• Polish army soldiers assigned to Polish Task Force 50, hold their nations flag and renders honors as the American flag is lowered by U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade, Forward Operating Base Rushmore, Paktika Province, Afghanistan June 26, 2013. In keeping with military tradition, each nations' flags are raised and lowered daily symbolizing the beginning and end of each work day. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Candace Foster)

    Soldiers Preserve Tradition

    Polish army soldiers assigned to Polish Task Force 50, hold their nations flag and renders honors as the American flag is lowered by U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade...

  • A female voter registration employee at the Sharan voter registration site registers a female resident of Paktika Province, Afghanistan to vote in the 2014 elections, June 26, 2013. The rights of Afghan women have expanded and continue to grow under the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

    Afghan Citizens Register to Vote

    A female voter registration employee at the Sharan voter registration site registers a female resident of Paktika Province, Afghanistan to vote in the 2014 elections, June 26, 2013. The rights of Afghan women have expanded and continue to grow under...

  • Provincial Governor Moheebullah Samim holds up his 2014 voter registration card, June 26, 2013. He and other provincial leaders registered to vote publically to demonstrate the security of the Sharan voter registration site in Paktika Province, Afghanistan and encourage residents to participate in the upcoming free elections.

    Afghan Citizens Register to Vote

    Provincial Governor Moheebullah Samim holds up his 2014 voter registration card, June 26, 2013. He and other provincial leaders registered to vote publically to demonstrate the security of the Sharan voter registration site in Paktika Province...

  • Provincial Governor Moheebullah Samim watches as an International Election Committee member puts his photograph on his 2014 voter registration card, June 26, 2013. Governor Samim and other provincial leaders registered to vote publically to demonstrate the security of the Sharan voter registration site in Paktika Province, Afghanistan and encourage residents to participate in the upcoming free elections.

    Afghan Citizens Register to Vote

    Provincial Governor Moheebullah Samim watches as an International Election Committee member puts his photograph on his 2014 voter registration card, June 26, 2013. Governor Samim and other provincial leaders registered to vote publically to demonstrate...

  • A pair of Ministry of Defense helicopters responded to a Border Police request for medical evacuation of a wounded police officer at the Walawas Checkpoint in Giyan District of Paktika Province, Afghanistan, June 24, within an hour of the injury. While enroute to Kabul the helicopters received orders to evacuate the remains of a Uniformed Police Officer killed in action from Forward Operating Base Rushmore in Sharan District. Pictured are Uniformed Policeman and Afghan medical professionals loading the remains of a deceased officer to be evacuated to his family in Jalalabad so that his funeral can be conducted within a day of his passing. Not pictured is the helicopter wingman carrying the injured Border Policeman circling the landing zone.

    Afghans Provide Aerial Medical Evacuation Support

    A pair of Ministry of Defense helicopters responded to a Border Police request for medical evacuation of a wounded police officer at the Walawas Checkpoint in Giyan District of Paktika Province, Afghanistan, June 24, within an hour of the injury. While...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Chaffins, a mortar man assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment explains the use of a "whiz" wheel in conjunction with the mortar site of a 60mm mortar to Afghan National Army 1st Lt. Isaqh and one of his soldiers both from the 3rd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd "Thunder" Corps, June 12, 2013, at Assistance Platform Orgun-E, Afghanistan. The "whiz" wheel is a tool used by mortar men to quickly calculate the elevation and deflection needed to properly aim a mortar tube and ensure accuracy when firing.

    Afghan Mortar Training

    U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Chaffins, a mortar man assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment explains the use of a "whiz" wheel in conjunction with the mortar site of a 60mm mortar to Afghan National Army 1st Lt. Isaqh and one of his...

  • A pair of Ministry of Defense helicopters responded to a Border Police request for medical evacuation of a wounded police officer at the Walawas Checkpoint in Giyan District of Paktika Province, Afghanistan, June 24, within an hour of the injury. While enroute to Kabul the helicopters received orders to evacuate the remains of a Uniformed Police Officer killed in action from Forward Operating Base Rushmore in Sharan District. Pictured is one of the pair of helicopters taking off carrying the remains of the deceased officer to be evacuated to his family in Jalalabad so that his funeral can be conducted within a day of his passing. Not pictured is the helicopter wingman carrying the injured Border Policeman circling the landing zone.

    Afghans Provide Aerial Medical Evacuation Support

    A pair of Ministry of Defense helicopters responded to a Border Police request for medical evacuation of a wounded police officer at the Walawas Checkpoint in Giyan District of Paktika Province, Afghanistan, June 24, within an hour of the injury. While...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Chaffins, a mortar man assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment explains the use of a "whiz" wheel to Afghan National Army 1st Lt. Isaqh of the 3rd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd "Thunder" Corps through an interpreter, June 12, 2013, at Assistance Platform Orgun-E, Afghanistan. The "whiz" wheel is a tool used by mortar men to quickly calculate the elevation and deflection needed to properly aim a mortar tube and ensure accuracy when firing.

    Afghan Mortar Training

    U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Chaffins, a mortar man assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment explains the use of a "whiz" wheel to Afghan National Army 1st Lt. Isaqh of the 3rd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd "Thunder" Corps through an...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Chaffins and Spc. Richard Cazarez assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, explain the set up and use of a 60mm mortar with bipod to Afghan National Army 1st Lt. Isaqh of 3rd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, June 12, 2013 at Assistance Platform Orgun-E, Afghanistan.

    Afghan Mortar Training

    U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Chaffins and Spc. Richard Cazarez assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, explain the set up and use of a 60mm mortar with bipod to Afghan National Army 1st Lt. Isaqh of 3rd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps...

  • Afghan National Army 1st Lt. Isaqh assigned to 3rd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd "Thunder" Corps, explains the principles of firing a 60mm mortar to one of his soldiers while U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Chaffins of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2/10 Security Forces Assistance Brigade observes training over the shoulder, June 12, 2013 at Assistance Platform Orgun-E, Afghanistan.

    Afghan Mortar Training

    Afghan National Army 1st Lt. Isaqh assigned to 3rd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd "Thunder" Corps, explains the principles of firing a 60mm mortar to one of his soldiers while U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Chaffins of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry...

  • U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade, Forward Operating Base Rushmore, Paktika Province, Afghanistan, fold the American flag as Polish army soldiers assigned to Polish Task Force 50, stand at attention June 26, 2013. The two units are stationed on the same base as members of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. In keeping with military tradition, each nations' flags are raised and lowered daily symbolizing the beginning and end of each work day. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Candace Foster)

    Soldiers Preserve Tradition

    U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade, Forward Operating Base Rushmore, Paktika Province, Afghanistan, fold the American flag as Polish army soldiers assigned to Polish Task...

  • A Polish army soldier assigned to Polish Task Force 50 renders honors while another holds the flags of Poland and the United States as the Afghan flag is lowered by U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade, Forward Operating Base Rushmore, Paktika Province, Afghanistan, June 26, 2013. The two units are stationed on the same base as members of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. In keeping with military tradition, the national flags of Afghanistan, the United States and Poland are raised and lowered daily symbolizing the beginning and end of each work day. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Candace Foster)

    Soldiers Preserve Tradition

    A Polish army soldier assigned to Polish Task Force 50 renders honors while another holds the flags of Poland and the United States as the Afghan flag is lowered by U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd...

  • U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade, Forward Operating Base Rushmore, Paktika Province, Afghanistan, fold the American flag as Polish army soldiers assigned to Polish Task Force 50, stand at attention June 26, 2013. The two units are stationed on the same base as members of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. In keeping with military tradition, each nations' flags are raised and lowered daily symbolizing the beginning and end of each work day. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Candace Foster)

    Soldiers Preserve Tradition

    U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Troop C, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade, Forward Operating Base Rushmore, Paktika Province, Afghanistan, fold the American flag as Polish army soldiers assigned to Polish Task...

  • The Disarming Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) Department of the Afghan Uniformed Police in Paktika Province held a weapons turn-in ceremony with provincial leaders, June 26, at the Provincial Government Complex in Sharan, Paktika Province. Pictured are weapons removed from the enemies of Afghanistan captured thus far in the spring offensive by the Afghan Local Police in Paktika. Paktika Provincial Governor Moheebullah Samim said he appreciates the efforts of ALP Commander Aziz and his officers, then further stated, "We are not the Afghans we were ten years ago. Right now we have strong security forces that can defend the country by themselves without any problems. Day by day, security forces are getting stronger. The government and security forces will never abandon the Afghan people.  We support the people and are in their service always."

Pictured from left: DIAG Officer, Brig. Gen. Dalwat Khan, Commander AUP, Provincial Governor Moheebullah Samim, Brig. Gen. Jasim, Commander of the National Directorate for Security, Paktika, Commander Aziz, Commander, ALP, Paktika, Shah Wali, Criminal Investigation Chief, AUP, Paktika, Provincial Council Chairman Mobeen Pakirzada and Provincial Peace Council Chairman Hajji Ibrahim.

    Afghan Citizens Register to Vote

    The Disarming Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) Department of the Afghan Uniformed Police in Paktika Province held a weapons turn-in ceremony with provincial leaders, June 26, at the Provincial Government Complex in Sharan, Paktika Province. Pictured are...

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