03 Jun. 2008

General McKiernan assumes command of ISAF

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A formation is assembled for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Change of Command in ISAF Headquarters located at Kabul, Afghanistan. NATO-led ISAF is operating under a UN mandate aimed at improving security, governance, reconstruction and development. (NATO photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew E. Lynch, US Air Force.)

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A formation is assembled for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Change of Command at ISAF Headquarters located in Kabul, Afghanistan. NATO-led ISAF is operating under a UN mandate aimed at improving security, governance, reconstruction and development. (NATO photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew E. Lynch, US Air Force.)

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai stands alongside outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Commander, General Dan K. McNeill, Commander of Joint Forces Command Brunssum, General Egon Ramms, and incoming ISAF Commander, General David D. McKiernan as they pay respect to both countries' national anthems at the ISAF Change of Command Ceremony. NATO-led ISAF is operating under a UN mandate aimed at improving security, governance, reconstruction and development. (NATO photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew E. Lynch, US Air Force.)

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Command Sergeant Major Arthur L. Coleman, Jr. prepares to pass the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) colors to the outgoing ISAF Commander, General Daniel K. McNeill as General Egon Ramms, Commander of Joint Forces Command Brunssum and General David D. McKiernan, the incoming ISAF Commander stand by at the ISAF Change of Command Ceremony. NATO-led ISAF is operating under a UN mandate aimed at improving security, governance, reconstruction and development. (NATO photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew E. Lynch, US Air Force.)

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Outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Commander, General Dan K. McNeill passes the ISAF colors to General Egon Ramms, Commander of Joint Forces Command Brunssum as incoming ISAF Commander, General David D. McKiernan and Command Sergeant Major Arthur L. Coleman, Jr. stand by at the ISAF Change of Command Ceremony. NATO-led ISAF is operating under a UN mandate aimed at improving security, governance, reconstruction and development. (NATO photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew E. Lynch, US Air Force.)

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Incoming ISAF Commander, General David D. McKiernan accepts the ISAF colors from General Egon Ramms, Commander of Joint Forces Command Brunssum as outgoing ISAF Commander, General Dan K. McNeill and Command Sergeant Major Arthur L. Coleman, Jr. (left) stand by at the ISAF Change of Command Ceremony. NATO-led ISAF is operating under a UN mandate aimed at improving security, governance, reconstruction and development. (NATO photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew E. Lynch, US Air Force.)

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai speaks to the audience in attendance at the International Security Assistance Force Change of Command Ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan. NATO-led ISAF is operating under a UN mandate aimed at improving security, governance, reconstruction and development. (NATO photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew E. Lynch, US Air Force.)

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai congratulates outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Commander, Dan K. McNiell as Commander of Joint Forces Command Brunssum, General Egon Ramms, and incoming ISAF Commander, General David D. McKiernan stand by at the ISAF Change of Command. NATO-led ISAF is operating under a UN mandate aimed at improving security, governance, reconstruction and development. (NATO photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew E. Lynch, US Air Force.)

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai congratulates and welcomes incoming International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Commander, David D. McKiernan as Commander of Joint Forces Command Brunssum, General Egon Ramms, and outgoing ISAF Commander, General Dan K. McNiell stand by at the ISAF Change of Command. NATO-led ISAF is operating under a UN mandate aimed at improving security, governance, reconstruction and development. (NATO photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew E. Lynch, US Air Force.)