Security forces, 2008
Ben Bloker ©Stars and StripesKunduz, Afghanistan, May, 2008:Staff Sgt. Kevin Parke scans the perimeter for possible threats as distinguished visitors and high-ranking local police offload a C-130 on a remote airfield in Kunduz. Parke is part of a the 445th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Fly Away Security Team, specially trained to accompany military transport aircraft to airfields that do not have established security.
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