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Flag-Raising

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Raising the flag in partnership – ANA/ISAF/ANP – Bala Murghab, February 2010.

Photo by Deke Gassett of the United States of America.

Contest entry C0070.

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Boots on the Ground

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An Afghan National Army soldier stands at attention in formation March 15, 2010, Southern Afghanistan. The soldier has served in the ANA for five years and has had the same pair of boots the entire time. As phase III operations, due to take place this summer in Kandahar city, gets closer he hopes to be issued a new pair of boots for combat.

Photo by Kenny Holston of the United States of America.

Contest entry C0069.

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Who’s Back There?

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An Afghan National Army Soldier with the 205th Corps takes a look behind himself before falling into formation, in preparation for General Qsime, Afghan National Army 205th Corps vice commander’s visit, March 4, 2010, Southern Afghanistan. General Qsime and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matthew Bedwell, 205th Coalition Mentor Team deputy commander stopped at four different Forward Operating Bases and visited over 400 205th Corps ANA soldiers to discuss upcoming combat operations and quality of life issues at each location.

Photo by Kenny Holston of the United States of America.

Contest entry C0068.

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In the Doorway

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An Afghan soldier with the 3-1/205 Afghan National Army stands in a doorway of a compound with his weapon, while waiting for the rest of his team to move out, Feb. 5, 2010, Southern Afghanistan. Canadian Forces 3rd KANDAK 1/205 Corps and the U.S. Army Charlie Company 2508 Task Force Fury worked together mentoring the 3-1/205 Afghan National Army for a successful execution of Operation Mesmar. The mission objective was to clear several villages and fruit orchards in the southern most half of Terot Kulacha in search of IED’s, weapons caches and illegal drugs.

Photo by Kenny Holston of the United States of America.

Contest entry C0067.

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Muddy Patrol

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The reflection of an Afghan Soldier with the 3-1/205 Afghan National Army appears in a puddle on a village road after a heavy rain fall, Feb. 5, 2010, Southern Afghanistan. Canadian Forces 3rd KANDAK 1/205 Corps and the U.S. Army Charlie Company 2508 Task Force Fury worked together mentoring the 3-1/205 Afghan National Army for a successful execution of Operation Mesmar. The mission objective was to clear several villages and fruit orchards in the southern most half of Terot Kulacha in search of IED’s, weapons caches and illegal drugs.

Photo by Kenny Holston of the United States of America.

Contest entry C0066.

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Cigarette Break in the Green Zone

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An ANA soldier smokes during a break while on foot patrol in the Green Zone 20th July 2008.

Photo by Andy Barnham of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry C0062.

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Orders Prior to Foot Patrol

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An ANA Comd giving orders to his Sgts prior to a foot patrol in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, 29th April.

Photo by Andy Barnham of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry C0061.

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Medical Assistance

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An ANA Medic Sgt helps a child in Bowland District, Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, 29th May 2008.

Photo by Andy Barnham of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry C0060.

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Heading Home

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Two cousins in the ANA share a joke as they finish a foot patrol in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province before heading back to their camp, 29th April 2008.

Photo by Andy Barnham of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry C0059.

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By the People for the People

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An ANA Sgt speaking to a local during a foot patrol. The child in the foreground is holding a ANSF leaflet promoting ANSF co operation with locals. Taken on 19th May 2008 in Safean District, Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province.

Photo by Andy Barnham of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry C0058.

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