Bagram Airfield

Several troops -- and CBS 11 News reporter Keith Garvin and photographer Edgar Solis -- board a C-17 plane for a flight to Afghanistan. (credit: Keith Garvin/KTVT/KTXA)

Reflections On ‘Afghanistan: Embedded With Texas Troops’

CBS 11 News Anchor Keith Garvin looks back on his trip to Afghanistan, the military personnel he traveled with and met, and answers questions he’s been asked since returning. Given everything he’d do it all again.


Master Sergeant Brian Eckley (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Texas Soldier Training For Triathlon In Afghanistan

Brian Eckley from Fort Worth is training for a triathlon. But he is not along the Trinity Trail or White Rock Lake. The 17-year Army veteran is in Afghanistan.


MRAP armored vehicle being refueled (Keith Garvin/CBSDFW)

Soldiers In Afghanistan Fully Engaged In Combat

While many Americans are focused on the economy and this year’s presidential election, soldiers in Afghanistan are still in dangerous combat situations.


CBS11 photojournalist Edgar Solis (Keith Garvin/CBSDFW)

Afghanistan Diary: Another Day Of Indirect Fire

Another day of shooting video. Another day of dealing with indirect fire.


An aerial view of Afghanistan's Hindu Kush as seen from a Black Hawk helicopter.  (Photo credit Keith Garvin, CBS 11 News)

Afghanistan Diary: Sky High In The Hindu Kush

If you ever visit Afghanistan & need to travel around this rugged country I highly recommend doing so courtesy of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter!


A U.S. soldier in the turret of a MRAP armored vehicle. (credit: Keith Garvin/KTVT/KTXA)

Afghanistan Diary: Footchase Through The Market

Soldiers spotted a local man wearing an American Army uniform, a no-no for Afghans. The man took off running and a chase through a market ensued.


Platoon commander with Afghan kids outside Kabul (Ketih Garvin/CBSDFW)

Afghanistan Diary: Outside The Wire

Today Edgar & I took our first trip outside the wire of Bagram Airfield. We tagged along with a military police company out Fort Richardson in Alaska.


A look at Hotel California, where CBS 11 News reporter Keith Garvin and photographer Edgar Solis sleep while in Afghanistan on assignment. (credit: Keith Garvin/KTVT/KTXA)

Afghanistan Diary: Heating Up A Frigid Winter Night

We just spent about 40 minutes inside a concrete bunker after the base received indirect missile fire. The alarm sounded almost exactly at midnight.