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Talking with heroes

A group of soldiers stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, pose for a photograph after participating in a new internet radio show interview Jan. 4. The show, “Talking with heroes” encourages soldiers to discuss their work during deployment. Since the show's launch in December 2012, 12 Task Force Centurion soldiers have participated and half of those were from the Texas Army National Guard’s 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of Round Rock, Texas.



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This work, Talking with heroes, by CPT Marvin Baker, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.04.2013

Date Posted:01.11.2013 06:38

Photo ID:812632

VIRIN:130104-A-QL246-542

Resolution:2100x1174

Size:913.87 KB

Location:KABUL, AFGlobe

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  • Gen. Mohammad Farooq, a police district chief in Kabul, Afghanistan, directs Afghan National Security Forces officers during an insurgent attack training exercise Jan. 27 in Kabul. Members of Task Force Centurion’s Police Advisory Team, who oversaw portions of the training event, regularly provide key mentoring to police officers in 30 districts around Kabul. Task Force Centurion is comprised of Army National Guard soldiers from Texas, New Jersey and Georgia.
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  • Mongolian Expeditionary Task Force VII hosted a transfer of authority ceremony April 6 marking the end of their seven-month deployment where they were responsible for base security at Camp Eggers in Kabul. 
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