We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 8, 2011

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Ghazni, Afghanistan— Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division, the Afghan National Police, and the Afghan National Army’s 203rd Corps assemble for a recognition ceremony for Operation Maiwand. The operation was initiated and planned by the Afghan National Army and was carried out with the help of the ANP and Task Force Fury. Together they conducted security and military operations and delivered humanitarian aid in Ghazni Province to gain support from the Afghan people.
(U.S. Navy Photo/ Petty Officer First Class David M. Votroubek)

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