1st combat camera

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22 September 2010
Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan

Soldiers from Oscar Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, take a moment to rest in their established leaguer in the Panjwa’i district of Kandahar province.

In close cooperation with Afghan National Security Force, 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group provides security by conducting counter-insurgency operations throughout Panjwa’i district located south-west of Kandahar City. The Battle Group conducts partnered operations with the 2nd Kandak of the 1st Brigade, 205 Corps of the Afghan National army, Afghan National Police and the Panjwa’i district Governor in order to advance governance, reconstruction and security in the area.

Operation ATHENA is Canada’s participation in the International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan. Focused on Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan since the fall of 2005, Op ATHENA has one over-arching objective: to leave Afghanistan to Afghans, in a country that is better governed, more peaceful and more secure.

Photo: Corporal Shilo Adamson, Canadian Forces Combat Camera
© 2010 DND-MDN Canada

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Playing both sides of the lens.

Airman 1st Class Daniel Johnston, 1st Combat Camera Squadron broadcaster, mans the turret position on a Humvee with an M4 carbine rifle while scanning for Improvised Explosive Devices and enemy forces during the Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at North Auxiliary Airfield, S.C. The exercise was organized to sharpen airmen’s skills and their ability to operate as combat documentation specialists in hostile environments.

(U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan, 17 JAN 2014.)

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: A feast for the eye.

Airmen from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Combat Camera Squadrons huddle around a fire after completing a full day of tactical training in the field during the Ability to Survive and Operate exercise at North Auxiliary Air Field, S.C. The 1st Combat Camera Squadron located at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., hosted the Ability to Survive and Operate Exercise Jan. 6-17.

(U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan, 15 JAN 2014.)