• The American Flag on display along with the U.S. military branch flags during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. There were members from the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy among the 88 servicemembers becoming U.S. citizens. The ceremony was the first of its kind held at Kandahar Airfield, an active combat zone.

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    The American Flag on display along with the U.S. military branch flags during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. There were members from the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy among the 88 servicemembers becoming U.S...

  • Army Brig. Gen. Reynold Hoover, commander of Joint Support Command - Afghanistan, introduces the keynote speaker, Army Maj. Gen. Timothy McHale, deputy commander of support for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. During the ceremony 88 men and women, from various branches of U.S. military service, became U.S. citizens. The ceremony was the first of its kind held at Kandahar Airfield, an active combat zone.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization Ceremony 1

    Army Brig. Gen. Reynold Hoover, commander of Joint Support Command - Afghanistan, introduces the keynote speaker, Army Maj. Gen. Timothy McHale, deputy commander of support for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar...

  • Marine Sgt. Karol Lipinski, a native of Poland, salutes the American Flag during the National Anthem for the last time as a non-U.S. citizen at Kandahar Airfield during a naturalization ceremony, Oct. 1. During the ceremony, Lipinski, along with 87 other U.S. servicemembers, took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization Ceremony 1

    Marine Sgt. Karol Lipinski, a native of Poland, salutes the American Flag during the National Anthem for the last time as a non-U.S. citizen at Kandahar Airfield during a naturalization ceremony, Oct. 1. During the ceremony, Lipinski, along with 87...

  • Servicemembers from areas of operation around Afghanistan salute the American Flag during the National Anthem for a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1.  During the ceremony 88 men and women, from various branches of U.S. military service, became U.S. citizens in an active combat zone.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization Ceremony 1

    Servicemembers from areas of operation around Afghanistan salute the American Flag during the National Anthem for a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. During the ceremony 88 men and women, from various branches of U.S...

  • Servicemembers from areas of operation around Afghanistan salute the American Flag during the National Anthem for a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1.  During the ceremony 88 men and women, from various branches of U.S. military service, became U.S. citizens in an active combat zone.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization Ceremony 1

    Servicemembers from areas of operation around Afghanistan salute the American Flag during the National Anthem for a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. During the ceremony 88 men and women, from various branches of U.S...

  • The official party arrives during the naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. (From left to right) Army Maj. Gen. Timothy McHale, Army Brig. Gen. Reynold Hoover, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Clark R. Kinder and Mr. Steve Bucher presented the Certificates of Naturalization to each of the 88 servicemembers who became U.S. citizens at the ceremony.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization Ceremony 1

    The official party arrives during the naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. (From left to right) Army Maj. Gen. Timothy McHale, Army Brig. Gen. Reynold Hoover, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Clark R. Kinder and Mr. Steve Bucher...

  • Eighty-eight Certificates of Naturalization sit in front of the flag display during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. There were members from the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy among the 88 servicemembers becoming U.S. citizens. The ceremony was the first of its kind held at Kandahar Airfield, an active combat zone.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization Ceremony 1

    Eighty-eight Certificates of Naturalization sit in front of the flag display during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. There were members from the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy among the 88 servicemembers becoming...

  • Army Pfc. Paul Fernandez-Cortez, a native of Mexico, waves an American Flag during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. Fernandez officially became a U.S. citizen during the ceremony along with 87 other U.S. military servicemember men and women from 37 different countries.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization Ceremony 1

    Army Pfc. Paul Fernandez-Cortez, a native of Mexico, waves an American Flag during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. Fernandez officially became a U.S. citizen during the ceremony along with 87 other U.S. military...

  • Army Pfc. Steeve Fenelon, a native of Haiti, waves an American Flag during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. Fenelon, a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, officially became a U.S. citizen during the ceremony along with 87 other U.S. military servicemember men and women from 37 different countries.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization Ceremony 1

    Army Pfc. Steeve Fenelon, a native of Haiti, waves an American Flag during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. Fenelon, a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, officially became a U.S. citizen during the...

  • Army Pfc. Irma Perez Padilla, a native of Mexico, and Army Pfc. Nhan Pham, a native Vietnam, read the ceremony program during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. Perez and Pham both became U.S. citizens during the ceremony and are Soldiers serving on active duty in an active combat zone.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization Ceremony 1

    Army Pfc. Irma Perez Padilla, a native of Mexico, and Army Pfc. Nhan Pham, a native Vietnam, read the ceremony program during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. Perez and Pham both became U.S. citizens during the...

  • A U.S. Army Soldier holds The Citizen's Almanac and an American Flag before taking the Oath of Allegiance and becoming a U.S. citizen, during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. During the ceremony 88 men and women, from various branches of U.S. military service, became U.S. citizens. The ceremony was the first of its kind held at Kandahar Airfield, an active combat zone.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization Ceremony 1

    A U.S. Army Soldier holds The Citizen's Almanac and an American Flag before taking the Oath of Allegiance and becoming a U.S. citizen, during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. During the ceremony 88 men and women...

  • Servicemembers from areas of operation around Afghanistan gather at Kandahar Airfield for a naturalization ceremony, Oct. 1. During the ceremony 88 men and women, from various branches of U.S. military service, became U.S. citizens. The ceremony was the first of its kind held at Kandahar Airfield, an active combat zone.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization Ceremony 1

    Servicemembers from areas of operation around Afghanistan gather at Kandahar Airfield for a naturalization ceremony, Oct. 1. During the ceremony 88 men and women, from various branches of U.S. military service, became U.S. citizens. The ceremony was...

  • Servicemembers from areas of operation around Afghanistan gather at Kandahar Airfield for a naturalization ceremony, Oct. 1. During the ceremony 88 men and women, from various branches of the U.S. military service, became U.S. citizens. The ceremony was the first of its kind held at Kandahar Airfield, an active combat zone.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization 1

    Servicemembers from areas of operation around Afghanistan gather at Kandahar Airfield for a naturalization ceremony, Oct. 1. During the ceremony 88 men and women, from various branches of the U.S. military service, became U.S. citizens. The ceremony...

  • Servicemembers from areas of operation around Afghanistan raise their hand in order to signify that they will soon be U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. A total of 88 servicemembers became citizens during the ceremony. The ceremony was the first of its kind held at Kandahar Airfield, an active combat zone.

    Kandahar Airfield Naturalization Ceremony 1

    Servicemembers from areas of operation around Afghanistan raise their hand in order to signify that they will soon be U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 1. A total of 88 servicemembers became citizens...

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