86th IBCT welcomes Macedonian soldiers to task force

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Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs Wednesday, 07 April 2010 20:47

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Macedonian soldiers in the Macedonian Embedded Task Force listen as Zoran Konjanovski, the Macedonian Minister of Defense, gives a speech during a ceremony held to welcome the task force to Afghanistan, April 5. The Macedonian soldiers on the embedded training team will serve with the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, based out of Vermont. Macedonia and Vermont have had a partnership program since 1993, but this is the first time that they have served together in a combat zone. (U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs) BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Zoran Konjanovski, the Macedonian Minister of Defense, shakes the hand of a soldier serving in the Macedonian Embedded Task Force and presents him with a medal during a ceremony welcoming the task force to Afghanistan, April 5. The Macedonian soldiers on the embedded training team will serve with the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, based out of Vermont. Macedonia and Vermont have had a partnership program since 1993, but this is the first time that they have served together in a combat zone. (U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs)BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Col. Will Roy, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team commander, shakes hands with a soldier serving in the Macedonian Embedded Task Force during a ceremony held to welcome the task force to Afghanistan, April 5. The Macedonian soldiers on the embedded training team will serve with the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team , based out of Vermont. Macedonia and Vermont have had a partnership program since 1993, but this is the first time that they have served together in a combat zone. (U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes, Task Force Wolverine Public Affairs)