The many faces of the Afghan National Army

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Sleep Anywhere

This US Soldier had been part of a fighting patrol in Southern Afghanistan and been awake for nearly two days.  One of his many jobs was to ride the ATV with all the essential items in a small trailer, like food and water. He also decided to share it around so other members could useContinue reading “Sleep Anywhere”

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A Check For Danger

A US Soldier gets out of his vehicle at dawn to check for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in his immediate area to make sure that his buddies are safe when they get out of the vehicle. His team had only recently been told that they would be spending up to 15 months in Southern AfghanistanContinue reading “A Check For Danger”

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What a way to get from A to B.

The Afghanis use many methods of getting around their country and this is one of them. Its called a Jingle truck because the Afghanis put a lot of bells and other decorative items all over the truck and when the trucks travel these desert roads they “Jingle”.  They also load family members, all of theContinue reading “What a way to get from A to B.”

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Life is hard in Afghanistan, even for young children !

The resupply efforts of Coalition Forces in Southern Afghanistan attract local children who would watch from afar, perceivably what they thought was a safe distance, and be amazed and entertained as to what the soldiers were doing. The Children would come in close and watch the soldiers going about their business and when a soldier approached theyContinue reading “Life is hard in Afghanistan, even for young children !”

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