U.S. Ambassador Meets With Farah City Leaders, Visits Troops

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. William Russell, left, inspects his troops before departing Forward Operating Base Farah on a mission in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. Russell is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. The mission was part of a two-day visit by U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens, assistant chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, to meet with provincial Afghan officials and provincial team members. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens, left, assistant chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, meets with Farah Provincial Governor Dr. Mohammed Akram Khpalwak, second from left, Ray Sudweeks, second from right, U.S. State Department senior civilian representative, and U.S. Navy Cmdr. Louis McCray, right, in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. McCray is the commander of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. Provincial line directors also attended the meeting. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Gonzalez provides security outside the Farah provincial governor's compound while U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens, assistant chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, met with Farah Provincial Governor Dr. Mohammed Akram Khpalwak in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. Gonzalez is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens, left, assistant chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, listens to Farah Provincial Governor Dr. Mohammed Akram Khpalwak during their meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens, left, assistant chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, shakes hands with U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Petty, right, after breakfast with troops on Forward Operating Base Farah in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. Petty, a logistics specialist, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Blake Shumway, second from right, shares a fishing story with U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens, center left, assistant chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, during breakfast with the troops on Forward Operating Base Farah in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. Shumway is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Navy 1st Class Jennifer Kleve, left, discusses her career plans with U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens, right, assistant chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, after breakfast on Forward Operating Base Farah in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013. Kleve, a hospital corpsman, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup