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)
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 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)
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 PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Haji Sher Badir, Manogai District subgovernor, speaks during the election ceremony for the Manogai District Community Council Dec. 9. (click for more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Currahee, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, recognized Veteran’s Day with a ceremony at the Task Force Currahee headquarters building here at 11 a.m. Nov. 11.
“It’s important that we are standing out here today to celebrate the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” said U.S. Army Col. Sean M. Jenkins, TF Currahee commander. “Wherever and whenever the nation is called in times of darkness and danger, a well as in times of peace and prosperity, you and those who have worn our nation’s uniform have been there.”
The ceremony was followed by a moment of silence in remembrance of veterans from every year, every war and every conflict, and for the Currahee Soldiers who have already sacrificed their lives during this deployment.
“The nation owes a great debt to our veterans – to those of you standing here, to the 4,200 other active duty Currahees around the planet, and all of those who have ever served in this great regiment and beyond; who’s service to our nation spans every decade, every year, every day of our country’s existence,” said Jenkins. “Veterans have proudly carried the torch of liberty for all to see, and we will continue to do so and hand it off ever higher to those who follow us.”
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