U.S. Soldiers Patrol, Meet With Afghan Leaders in Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Pfc. Brian J. Ure, center, and an Afghan border policeman, left, provide security for the first district leaders' shura, or meeting, in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. Ure is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. The shura brought Afghan government, military and civilian leaders together to discuss problems and promote stability in the district. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers and their military working dog secure the district center during the first district leaders' shura in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • A U.S. soldier, left, and Afghan border policeman exchange greetings after learning they were assigned to the same area to provide security for the first district leaders' shura in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide overwatch security using the optic lenses on their weapons during the first district leaders' shura in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. The soldiers and snipers are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • Afghan district, U.S. military and civilian leaders meet at the district center during the first district leaders' shura in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Maj. Brian Carrico, second right, and U.S. Army Cpt. Gavino Rivas, right, greet Afghan uniform police commanders after the first district leaders' shura in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. Carrico is commander of Security Force Assistance Team Tombstone, and Rivas, an advisor for the ruleof law, is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Thomas M. Feltey, second left, meets with an Afghan uniform police commander and other district leaders after the first district leaders' shura in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. Feltry commands the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • A U.S. Army Stryker armored vehicle travels through the district center during the first district leaders' shura in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Spc. Arthur D. Larmore provides rear security in a Stryker armored vehicle while traveling through the district center during the first district leaders' shura in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. Larmore, a communications specialist, is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann