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Jason Chudy ©Stars and StripesAfghanistan, March, 2004: Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment wait for takeoff at Kandahar Airfield. The Hawaii-based troops were on their way to Firebase Shkin to relieve soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment.

RELATED MATERIAL: Stars and Stripes' 2004 story about the 2nd Battalion troops.


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