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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

Ready for take off

Ready for take off

Loadmasters assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, 455th Expeditionary Operations Group, Wyoming Air National Guard based in Cheyenne, Wyo., relax on the ramp of a C-130 Hercules transport aircra... More

101st Airborne Assumes Authority of RC-East From 82nd Airborne

101st Airborne Assumes Authority of RC-East From 82nd Airborne

Ma. Gen. Jefferey Schloessler and Command Sgt. Maj. Vincent Camacho of the 101st Airborne Division uncase the division colors during the Transfer of Authority ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on, April... More

U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon Hill, a native of Lyman, S.C.,

U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon Hill, a native of Lyman, S.C.,

U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon Hill, a native of Lyman, S.C., and a truck commander for the security force element of the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team’s Orgun Detachment, prepares his Mine Resistant Ambush Pr... More

U.S. Army Pfc. Devon Harris, a 24-year-old Mesquite,

U.S. Army Pfc. Devon Harris, a 24-year-old Mesquite,

U.S. Army Pfc. Devon Harris, a 24-year-old Mesquite, Texas, native born in Dallas assigned to Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion and attached to 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment's Task Force Wa... More

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John C. Walker (center), native

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John C. Walker (center), native

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John C. Walker (center), native of Jacksonville, Ill., and the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team commander, stands with Laghman Provincial Gov. Iqbal Azizi (right) at his compound i... More

TF Patriot leaders, comrades honor fallen Soldier

TF Patriot leaders, comrades honor fallen Soldier

U.S. Army Spc. Omar Soltero was a 28-year-old San Antonio native assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division’s Task F... More

U.S. Army Capt. Charles Choi, Task Force Med tactical

U.S. Army Capt. Charles Choi, Task Force Med tactical

U.S. Army Capt. Charles Choi, Task Force Med tactical operations center operations battle captain, and a native of Queens, N.Y., hands out bags of toys and clothes to Afghan children at Bagram Air field's Korea... More

The sun eclipses the moon over Disney Drive at Bagram

The sun eclipses the moon over Disney Drive at Bagram

The sun eclipses the moon over Disney Drive at Bagram Air Field Dec. 10.

U.S. Army Spc. Martin Jackson, a native of Clinton,

U.S. Army Spc. Martin Jackson, a native of Clinton,

U.S. Army Spc. Martin Jackson, a native of Clinton, S.C., and a driver for the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team, stands atop his Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle before a recent mission from Forwar... More

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Dyke and British Sgt.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Dyke and British Sgt.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Dyke and British Sgt. Jamie Ryan assess the living quarters of the Afghan army, April 21, at Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktya province. The sergeants are r... More

More than 100 elders affected by the recent operations

More than 100 elders affected by the recent operations

More than 100 elders affected by the recent operations in the Marawara District gathered together in the Shura hall of the Marawara District center, July 10, to discuss the Afghan constitution. The Kunar Provin... More

U.S. Army Sgt. Charles P. Espie, a public affairs operations

U.S. Army Sgt. Charles P. Espie, a public affairs operations

U.S. Army Sgt. Charles P. Espie, a public affairs operations sergeant with the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), poses with Jonathan Hoffman, the director of the non-profit company Direct Aid Intern... More

Graduates of the Vertical Engineering Skills Development

Graduates of the Vertical Engineering Skills Development

Graduates of the Vertical Engineering Skills Development Workshop hold their certificates, July 5, while listening to Paktika Provincial Governor Moheebullah Samim speak here about the importance of keeping eng... More

An Afghan National Army soldier inspects and cleans

An Afghan National Army soldier inspects and cleans

An Afghan National Army soldier inspects and cleans his weapon from the safety of his fighting position above the Marawarah District here July 7. Coalition forces pushed insurgents out of the district only days... More

U.S. Army Capt. Adam J. Bushey, a Syracuse, N.Y., resident

U.S. Army Capt. Adam J. Bushey, a Syracuse, N.Y., resident

U.S. Army Capt. Adam J. Bushey, a Syracuse, N.Y., resident and Rule of Law attorney for Task Force Wolverine, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and Lt. Col. Howard E. VanBenthuysen, a Danville, Vt., resident a... More

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Casada , Kentucky National

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Casada , Kentucky National

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Casada , Kentucky National Guard Agribusiness Development Team leader and London, Ky., resident, discusses what is being done with the produce harvested this season with Shah Mirza, s... More

The mortar section, attached to Company D, 1st Battalion,

The mortar section, attached to Company D, 1st Battalion,

The mortar section, attached to Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, fires to protect Combat Outpost Michigan here as it comes under enemy attack July 11. The section ran almos... More

An Afghan National Police officer crosses a catwalk

An Afghan National Police officer crosses a catwalk

An Afghan National Police officer crosses a catwalk at the Tantil ANP station July 12 during a meeting between ANP officers and civilian contractors. International Security Assistance Forces, based at Combat Ou... More

Sgt. Jeffrey Harvin, a surgical technician and native

Sgt. Jeffrey Harvin, a surgical technician and native

Sgt. Jeffrey Harvin, a surgical technician and native of Brooklyn, N.Y., assigned to the 344th Combat Support Hospital here, places surgical instruments into a tray during a trauma surgery at the Salerno Hospital.

U.S. Army soldiers with 3rd Platoon, Company B, 1st

U.S. Army soldiers with 3rd Platoon, Company B, 1st

U.S. Army soldiers with 3rd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, conduct a reconnaissance patrol through the village of Kolack in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province ... More

Mountain Warriors Capture Insurgent Leader

Mountain Warriors Capture Insurgent Leader

U.S. Army Spc. Chaz S. Shepard, a gunner for Troop A, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) stands near a vehicle at Bagram Airfield July 13. Shepard, a Montgomery, ... More

Governor Moheebullah Samim, the governor of Paktika

Governor Moheebullah Samim, the governor of Paktika

Governor Moheebullah Samim, the governor of Paktika province, cuts the ceremonial ribbon at the hand-over of Paktika’s cricket pitch in the provincial park near the governor’s compound, July 14. Samim participa... More

U.S. Army Col. Don Galli (right), commander of the

U.S. Army Col. Don Galli (right), commander of the

U.S. Army Col. Don Galli (right), commander of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, shakes hands with Lt. Col. Myong Ho Choi, commander of TF Taegeuk, during a combat patch ceremony here, July 14.

Dr. Mafooz, who works for the Kapisa Director of

Dr. Mafooz, who works for the Kapisa Director of

Dr. Mafooz, who works for the Kapisa Director of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, uncovers a bee hive here, July 6, to show the other DAIL members how well the hive has developed. The progress in the grow... More

U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Stevens, Agribusiness Development

U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Stevens, Agribusiness Development

U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Stevens, Agribusiness Development Team orchardist and native of Lynchburg, Va., looks at the soil of the Chowkay District demonstration farm here July 19. This is the first demonstration fa... More

From left, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy L. Schumacher

From left, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy L. Schumacher

From left, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jimmy L. Schumacher of Savannah, Tenn., and U.S. Army Pfc. David B. James of Brooklyn, N.Y., with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, climb to Observation... More

(left to right) Panjshir Provincial Deputy Gov. Abdul

(left to right) Panjshir Provincial Deputy Gov. Abdul

(left to right) Panjshir Provincial Deputy Gov. Abdul Rahman Kabiri, Bill Martin, U.S. Department of State and Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team director, and Panjshir Gov. Keramuddin Keram, participate i... More

Afghan Uniformed Police trainees conduct bounding movements

Afghan Uniformed Police trainees conduct bounding movements

Afghan Uniformed Police trainees conduct bounding movements during AUP basic training at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, July 20. Their trainer, AUP 1st Lt. Mohammad Hilal, instructs them on the proper techniques duri... More

Children from Kandigal village in eastern Afghanistan's

Children from Kandigal village in eastern Afghanistan's

Children from Kandigal village in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province follow U.S. Army Pfc. Richard J. Sandoval of Fresno, Calif., radio operator for 3rd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regim... More

An Afghan boy poses near some sunflowers on the farm

An Afghan boy poses near some sunflowers on the farm

An Afghan boy poses near some sunflowers on the farm where he works. A Kentucky National Guard Agribusiness Development Team funded project, managed by Roots of Peace, has put hundreds of thousands of food-prod... More

U.S. Army Spc. Allison Cherkosly, Clifton Park, N.Y.,

U.S. Army Spc. Allison Cherkosly, Clifton Park, N.Y.,

U.S. Army Spc. Allison Cherkosly, Clifton Park, N.Y., native and Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team civil affairs member, assists Annisa Gul, District Development Assembly for women’s affairs in the Paryan... More

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Romero from

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Romero from

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Romero from Falfurrias, Texas, Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team corpsman, provides security around a landing zone, July 25. The PRT flew to Spera District to attend ... More

From left, The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman,

From left, The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman,

From left, The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen; Combined Joint Task Force-101 Commander, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell; and Task Force Bastogne Commander, U.S. Army Col. Andrew P.... More

U.S. Army Spc. LeAnn Kwait, Provincial Reconstruction

U.S. Army Spc. LeAnn Kwait, Provincial Reconstruction

U.S. Army Spc. LeAnn Kwait, Provincial Reconstruction Team Panjshir Civil Affairs and Levittown, Pa., native, talks about commander-approved projects during a weekly regional Community Development Council meeti... More

At left, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryker R. Sentgeorge of Astoria,

At left, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryker R. Sentgeorge of Astoria,

At left, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryker R. Sentgeorge of Astoria, Ore., the platoon leader for 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, takes part in a joint Afghan National ... More

Mohammad Taheer, Kunar provincial public defender,

Mohammad Taheer, Kunar provincial public defender,

Mohammad Taheer, Kunar provincial public defender, presents his case during the trial of Hafizullah Said Wali and his brother here, July 27. The defendant Wali received 20 years with 20 days to appeal the verdi... 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

Several Afghans watch as International Security Assistance

Several Afghans watch as International Security Assistance

Several Afghans watch as International Security Assistance Forces drive through several inches of water here July 28 after rain flooded areas outside of Forward Operating Base Fenty. ISAF went out to conduct as... More

Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team civil engineers

Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team civil engineers

Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team civil engineers visit Kamissari Road to assess road improvements in Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, July 31. Flash flooding over the past several days cut away part of the land n... More

Brandon Toliver (Left) and Lt. Cmdr. Sean Gillespie,

Brandon Toliver (Left) and Lt. Cmdr. Sean Gillespie,

Brandon Toliver (Left) and Lt. Cmdr. Sean Gillespie, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team engineers, inspect the Chowkay Bridge for damage from flood waters here July 31. The Kunar PRT visited four bridges duri... More

An Afghan family sits on a rooftop while the Ghazni

An Afghan family sits on a rooftop while the Ghazni

An Afghan family sits on a rooftop while the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team conducts a school assessment, July 31, in Ghazni City here. The purpose of the mission was to check ongoing projects at the Dep... More

Afghan children attend school at the Khost city Children

Afghan children attend school at the Khost city Children

Afghan children attend school at the Khost city Children of Hope orphanage, July 31. The Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team visited the orphanage to evaluate the state of the facility and overcrowding problem... More

Afghan Uniformed Policemen line up to load onto CH-47

Afghan Uniformed Policemen line up to load onto CH-47

Afghan Uniformed Policemen line up to load onto CH-47 Chinook Helicopters prior to an air assault operation in support of Operation Shamshir in Ghazni province Aug 2.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Flemming, 455th Aerial

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Flemming, 455th Aerial

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Flemming, 455th Aerial Port Squadron Air Terminal Operations Center quality and control non-commissioned officer here and an Air Force reservist from Dededo, Guam, instructs a p... More

Brothers reunite in war zone

Brothers reunite in war zone

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mark Baranowsky (left), a pilot with Company B, Task Force Brawler, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, and his brother U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Broughton, who is s... More

Afghan National Security Forces help each other up

Afghan National Security Forces help each other up

Afghan National Security Forces help each other up as they move though farm fields to return to their positions in the town of Badmuk here, Aug. 2, as part of Operation Azmaray Fury.

The Afghan Border Patrol was able to conduct their

The Afghan Border Patrol was able to conduct their

The Afghan Border Patrol was able to conduct their first large-scale independent convoy, transporting 42 up-armored Humvees on locally-hired “jingle” trucks Aug 3. The convoy, which included three UAH security ... More

A local resident looks outside a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter

A local resident looks outside a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter

A local resident looks outside a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after being rescued from flood waters after multiple days of heavy rain. The man was among a group of 95 residents rescued by combined forces from Ta... More

A malik from the Shinwari tribe addresses fellow tribal,

A malik from the Shinwari tribe addresses fellow tribal,

A malik from the Shinwari tribe addresses fellow tribal, coalition forces and provincial government leaders during a tribal shura in the Shinwar District here Aug. 4. The shura was called to discuss ways that t... More

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Rodney Robinson, project manager,

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Rodney Robinson, project manager,

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Rodney Robinson, project manager, Texas Agribusiness Development Team; Donagh Houlihan, country director for Flag International; and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matt Machacek, Texas ADT, discuss the fin... More

Codey M. Johnson, a native of Eau Claire, Wis., and

Codey M. Johnson, a native of Eau Claire, Wis., and

Codey M. Johnson, a native of Eau Claire, Wis., and instructor of the Husky-Mounted Detection System Operators Course, describes various parts and functions of a Husky vehicle equipped with new ground penetrati... More

Jericho, Vt., native Spc. Travis Hale, an engineer

Jericho, Vt., native Spc. Travis Hale, an engineer

Jericho, Vt., native Spc. Travis Hale, an engineer for Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), observes a fire chief with the Afghan National Police adjust a pump throt... More

U.S. Army Pvt. William W. Foote (left), a cargo management

U.S. Army Pvt. William W. Foote (left), a cargo management

U.S. Army Pvt. William W. Foote (left), a cargo management specialist and native of Klamath Falls, Ore., assigned to Company A, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, directs U.S... More

The 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps Afghan National Army engineers

The 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps Afghan National Army engineers

The 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps Afghan National Army engineers and an interpreter continue repairs on the Dab Bridge Aug. 8 in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province. The bridge was damaged during a flood and limite... More

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Charles Evans, platoon leader for

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Charles Evans, platoon leader for

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Charles Evans, platoon leader for Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Ky., gives a mission briefing to a group of Afghan National Arm... More

A worker at the Ghulam Nabi Yaqoobi Construction and

A worker at the Ghulam Nabi Yaqoobi Construction and

A worker at the Ghulam Nabi Yaqoobi Construction and Road Construction Company processes raw marble. GNYCRC owners are looking to expand their marble company. The owners have an international business plan, and... More

Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance

Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance

Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance Forces with Task Force Iron Gray clear and search houses in Hendor village as part of Operation Badpesh Kam Dergiin in eastern Afghanistan’s Laghman pr... More

An Afghan boy works on a computer at the community

An Afghan boy works on a computer at the community

An Afghan boy works on a computer at the community center in Tokhchi village, Aug. 11. Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, visited the center to provide techni... More

Members of the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team

Members of the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team

Members of the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team inspect the Lahor Dag School, Aug. 12. The school is the next in the province scheduled to open and will be equipped with solar panels for electricity.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jeffrey Marr from Ramstein

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jeffrey Marr from Ramstein

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jeffrey Marr from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, a Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team medic, rolls up an abdominal dressing after conducting a combat lifesaver refresher course, Aug. 12.

Medical personnel from the 655th Forward Surgical Team

Medical personnel from the 655th Forward Surgical Team

Medical personnel from the 655th Forward Surgical Team and Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team read an ultrasound for 3-year-old Samiya’s heart while her father holds her hand Aug. 12 at Forward Operating Bas... More

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Pierce (left) a civil affairs

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Pierce (left) a civil affairs

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Pierce (left) a civil affairs team sergeant from Ocean Springs, Miss., and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Todd Mitchell, Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team civil military operations chief fr... More

Meky, a patrol explosives detector dog from Naval Base

Meky, a patrol explosives detector dog from Naval Base

Meky, a patrol explosives detector dog from Naval Base Guam, locates a simulated explosive between some rocks at Forward Operating Base Fenty here, Aug. 13. Meky assists U.S. Army Master-at-Arms Sgt. Evan Desro... More

U.S. Army Spc. Brian O. Mieszala of Lockport, Ill.,

U.S. Army Spc. Brian O. Mieszala of Lockport, Ill.,

U.S. Army Spc. Brian O. Mieszala of Lockport, Ill., a grenadier with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, stands on Combat Outpost Monti in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar provinc... More

Mujahed, an elected provincial council member from

Mujahed, an elected provincial council member from

Mujahed, an elected provincial council member from Khwost province addresses nearly 50 local tribal elders and leaders during a peace shura at Combat Outpost Musa Kheyl, Aug. 15. The historic meeting was the fi... More

Government officials prepare for an iftar dinner sponsored

Government officials prepare for an iftar dinner sponsored

Government officials prepare for an iftar dinner sponsored by the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Aug. 15. During Ramadan, practicing Muslims fast during daylight hours, pray more intently and observe ot... More

Members of the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team

Members of the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team

Members of the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team and Agribusiness Development Team sit down alongside local Mullahs and provincial leaders during iftar at the governor’s compound in eastern Afghanistan’s Kun... More

Shoes and sandals litter the entrance of a peace jirga

Shoes and sandals litter the entrance of a peace jirga

Shoes and sandals litter the entrance of a peace jirga held by Paktika Gov. Moheebullah Samim in the Khayr Kot Castle District center here Aug. 17. Gov. Samim, who was escorted by the Paktika Provincial Reconst... More

U.S. Army 1st Lt. James D. Horne of Fayetteville, N.C.,

U.S. Army 1st Lt. James D. Horne of Fayetteville, N.C.,

U.S. Army 1st Lt. James D. Horne of Fayetteville, N.C., a platoon leader with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, marks the boundary of crops outside Combat Outpost Monti in ... More

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cherese Holloway of Brooklyn,

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cherese Holloway of Brooklyn,

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cherese Holloway of Brooklyn, N.Y., Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team personnelist, explains leave procedures to fellow PRT members at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Aug. 18.

Iowa Agribusiness Development Team Helps Widows, Orphans, Schoolgirls

Iowa Agribusiness Development Team Helps Widows, Orphans, Schoolgirls

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Melissa Brumley of Stewart, Iowa, Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team, speaks through an interpreter to staff members of the Kunar province director of Women's Aff... More

Task Force King helps Afghan Uniformed Police on road to success with new Humvees

Task Force King helps Afghan Uniformed Police on road to success with ...

U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Sink, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment commander, signs over three up-armored Humvee vehicles to Brig. Gen. Hagyar of the Afghan Uniformed Police at Forward Operat... More

Afghan local leaders listen as speakers express local

Afghan local leaders listen as speakers express local

Afghan local leaders listen as speakers express local concerns in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province during an Aug. 21 Iftar. The 426th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Taskmaster invited local Afgha... More

U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Timpson, a supply sergeant and

U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Timpson, a supply sergeant and

U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Timpson, a supply sergeant and Elizabeth City, N.C., resident with Company A, 30th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 86th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Te... More

A candidate in the upcoming Panjshiri parliamentary

A candidate in the upcoming Panjshiri parliamentary

A candidate in the upcoming Panjshiri parliamentary election speaks on his security concerns during a meeting at the Panjshir Operations Coordination Center-Provincial, Aug. 22. The Afghan National Security For... More

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles W. Lyon, Air Component

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles W. Lyon, Air Component

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles W. Lyon, Air Component Coordination Element director, Air Forces Central Command, Kabul, Afghanistan, visits Ahmad Shah Massoud’s tomb during a visit to Forward Operating Base L... More

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Timothy N. Easton from Buffalo,

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Timothy N. Easton from Buffalo,

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Timothy N. Easton from Buffalo, N.Y., and a combat engineer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Task Force Bastogne, puts up his notes after examining the defenses of Combat Out... More

U.S. Army Capt. Bobbie Mayes, the women’s empowerment

U.S. Army Capt. Bobbie Mayes, the women’s empowerment

U.S. Army Capt. Bobbie Mayes, the women’s empowerment coordinator, with the Kentucky Agribusiness Development Team and a resident of Lawrenceburg, Ky., along with Mohammad Farid, the horticulture farm manager a... More

Students who attend the Kur Petab boys middle school

Students who attend the Kur Petab boys middle school

Students who attend the Kur Petab boys middle school in Khenj District, Afghanistan, receive a new notebook from members of the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team’s civil affairs team Aug. 23. The notebook... More

U.S. Army Col. James Floyd, the Kentucky Agribusiness

U.S. Army Col. James Floyd, the Kentucky Agribusiness

U.S. Army Col. James Floyd, the Kentucky Agribusiness Development Team veterinarian, asks Bamyan University animal science students to hold a goat cadaver and guess its age based on the length of its teeth. Flo... More

Waza Kwah Teachers Receive Back Wages

Waza Kwah Teachers Receive Back Wages

Local children who attend various schools in the Waza Kwah District of Paktika province will be back to school soon, as school teachers received their pay, Aug. 25 after a seven-month delay. When theft and corr... More

An Apache with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task

An Apache with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task

An Apache with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, leads two Mi-35 helicopters with the Afghan National Army Air Corps during joint training over Kabul Aug. 25.

A mine resistant ambush protected vehicle fires an

A mine resistant ambush protected vehicle fires an

A mine resistant ambush protected vehicle fires an automatic grenade launcher at insurgents attacking Combat Outpost Badel in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province the evening of Aug. 25. Neither International S... More

U.S. Army Spc. Robin Veazey, a medic attached to the

U.S. Army Spc. Robin Veazey, a medic attached to the

U.S. Army Spc. Robin Veazey, a medic attached to the Bamyan Embedded Training Team, tries to score a goal on a child at the Samar Orphanage here during a visit Aug. 26. Veazey, stationed out of Colchester, Vt.,... More

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matt Machacek, rangeland specialist

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matt Machacek, rangeland specialist

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Matt Machacek, rangeland specialist from Shiner, Texas, takes a seat on the floor to talk to Kilan Deh villagers Aug. 29 in Jaghori District here about the livestock training program he and th... More

Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Security Forces

Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Security Forces

Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Security Forces soldiers practice searching for weapons caches here Aug. 30. Team members participated in three days of improvised explosive device training where they lea... More

U.S. Army Maj. Timothy Drake, a team leader with the

U.S. Army Maj. Timothy Drake, a team leader with the

U.S. Army Maj. Timothy Drake, a team leader with the Bamyan Embedded Training Team, uses a pick axe, Aug. 30, to smash into a wall where a weapons cache is hidden. Drake, a resident of Lewes, Del., members of t... More

Striking a balance

Striking a balance

Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team Security Forces soldiers practice searching for weapons caches here Aug. 30. Team members participated in three days of improvised explosive device training where they lea... More

Kherwar Citizens Get New District Center

Kherwar Citizens Get New District Center

Local government officials, villagers and elders in Kherwar District discuss the new district center before a ground-breaking ceremony for the district center, Aug. 31. The new center, which is slated for compl... More

The 2nd Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 205th Corps, graduate

The 2nd Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 205th Corps, graduate

The 2nd Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 205th Corps, graduate from Consolidated Fielding Center training here Sept. 1. This is the final phase of 2nd Kandak’s training. After graduation, they will be stationed in Kabul.

Female Afghan PC member sees America, details her visit

Female Afghan PC member sees America, details her visit

Hamidi Gulistani is one of four female Ghazni Provincial Council members in a 19-member council, the only elected body of officials in Ghazni. She was selected to participate in a Department of State profession... More

Young boys from the Khost City Children of Hope Orphanage

Young boys from the Khost City Children of Hope Orphanage

Young boys from the Khost City Children of Hope Orphanage carry in school books donated by the Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team Sept. 2. The facility currently teaches more than 200 children and houses 40.

Female Afghan PC member sees America, details her visit

Female Afghan PC member sees America, details her visit

Hamidi Gulistani is one of four female Ghazni Provincial Council members in a 19-member council, the only elected body of officials in Ghazni. She was selected to participate in a Department of State profession... More

U.S. Army Maj. Charles Pastor, a native of New York

U.S. Army Maj. Charles Pastor, a native of New York

U.S. Army Maj. Charles Pastor, a native of New York City and 372nd Engineer Brigade surgeon, points to a slide during a presentation to Afghan medical workers on the human immunodeficiency virus at Sharana Hosp... More

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Cale Genenbacker, from Quincy, Ill.,

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Cale Genenbacker, from Quincy, Ill.,

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Cale Genenbacker, from Quincy, Ill., an Afghan national security force advisor and trainer with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, verifies an Afghan polling site in the village of Chapa ... More

U.S. Army Sgt. Corey Marchegiani, a cavalry scout with

U.S. Army Sgt. Corey Marchegiani, a cavalry scout with

U.S. Army Sgt. Corey Marchegiani, a cavalry scout with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment, shows an Afghan National Police officer how to use the laser sight on his rifle in Pul-e-Sayad, Afghanistan,... More

Soldiers from Task Force Red Knight’s 3rd Battalion,

Soldiers from Task Force Red Knight’s 3rd Battalion,

Soldiers from Task Force Red Knight’s 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment shave each other’s heads in a show of support for two of the regiment’s family members who have been diagnosed with cancer. Ap... More

Soldiers remember fallen Los Angeles comrade

Soldiers remember fallen Los Angeles comrade

U.S. Army Spc. Rudolph R. Hizon was a 22-year-old Los Angeles native assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment’s Task Force Storm when he died during a complex improvised explosive device, sm... More

TF Patriot leaders, comrades honor fallen Soldier

TF Patriot leaders, comrades honor fallen Soldier

U.S. Army Pfc. Ira B. Laningham IV was a 21-year-old Zapata, Texas native assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment’s Task Force Storm, when he was killed during complex attack using an impro... More

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