The first picture I took when I returned to the United States was of the plush, green grass in Mississippi. It was comforting to see those long blades of grass under the large shade tree outside of my barracks. I knew I was back on American soil. Continue reading
These are a few of the adorable faces of the Afghan children I met at the International Women’s Day celebration in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012. A few of the children were camera-shy and hid themselves; others were fascinated by my camera and followed me around as I took photos. I had a digital display on the back on my camera and, after taking a child’s picture, I would show them the display with their picture. Their eyes would get so big and their faces would light up. Truly amazing experiences for all of us.
A young Afghan boy smiles at the Celebration of the International Women’s Day in Balkh Province, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 8, 2012.
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A woman in a pink burqa is seen in her yard at the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountain range outside of Combat Outpost Ghormach in the Faryab Province of Afghanistan.
A Soldier shovels snow from the back of his truck before taking the truck out on a mission.
An aerial view of the mountains between Maymaneh and Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.
This frozen post, Combat Outpost Qaisar in Faryab Province, no longer exists. The post was closed and demolished in Spring 2012.
The mountain range to the west of Maymaneh, near Forward Operating Base Griffin.
The Hindu Kush mountain range outside of Combat Outpost Ghormach in the Faryab Province of Afghanistan.
Snow-capped mountain range outside of Camp Mike Spann, Afghanistan, Feb. 2, 2012.
A Soldier and his Tactical Explosion Detection Dog, Cezar, get ready for a foot patrol through the snow.
Mountain range between Forward Operating Base Griffin and Camp Spann, Afghanistan, Feb. 28. 2012.