• NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates walks with U.S. Army Lt. Col. William B. Johnson of Bristol, Tenn., commander of 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, just before presenting awards to Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

    Defense secretary visits Task Force Panther

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates walks with U.S. Army Lt. Col. William B. Johnson of Bristol, Tenn., commander of 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presents a Combat Infantryman's Badge to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Scott H. Swanson, an infantry squad leader from Friendswood, Texas, assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, along with U.S. Army Lt. Col. William B. Johnson of Bristol, Tenn., Task Force Panther commander, at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

    Defense secretary visits Task Force Panther

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presents a Combat Infantryman's Badge to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Scott H. Swanson, an infantry squad leader from Friendswood, Texas, assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Behind Task Force Panther flags, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates pins a Combat Infantryman's Badge to a Soldier assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, as Afghan National Army soldiers watch in the background at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

    Defense secretary visits Task Force Panther

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Behind Task Force Panther flags, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates pins a Combat Infantryman's Badge to a Soldier assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presents the Combat Action Badge to U.S. Army Spc. Christian J. Roming, a cavalry scout from Kenner, La., assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, with U.S. Army Lt. Col. William B. Johnson from Bristol, Tenn., Task Force Panther commander, at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

    Defense secretary visits Task Force Panther

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates presents the Combat Action Badge to U.S. Army Spc. Christian J. Roming, a cavalry scout from Kenner, La., assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, the, presents the Combat Medic's Badge to U.S. Army Steven M. Stone, a combat medic from Gainesville, Fla., assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, T Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. "Having him come down here to FOB Connolly means that we're doing our job," said Stone. "It feels good." (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

    Defense secretary visits Task Force Panther

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, the, presents the Combat Medic's Badge to U.S. Army Steven M. Stone, a combat medic from Gainesville, Fla., assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - As the sun sets, Task Force Panther Soldiers crowd in close to listen to remarks by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. Gates visited soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

    Defense secretary visits Task Force Panther

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - As the sun sets, Task Force Panther Soldiers crowd in close to listen to remarks by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. Gates visited soldiers assigned...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, poses for a picture with U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Kevin E. Sprinkles from Mount Juliet, Tenn., assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, during a visit to Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

    Defense secretary visits Task Force Panther

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, poses for a picture with U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Kevin E. Sprinkles from Mount Juliet, Tenn., assigned to 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Panther, 4th Brigade Combat...

  • NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - As the sun heads toward the horizon, two UH-60 Black Hawks and a CH-47 Chinook prepare to land at Forward Operating Base Connolly to pick up Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates after he visited troops at Forward Operating Base Connolly in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 7. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

    Defense secretary visits Task Force Panther

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - As the sun heads toward the horizon, two UH-60 Black Hawks and a CH-47 Chinook prepare to land at Forward Operating Base Connolly to pick up Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates after he visited troops at Forward...

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