Photo of the Day: Operation Teddy Bear — Take It Or Else!

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“U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Joseph R. Frescatore and an Afghanistan border policeman hand a child a stuffed animal outside of Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, Aug. 31. Soldiers of B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 38th Cav. Regt. and the ABP were working together to hand out stuffed animals to the local children.”

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristina Truluck, 55th Signal Company) Date Taken: 08.31.2011

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristina Truluck, 55th Signal Company) Date Taken: 08.31.2011

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Photo of the Day: Key Leader Engagement and No Monkey Panky

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“An Afghan National Army pet monkey sits on top of an Advanced Combat Helmet observing a favorite cigar belonging to U.S. Army 1st Lt. John Pleasants from 127th Military Police Company, Fort Carlson, during a Key Leader Engagement in Marawarh district of Konar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 9, 2011. Pleasants is a part of a routine Key Leader Engagement operation that enables Task Force Cacti, 2-35th Infantry Division win over the local population and show the insurgents they are no longer able to use Marawarah district for safe haven.”

U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tia Sokimson/Released; Date Taken:09.09.2011

U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tia Sokimson/Released; Date Taken:09.09.2011

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Photo of the Day: As Green As It Gets — In Afghanistan

BAMYAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A farmer cuts alfalfa in a field near the town of Bamyan June 16, 2012. Many farms in the area are still planted and harvested entirely by hand. The Bamyan Provincial Reconstruction Team has been labouring to replace these kinds of outdated farming techniques with mechanization (tractors) and other modern advancements. Potatoes have become the main cash crop for the province, contributing millions of dollars to its economy every year. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)