U.S. Troops Continue Mission in Bala Boluk, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah security force soldiers prepare for a morning mission to Bala Boluk, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2013. The team's mission is to train, advise and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district and provincial levels in Farah province.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Giovanni Gonzalez maintains a watchful eye as he travels to Bala Boluk, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2013. Gonzalez is a member of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Capt. Jacob Estrada follows Sgt. 1st Class Sal Somoza during a dismounted patrol to view a well site outside a meeting with leaders in Bala Boluk, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2013. Estrada and Somoza are members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Baudin, right, talks with an Afghan elder in Bala Boluk, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Kaleb Propst provides security during a mission in Bala Boluk, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • An Afghan girl and boy pose for a photo outside a shop in Bala Boluk, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2013.   U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Gonzalez, left, provides security as fellow team members walk down a dirt road in Bala Boluk, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup