U.S. Soldiers Donate Musical Equipment to Afghan Army Band on Forward Operating Base Thunder

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon, right, shakes hands with Afghan army Maj. Wazir Gul, the army's band leader, on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktiya province, Dec. 14, 2013. Shannon is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division Band, Headquarters Battalion. The unit donated musical instruments and equipment worth more than $40,000 to the Afghan army band, replacing antiquated instruments band members used for years. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green
  • U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon delivers new musical equipment on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktiya province, Dec. 14, 2013. Shannon is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division Band, Headquarters Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green
  • Afghan army band members open a box filled with new musical instruments on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktiya province, Dec. 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green
  • U.S. Army Sgts. Jacob Imlay, left, and Lee Lamb play their trumpets during a musical selection on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. Imlay and Lamb are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division Band, Headquarters Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alan Salsbery prepares his sheet music for a rehearsal on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktiya province, Dec.14, 2013. Salsbery is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division Band, Headquarters Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alan Salsbery plays his tuba during a rehearsal on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktiya province, Dec.14, 2013. Salsbery is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division Band, Headquarters Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green
  • Afghan army band members play their new instruments during a musical selection on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktiya province, Dec. 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green
  • U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon, left, shakes hands with Afghan army Maj. Wazir Gul, the army's band leader, while posing for a photograph on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktiya province, Dec. 14, 2013. Shannon is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division Band, Headquarters Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green
  • An Afghan army band member tries out a new snare drum set on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktiya province, Dec. 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green