Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team Visits Gardez City, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Raul Martinez stands guard outside the provincial governor’s compound in Paktia province, Afghanistan, while Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team members meet with local leaders, Feb. 7, 2009. Martinez is assigned to 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment.   DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III
  • U.S. Army Spc. Eric Sargent scans the rooftops and buildings while providing security for the Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team in Gardez City, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2009. Sargent is assigned to 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason Schultz provides perimeter security at the site of an old prison in Paktia province, Afghanistan, as Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team members tour the area Feb. 11, 2009. Schultz, a platoon sergeant, is assigned to 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Peter Tyo holds local children back as a convoy readies to leave after a mission in Paktia province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2009. Tyo is assigned to 1st Battalion, 178th Infantr Regiment. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason Schultz loads his rifle into the back of a mine-resistent,  ambush-protected vehicle as he prepares to leave on a mission “outside the wire” in Paktia province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2009. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III
  • U.S. Army soldiers drive a convoy into Gardez City, Afghanistan, the Paktia provincial capital, to meet with local officials, Feb. 17, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III
  • U.S. Army Spc. Raul Martinez and Cpl. Michael Maher stand guard at a building in downtown Gardez City, Afghanistan, while Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team leaders meet with local officials, Feb. 17, 2009. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Michael Dionido scans the streets of the Paktia provincial capital of Gardez City, Afghanistan, during a visit by Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team members, Feb. 17, 2009. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Michael Dionido talks to a boy during a visit by the Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team to the Paktia provincial hospital, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2009. Dionido is assigned to 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, and provides security for the team. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Heriberto Medina gives a pen to a little girl at the hospital in Paktia province, Afghanistan, during a stop by the Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team, Feb. 17, 2009. Medina, assigned to 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, is part of a unit that usually carries pens and candy to give to children. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III
  • U.S. Army soldiers scan the area after the convoy including Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team members stopped during a mission to drop humanitarian aide in the Sayed Karem district, Afghanistan, Feb. 24, 2009. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III