Photos US Forces In Afghanistan

USAF Tech. Sgt. Sam Pastor, vehicle maintainer attached to the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team, fires the Mk48 "Super SAW"
Cpl Justin Panikowski, a designated marksman from Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marines surveys the area around his task force's headquarters in Khas Oruzgan, Afghanistan. 24 May 2004
Marines from 3rd platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment which, at the time, was clearing compounds with the Afghan National Army during Operation Tageer Shamal (Shifting Winds), rest next to Blue, an IED detection dog (IDD), after clearing compounds. Helmand province, Afghanistan. Blue found a 40-pound IED in a canal only moments before a dozen more men were to cross it. January 2012
Paratroopers from 2nd Platoon, Battle Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) conduct overwatch in the Chowkay Valley, Kunar Province, 2006
U.S. Marine with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) carries a baby as the familiy processes through the Evacuation Control Centre (ECC) during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 28, 2021
A Chinook helicopter flies over the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Taliban fighters entered the outskirts of the Afghan capital, further tightening their grip on the country as panicked workers fled government offices and helicopters landed at the U.S. Embassy.

"Task Force Dagger" -- American spec-ops gathered together in Afghanistan on ATVs and horseback, shortly after the war commenced in 2001 following 9/11.

Also, notice the old Soviet helicopter from the previous war mounted in the back.
Can anyone explain why silhouettes of F-16s and F-15s are painted on certain places for aircraft at Bagram air base ?
Special Forces Team Leader Geoff Bruce calls in details of a strike at a compound in Narizah, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Operation Mountain Sweep 2002
A US Army Special Forces soldier provides security during a cordon and search of a suspected bomb making facility at a remote village in the Arghandab District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on December 10th, 2009.
US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet from Marine Attack Squadron-513 (VMA-513) sits on the ramp at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. 8 August 2003
(December 20, 2018) - Raider Brigade Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division conduct night fire missions in support of combat operations.
Afghan and U.S. soldiers after blowing up a Taliban firing position in the village of Layadira, in Kandahar Province, in Feb 2013
Marines engage in a fire fight with Taliban snipers on a mountain range near the village of Siah Chub Kalay, Afghanistan, during Operation Asbury Park. 2004
Marines engage in a firefight with Taliban snipers on a mountain range near the village of Siah Chub Kalay, during Operation Asbury Park (2004)
U.S. Army flight medic SGT Tyrone Jordan, from Dustoff Task Force Shadow from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade gives first aid to a prisoner after he was shot by Marines during a morning firefight as Marine LCpl. Kristopher Brown guards him aboard a MEDEVAC helicopter. Marja,
Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division conduct a patrol in Daychopan Province, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Mountain Viper. 12 September 2003
M1A1 Abrams assigned to Delta Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, patrols during an operation near the village of Saban, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 10, 2013.
1/75 rangers waiting for CH-47s for EXFIL. 2009

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