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Vehicles pass within inches of each other through the darkened Salang Tunnel in Parwan province, Afghanistan.  While there are other routes through the Hindu Kush, the tunnel is the quickest, most efficient road and deemed most protected from insurgent attacks.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. Derek M. Smith, 411th Engineer Brigade)

The Salang Tunnel has been the site of many disasters. Inside the tunnel can be pitch black. The air is filled with deadly carbon monoxide. After decades of conflict and neglect, Afghan and NATO leadership concluded something had to be done.
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Aerial view of Farah City, Farah province, Afghanistan from the gunner's mount of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a flight Nov. 11. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup/released)r

This is the first in a series of posts from Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah and their mission in Afghanistan.
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DoDLive Video GFXv2

The Old Guard’s Presidential Salute Battery must be perfect and precise in this timing.
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DoDLive Video 183X108

“No matter where you are in the world, no matter who you plan to vote for, please exercise the very privilege that you’re willing to fight and die for in order to protect.”
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090816-N-4205W-033 JOHN C STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (Aug. 16, 2009) Special warfare combatant-craft crewmen (SWCC) from Special Boat Team 22 operate a special operations craft-riverine (SOC-R) during the filming of a scene in an upcoming major motion picture. The movie is due in theaters in 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Kathryn Whittenberger/Released)

The U.S. Navy is a lean, mean fighting machine! Here’s a look at the world’s most formidable fighting force in action, like you’ve never seen it before!
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