• U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band presents a Saxophone as a symbol of American generosity to Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band leader, Maj. Wazir Gul, on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon with...

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band presents a Saxophone as a symbol of American generosity to Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band leader, Maj. Wazir Gul, on...

  • U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band poses with Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band leader, Maj. Wazir Gul, on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon with...

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band poses with Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band leader, Maj. Wazir Gul, on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province...

  • Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band members play their brand new 
instruments during a musical selection on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band members...

    Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band members play their brand new instruments during a musical selection on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division donated over forty...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Jacob Imlay with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band plays his trumpet during a musical selection on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    U.S. Army Sgt. Jacob Imlay with Headquarters...

    U.S. Army Sgt. Jacob Imlay with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band plays his trumpet during a musical selection on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st...

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alan Salsbery with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band plays his Tuba during a rehearsal on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec.14, 2013. 101st Airborne donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alan Salsbery with...

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alan Salsbery with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band plays his Tuba during a rehearsal on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec.14, 2013. 101st Airborne...

  • U. S. Army Spc. Joseph Morris with the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band plays the Baritone during a musical session with members of the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    U. S. Army Spc. Joseph Morris with the 101st...

    U. S. Army Spc. Joseph Morris with the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band plays the Baritone during a musical session with members of the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Lee Lamb with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band plays his trumpet during a musical selection on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    U.S. Army Sgt. Lee Lamb with Headquarters and...

    U.S. Army Sgt. Lee Lamb with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band plays his trumpet during a musical selection on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st...

  • With a simple wave of his baton, Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band leader, Maj. Wazir Gul, leads his band in a musical selection on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    With a simple wave of his baton, Afghan...

    With a simple wave of his baton, Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band leader, Maj. Wazir Gul, leads his band in a musical selection on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division...

  • An Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band member tests out a new Piccolo Trumpet on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne  (Air Assault) Division donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    An Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band member...

    An Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band member tests out a new Piccolo Trumpet on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical...

  • Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band members look in a box filled with new musical instruments on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band members...

    Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band members look in a box filled with new musical instruments on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division donated over forty thousand dollars...

  • U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band watches as Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band leader, Maj. Wazir Gul, signs the release authority to new musical instruments on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon with...

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band watches as Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band leader, Maj. Wazir Gul, signs the release authority to new musical instruments...

  • U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band delivers new musical equipment on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon with...

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Shannon with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band delivers new musical equipment on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne...

  • An Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band member happily walks away with a new Snare Drum set on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division donated over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the 203rd Corps band. The new musical instruments replace the antiquated equipment the 203rd Corps used for years. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

    An Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band member...

    An Afghan National Army 203rd Corps band member happily walks away with a new Snare Drum set on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division donated over forty thousand dollars...

The 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division Band donates over forty thousand dollars worth of musical instruments and equipment to the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps Band on Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2013. The brand new equipment replaces the antiquated musical instruments members of the ANA 203rd Corps currently uses. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan D. Green/Released)

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