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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Regional Command-East Commander U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell talks with a senior Afghan representative through his interpreter at a Eid al Fitr dinner here Sept. 14. The dinner marks the end of Ramadan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Regional Command-East Public Affairs)BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Servicemembers at Bagram Airfield hosted an Eid al Fitr (eed) feast here Sept. 14 marking the end of Ramadan.

The governors of the 14 provinces that make up Regional Command-East attended the dinner along with senior Afghan military representatives, RC-East Commander U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, and U.S. Senior Civilian Tom Gibbons.

 

After a social hour and music played by the Gul Zaman Band, the attendees listened to excerpts from the Quran and a few short speeches before dinner was served.

At the end of the dinner, Campbell presented the Afghan military representatives awards and medals showing International Security Assistance Forces appreciation for their devotion to their country.

In the end, governors left with a framed gift from Campbell and a book of Afghan poetry.

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – An Afghan elder reads poetry during an Eid al Fitr dinner here Sept. 14. The attendees included the governors of the 14 provinces that make up Regional Command-East, senior Afghan and coalition representatives for the area and other distinguished guests. The dinner marked the end of Ramadan. (Photo by U.S. Army Maj. Christina Kretchman, Regional Command-East Public Affairs)BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Commander of Regional Command-East, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Campbell, presents senior Afghan military representatives with medals and awards during an Eid al Fitr dinner here Sept. 14. The dinner marks the end of Ramadan and included senior commanders and representatives of coalition forces, Afghan military representatives and governors of the 14 provinces that make up RC-East. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Regional Command-East Public Affairs)

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