OEF Deployment Photos

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Photo by: Chaplain (Capt) Carron Naber

Lt. Col. Bevan Daley, 125 Signal Bn. Cmdr., and Master Sgt. Michael Wright, 125th Signal Bn (FWD) acting Battalion Command Sgt. Major, cased the battalion's colors on March 5 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The unit began returning to Hawaii this week, and will continue their redeployment through the end of April. The 350 Soldiers assigned to the Battalion supported the 17,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilians assigned to CJTF-76 who received Information Technology Support (Secure Voice and Data Telecommunications, VTC, Internet, etc) throughout their year long deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.

Dr. (Maj.) Terry Lakin, the flight surgeon for 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, examines the partially amputated finger of an Afghan man who assists in collecting unexploded ordnance at Kandahar Airfield. Lakin was selected as the Army Medical Department's Flight Surgeon of the Year for 2004.

Maj. Gary McKay (left), Task Force Pirate flight surgeon and aero medical physician assistant, explains the treatment for 1st Sgt. Mike Fairclough's ailment during sick call Feb. 22. McKay was honored as the Society of Flight Surgeons' 2004 Aero Medical Physician Assistant of the Year thanks to his contributions to the Global War on Terrorism.

Dr. (Lt. Col.) John Smyrski, Joint Task Force Wings flight surgeon, evaluates a patient during a cooperative medical assistance mission in Jildalek village Oct. 14. Smyrski was selected as the 2004 Flight Surgeon of the Year by the Army Aviation Association of America for his contributions to the task force during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. 1st Class Erika Gordon, 25th MP Co., recites the Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer during a presentation at the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony.

Each inductee is presented a medal like this one to wear at Sergeant Audie Murphy Club functions.

Davis’ team conducts a dismounted patrol just outside the city of Sharana on their last mission.

Spc. Chad Davis, Scout Platoon, HHC, 2nd Bn., 27th Inf. Rgt., pulls perimeter security for his last patrol in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while the rest of his team conducts a village assessment.

Sgt. John Diaz, Scout Platoon, HHC, 2nd Bn., 27th Inf. Rgt., pulls perimeter security on his last patrol as part of OEF.

Command Sgt. Maj. David Yates (left) and Lt. Col. Walter Piatt case the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment colors during a transfer of authority ceremony March 12 at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E, Afghanistan. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Bradley Rhen, Combined Task Force Thunder Public Affairs)

Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Hof (left) and Lt. Col. Timothy McGuire uncase the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry Regiment colors during a transfer of authority ceremony March 12 at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E, Afghanistan. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Bradley Rhen, Combined Task Force Thunder Public Affairs)

Captain Winnie Paul, a physician’s assistant at the Farah PRT, poses with Zaleikha, a 10-year-old Afghan girl from a village near Farah. Prior to her surgery, Zaleikha constantly used her hand to cover her mouth. After a successful surgery by Col. Dallas Homas, a CJTF76 surgeon, Zaleikha was “all smiles.” (Courtesy Photo)

Captain Winnie Paul shares a smile with Zaleikha, after Paul removed her sutures from a surgery to repair her cleft lip. Zaleikha and her uncle traveled across the country to Bagram in the hopes that the doctors could perform a surgery to help her. (Courtesy Photo)

Maj. Gen. Eric T. Olson, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 76 and an Amityville, N.Y. native, receives a meritorious award Feb. 25 on behalf of USAID for his work in furthering the reconstruction and development in Afghanistan and for extending the reach of USAID. According to Patrick Fine, the mission director for USAID, Olson was recognized for his leadership and for the outstanding quality of partnership that he fostered and built with USAID.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Bradley Rhen
Sgt. 1st Class Fredrick D. Warren, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Combined Task Force Thunder, stands at attention while Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Dorey inspects his uniform during the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club board March 8 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Bradley Rhen
First Sgt. Charles Miller quizzes Sgt. 1st Class Audie D. Matheus, Battery F, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, during the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club board March 8 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Bradley Rhen
Staff Sgt. David E. Alexander, Battery F, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, disassembles an M4 during the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club board March 8 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

Maj. Gen. Eric T. Olson, outgoing commander of Combined Joint Task Force 76, passes the guidon to Lt. Gen. David W. Barno, commander of Combined Forces Command, Afganistan, during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Tuesday. (Photo by Capt. Katie Hague, U.S. Air Force)

Maj. Gen. Eric T. Olson, outgoing commander of Combined Joint Task Force 76 (left), Lt. Gen. David W. Barno, commander of Combined Forces Command, Afganistan, and Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya, incoming commander of Combined Joint Task Force 76, salute during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Tuesday. (Photo by Sgt. Adrian Schulte, CJTF-76 Public Affairs)

Lt. Gen. David W. Barno, commander of Combined Forces Command, Afganistan, passes a guidon to Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya, incoming commander of Combined Joint Task Force 76, during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Tuesday. (Photo by Sgt. Adrian Schulte, CJTF-76 Public Affairs)