I wear a long sleeved short and cover my hair to respect the religious observance.
Before leaving the wire, troops are reminded by Major Pitchford to respect the religious fasting from sunrise to sunset, observed by the locals during this time.
Blatant eating in front of the Afghans could come across as an insult and the Marines are concentrated on winning the hearts and minds of the local population.
Morrison teaches photojournalism and multimedia reporting at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in Eugene, Ore.
Bagby is a freelance multimedia journalist who spent 10 months embedded with the Oregon National Guard in Iraq for KVAL.com.