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Maj. Jack Owens, of Moore, Okla., senior instructor

Maj. Jack Owens, of Moore, Okla., senior instructor

Maj. Jack Owens, of Moore, Okla., senior instructor assigned to the 162nd Infantry Brigade, based in Fort Polk, La., speaks to a group of officers and non-commissioned officers in a classroom at the Security Fo... More

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, speaks to ISAF, Afghan National Security Force senior leaders and Government of ... More

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Chairman of the Senate

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Chairman of the Senate

U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, shares a light moment with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, commander, NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan and ... More

27th Brigade Support Battalion going home

27th Brigade Support Battalion going home

U.S. Army Col. William Benson, the commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, presents Soldiers with coins of excellence following the 27th Brigade Support Battalion casing of colors ceremo... More

Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, the defense minister of

Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, the defense minister of

Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, the defense minister of Afghanistan, speaks from behind a podium during the International Security Assistance Forces and Afghan National Security Force memorial unveiling ceremony outs... More

Elements from the Afghan air force and Russian contractors

Elements from the Afghan air force and Russian contractors

Elements from the Afghan air force and Russian contractors download an Mi-17 helicopter from Antonov An-124 Ruslan heavy lift freighter on the flight line of the Kabul Air Wing at the Kabul International Airpor... More

Members of the Faryab Provincial and District police

Members of the Faryab Provincial and District police

Members of the Faryab Provincial and District police mentor team dismount their vehicles behind the Afghan national police during a police patrol near the village of Qala-i-Wali in Ghowrmach District during Ope... More

An Afghan national policeman greets a young Afghan

An Afghan national policeman greets a young Afghan

An Afghan national policeman greets a young Afghan boy during a visit with villagers near Khorma, Tarin Kowt District, Oruzgan province, Jan. 6. Afghan national security forces and coalition forces provided med... More

An Afghan girl smiles after a medical check up at the

An Afghan girl smiles after a medical check up at the

An Afghan girl smiles after a medical check up at the Farah Clinic. Afghan national security forces, Ministry of Public Health and coalition forces provided medical and humanitarian assistance to more than 350 ... More

Afghan national security forces conduct operations

Afghan national security forces conduct operations

Afghan national security forces conduct operations to disrupt the insurgents' ability to engage friendly forces from prepared fighting positions in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo/Spc.David Gunn)

Afghan national security forces, advised by coalition

Afghan national security forces, advised by coalition

Afghan national security forces, advised by coalition forces, discovered and destroyed an unexploded anti-personnel mine located near an elementary school in Chamkani Village, Chamkani District, Paktya province... More

Demolitions explode, closing an insurgent route, near

Demolitions explode, closing an insurgent route, near

Demolitions explode, closing an insurgent route, near Highway 1 in Zabul province, Afghanistan, March 9. A large contingent of Afghan national security forces assisted by coalition forces blocked a common insur... More

Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Kibbe replaces a rear

Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Kibbe replaces a rear

Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Kibbe replaces a rear shock absorber on an Army Humvee at Forward Operating Base Apache. Kibbe is one of five mechanics at the base, three of whom are sailors. They are responsible... More

U.S. Marines patrol the streets of Golestan, Farah

U.S. Marines patrol the streets of Golestan, Farah

U.S. Marines patrol the streets of Golestan, Farah Province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, conducting civil engagements, Dec. 10, 2008. The Marines are part of a civil affairs team with Special Purpose Marin... More

Afghan border police members provide security during

Afghan border police members provide security during

Afghan border police members provide security during the processing of illegal narcotics which were seized during an ambush on Dec. 14. This was the largest seizure to date by the 4th Brigade of the ABP.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Edwin Sharpe rests in a hammock in the cabin of a U.S. Air Force C-130 airplane.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Edwin Sharpe rests in...

BADGHIS PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 22, 2009) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2nd Class Edwin Sharpe rests in a hammock he has set up in the cabin of a U.S. Air Force C-130 airplane while traveling with ... More

Navy Diver 1st Class Daniel Muhlbach listens to instructions prior to beginning a dive.

Navy Diver 1st Class Daniel Muhlbach listens to instructions prior to ...

BADGHIS PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 26, 2009) Navy Diver 1st Class Daniel Muhlbach listens to instructions prior to beginning a dive to search for a missing 82nd Airborne Soldier in the Bala Murgahab River in A... More

Navy Diver 2nd Class Zachery Dojaquez comes to the surface of the water during a dive.

Navy Diver 2nd Class Zachery Dojaquez comes to the surface of the wate...

BADGHIS PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 27, 2009) Navy Diver 2nd Class Zachery Dojaquez comes to the surface of the water during a dive to search for a missing 82nd Airborne Soldier in the Bala Murgahab River in Af... More

Navy Diver 2nd Class Zachery Dojaquez comes to the surface of the water during a dive.

Navy Diver 2nd Class Zachery Dojaquez comes to the surface of the wate...

BADGHIS PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 28, 2009) Navy Diver 2nd Class Zachery Dojaquez comes to the surface of the water during a dive to search for a missing 82nd Airborne Soldier in the Bala Murgahab River in Af... More

An Afghan National Police officer speaks to a group

An Afghan National Police officer speaks to a group

An Afghan National Police officer speaks to a group of ANP officers at the Ministry of Interior in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2013. As the Afghan National Security Forces have expanded and assumed the lead for... More

U.K. forces board a U.S. CH-53E Super Stallion from

U.K. forces board a U.S. CH-53E Super Stallion from

U.K. forces board a U.S. CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), here in the early morning hours July 30. HMH-466 inserted more than 100 troops into ... More

A new Persistent Surveillance System begins its assent

A new Persistent Surveillance System begins its assent

A new Persistent Surveillance System begins its assent above Camp Julien Sept. 14, to provide the Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Force officials with an extra level of sur... More

Col. David Furness, the Regimental Combat Team 1 commanding

Col. David Furness, the Regimental Combat Team 1 commanding

Col. David Furness, the Regimental Combat Team 1 commanding officer, casually converses with guests at RCT 1 and 7’s Relief-in-Place, Transfer-of-Authority ceremony, Sept. 28. During the past year, RCT-7 has he... More

A member of the Afghan National Security Forces patrols

A member of the Afghan National Security Forces patrols

A member of the Afghan National Security Forces patrols the village of Talawka, Konduz province, Afghanistan, Oct. 5, 2010.

Lt. Cmdr. Colby Sherwood, instructor at the

Lt. Cmdr. Colby Sherwood, instructor at the

Lt. Cmdr. Colby Sherwood, instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center-Afghanistan, teaches a class on District Narrative Assessments, Oct. 26, at Camp Julien, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The training at the ... More

An Afghan Commando from 4th Commando Kandak pulls security

An Afghan Commando from 4th Commando Kandak pulls security

An Afghan Commando from 4th Commando Kandak pulls security in Talukan Village, Oct. 30, during a clearing operation in the Panjwa’i District, Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

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

Members of coalition forces, the Afghan National Security

Members of coalition forces, the Afghan National Security

Members of coalition forces, the Afghan National Security Force and government officials met at Bagram Air Field to discuss strategy Dec. 5. The discussion was to help the various branches coordinate their effo... More

Brigadier General Abdul Wasea, commanding general of

Brigadier General Abdul Wasea, commanding general of

Brigadier General Abdul Wasea, commanding general of 2nd Brigade, 215th Corps, Afghan National Army, addresses more than 50 village elders, from 13 different villages during a shura to discuss security and GIRo... More

Coalition, Afghan leaders begin ANSF transition process

Coalition, Afghan leaders begin ANSF transition process

(From Left) Maj. Gen. Richard Mills, Regional Command Southwest commander, Brig. Gen. Farouk, Afghan National Army 215th Corps deputy commander, Brig. George Norton, RC(SW) deputy commander, and Brig. Gen. Moha... 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. Ryan Charles, an infantryman with 2nd

U.S. Army Spc. Ryan Charles, an infantryman with 2nd

U.S. Army Spc. Ryan Charles, an infantryman with 2nd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, and a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., provides security as platoon leaders question locals about an imp... More

Pvt. Donald L. Shane, a designated marksman assigned

Pvt. Donald L. Shane, a designated marksman assigned

Pvt. Donald L. Shane, a designated marksman assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division scans the horizon at a perspective district center site ... More

Soldiers assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 30th

Soldiers assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 30th

Soldiers assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and Afghan National Army troops move between villages in Kharwar District to prevent the en... More

Where Minds Meet: FET bridges gap between Western, Afghan culture

Where Minds Meet: FET bridges gap between Western, Afghan culture

Sgt. Meredith Burns, the team leader of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment’s Female Engagement Team, speaks to a local of Nawa District, Helmand province, Afghanistan, about taking advantage of services offered... More

A member of the Afghan National Army raises his award

A member of the Afghan National Army raises his award

A member of the Afghan National Army raises his award in front of his class during the graduation ceremony of the Joint Security Academy Southwest driving course at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, March 3.

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Officer John Avery teaches

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Officer John Avery teaches

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Officer John Avery teaches Afghan National Security Forces what to look for when searching for improvised explosive devices during a class March 9, at a police checkpoint in sub-distri... More

Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of ISAF Joint Command,

Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of ISAF Joint Command,

Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of ISAF Joint Command, meets with Afghan and coalition force leaders from throughout Afghanistan, March 16, in Kabul for the Combined Team Commanders Conference. Leadership f... More

French Task Force La Fayette minesweeper-divers set

French Task Force La Fayette minesweeper-divers set

French Task Force La Fayette minesweeper-divers set up a safety line known as an Ariadne Thread, March 22, from the bank of Panjshir River to a submerged vehicle to help recover victims of a civilian car accide... More

Afghan National Security forces oversee poppy eradication

Afghan National Security forces oversee poppy eradication

Afghan National Security forces oversee poppy eradication in Northern Marjah, March 26. Afghanistan's active destruction of poppy, which began this year, is the second phase of a nationwide poppy eradication pr... More

Afghan National Army and U.S. Army Task Force Red Bull

Afghan National Army and U.S. Army Task Force Red Bull

Afghan National Army and U.S. Army Task Force Red Bull soldiers wait to practice aircraft dismount in blackout conditions March 25. The soldiers used the training during a major joint air assault mission in Reg... More

U.S. Army Sgt. Tyler Smith of Des Moines, Iowa, a signal

U.S. Army Sgt. Tyler Smith of Des Moines, Iowa, a signal

U.S. Army Sgt. Tyler Smith of Des Moines, Iowa, a signal support system specialist with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Task Force Red Bulls, monitors radio traffic while at observation pos... More

Soldiers from Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry

Soldiers from Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry

Soldiers from Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, climb mountainous terrain March 28 during an operation to clear key terr... More

Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of ISAF Joint Command,

Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of ISAF Joint Command,

Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of ISAF Joint Command, sits with Afghan leaders during a communications and technology conference in Kabul, March 30. The Afghan and coalition leaders met to discuss sustaina... More

A soldier from 1st Afghan National Army Battalion,

A soldier from 1st Afghan National Army Battalion,

A soldier from 1st Afghan National Army Battalion, 1st Afghan National Army Brigade, 205th Hero Corps, stands guard, April 1, on the road between Combat Outpost Stout and Tarok Kolache village in Arghandab Dist... More

UN Ceremony, Afghanistan

UN Ceremony, Afghanistan

Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of NATO and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan, attends a ceremony honoring seven United Nations workers who were killed in an attack by a large grou... More

Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of NATO and International

Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of NATO and International

Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of NATO and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan, speaks with media after a farewell ceremony for NATO Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Mark S... More

Afghan Army cooks create traditional meals

Afghan Army cooks create traditional meals

Faizullah, a civilian cook for the Afghan National Army's 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, prepares rice for ANA soldiers at Camp Garmsir, the ANA compound at Camp Dwyer, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 10. The r... More

U.S. Army Spc. Sean P. Bedard an infantryman and Counter

U.S. Army Spc. Sean P. Bedard an infantryman and Counter

U.S. Army Spc. Sean P. Bedard an infantryman and Counter Insurgency team leader, with Task Force White Currahee, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and nati... More

Wednesday, April 13, Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Wednesday, April 13, Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Wednesday, April 13, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of NATO and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan, eat lunch together during a visit to Zaranj, A... More

An instructor demonstrates the use of a sling and splint

An instructor demonstrates the use of a sling and splint

An instructor demonstrates the use of a sling and splint during the combat medic course April 16, 2011 at the Regional Military Training Center in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The eight-week class includes A... More

Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of NATO and International

Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of NATO and International

Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of NATO and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan, visits the French 7th Mountain Infantry Battalion at Forward Operating Base Kutschbach, during a batt... More

Explosive Ordnance Disposalman 3rd Class Matthew Heber scans the horizon during a combined joint patrol with the U.S. Army 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Explosive Ordnance Disposalman 3rd Class Matthew Heber scans the horiz...

CHIL GAZY, Afghanistan (Apr. 26, 2011) Explosive Ordnance Disposalman (EOD) 3rd Class Matthew Heber scans the horizon during a combined joint patrol with the U.S. Army 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The So... More

Regional Military Training Center Commander, Col. Mohammed

Regional Military Training Center Commander, Col. Mohammed

Regional Military Training Center Commander, Col. Mohammed Haroon Momand, gives a speech during the uparmored Humvee course graduation at the RMTC April 27, 2011, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The class tr... More

CAMP DWYER, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of

CAMP DWYER, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of

CAMP DWYER, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Mohammad Shujaee, the commanding general of 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, reviews his troops during the brigade's week... More

Provincial governor meets coalition members

Provincial governor meets coalition members

Daykundi Gov. Quorban Ali Uruzgani meets with Australian Brig. Gen. Bruce Scott of Regional Command (South) and Regional Support Command-South Commander, Col. Greg Baine, May 3, 2011, at Nili to discuss securit... More

Pfc. Steven Johnston of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion,

Pfc. Steven Johnston of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion,

Pfc. Steven Johnston of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade, provides security outside an Afghan National Police Headquarters in Nili, May 3, in Daykundi province, Afghanistan.

Kandahar Regional Military Hospital Commander, Dr.

Kandahar Regional Military Hospital Commander, Dr.

Kandahar Regional Military Hospital Commander, Dr. (Col.) Abdul Baseer Elaj unpacks a mural that families of 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, U.S. Army, created and donated to the hospital, May 4, ... More

Afghan national security forces continue to do their

Afghan national security forces continue to do their

Afghan national security forces continue to do their best to protect Afghan civilians throughout Afghanistan. Here, two Afghans stand outside a meeting where Bismullah Khan, Afghanistan's interior minister, Lt.... More

Afghan national policemen practice close quarter battle

Afghan national policemen practice close quarter battle

Afghan national policemen practice close quarter battle techniques while training with Task Force White Eagle’s 7th Police Mentoring and Liaison Team at Combat Outpost Giro, May 12. (Photo by Polish army Capt.... More

U.S. Army Spc. Eric Frazier of Van Nuys, Calif., with

U.S. Army Spc. Eric Frazier of Van Nuys, Calif., with

U.S. Army Spc. Eric Frazier of Van Nuys, Calif., with 2nd Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, scans his sector with a 240B weapons system, in Spera Dis... More

Polish army Lt. Piotr Sromala, platoon commander of

Polish army Lt. Piotr Sromala, platoon commander of

Polish army Lt. Piotr Sromala, platoon commander of 1st Platoon, 2nd Motorized Company, Battle Group Alpha, Task Force White Eagle, prepares to escort Civil-Military Co-operation group representatives and the D... More

An Afghan national security force commander inspects

An Afghan national security force commander inspects

An Afghan national security force commander inspects the oil level on a vehicle at the Spera District Center, Khowst province, Afghanistan, May 17, 2011.

Cpl. Matt B. Young, a crew chief with Marine Aerial

Cpl. Matt B. Young, a crew chief with Marine Aerial

Cpl. Matt B. Young, a crew chief with Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 252, and a native of Cannon Falls, Minn., looks out the window of a KC-130J during an aerial refueling operation in support of Marine Fighte... More

The Ahmad Abad District Afhgan Uniform Police Chief,

The Ahmad Abad District Afhgan Uniform Police Chief,

The Ahmad Abad District Afhgan Uniform Police Chief, along with village elders, hand out backpacks to young boys as part of a school opening ceremony in Ahmad Abad, Afghanistan, May 29. Officials from the gover... More

The Ahmad Abad District Afhgan Uniform Police Chief,

The Ahmad Abad District Afhgan Uniform Police Chief,

The Ahmad Abad District Afhgan Uniform Police Chief, along with village elders, hand out backpacks to young boys as part of a school opening ceremony in Ahmad Abad, Afghanistan, May 29. Officials from the Gover... More

CAMP DWYER, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of

CAMP DWYER, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of

CAMP DWYER, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan -- Gen. David Petraeus, the commanding general of International Security Assistance Force, evaluates an Afghan National Army soldier inside the Regi... More

The new 60-bed expansion to the Kandahar Regional Military

The new 60-bed expansion to the Kandahar Regional Military

The new 60-bed expansion to the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital opened, May 30, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The hospital sees Afghan National Police and Army in addition to treating family members' minor injuries.

U.S. Army Capt. Kevin Hrodey, right, commander of Company

U.S. Army Capt. Kevin Hrodey, right, commander of Company

U.S. Army Capt. Kevin Hrodey, right, commander of Company B, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, and Pleasant Hill, Iowa, native, talks with U.S. Army 1st Sgt. David Crowley, left, an Iowa City, Iowa, nativ... More

U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Neff, a flight medic with Company

U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Neff, a flight medic with Company

U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Neff, a flight medic with Company C, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Wyoming Army National Guard, and a native of McCook, Neb., watches as soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarter... More

A group of local children gather around a soldier from

A group of local children gather around a soldier from

A group of local children gather around a soldier from the Afghan national army to receive flyers promoting an active, healthy lifestyle June 8, before a ribbon cutting ceremony which signified the official ope... More

Military police share tactics, deliver equipment to Jalalabad Customs Depot

Military police share tactics, deliver equipment to Jalalabad Customs ...

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Javier Gutierrez (right), a native of San Antonio, and U.S. Army Sgt. Caleb Meeker, of Apache Junction, Ariz., both members of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Special Tro... More

Afghan national security force members travel the recently

Afghan national security force members travel the recently

Afghan national security force members travel the recently cleared Zardulu Pass in Ghazni province. The pass clearance was a combined ANSF operation that will allow local residents to travel without fear of ins... More

Afghan National Security Forces members attend the

Afghan National Security Forces members attend the

Afghan National Security Forces members attend the basic explosive reduction hazard course prior to partnering alongside coalition forces in the field of operations. Trainees review their study guide prior to a... More

Taking pride in ownership, Afghan facility maintenance

Taking pride in ownership, Afghan facility maintenance

Taking pride in ownership, Afghan facility maintenance personnel at Camp Hero in Kandahar province paint their nation’s flag on each of the buildings turned over to them for continued O&M. This turnover was an ... More

Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry

Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry

Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Currahee, pull security from the top of a mountain in Paktika province during operat... More

Afghan National Army Col. Rajab Khan, commander of

Afghan National Army Col. Rajab Khan, commander of

Afghan National Army Col. Rajab Khan, commander of the Panjshir province’s Operations Coordination Center-Provincial, and ANA Lt. Col. Mosa Hajat, also of the OCC-P, examine fingerprints under a laser during th... More

The Afghan flag next to the front door designates one

The Afghan flag next to the front door designates one

The Afghan flag next to the front door designates one of the buildings taken over by the Afghan National Security Forces, at Camp Hero, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Twenty-two buildings were turned over to Camp Hero'... More

Afghan National Army Sgt. Sarajadin, an instructor

Afghan National Army Sgt. Sarajadin, an instructor

Afghan National Army Sgt. Sarajadin, an instructor at Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest, gives a demonstration during the Joint Non-commissioned Officer Course aboard Camp Bastion, Helmand province, June 30. ... More

Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion,

Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion,

Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, and Afghan National Security Forces exit a home in Khani Khel on July... More

Sgt. Matthew P. Boyle, an instructor at Joint Sustainment

Sgt. Matthew P. Boyle, an instructor at Joint Sustainment

Sgt. Matthew P. Boyle, an instructor at Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest and a Seguin, Texas native, poses for a photo at JSAS aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, July 6. Boyle had an opportunity to o... More

Afghan National Army hospital instructor, Dr. Mustafa,

Afghan National Army hospital instructor, Dr. Mustafa,

Afghan National Army hospital instructor, Dr. Mustafa, gives a lecture on checklist procedures for water-contamination testing at Zafar hospital, Herat province, July 11. The course taught subjects like water p... More

Maj. Gen. Mohammad Azimi, spokesperson for the Afghan

Maj. Gen. Mohammad Azimi, spokesperson for the Afghan

Maj. Gen. Mohammad Azimi, spokesperson for the Afghan Ministry of Defence, responds to a question following his July 13, 2011, opening remarks during a joint press conference at the Government Media and Informa... More

Afghan National Security Force graduating class of

Afghan National Security Force graduating class of

Afghan National Security Force graduating class of twenty-four students stand during a graduation ceremony for completing the Explosive Hazard Reduction Course at Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest aboard Camp... More

An Afghan National Policeman stands in formation before

An Afghan National Policeman stands in formation before

An Afghan National Policeman stands in formation before conducting a major clearance operation in the rural area outside of Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, along Highway 601. The ANP led the operation.

Joint Sustainment  Academy Southwest staff and guests

Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest staff and guests

Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest staff and guests salute during the Joint Non-commissioned Officers’ Course graduation ceremony held at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, July 18. Thirty-one Afghan Nationa... More

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Shoener, an instructor

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Shoener, an instructor

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Shoener, an instructor at the Joint Security Academy Southwest and native of North Kingston, R.I., demonstrates different types of casualty carries during the Combat Medic Assist... More

Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan (second from left), commanding

Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan (second from left), commanding

Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan (second from left), commanding general of Regional Command Southwest and II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), salutes as coalition forces officially transferred responsibility for s... More

Afghan National Policemen share a laugh as they take

Afghan National Policemen share a laugh as they take

Afghan National Policemen share a laugh as they take part in an interactive exercise during counterinsurgency training at the Police Training Center, July 23, in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. The scenario is designe... More

Graduates of the Combat Medical Assistant, Basic

Graduates of the Combat Medical Assistant, Basic

Graduates of the Combat Medical Assistant, Basic Administration and Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Courses at the Joint Sustainment Southwest, Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, pose for a group photo at the ... More

Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general of Regional

Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general of Regional

Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general of Regional Command Southwest, congratulates and addresses graduates of the anti-terrorism force protection course following a graduation at Joint Sustainment Academ... More

Afghan National Army Maj. Gen. Wakil A. Hotak, the

Afghan National Army Maj. Gen. Wakil A. Hotak, the

Afghan National Army Maj. Gen. Wakil A. Hotak, the ANA Army Supply Command commanding general, discusses the future of ANSF logistics during his visit to Camp Leatherneck, July 28.

Pfc. Matthew Titman, an Endicott, N.Y., native,

Pfc. Matthew Titman, an Endicott, N.Y., native,

Pfc. Matthew Titman, an Endicott, N.Y., native, congratulates his Afghan Uniformed Police partner after completing a successful foot patrol of the Sharana District Center bazaar. Titman serves as an infantryman... More

Engineers generate power at FOB Walton

Engineers generate power at FOB Walton

A local worker walks past two generators which now provide all power for Forward Operating Base Walton, Aug. 11, 2011, a Kandahar, Afghanistan. Two power plants were consolidated into one to streamline power pr... More

Cpl. Christiana M. Wolford, originally from Ocala,

Cpl. Christiana M. Wolford, originally from Ocala,

Cpl. Christiana M. Wolford, originally from Ocala, Fla., the Afghan National Security Forces operations chief with 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), poses for a picture short after her reenlistment ceremony... More

Afghan Border Policeman reads, writes way to success

Afghan Border Policeman reads, writes way to success

Zabihullah Zabihullah (we do not show his face for his own safety), an Afghan Border Police recruit, shows his writing skills at Spin Boldak ABP Training Center, Aug. 24, 2011, at Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. Inte... More

Brig. Gen. Nasrullah Zarifi (center), Commandant for

Brig. Gen. Nasrullah Zarifi (center), Commandant for

Brig. Gen. Nasrullah Zarifi (center), Commandant for Afghan National Police Training-South greets Col. Richard "Flip" Wilson, Commander, Regional Support Command-South before an iftar dinner co-hosted by Zarif... More

Sgt. Matthew Gray (left), assistant patrol leader of

Sgt. Matthew Gray (left), assistant patrol leader of

Sgt. Matthew Gray (left), assistant patrol leader of 3rd platoon, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, and a native of Tulsa, Okla., and Cpl. John Hernandez, assistant patrol leader of 2nd plat... More

Afghan National Police Brig. Gen. Nesrullah Zarifi,

Afghan National Police Brig. Gen. Nesrullah Zarifi,

Afghan National Police Brig. Gen. Nesrullah Zarifi, Commander, ANP Training-South addresses graduates of the Afghan Border Police Basic Course at the Spin Boldak ABP Training Center, Aug. 27, 2011, at Spin Bold... More

TREK NAWA, Helmand province, Afghanistan — An Afghan

TREK NAWA, Helmand province, Afghanistan — An Afghan

TREK NAWA, Helmand province, Afghanistan — An Afghan National Army soldier opens a container of diesel fuel to dump it on a pile of dried brush. The ANA soldiers who participated in Operation Crack Back burned... More

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