U.S. Army Sgt. Crystal Cornejo, left, and Staff Sgt. Farrell Thomey, right, and Sgt. Patrick Deleonguerrero, rear, maneuver down a snow and ice covered hill during a presence patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2012. Cornejo, Thomey, and Deleonguerrero are assigned to the 1186th Military Police Company. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Catherine Threat.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta enters a press conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 14, 2011. Panetta said the United States was committed to working with the Afghan government to promote a free and independent country. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.
Afghan National Army soldiers from the second all-female officer candidate school class march to their graduation ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 24, 2011. DoD photo by Mass Communication 1st Class Elizabeth Thompson, U.S. Navy.
A U.S. service member distributes donated supplies to students at the Bibi Mahrow school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 12, 2011. The troops are assigned to the Medical Embedded Training Team, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, at the New Kabul Compound. U.S. Army photo by Erika Stetson.
U.S. Marines deliver supplies to a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2011. The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens & Paper for Peace, a charitable organization, provided the materials. It routinely collects and send supplies to U.S. military personnel to distribute in war-torn countries where conflict has interrupted education for children. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Catherine Threat.
U.S. Army Sgt. Jaclyn Guzman maintains visual surveillance as shots are fired and explosions erupt from a building in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 13, 2011. Afghan and coalition forces trapped the insurgents in the partially-constructed building they were using as a firing position, and conducted a floor-by-floor clearing operation. Guzman is assigned to the U.S. Forces Afghanistan Protective Service Detail.U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Catherine Threat.
U.S. Forces Afghanistan troops maintain security and return fire during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 13, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Catherine Threat.
Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Cosca scans his surroundings while flying in an Mi-17 Aug. 29, 2011, over Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan. Cosca is an aerial gunner assigned to the 444th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron in Kabul, Afghanistan. Defense Department photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Smith.
PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Eighty men from Parwan, Kapisa and Panjshir Provinces, Afghanistan, attend a ceremony to mark the beginning of their training at the Korean Vocational Training Center on Bagram Airfield March 7. They are the second group to attend the school. The first class had 85 members, 80 of which are currently working on Bagram or in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. James Wilton, Task Force Red Bulls Public Affairs)
An International Secuirty Assistance Force member shops at an all-woman ran bazaar held at Headquarters ISAF in Kabul on Tuesday. The bazaar was held in celebration of International Women's Day and to honor the women of Afghanistan who are making progress in freedom and equality in their country. Photo by Staff Sgt. Stacey Haga.
Master Sgt. Chris Neufeld helps an Afghan air force loadmaster-in-training apply a jack to a C-27 Spartan during an off-load mission at the Afghan air force base Feb. 21, 2011, in Kabul. Sergeant Nuefeld is a NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan C-27 loadmaster adviser with the 538th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron. (U.S. Navy photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Vladimir Potapenko)
Soldiers of the 19th and 20th Bulgarian contingents of the Bulgarian Armed Forces salute Col. Tsekovski, outgoing 19th Bulgarian contingent commander, and incoming 20th Bulgarian contingent commander, Col. Gerdzhikov after a transition of authority ceremony Feb. 15, at Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gerdzhikov will lead the 20th, which will provide force protection for several different bases throughout the KBC. Sgt. Rebecca Linder.
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Command Chief Master Sgt. Richard Parsons views the Afghan air force base at Kabul from an Mi-17 helicopter, during a tour of NATO, Afghan and U.S. installations Jan. 19, 2011. Chief Parsons is the command chief of U.S. Air Forces Central. (U.S. Navy photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jared E. Walker)