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Thursday, December 6, 2012

PHOTOS: Gov. Brewer Ready To Launch Drone, Posing With Arizona Soldiers, More

Now that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has left Afghanistan, the embargo on her trip there has been lifted.  Her office was very secretive, which resulted in a lot of "Where In the World Is Jan Brewer?", or "Where's Jan-O?" publicity around the country.  Amazingly, her gubernatorial travel buddy - Missouri Governor Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon (D) - had no such problems.

The two governors were brought to Afghanistan by the U.S. Military, and were able to interact with some of the soldiers from their states.

Here are some pictures of Brewer, released by the private contractor that handles public affairs for the U.S. Military in Afghanistan.

(Caption: Warrant Officer Joseph Tyson, an Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Operator assigned to 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and attached to Task Force Steel at FOB Frontenac, explains how the launch controls for the RQ-7 Shadow function.)
(Caption: Sgt. 1st Class Jason Packard, assigned to 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment , 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and attached to Task Force Steel at FOB Frontenac, explains some of the capabilities of the Stryker vehicle.)
Ariz. Gov. Janice K. Brewer poses Dec. 5 for a photo with soldiers from her home state who are currently deployed to Afghanistan with 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. 

There was military action in Afghanistan while the Governors were there, including a couple of operations that resulted in deaths or arrests of either "insurgent" or "Taliban" leaders.  The U.S. currently has approximately 68,000 combat troops in Afghanistan as part of the NATO efforts, and the deployment of combat troops is currently scheduled to end in 2014.


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