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December 2012

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12/31/2012

U.S. Soldiers Deliver School Supplies in Farah City, Afghanistan

U.S. Army Sgt. William Russell, left, security force team member for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, conducts a mission brief before a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Dec. 29, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives

12/31/2012

U.S. Soldiers Meet, Provide Security at Farah City Prison, Afghanistan

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin, center, tours the Farah City prison grounds with Abdul Qayoom, left, the prison's commander, during a meeting with key leaders in Farah City, Afghanistan, Dec. 29, 2012. Martin is the civil affairs team lead for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, which trains, advises and assists Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district and provincial levels in Farah province. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives

12/31/2012

Coalition Medical Team Provides Care to Afghan Man on Farah Base

Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah medics and medical evacuation personnel transfer an Afghan man from a UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter to a vehicle on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan, Dec. 26, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment. The team's mission is to train, advise and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district and provincial levels in Farah province. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives

12/28/2012

Week in Photos -12/21 to 12/28

U.S. Army Sgt. Brian Wimer talks with local children in Khoni Kwar village in Afghanistan's Khowst province, Dec. 14, 2012. Wimer is assigned to Company A, 3rd Special Troops Battalion. The U.S. unit and Afghan police tried to gain information on an improvised explosive device located in the area earlier in the week. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Trumbull

12/28/2012

Coalition Troops Meet Hospital Officials in Farah City, Afghanistan

Abdul Ghani Mehrzad, director of malnutrition at Farah City hospital, right, discusses operations at the children's supplemental feeding center as U.S. Army Capt. Garrett McAdams, left, looks on in Farah City, Afghanistan, Dec. 22, 2012. McAdams, a civil affairs officer, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup

12/28/2012

In Memoriam: Retired Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci, center, transfers the reins of command of U.S. Central Command from U.S. Marine Corps Gen. George B. Crist, left, to Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Nov. 1, 1988. Schwarzkopf was a Vietnam veteran and one of the architects of the western flanking movement that helped to defeat the Iraqi army during the Gulf War in early 1991. As commander of U.S. Centcom, he led the international coalition assembled by then-President George H.W. Bush that expelled Iraqi troops who had invaded Kuwait in August 1990. DOD file photo

12/27/2012

Coalition Troops Provide Security, Meet With Officials in Farah Province

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Louis McCray, right, chats with U.S. Army 1st. Lt. Ryan Schulte, left, before a mission in Farah City, Dec. 26, 2012. McCray is the commander of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup

12/27/2012

Coalition Troops Provide Security, Meet in Farah City, Afghanistan

U.S. Army Sgt. Calixto Inot, right, prepares for a mission in Farah City, Afghanistan, Dec. 19, 2012. Inot is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup

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