U.S. Soldiers Meet with Afghan Officials in Farah, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Thaddaeus Hendershot, left, conducts a pre-mission briefing on Forward Operating Base Farah before departing to meet with the chief justice of Farah province in Farah, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Nkelo Kurtz, left, listens to a briefing before a mission to visit the chief justice of Farah province in Farah, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012.   U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • A U.S. civilian member of coalition forces' Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah shakes hands with Farah province Chief Justice Shams Ur-Rahman before a luncheon meeting in Farah, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Farah province Chief Justice Shams Ur-Rahman, center, shares a laugh while providing a tour of his office building to Chris Geurtsen, left, USAID field program officer, and Lt. Col. Mark Martin, right, civil affairs team lead for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah in Farah, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Sal Somoza, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Matt Cullen, center, provide security during a luncheon meeting at the Farah chief justice's office in Farah, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012.   U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Farah province Chief Justice Shams Ur-Rahman offers a traditional Afghan meal to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah civil affairs lead Lt. Col. Mark Martin and U.S. State Department representative, Ray Sudweeks, during a meeting in Farah, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Farah province Chief Justice Shams Ur-Rahman, center, shares a laugh with civilian and military members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah during a luncheon meeting at his office in Farah, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Samnith Thy, left, and Spc. Thaxal Potter, right, take part in a traditional Afghan meal during a visit to the Farah province chief justice's office in Farah, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012.   U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Blake Shumway interacts with Afghan boys in front of the provincial chief justice's office in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Samnith Thy maintains a watchful eye while providing security outside the provincial chief justice's office in Farah, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012.   U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup