CSA visits deployed Soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan

By D. Myles CullenMay 1, 2010

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. addresses Soldiers in the 102nd Infantry Regiment of the Connecticut National Guard at Combat Out Post Ziohaq, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. Casey thanked the Soldiers for their service and stressed the importance of their mission.
1 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. addresses Soldiers in the 102nd Infantry Regiment of the Connecticut National Guard at Combat Out Post Ziohaq, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. Casey thanked the Soldiers for their service and stressed the importance of their mission. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Abdul Jabar, district governor of Arghandab, listens at a meeting with coalition forces and Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010.
2 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Abdul Jabar, district governor of Arghandab, listens at a meeting with coalition forces and Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Arghandab district's Chief of Police describes his police force's operations and training at a meeting with coalition forces and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. in Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010.
3 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Arghandab district's Chief of Police describes his police force's operations and training at a meeting with coalition forces and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. in Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Abdul Jabar, district governor of Arghandab, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and coalition leadership discuss security while walking in military post near Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010.
4 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Abdul Jabar, district governor of Arghandab, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and coalition leadership discuss security while walking in military post near Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Brig Gen. Ben Hodges, director of operations for Regional Command - South, talk aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Marja, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010.
5 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Brig Gen. Ben Hodges, director of operations for Regional Command - South, talk aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Marja, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan elder and child observe coalition forces walking on a main road in Marjah, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010.
6 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan elder and child observe coalition forces walking on a main road in Marjah, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan children walk behind Marine Col. Randy Newman, commander of the 6th Regimental Combat Team, and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. as they walk on a main road in Marja, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010.
7 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan children walk behind Marine Col. Randy Newman, commander of the 6th Regimental Combat Team, and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. as they walk on a main road in Marja, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan child sits on top of a wheel-barrel near the bazaar in Marja, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010.
8 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan child sits on top of a wheel-barrel near the bazaar in Marja, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles CUllen) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan child walks along side the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Marine Col. Randy Newman, commander of the 6th Regimental Combat Team, at the bazaar in Marja, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. Casey told the Marines he was impressed and later said "I walked downtown in a place we couldn't even fly over two months ago."
9 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan child walks along side the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Marine Col. Randy Newman, commander of the 6th Regimental Combat Team, at the bazaar in Marja, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. Casey told the Marines he was impressed and later said "I walked downtown in a place we couldn't even fly over two months ago." (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Marine Col. Randy Newman, commander of the 6th Regimental Combat Team, briefs Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at the bazaar in Marja, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010.
10 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Marine Col. Randy Newman, commander of the 6th Regimental Combat Team, briefs Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at the bazaar in Marja, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. talks with HSC 1/6 Marines that are deployed in Marjah, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. Casey told the Marines he was impressed and later said "I walked downtown in a place we couldn't even fly over two months ago."
11 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. talks with HSC 1/6 Marines that are deployed in Marjah, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. Casey told the Marines he was impressed and later said "I walked downtown in a place we couldn't even fly over two months ago." (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. flies over southern Afghanistan, in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, April 29, 2010.
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The view from Combat Out Post Ziohaq, Afghanistan, as the sun sets on April 29, 2010.
13 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The view from Combat Out Post Ziohaq, Afghanistan, as the sun sets on April 29, 2010. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers with the 102nd Infantry Regiment, Connecticut National Guard, talk with Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at Combat Out Post Ziohaq, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. Casey thanked the Soldiers for their service and stressed the importance of their mission.
14 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 102nd Infantry Regiment, Connecticut National Guard, talk with Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at Combat Out Post Ziohaq, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. Casey thanked the Soldiers for their service and stressed the importance of their mission. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. addresses Soldiers in the 102nd Infantry Regiment of the Connecticut National Guard at Combat Out Post Ziohaq, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. Casey thanked the Soldiers for their service and stressed the importance of their mission.
15 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. addresses Soldiers in the 102nd Infantry Regiment of the Connecticut National Guard at Combat Out Post Ziohaq, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. Casey thanked the Soldiers for their service and stressed the importance of their mission. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Abdul Jabar, district governor of Arghandab, and Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, have a meeting in Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. The two leaders discussed the increasing working relationships between the local government and coalition forces.
16 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Abdul Jabar, district governor of Arghandab, and Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, have a meeting in Kandahar, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. The two leaders discussed the increasing working relationships between the local government and coalition forces. (Photo Credit: D. Myles Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL