U.S. Troops Attend Women's Meeting in Farah, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spcs. Brandon Russell, left, and Giovanni Gonzalez, right, provide security outside a key leader meeting to discuss women's isues in Farah city, Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2012. Russell and Gonzalez are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. The women's shura was held in conjunction with the 16-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women and to give local women the chance to speak with provincial leaders. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • A U.S. service member, left, a U.S. civilian, center, and an Afghan woman who serves on the Farah Provincial Council, right, take part in a senior meeting on women's issues in Farah, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2012. The soldier is assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • An Afghan woman holds a baby girl during a meeting among local women and provincial leaders in Farah, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Megan Garcia provides security outside a women's shura in Farah, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2012. Garcia, a operations specialist tactical watchstander, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • A young Afghan woman looks on during a women's meeting in Farah, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Afghan women and a U.S. military observer look at a pamphlet distributed during a meeting of provincial leaders on women's issues in Farah, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Navy seaman Brian Mays provides security outside a key leader meeting on women's issues in Farah, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2012. Mays, a hospital corpsman, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Michael Jones provides security outside a key leader meeting on women's issues in Farah, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2012. Jones is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Capt. Jacob Estrada provides security outside a key leader meeting on women's issues in Farah, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2012. Estrada is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup