U.S. Soldiers Patrol in Khwost Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers pull security in the remote village of Kote Kheyl during a security patrol to link up with Afghan soldiers and Afghan police counterparts in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden
  • U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Jenkins scans the remote village of Kote Kheyl in the valley below for signs of insurgents while on a security patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31. 2013. Jenkins is the commander of the 101st Airborne Division’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden
  • U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Jenkins uses the optic lens on his weapon to scan the valley below for signs of insurgents while on a security patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31. 2013. Jenkins is the commander of the 101st Airborne Division’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden
  • Afghan children gather to watch as U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Jenkins, left kneeling, meets with his counterpart from the Afghan army in a remote village of Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31, 2013. Jenkins is the commander of the 101st Airborne Division’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Isaiah Myers, center, talks with his team as they pull security on a road near a remote village of Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31, 2013. Myers, a team lead, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden
  • U.S. Army Sgt. James Rumsey pulls security on a road near a remote village of Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31, 2013. Rumsey, a section sergeant, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Joseph Anglin, left, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chester Thomson, right, pull security on a road near a remote village of Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31, 2013. Anglin and Thomson are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chester Thomson runs up an embankment during a security patrol in a remote village of Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31, 2013. Thomson is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden
  • U.S. Army Capt. Andrew Jenkins is watched by Afghan children as he prepares to meet his counterparts from the Afghan army and Afghan police in a remote village of Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31. 2013. Jenkins is commander of the 101st Airborne Division’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden
  • U.S. soldiers pull security in the remote village of Kote Kheyl during a security patrol to link up with their Afghan army and Afghan police counterparts in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden