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New photos of Vt. Guard in Afghanistan

August 12, 2010

Another group of photos WCAX News Photographer Lance MacKenzie took while in Afghanistan. The complete captions didn't fit in our slideshow viewer, so here they are:

PHOTO CAPTIONS:

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Sgt First Class Mary Beth Martel from St. Albans, Vt., and Warrant Officer Melissa Rice from Fairfax, Vt., complete their morning PT. Both work in personnel with the 86th Brigade HQ, Task Force Wolverine, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. August 9, 2010

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Members of the 1-101st Field Artillery of the 86th Brigade, Vermont National Guard, mentor local police departments in Kabul, Afghanistan. Pictured from left to right are Mohammad (a VNG interpreter), Captain Justin Quiet of Westford, Vt., Colonel Mahmmood Majidi, Police Chief for District 10 of the Kabul Police Department, Sgt. First Class Matthew Gaddoys of Northfield, Vt., Sgt. Barry Cadorette of Hardwick, Vt., Sgt. Chris Rodger of Fairfax, Vt. August 9, 2010

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First Lt. Sean Harkins from Philadelphia, Penn., with one of the many children that greet the members of the Vermont National Guard as they visit one of the inner city KPD police stations in Kabul, Afghanistan. Harkins is Platoon Leader for Bravo Battery of the 1-101st Field Artillery, 86th Brigade, VNG. August 9, 2010

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Specialist William Fitzgerald of Grand Isle, Vt., with B Company Supply Battalion of the 186th Brigade fabricates a storage rack at Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. August 9, 2010

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Staff Sgt. Wayne Thebarge of Colchester, Vt., and Private Adam Lord of Waterbury, Vt., at the tool room counter for the maintenance shop at Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. Both are members of the B Company Supply Battalion of the 186th Brigade Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. August 9, 2010

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Lieutenant Chris Stafford of Fairfax, Vt., holds some beef jerky that is made in Vermont. "One of the comforts of home I've been missing," said Stafford, the Executive Officer for the HQ Co, 186th Brigade Supply Battalion at Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. August 10, 2010

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Waheed Jewelry & Gift Shop is one of the many on-base shops owned by local Afghan Nationals at Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. Sgt. Robin Wing of South Burlington, Vt., takes a closer look at a lapis ring. Lapis is a precious stone found only in Afghanistan. Sgt. Wing works in Human Resources with the 186th Brigade Support Battalion at Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. August 10, 2010

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Specialist Scott Whitaker of Waterbury, Vt., drives an up-armor Humvee through the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. Spec. Whitaker is a member of Alpha Company, 186th Battalion Support Brigade based at Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. August 10, 2010

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Sgt. Dana Coughlin from South Newfane, Vt., is a truck commander with Alpha Company, 186th Battalion Support Brigade for the 86th Brigade Combat Team, Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. August 10, 2010

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Sgt David Ferrara from Milton, Vt., mans a Humvee turret mount crew serve weapon while on convoy through the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. Sgt. Ferrara is a member of Alpha Company, 186th Battalion Support Brigade based at Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. August 10, 2010

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Lt. Eric Robertson of Lubbock, Texas, enjoys some Vermont-made beef jerky before heading back out on convoy through the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. Lt. Robertson is Truck Platoon Leader for Alpha Company, 186th Battalion Support Brigade based at Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. August 10, 2010

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