were donated to their school. An International Security Assistance Force soldier built several desks and benches for an Afghan boys and girls school in Kabul, Afghani... More

Children in a boys and girls school in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Children in a boys and girls school in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Children in a boys and girls school in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Soccer brings soldiers, Afghans together

Soccer brings soldiers, Afghans together

Soldiers from Company A, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pose for a group photo with Afghan children after their impromptu soccer game at Combat Outpost Durham, ... More

An Afghan boy smiles proudly after receiving a toothbrush

An Afghan boy smiles proudly after receiving a toothbrush

An Afghan boy smiles proudly after receiving a toothbrush from U.S. Army Capt. Michael Barno, Charleston, S.C., native and dentist for 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Task Force Bronco. Barno g... More

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gregorio Florez of Abilene, Texas,

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gregorio Florez of Abilene, Texas,

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gregorio Florez of Abilene, Texas, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade greets some of the local children who frequent the Afghan Border Police traffic chec... More

Afghan National Police prepared a meal for soldiers

Afghan National Police prepared a meal for soldiers

Afghan National Police prepared a meal for soldiers with C Company, 40th Engineer Battalion, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oct. 18.

A soldier with Headquarters and Headquarters Company,

A soldier with Headquarters and Headquarters Company,

A soldier with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 40th Engineer Battalion, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team wipes the windshield of a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle before a mission here Nov. 15,... More

Sgt. Brittany Deters, a unit supply specialist with

Sgt. Brittany Deters, a unit supply specialist with

Sgt. Brittany Deters, a unit supply specialist with 58th Military Police Company attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, holds a young Afghan child during a humanitarian aid mission near Pol... More

Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents aboard

Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents aboard

Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents aboard Camp Leatherneck receive more than 650 pairs of shoes from students at The Center for Achievement in Columbia, S.C. The shoes were collected during the “Wear-a... More

Corporal Brandy Bates, a member of Female Engagement

Corporal Brandy Bates, a member of Female Engagement

Corporal Brandy Bates, a member of Female Engagement Team 8, and a native of Ann Arbor, Mich., plays with a group of children on the sidelines of a soccer match played by Marines, interpreters and Afghan Nation... More

Local Afghan children gather to watch the Afghan women's

Local Afghan children gather to watch the Afghan women's

Local Afghan children gather to watch the Afghan women's beekeeping graduation ceremony in Mahmod-e Raqi district, Kapisa province, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2011. With the combined support of the female engagement... More

Shoes are set out for local Afghan children to try

Shoes are set out for local Afghan children to try

Shoes are set out for local Afghan children to try on and take at the Bazaar School at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 31, 2011. Volunteers throughout Kandahar collected more than 600 shoes to provide to c... More

Hundreds of Afghan locals, Kandahar Air Wing leadership

Hundreds of Afghan locals, Kandahar Air Wing leadership

Hundreds of Afghan locals, Kandahar Air Wing leadership and Kandahar Airfield leadership attend the 2012 Kandahar Air Wing Open House at Kandahar Air Wing, Afghanistan, Jan. 1, 2012. Leaders at the Kandahar Air... More

Puppies!, Afghanistan

Puppies!, Afghanistan

A child from the Spin Boldak District in the southern Kandahar province, Afghanistan, plays with two stray puppies at the district center while his parents attended an shura. Arabic for "consultation," shuras a... More

Netherlands Col. Kees Marselis, Kandahar Airfield chief

Netherlands Col. Kees Marselis, Kandahar Airfield chief

Netherlands Col. Kees Marselis, Kandahar Airfield chief of staff, speaks to the attendees and bazaar school children during the bazaar school ribbon-cutting ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Jan. 21, 2... More

Local Afghan children watch as U.S. soldiers and Afghan

Local Afghan children watch as U.S. soldiers and Afghan

Local Afghan children watch as U.S. soldiers and Afghan Border Police patrol Taghawarq village, Khost province, Afghanistan, April 14, 2012. U.S. soldiers and counterparts of the ABP searched the village for a ... More

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus hands out candy to Afghan children near Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus hands out candy...

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Apr. 24, 2012) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus hands out candy to Afghan children near Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Mabus conducted battle... More

U.S. Army Spc. Helen Jeschow, a native of Greensboro,

U.S. Army Spc. Helen Jeschow, a native of Greensboro,

U.S. Army Spc. Helen Jeschow, a native of Greensboro, N.C., hugs Sode Jan, an Afghan girl she has befriended over the course of several months of volunteer work at the Egyptian Field Hospital on Bagram Air Fiel... More

Several young women weave a large rug at the Arzu Studio

Several young women weave a large rug at the Arzu Studio

Several young women weave a large rug at the Arzu Studio Hope compound in the Dragon Valley, about five miles west of the town of Bamyan June 20, 2012. Women enrolled the program receive higher than average com... More

Afghan children line up outside the gate to Combat

Afghan children line up outside the gate to Combat

Afghan children line up outside the gate to Combat Outpost Penich in Kunar province, waiting to be picked for the cultural awareness youth shura of the week, July 14. Forty children are picked each week to lear... More

An Afghan girl interacts with a coalition special operations

An Afghan girl interacts with a coalition special operations

An Afghan girl interacts with a coalition special operations forces member in the village of Bagh, Arghandab district, Aug. 30.

An abandoned child is introduced to ISAF service members

An abandoned child is introduced to ISAF service members

An abandoned child is introduced to ISAF service members and civilians during a visit to the House of Flowers orphanage in Kabul, Afghanistan.

CTF 4-2 broadcaster coaches local Afghan children

CTF 4-2 broadcaster coaches local Afghan children

U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle Burns, a broadcast journalist with Combined Task Force, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, shows Afghan children how to use his Panasonic P2HD video camera during a miss... More

U.S. Army Sgt. Isaiah Myers, left, a team leader with

U.S. Army Sgt. Isaiah Myers, left, a team leader with

U.S. Army Sgt. Isaiah Myers, left, a team leader with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), talks with his team as they pull security ... More

Service members who volunteer at the Cat in the Hat

Service members who volunteer at the Cat in the Hat

Service members who volunteer at the Cat in the Hat Language Arts Center at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, coordinated together and planned a birthday party for the Afghan students Feb. 10, 2013. Afghan childre... More

A sign in front of the Uruzgan Provincial Hospital.

A sign in front of the Uruzgan Provincial Hospital.

A sign in front of the Uruzgan Provincial Hospital. Forward Surgical Element visited the hospital in Tarin Kowt district, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, March 2. They conducted a sight survey and delivered medi... More

Young Afghan girls wait in a group to receive school

Young Afghan girls wait in a group to receive school

Young Afghan girls wait in a group to receive school supplies from Khalilullah Hotak at the Jahan Maleeka all-girls school in Ghazni province, Ghazni district, Afghanistan, April 21, 2013. The Jahan Maleeka all... More

Local Afghan stands by and watches students of the

Local Afghan stands by and watches students of the

Local Afghan stands by and watches students of the Naswan Shaher Kohna all-girls school receive school supplies in Ghazni district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan, April 23, 2013. The Naswan Shaher Kohna all-girl... More

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles maneuver up

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles maneuver up

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles maneuver up a hill during a logistics operation in Kapisa province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Andrade, International Security Assistance Force ... More

An Afghan National Army special forces soldier visits

An Afghan National Army special forces soldier visits

An Afghan National Army special forces soldier visits with children while passing out blankets, toys and candy Dec. 21, 2013, in Hajji Kheyl village, Ab Band district, Ghazni province. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. ... More

A convoy from 4th platoon, Mobility Assault Company,

A convoy from 4th platoon, Mobility Assault Company,

A convoy from 4th platoon, Mobility Assault Company, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion makes a brief stop during their route clearance mission through Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 24, 2014. Route clearance ... More

Sgt. Jenna Moffitt, a Dover, Del. native, truck commander

Sgt. Jenna Moffitt, a Dover, Del. native, truck commander

Sgt. Jenna Moffitt, a Dover, Del. native, truck commander assigned to the 110th Transportation Company, 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael K. Selv... More

Afghan children crowd around an elderly woman carried

Afghan children crowd around an elderly woman carried

Afghan children crowd around an elderly woman carried in a wheelbarrow by her son to a veterinary and medical outreach near Tag Ab Valley, Kapisa province, April 1. (U.S. Army photo/Capt. Elizabeth Casebeer)

A soldier conducts perimeter security from his gun

A soldier conducts perimeter security from his gun

A soldier conducts perimeter security from his gun turret atop a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle during a logistics operation in Kapisa province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Andr... More

A young Afghan boy sits on a table as he enjoys his

A young Afghan boy sits on a table as he enjoys his

A young Afghan boy sits on a table as he enjoys his first ever slice of pizza at a party, June 19, held for about 30 Afghan children at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derek Melendez, a sold... More

Army Staff Sgt. Melinda Vorpahl, Provincial Reconstruction

Army Staff Sgt. Melinda Vorpahl, Provincial Reconstruction

Army Staff Sgt. Melinda Vorpahl, Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul civil affairs team lead, helps Afghan students decorate scarves at the Zarghona Girls' School in Qalat City, Zabul province, July 8. Member... More

Dental hygienic products and other medical supplies

Dental hygienic products and other medical supplies

Dental hygienic products and other medical supplies wait to be distributed to local villagers by Public Health Officials as part of the Village Medical Outreach Program conducted in Khorma Leq, Farah province,... More

Afghan Brig. Gen. Dadon Lawang, 1st Commando Brigade

Afghan Brig. Gen. Dadon Lawang, 1st Commando Brigade

Afghan Brig. Gen. Dadon Lawang, 1st Commando Brigade commander, speaks to graduates of the Basic Afghan Information Dissemination Operations Course at Camp Morehead Sept. 2. AIDO Commandos have been recognized ... More

Staff Sgt. Crystal Groves, 25, from Viroqua, Wis.,

Staff Sgt. Crystal Groves, 25, from Viroqua, Wis.,

Staff Sgt. Crystal Groves, 25, from Viroqua, Wis., the Female Engagement Team staff non-commissioned officer with Regimental Combat Team 2, and an interpreter, recite the Afghan alphabet with two local girls at... More

Afhgan children watch the opening ceremony for their

Afhgan children watch the opening ceremony for their

Afhgan children watch the opening ceremony for their new gym. A new, first of its kind, youth sports center opened today during an offical ceremony held in its gymnasium. The center will serve 800 teenagers and... More

A new, first of its kind, youth sports center opened

A new, first of its kind, youth sports center opened

A new, first of its kind, youth sports center opened today during an offical ceremony held in its gymnasium. The center will serve 800 teenagers and children, male and female, in the Kabul area. The Youth Sport... More

Afghan athletes participate in march for the opening

Afghan athletes participate in march for the opening

Afghan athletes participate in march for the opening ceremony of their new gym. A new, first of its kind, youth sports center opened today during an offical ceremony held in its gymnasium. The center will serve... More

Nearly 20 children attended their first day of classes

Nearly 20 children attended their first day of classes

Nearly 20 children attended their first day of classes at a newly-opened school in Maruf District, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 26. There have been no schools in Maruf since the Taliban closed them appr... More

A young Afghan boy receives toys from an International

A young Afghan boy receives toys from an International

A young Afghan boy receives toys from an International Security Assistance Force Army sergeant at his day care at Kabul City Police Command. The boy is one of 31 boys and girls who stay at the day care while th... More

KABUL, Afghanistan – (Right) U.S. Army Master Sgt.

KABUL, Afghanistan – (Right) U.S. Army Master Sgt.

KABUL, Afghanistan – (Right) U.S. Army Master Sgt. Danny K. Plunkett passes out candy to a group of villagers during Operation Outreach, a humanitarian mission in Kabul City, Feb. 17. Operation Outreach is a te... More

U.S. Army Spc. Michelle Huggins, a chaplain’s assistant

U.S. Army Spc. Michelle Huggins, a chaplain’s assistant

U.S. Army Spc. Michelle Huggins, a chaplain’s assistant with Headquarters Support Company, Task Force Mountain Eagle, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, TF Falcon, helps a young Afghan boy pu... More

Teachers at Abu Herera School pass out rule of law

Teachers at Abu Herera School pass out rule of law

Teachers at Abu Herera School pass out rule of law comic books to first graders March 27. Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team spent time meeting with students and teachers on their first day at school follow... More

Afghan women meet with the female engagement team of

Afghan women meet with the female engagement team of

Afghan women meet with the female engagement team of Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team in Balish Kalay Village, Urgun District, Afghanistan, March 27. The women are eager to begin a sewing program supporte... More

Shafikah, a 6th grade student at Abu Herera Primary

Shafikah, a 6th grade student at Abu Herera Primary

Shafikah, a 6th grade student at Abu Herera Primary School, reads aloud to her classmates April 13. The school has been operating since 2002 and continues to progress despite security threats. Paktika Provincia... More

PATROL BASE SHARK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic

PATROL BASE SHARK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic

PATROL BASE SHARK, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - A child bashfully gazes into the camera as Marines patrol the area outside the base. The Marines with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine ... More

A father and son pause for a moment to have their picture

A father and son pause for a moment to have their picture

A father and son pause for a moment to have their picture taken after receiving humanitarian aid gifts at the Egyptian Hospital located on Bagram Air Field, May 8. CJSOFT-A soldiers passed out toys and candy to... More

Afghan children test out the new desks that were donated

Afghan children test out the new desks that were donated

Afghan children test out the new desks that were donated to their school. An International Security Assistance Force soldier built several desks and benches for an Afghan boys and girls school in Kabul, Afghani... More

Children in a boys and girls school in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Children in a boys and girls school in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Children in a boys and girls school in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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