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Curator’s Choice: August 2012.
I am the shadow, and the smoke in your eyes.
A coalition forces member does a security sweep of a compound during a village clearing operation in Kunduz district, Kunduz province, Afghanistan. Afghan National Army commandos from the 5th Special Operations Kandak are currently partnered with coalition forces conducting combat operations to disrupt insurgent safe havens and promoting security in the area.
(Photos by Petty Officer First Class Cassandra Thompson, 2 August 2012.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Big load.
As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. soldiers work with CH-47 Chinook helicopter crews during a sling-load operation on Jalalabad Airfield in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 10, 2013. The helicopter crews are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, and the soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team.
Never a dull moment.
An Afghan National Army commando with 3rd Company, 1st Special Operations Kandak, pulls security from a tree line during a clearing operation in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Afghan and coalition forces conducted the operation in order to disrupt insurgent networks and support Afghan Local Police efforts in the area.
(Photo by Staff Sgt. Kaily Brown, 8 MAY 2013.)
Jersey Alexandria in green.
Soldiers assigned to 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, work with CH-47 Chinook crews from to 101st Combat Aviation Brigade during a sling load operation on Jalalabad Airfield, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. The soldiers prepare the sling in order to support of current logistical operation in Regional Command East-Afghanistan.
(Photos by Spc. Vang Seng Thao, 10 MAY 2013.)
How large is the shadow you cast?
A coalition force member provides security for Afghan soldiers deploying within Afghanistan. The deployment process is part of the transition of security to the Afghan National Security Force before coalition forces depart in 2014.
(Photo by Sgt. Matthew Freire, 4 MAR 2013.)
Thin green line, not one to cross.
Afghan National Army commandos with 3rd Company, 1st Special Operations Kandak, conduct movement to the helicopter landing zone after a clearing operation in Boti Kot district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Afghan and coalition forces conducted the operation in order to disrupt insurgent networks and support Afghan Local Police efforts in the area.
(Photo by Staff Sgt. Kaily Brown, 18 APR 2013.)
Demon or god?
“What if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ … Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: ‘You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.”
A U.S. coalition service member, working with Afghan National Army commandos of 6th Special Operations Kandak, searches for suspicious activity after a clearing operation in Sarobi district, Kabul province, Afghanistan. The commandos conducted the operation to disrupt Taliban influence and movement in the area.
(Photo by Pfc. James K. McCann, 19 APR 2013.)
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Let’s see how deep the rabbit hole goes.
A helicopter lifts off after inserting Navy SEALs to attack a simulated enemy threat during Operation Urban Corkscrew as part of Emerald Warrior 2013 on Camp Shelby, Miss., April 29, 2013. The SEALs extracted two simulated downed helicopter pilots and returned them to safety during the operation.
I got my angel now.
An Army CH-47 Chinook departs on a night mission at Bagram Air Field Afghanistan. The helicopter is used for transporting people and supplies throughout the surrounding area.
(Photo by Senior Airman Chris Willis, 7 NOV 2012.)
I wear my sunglasses at night.
Afghan and coalition security force members provide security after an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Dand district, Kandahar province. The insurgent leader allegedly has command and control responsibilities over a number of fighters dedicated to attacking Afghan and coalition forces. He is believed to have extensive experience with improvised explosive device operations, and plays a vital role in lethal aid transportation and distribution throughout Kandahar province.
(Photo by Spc. Matthew Hulett , 28 MAR 2013.)