Coalition Troops Attend Election Committee Meeting in Farah City

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Sal Somoza conducts a mission brief before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a meeting with leaders in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 19, 2013. Somoza, a platoon sergeant, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. troops make their way to the office of the acting provincial head of the Independent Election Committee for a meeting with leaders in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 19, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • The mirror of a tactical vehicle reflects U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives, left, and U.S. Army Sgt. Sean Luhmann at the site of a meeting with leaders in Farah City, Jan. 19, 2013. Ives and Luhmann are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Ray Sudweeks, center right, U.S. State Department representative, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin, right, discuss polling stations with Nirwais Azizi, front left, acting provincial head of the Independent Election Committee, during a meeting with leaders in Farah City, Jan. 19, 2013. Martin, a civil affairs officer, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Spc. Kyle Johnson, right, maintains security at the site of a meeting with leaders in Farah City, Jan. 19, 2013. Johnson is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Spc. Kaleb Propst maintains security from the rooftop at the site of a meeting with leaders in Farah City, Jan. 19, 2013. Propst is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Ray Sudweeks, center, U.S. State Department representative, speaks to troops during a mission debrief on Forward Operation Base Farah following a meeting with leaders in Farah City, Jan. 19, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives