Military women trade combat for cookies and women's peace shura.
U.S. Navy Culinary Spc. 2nd Class Francine Henry, with the Khowst Provincial ReconstructionTeam, gives cookies she baked to local Afghan women at a women's shura held in Jaji Maidan in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 10. She had attended the first women's shura held in the area with coalition forces and was part of an all-female mission to interact at the shura. One of the issues the women raised during the shura was the need for medical care for themselves and their families.

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