Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visits Afghanistan

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., traveled to Afghanistan this week to visit deployed Soldiers and meet with International Security Assistance Force leadership. Here are some of the photos from his trip.

 

Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., receives an update from a US State Dept. official in the International Security Assistance Force headqauters, Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2010.   Casey traveled to Afghanistan so he could visit deployed Soldiers and meet with ISAF leadership throughout the various regions. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen

US and Romanian Soldiers huddle to listen to an address from the Chief of Staff of the US Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., at Camp Laughman, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2010.

 

2nd Stryker Cavalry Regimental Commander Col. James Blackburn, observes one of his Soldiers reicieve an award from the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr.,at Camp Laughman, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2010.  2SCG trace its lineage back to the early part of the 19th century. 2SCR is the longest continuously serving Regiment in the United States Army. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen

 

Gen. George W. Casey, the Army Chief of Staff, shakes hands with Staff Sgt. Joseph Perminas, a 32 year old native of Antiock, Il. with Company A, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during an awards ceremony at Forward Operating Base Wilson, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Oct.12 . Casey pinned Perminas with a Purple Heart for shrapnel wounds he received to his lower back when a hand grenade exploded in Zharay, Oct. 2. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joe Padula, 2nd BCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.

Chief of Staff of the US Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., boards a C-130 at Bagram, Afghanistan, on Oct. 13, 2010. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen