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02/27/2009

AFGHAN AIR DROP

Container bundles parachute to the ground to an undisclosed location in Afghanistan after being dropped by a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Feb. 26, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.

02/27/2009

ROAD RIGORS

Semi-trucks haul goods to eastern Afghanistan along the narrow and dangerous “K-G Pass” that winds through steep mountains and connects Khowst and Paktia provinces, Feb. 25, 2009. A $100 million, 100-kilometer improved road, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is slated to start construction through the pass this summer. Coalition forces will build and improve numerous other roads in Afghanistan in the next few years. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III

02/27/2009

PAKTIA 'WILDERNESS'

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Moy, Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team commander, right, talks with Army Master Sgt. Michael Barrows, a civil affairs team chief. The team took the provincial governor and other officials to meet at the remote combat outpost “Wilderness” in Paktia province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2009. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III

02/27/2009

CLOSE QUARTERS

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Terry Vickery operates an east-west hoist during installation of an F-22 canopy on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 18, 2009. Vickery is an egress technician assigned to 36th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald

02/27/2009

SMOOTH MOVE

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Anderson, left and Ens. Michael Warren work together to smooth concrete on Naval Base Guam's fuel farm, Feb. 19, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Anthony Briggs Jr.

02/27/2009

SINGLE FILE

U.S. Army soldiers run toward a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during an Aerial Response Force training exercise on Forward Operating Base Loyalty in eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 25, 2009. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. James Selesnick

02/27/2009

LAUNCH LIGHTS

U.S. Navy Lt. David Gardner gives an aircraft the signal to launch during night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 23, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman

02/26/2009

PLAN REVIEW

U.S. Army Capt. Megan O’Conner, a Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team civil affairs team chief, reviews the plans for an addition to the new provincial prison during a visit to the site in Gardez City, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2009. The team works with local officials to decide what potential development projects should be funded. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III

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