• Soldiers at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq celebrate a Catholic Easter vigil mass on April 3 at St. Elijah Monastery.

    Easter in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Soldiers at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq celebrate a Catholic Easter vigil mass on April 3 at St. Elijah Monastery.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Airmen, and civilians gather around the flagpole at the crack of dawn on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan's Paktya province, to celebrate Easter in a non-denominational service, April 4. The attendees sang and listened to scripture. The service was led by U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Arrington, a U.S. Army chaplain of Columbus, Ga., assigned to the Task Force Sherriff, 95th Military Police Battalion Headquarters from Manheim, Germany.

    Easter in Iraq and Afghanistan

    U.S. Soldiers, Airmen, and civilians gather around the flagpole at the crack of dawn on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan's Paktya province, to celebrate Easter in a non-denominational service, April 4. The attendees sang and listened to...

  • The Sun rises over worshippers at the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Easter Sunrise Service April 4 as part of an Easter celebration.

    Easter in Iraq and Afghanistan

    The Sun rises over worshippers at the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Easter Sunrise Service April 4 as part of an Easter celebration.

  • The 1st Armored Division Band's brass section entertains a crowd gathered at Sather Air Base's Easter Morale, Welfare and Recreation day April 4. Festivities included a chili cook-off, volleyball tournament and specialized explosive ordnance disposal equipment displays.

    Easter in Iraq and Afghanistan

    The 1st Armored Division Band's brass section entertains a crowd gathered at Sather Air Base's Easter Morale, Welfare and Recreation day April 4. Festivities included a chili cook-off, volleyball tournament and specialized explosive ordnance disposal...

  • Chaplain Theron E. Gunn, a Birmingham, Ala., native assigned to the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, speaks about the meaning of Easter to a group of worshippers from the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, during their Easter Sunrise Service April 4.

    Easter in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Chaplain Theron E. Gunn, a Birmingham, Ala., native assigned to the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, speaks about the meaning of Easter to a group of worshippers from the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, during their...

  • Members from the company Fluor at Forward Operating Base Ghazni provided an Easter feast at the dining facility April 4, 2010. The meal consisted of unique items such as prime rib, mashed potatoes, asparagus, roasted turkey, and sparkling cider to name a few. Flour also provided a assortment of cakes, pies and ice cream to make a special meal for military members.

    Easter in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Members from the company Fluor at Forward Operating Base Ghazni provided an Easter feast at the dining facility April 4, 2010. The meal consisted of unique items such as prime rib, mashed potatoes, asparagus, roasted turkey, and sparkling cider to name...

  • A group of U.S. Army Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Destroyer, at Combat Outpost Bar Alai pray during an impromptu devotional service on Easter Sunday, April 4. Insurgents have repeatedly attacked the base, located in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, in an unsuccessful campaign to drive Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Forces from the area.

    Easter in Iraq and Afghanistan

    A group of U.S. Army Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Destroyer, at Combat Outpost Bar Alai pray during an impromptu devotional service on Easter Sunday, April 4. Insurgents have repeatedly attacked...

  • Civilians and service members gathered together in the early morning light outside the Camp Prosperity Chapel for Easter Sunday sunrise service April 4. The service included messages from Lt. Col. John Laing, chaplain, 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and musical performances by the gospel choir and Lt. Col. M. Raymond Cooper, Joint Area Support Group Central resource manager, 72nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 72nd IBCT.

    Easter in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Civilians and service members gathered together in the early morning light outside the Camp Prosperity Chapel for Easter Sunday sunrise service April 4. The service included messages from Lt. Col. John Laing, chaplain, 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team...

  • U.S. Army Spc. Shey R. Howard of Katy, Texas, a medic with 2nd Platoon, Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Destroyer, leads an impromptu devotional service on Easter Sunday, April 4, at Combat Outpost Bar Alai. Insurgents have repeatedly attacked the base, located in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, in an unsuccessful campaign to drive Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Forces from the area.

    Easter in Iraq and Afghanistan

    U.S. Army Spc. Shey R. Howard of Katy, Texas, a medic with 2nd Platoon, Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Destroyer, leads an impromptu devotional service on Easter Sunday, April 4, at Combat Outpost Bar Alai. Insurgents have...

  • Staff Sgt. Herinah Asaah, Chaplain Assistant, enjoying the Easter Sunrise service at Al Faw palace, Baghdad, Iraq, April 4, 2010.

    Easter in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Staff Sgt. Herinah Asaah, Chaplain Assistant, enjoying the Easter Sunrise service at Al Faw palace, Baghdad, Iraq, April 4, 2010.

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