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J.J. Green prepares for convoy in a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles MRAP to Alexanders Castle. (WTOP Photo)
J.J. Green prepares for convoy in a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles MRAP to Alexander's Castle. (WTOP Photo)
An interpreter (foreground) hides his face from the picture. (J.J. GreenWTOP Photo)
An interpreter (foreground) hides his face from the picture. (J.J. Green/WTOP Photo)
An exhausted Capt. Steve Wackowski waits in front of the building called the Alamo for a chopper out of Qalat. (J.J. GreenWTOP Photo)
An exhausted Capt. Steve Wackowski waits in front of the building called the Alamo for a chopper out of Qalat. (J.J. Green/WTOP Photo)
WTOPs J.J. Green is seen with members of the U.S. military preparing for a convey in Afghanistan. (WTOP Photo)
WTOP's J.J. Green is seen with members of the U.S. military preparing for a convey in Afghanistan. (WTOP Photo)
Capt. Wackowksi and WTOPs J.J. Green prepare to chopper out of F.O.B. Smart. (WTOP Photo)
Capt. Wackowksi and WTOP's J.J. Green prepare to chopper out of F.O.B. Smart. (WTOP Photo)
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J.J. Green prepares to go on foot patrol with the U.S. military in Afghanistan. (WTOP Photo)
J.J. Green prepares to go on foot patrol with the U.S. military in Afghanistan. (WTOP Photo)
Bob Settje, senior U.S. civilian at PRT Zabul, and Jesse Alvarado are seen in Zabul. (WTOP PhotoJ.J. Green)
Bob Settje, senior U.S. civilian at PRT Zabul, and Jesse Alvarado are seen in Zabul. (WTOP Photo/J.J. Green)
Ahmadie shows distrust as he answers questions. (WTOP Photo)
Ahmadie shows distrust as he answers questions. (WTOP Photo)
Ahmadie, left, is skeptical about a strange American asking him questions about his life and his family. Army Maj. J.D. Loftis translates J.J. Greens questions. (WTOP Photo)
Ahmadie, left, is skeptical about a strange American asking him questions about his life and his family. Army Maj. J.D. Loftis translates J.J. Green's questions. (WTOP Photo)
Helicopters land on this airstrip at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. (J.J. GreenWTOP Photo)
Helicopters land on this airstrip at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. (J.J. Green/WTOP Photo)
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U.S. Air Force Captain Steve Wackowski and WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green at a small base bazaar at Kandahar Air Field. (WTOP PhotoJ.J. Green)
U.S. Air Force Captain Steve Wackowski and WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green at a small base bazaar at Kandahar Air Field. (WTOP Photo/J.J. Green)
An aerial view of Kandahar Air Field. (WTOP PhotoJ.J. Green)
An aerial view of Kandahar Air Field. (WTOP Photo/J.J. Green)
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Jayson Werth's Beard

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