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Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Shit’s getting deep now.


U.S. Special Forces members cross a wide river during a clearance operation in the Gaza valley of the Arghandab district in Afghanistan’s Zabul province, Dec. 11, 2013.
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Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Shit’s getting deep now.

U.S. Special Forces members cross a wide river during a clearance operation in the Gaza valley of the Arghandab district in Afghanistan’s Zabul province, Dec. 11, 2013.
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Statuesque.
An Afghan National Army soldier provides security during a clearing operation in Gaza Valley, Arghandab district, Zabul province, Afghanistan. The clearing operation was conducted by Afghan National Security Forces in order to disrupt insurgent freedom of movement in the area.
(U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich, 11 DEC 2013.) High-res

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Statuesque.

An Afghan National Army soldier provides security during a clearing operation in Gaza Valley, Arghandab district, Zabul province, Afghanistan. The clearing operation was conducted by Afghan National Security Forces in order to disrupt insurgent freedom of movement in the area.

(U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich, 11 DEC 2013.)

US Army Specialist Angel L. Lopez. 5 OCT 2013.

Died in Zabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. Lopez was assigned to the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Army Specialist Deflin M. Santos Jr. 6 APR 2013.

Died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit in Zabul, Afghanistan with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).  Santos was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. 

Army Specialist Wilbel A. Robles-Santa. 6 APR 2013.

Died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit in Zabul, Afghanistan with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).  Robles-Santa was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. 

Army Staff Sergeant Christopher M. Ward. 6 APR 2013.

Died in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit in Zabul, Afghanistan with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).  Ward was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. 

SOLDIER STORIES: Kiss My CAB.

(By Captain Belena Marquez, 1 APR 2013.)

I’m one of the thousands of women who have gone to war.

I’m neither unique nor exceptional. If you ask around, you’ll hear stories similar to mine.

In the past, expectations for girls didn’t include the possibility of growing up to be veterans. We aren’t born warriors. We’ve been brought up in a way that makes it possible. 

To me, Women’s History Month isn’t only about recognizing the trailblazers of my gender; it’s also about celebrating the change in our culture that makes the men in my life, who support me as an airman, the norm instead of the exception.

Father, brother, husband and friends; these are the men I left behind that early morning when I headed to Afghanistan.

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Building Education For A Better Afghanistan

(Article by Capt. Christine Rosalin, 117th MPAD, 17 OCT 2012.)

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LAGMAN, Afghanistan – After years of advocating for educational growth in Zabul, a key milestone was reached when a first block was laid by joint partners of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and International Security Assistance Force at the Regional Teachers’ Training College Cornerstone Laying Ceremony Oct. 17, 2012, Qalat City, Zabul province, Afghanistan. 

“Today was one of the nicest days in my life, because we have put the foundation stones of one of the education institutions, which is the Zabul Teachers’ Training College, which will generate more human capacity, not only to Zabul but also to the people of the region,” said Gov. Mohammad Ashraf Naseri, Zabul province.

The RTTC, once completed, will graduate between 250 and 400 professionally-qualified teachers every two years, drastically reducing the professional native Pashtun teacher shortage in the region. 

"My vision is to see Zabul free of insurgencies … to provide higher education to the young generation of Zabul and focus more on the women participation and the whole aspects of life of the people of Zabul,” said Naseri.

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Roadside Bombs in Helmand & Zabul Target Civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan (November 8, 2012) — In attacks in Helmand and Zabul provinces today, insurgents detonated a number of roadside bombs that killed or wounded more than a dozen Afghan civilians, including women and children.

"Our sympathies are with the families and loved ones of those killed and injured today by these blatantly criminal and unjustifiable acts against the innocent people of Afghanistan. These attacks are the most recent examples of how insurgents intentionally target, kill and injure those who want a brighter future for Afghanistan," said Gen. John R. Allen, commander ISAF. 

Insurgents have caused more than 2800 deaths or injuries to Afghan civilians so far this year. “Despite the insurgents’ rhetoric, they continually demonstrate a total lack of regard for human life,” Allen said.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Kantor. 1 NOV 2012.

Died supporting stability operations in Zabul, Afghanistan.  Kantor was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Va.