• KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Gen. George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army, discusses lengths deployments and dwell time, the time spent home between deployments, during a town hall meeting April 24 with approximately 200 Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

    Army Chief of Staff visits Kandahar troops

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Gen. George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army, discusses lengths deployments and dwell time, the time spent home between deployments, during a town hall meeting April 24 with approximately 200 Soldiers deployed to Kandahar...

  • KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Brig. Gen Daniel I. Schultz, Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan commander, points out new housing being built in anticipation of the arrival of additional forces at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan April 24 to Gen. George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army.

    Army Chief of Staff visits Kandahar troops

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Brig. Gen Daniel I. Schultz, Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan commander, points out new housing being built in anticipation of the arrival of additional forces at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan April 24 to Gen. George W...

  • KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Gen George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army, talks to Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan regarding their concerns and thoughts about their deployment during dinner April 24 at the Harvest Falcon Dining Facility.

    Army Chief of Staff visits Kandahar troops

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Gen George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army, talks to Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan regarding their concerns and thoughts about their deployment during dinner April 24 at the Harvest Falcon Dining...

  • KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Gen. George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army, responds to a question from an 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade Soldier April 24 during town hall meeting with approximately 200 Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

    Army Chief of Staff visits Kandahar troops

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Gen. George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army, responds to a question from an 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade Soldier April 24 during town hall meeting with approximately 200 Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Gen. George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army, makes opening remarks to approximately 200 Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, during a town hall meeting April 24. Following his remarks, Casey answered questions from the Soldiers.

    Army Chief of Staff visits Kandahar troops

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Gen. George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army, makes opening remarks to approximately 200 Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, during a town hall meeting April 24. Following his remarks, Casey answered...

  • KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Gen. George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army, addressed Soldiers' concerns in a question and answer session during a town hall meeting April 24 with approximately 200 Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Many questions related to the future and the direction of the Army.

    Army Chief of Staff visits Kandahar troops

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Gen. George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army, addressed Soldiers' concerns in a question and answer session during a town hall meeting April 24 with approximately 200 Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan...

  • KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Brig. Gen. Daniel I. Schultz, Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan commander, greets Gen. George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan during his visit with the troops April 24.

    Army Chief of Staff Visits Kandahar troops

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Brig. Gen. Daniel I. Schultz, Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan commander, greets Gen. George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan during his visit with the troops April 24.

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the chief of staff of the Army, visited here April 24 to speak with Brig. Gen. Daniel I. Schultz, the commanding general of the Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan, and Kandahar troops.

The JSC-A, an integral part of the coming build-up of forces, controls movement of supply, and personnel into and throughout Afghanistan.

Casey ate dinner with several Soldiers before attending a town hall meeting with troops where he addressed issues ranging from housing to promotions to the future direction of the Army.

Aca,!A"The opportunity to hear the Chief of Staff was nice. ItAca,!a,,cs not often that you get the answers to critical questions straight from the top,Aca,!A? said Sgt. Jason M. King of the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command. Aca,!A"Good questions were presented. Good answers with valid points were given.Aca,!A?

Some Soldiers were surprised with how approachable the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top officer turned out to be. Aca,!A"HeAca,!a,,cs pretty open. He seemed pretty open for people to ask questions,Aca,!A? said Staff Sgt. Tracy E. Conner of the 154th Transportation Company.

Aca,!A"A lot of the questions my soldiers were asking, they were wondering if they would be extended, so it was good to know itAca,!a,,cs pretty definite weAca,!a,,cre not getting extended,Aca,!A? Conner said.

He ended his visit after speaking with commanders at the Regional Command South headquarters.

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