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Photos published July 3, 2006

Submitted by Sgt. Joshua Carnes, Task Force MED 344th, Abu Ghraib, Iraq. My friend Sgt. Gerardi was talking to a group of us, when I noticed the reflection in his goggles made for a pretty cool distortion. So, I asked him to hold still for a second, and this is what we came up with.

Submitted by Eric Aubrey, Project Manager, Afghanistan Engineer District. Chief Petty Officer Samuel Montes, a Seabee assigned to the Office of Security Cooperation-(Afghanistan)–Defense Reform Directorate-Engineering, strikes a friendly pose with a group of Afghan kids and their donkey in Kabul.

Submitted by Dennis Campbell, Afghanistan Engineer District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A C-130 Hercules tactical aircraft makes its final approach to land on the operational part of the runway at Kandahar Airfield. The flight path is across and directly in line with the runway’s new concrete touchdown, an Afghanistan Engineer District project currently under construction.

Submitted by Terry L. Hardy. This was a fast-moving sandstorm coming into the base at Taji, Iraq, in early May. The pictures were taken at the national maintenance shop.

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