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February 03, 2011
 Hundreds turn out for screening of documentary film Shepherds of Helmand, which highlights Oregon Soldiers' 2008 Afghanistan deployment.
 
110203-F-1639C-005.JPG: Mark Browning (right), speaks to a news reporter before the premier of the Shepherds of Helmand, at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, Ore., Feb. 3. The documentary film followed Browning and his fellow Oregon Soldiers, who were part of an Embedded Training Team tasked with training members of the Afghan National Army, in 2008. The team was primarily stationed in the Helmand Province, a region notorious not only for its opium production but also as a Taliban stronghold. Images captured by the Soldiers using hand-held video cameras became the basis for the 90-minute documentary, directed by local filmmaker, Gary Mortensen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

110203-F-1639C-029.JPG: KOIN-6 News anchor Jeff Gianola, (left), speaks with Gary Mortensen, director of the documentary, Shepherds of Helmand, at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, Ore., Feb. 3. The 90-minute documentary film followed 17 Oregon Soldiers, who were part of an Embedded Training Team tasked with training members of the Afghan National Army, in Afghanistan in 2008. Images captured by the Soldiers using hand-held video cameras became the basis for the 90-minute documentary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).

110203-F-1639C-072.JPG: Four of the Oregon Soldiers featured in the independent documentary film, Shepherds of Helmand, conduct a question and answer forum following the premier of the film at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, Ore., Feb. 3. Hundreds turned out for the screening of the 90-minute film, which featured footage captured by the Soldiers using hand-held video cameras during their 2008 deployment to Afghanistan to train members of the Afghan National Army. From left to right are: Mark Browning, Jerry Glessman, David Hagen and Paul Dyer. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office).