by Lt. Benjamin Addison Farah PRT
FARAH, Afghanistan – Members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah welcomed professional fighters as part of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour here today.
From left: Martial arts trainer Greg Thompson, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Nick Ring, U.S. Army Capt. Terell Jones, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremiah Thompson and Alen Sinanovic, dining facility supervisor, pose for a group photo during an autograph signing session at Forward Operating Base Farah, Farah province, Afghanistan on April 20. The fighters meet with deployed service members as part of a morale tour coordinated by Armed Forces Entertainment.
Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters Nick Ring and Mike Swick, Abu Dhabi Combat Club fighter Ben Baxter, and martial arts trainer Greg Thompson posed for photos with service members during an autograph signing session at Forward Operating Base Farah.
U.S. Army Capt. Terell Jones escorted the visitors and gave them a brief tour of the base. “I feel honored that they decided to come to Farah to lift up the morale of the service members and civilians here,” Jones said.
“Being in Afghanistan is so much different than home. It’s interesting to see how you guys are living. For me to meet the service members on the on the front line, I’m just as honored to meet them as they might be to meet me. I’m glad I jumped at the chance to be here,” Ring said.