Soldiers look for perfect holiday gift at Bagram bazaar

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A shopkeeper stands by his store in the Bagram Airfield bazaar Dec. 11. The bazaar brings in more than $30,000 into the local economy on a (click for more)

AUP, TF Lethal capture munitions cache in Jaji

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A member of the AUP performs a search during an AUP-led operation with Company A, 1st Battalion, 168 Infantry Regiment in Jaji District Dec. 16. (click for more)

Kapisa PRT visits Ghayn Valley

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Local children watch members of Kapisa PRT pass as they leave the Abdul Salam High School in Ghayn Valley Dec. 15. (click for more)

Veterinary Services keep donkeys in the fight

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Maj. Ted A. Broome (right), and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eleazar Vizcaino, both assigned to 358th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, evaluate a donkey at (click for more)

Kunar PRT attends Manogai District elections

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Haji Sher Badir, Manogai District subgovernor, speaks during the election ceremony for the Manogai District Community Council Dec. 9. (click for more)

Next step to Ghazni 2013 project

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Key elders listen intently while the U.S. and Polish ambassadors, Musa Khan, Ghazni provincial governor, and Amina Safi Afzaly, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, speak (click for more)

Iowa ADT supports Kunar veterinary conference

U.S. Army Maj. Loren Adams, veternarian from New Liberty, Iowa, supervises as an Afghan veterinarian puts final sutures into a neutered dog at a continuing education conference organized by the (click for more)

USO Holiday Tour comes to Bagram

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Actor and comedian Robin Williams talks with U.S. Army Maj. Gen John F. Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East commander, before the (click for more)

Ambassador Eikenberry dedicates playground at Ghazni orphanage

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, shakes a little girl's hand during the playground dedication at Ghazni City Orphanage in Ghazni Dec. 15. (click for more)

Bravo strengthens relationship with Afghan people

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Shane Taylor, a Slater, Iowa, native and Bravo Troop Soldier, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Red Horse, plays with Afghan children (click for more)

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NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates walks with U.S. Army Lt. Col. William B. Johnson of Bristol, Tenn., commander of 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, just before presenting awards to Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presents a Combat Infantryman’s Badge to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Scott H. Swanson, an infantry squad leader from Friendswood, Texas, assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, along with U.S. Army Lt. Col. William B. Johnson of Bristol, Tenn., Task Force Panther commander, at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs) NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Behind Task Force Panther flags, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates pins a Combat Infantryman’s Badge to a Soldier assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as Afghan National Army soldiers watch in the background at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presents the Combat Action Badge to U.S. Army Spc. Christian J. Roming, a cavalry scout from Kenner, La., assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, with U.S. Army Lt. Col. William B. Johnson from Bristol, Tenn., Task Force Panther commander, at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, the, presents the Combat Medic’s Badge to U.S. Army Steven M. Stone, a combat medic from Gainesville, Fla., assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, T Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. “Having him come down here to FOB Connolly means that we’re doing our job,” said Stone. “It feels good.” (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs) NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – As the sun sets, Task Force Panther Soldiers crowd in close to listen to remarks by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. Gates visited soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, poses for a picture with U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Kevin E. Sprinkles from Mount Juliet, Tenn., assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during a visit to Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – As the sun heads toward the horizon, two UH-60 Black Hawks and a CH-47 Chinook prepare to land at Forward Operating Base Connolly to pick up Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates after he visited troops at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Scott R. Pearson, a medical platoon sergeant from Phil Campbell, Ala., assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, displays a coin he received from Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at Forward Operating Base Connolly Dec. 7. “It’s good to know what we’re doing here is thought of back home in the States,” said Pearson. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

 

    

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