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Photos published February 13, 2006

Submitted by Sgt. Joshua Carnes, unit photographer for the 344th Combat Support Hospital based out of Abu Ghraib, Iraq. Over the course of the eight months we've been in the country and I've shot some pretty cool pictures including this one of a U.S. soldier silhouetted against the Iraq sky.

Submitted by Capt. Michelle Vergara. Soldiers of the 50th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) switch out a bay from the Mussayib Assault Float Bridge. This bay was damaged from the heavy traffic it sustains from U.S. armed forces and Iraqi civilian traffic. The bridge is located south of FOB Iskandariyah, home to the 1-67 Armor Battalion.

Submitted by Eric Aubrey, Project Manager, Afghanistan Engineer District. Spc. Christopher Hopkins and Master Sgt. David Ballard lead a group of soldiers on a recon of Pol-e-Charkhi Detention Facility, located on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, a couple days prior to a site visit by contractors to bid on an upcoming renovation project of the facility. The soldiers are assigned to the Afghanistan Engineer District.

Submitted by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Thompson, 528th Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control). Thompson said a convoy was traveling through his camp in Iraq and taking a break Feb. 6 at Camp Echo. He asked permission to take the picture. Will Ferrell, aka. Ron Burgundy, could not be reached for comment.

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