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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers of 1249 Engineer Battalion settle in to Afghanistan mission
 
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P1010097: Soldiers of the 1249 Engineer Battalion, Task Force Gridley, stand outside the steps of the Sharana Orphanage in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31, 2011. The orphanage was established by the outgoing Task Force Red Dragon, 1092 Engineer Battalion and will be completed with the help of local contractors and the incoming 1249 Engineer Battalion. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Army).

110131-A-4349R-369: Task Force Gridley Commander Lt. Col. Kevin Dial interacts with children of the Sharana Orphanage in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31, 2011. The children received toys, clothes and school supplies, which had been donated from schools and churches in the United States. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anna Rutherford, 1249 Engineer Battalion Public Affairs).

110131-A-4349R-396: Task Force Gridley, 1249 Engineer Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Kevin Dial and 1092 Engineer Battalion, Task Force Red Dragon Civil Military Officer Capt. Rocky Hodges discuss critical infrastructure needs with Sharana City's Social Labor Director, Shadhi Khan in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31, 2011. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anna Rutherford, 1249 Engineer Battalion Public Affairs).