Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Iraq and Afghanistan for Christmas






Arriving in Afghanistan aboard the Gulf Stream


The new Iraqi Navy and Coast Guard in Um Qasr, southern Iraq


An Iraqi-American soldier


The amazing Osprey


Inside the cockpit, heading into Baghdad


The view from the cockpit of a C130 into Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan


The cockpit--avoiding mountains and other planes


The helos for southern Afghanistan





The view from the helo in Helmand Province, Afghanistan


A remote Marine camp along the border with Syria




Boarding the C130 in southern Afghanistan


Marine Commandant, Gen. James Conway


Marine Gen. Ron Johnson

Gen. Richard Zilmer, based at Okinawa, on the way to Kuwait from Afghanistan


The Commandant talks to Marines at a remote base in southern Afghanistan


A Town Hall in Farah Province, southern Afghanistan





Just miles from the Syrian border, in Iraq







All they want for Christmas....is the capture of Osama bin Laden


The Commandant and Sgt. Maj. Kent serve Christmas dinner to the Marines at TQ Air Field in Iraq


A "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree in southern Afghanistan