Guam Army National Guardsmen Conduct Missions in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Jerry Arnaiz, left, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Michael Tougher stare down a pathway at Qala-I-Jangi, a historic site in northern Afghanistan, Sept 29, 2013. Arnaiz is a radio and telephone operator for Company A, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard. Tougher commands Task Force Guam. Guam Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Damian Raigalipiy stands guard atop a 40-foot tall perimeter wall at Qala-I-Jangi in northern Afghanistan's Balkh province, Sept. 29, 2013. Qala-I-Jangi was known as the "House of War" during a 2001 prisoner uprising. Raigaliply is assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard. Guam Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • The sun bears down of Guam Army National Guardsmen and Afghan soldiers at Qala-I-Jangi in northern Afghanistan's Balkh province, Sept. 30, 2013. This facility once served as a camp for prisoners of war and became a historic site in the early stages of Operation Enduring Freedom. Qala-I-Jangi was also a former Taliban base. Guam Army National Guard photo by Capt. Gordon Guerrero
  • The silhouette of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clarence C. Elicio shows inside a tunnel at Qala-I-Jangi in northern Afghanistan's Balkh province, Sept. 30, 2013. Elicio is using a flashlight to observe another pathway. Elicio is the squad leader for Company A, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard. Guam Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • U.S. Army 1st Sgt. John C. Pangelinan, center, receives a pre-mission battle cry from his soldiers on Main Operating Base Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan's Helmand province in late September, 2013. Pangelinan is assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard.  Guam Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • U.S. Army Capt. Kristin Y. Ramos prepares to board a UH-60 Black Hawk with other Guam Guardsmen from Camp Spann in northern Afghanistan en route to Mazar-I-Sharif, Sept. 30, 2013. Ramos commands Company F, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard. Guam Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • Guam Army National Guardmen relax during a morning flight aboard a C-160 Transall aircraft from northern Afghanistan to northern Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2013. The Guardsmen are assigned to 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment.  Guam Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • U.S. Army Spc. Mimi Arceo guides her vehicle through a busy street and past an Afghan cart vendor in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2013. Arceo is a tactical driver for Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard. Guam Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza