Caroline Scott welcomes home husband, Sgt. Jerry Scott, a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, Aug. 20, 2012, at Pope Army Airfield’s Green Ramp, Fort Bragg, N.C. Sgt. Scott’s unit is returning from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, aboard a CH-47 traveling from Bagram to Kabul, Afghanistan, for meeting with ISAF, CENTCOM, State Dept. and Afghanistan military leadership Aug. 20, 2012.
U.S. Army Cpl. Casey Leimbach and U.S. Army Spc. Timothy Rigg, both combat infantrymen for 1st Platoon, Apache Company, Team Apache, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, Task Force 4-25, provide security during a patrol to Black Rock, Khowst province, Afghanistan, July 31, 2012. Team Apache conducted the patrol to investigate a previous attack to Combat Outpost Bak.
Navy Lt. Jisun Hahn, medical officer, Combat Logistics Battalion 5, examines an Afghan child’s ears after complaining of an earache during a women’s medical enhancement clinic held outside Combat Outpost Coutu, Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 7, 2010.
Hahn, from Enid, Okla., traveled to Marjah with the female engagement team with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. Although few Afghan women showed up for medical treatment, several children were brought in to be seen.
U.S. Army logistics paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team gather for a mission brief prior to the return leg of a resupply convoy July 9, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Above them, the Milky Way is visible in the night sky.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, Task Force 1-82 PAOsa
Paratroopers with A Battery, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, fire an M777A2 cannon during a firing demonstration for visiting Command Sgt. Maj. William Johnson, the command sergeant major for ISAF Joint Command, July 12. The Sky soldiers of the 173rd are on their 4th deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Navy Lt. Jason P. Rice, flight surgeon with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), checks a child’s heartbeat May 15 during a village medical outreach outside Naw-Abad, Afghanistan. Marines and medical officers from Brigade Headquarters Group and 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, I MEF (FWD), and an Afghan national army medic from Camp Shorabak, set up and conducted the outreach to provide medical care and assess long term medical needs.
Lance Cpl. Jeremy Corea, an assaultman with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and Lance Cpl. Cameron Brown, a combat engineer with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, talk about their role as an explosive team.
The two Marines partner together when their squad needs to destroy enemy fighting positions, enter compounds and employ demolitions.
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U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Ryan Langton, a Security Force member of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, engages a target with his M4 assault rifle during a small arms training session on Forward Operating Base Farah, Farah province, Afghanistan, June 26. During the training, soldiers will learn proper techniques for performing reloads and close quarters shooting. SECFOR is made up of National Guard infantrymen out of Alaska who are responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone assigned to FOB Farah.
U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer William Gibbens, Senior Enlisted Leader for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah (left), provides security during an Afghan Local Police graduation ceremony in Dizhak Village, Farah province, Afghanistan. PRT Farah is a unit of soldiers, sailors and airmen tasked with facilitating governance and stability in the region by working hand in hand with local officials and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.