In June and July 2008, 3rd Brigade deployed to Eastern Afghanistan under the command of CJTF-101, relieving the 173rd Airborne Brigade and taking control of the Kunar, Nuristan, Nangarhar, and Laghman provinces. One of the brigades infantry battalions, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry, was tasked out down south in the Kandahar province outside of the brigade command. Main focuses of the brigade and PRT were to protect population centers such as Jalalabad and Asadabad and help develop the local economy through the construction of roads, and provide security while doing so. The brigade returned to Ft. Hood, Texas in July 2009 after a year of combat in which they recorded over 1000 firefights, over 1000 enemy killed, over 500 bombs dropped, 26,000 rounds of artillery fire and over 400 Purple Hearts awarded.
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This unique design by artist Jeff Bartels features a chaotic skull combined with the flag of Afghanistan. Paint splatters and drips surround the skull which helps to create the wild chaotic look. This stylish decorated skull is a great way to show off your Afghan pride and patriotism.
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This adorable design by artist Jeff Bartels features a small girl playing an old acoustic guitar painted with the flag of Afghanistan. The exaggerated features along with the large head and eyes give the design a stylish cartoon or anime look. The girl is decorated with Day of the Dead sugar skull make up which includes a star, flower pedals and swirls. Three red roses appear in the woman’s jet black hair that is echoed in her Gothic dress and boots. This unique little guitarist girl is a stylish combination of music and Afghan pride.
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This unique design features a cute baby elephant painted with the flag of Afghanistan. The over sized head and small body along with the details in the skin create a beautiful combination of a cartoon and realistic look. Reading glasses sit on the seated elephants nose which gives the pattern a playful look and intelligent, nerdy feel. This adorable design is a great way to show off your Afghan pride.
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The War in Afghanistan (or the American war in Afghanistan) is the period in which the United States invaded Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks. Supported initially by close allies, they were later joined by NATO beginning in 2003. It followed the Afghan Civil War's 1996–2001 phase. Its public aims were to dismantle al-Qaeda and to deny it a safe base of operations in Afghanistan by removing the Taliban from power. Key allies, including the United Kingdom, supported the U.S. from the start to the end of the phase. This phase of the War is the longest war in United States history.
C Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, conducted the various training exercises during in July 2003, while in Djibouti including known distance ranges, both in Djibouti and Ethiopia; reflexive fire ranges, both in Djibouti and Ethiopia; AK-47 range for familiarization of the weapon system; familiarization ranges for shotguns and 9 mm pistols; external sling load training with Heavy Marine Helicopter Company (HMH-461) both day and night iterations to help certify them; its mortar platoon underwent training on the mortar ballistic computer and the plotting board to further their proficiency. They also conducted military to military training in Hurso and provided a security mission in the capital Addis Ababa.
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The brigade deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III from August 2004 to January 2006. During this tour of duty, the 155th HBCT suffered 15 fatalities. The brigade served under the II Marine Expeditionary Force. In 2009, the brigade was deployed again to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in September 2002
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The 5th SFG was first deployed as a battlefield advisory group for the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). By February 1965, it was deployed as a mainstay battle force once the war was in full swing and irregular units of the Vietnam People's Army, and other communist bloc insurgents. They used unconventional and conventional warfare, and were some of the last soldiers the United States pulled out of Vietnam.
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