U.S. Troops Provide Security, Meet With Farah City Leaders

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Robert Iverson, left, answers questions from his squad leader regarding tactics, techniques and procedures before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a mission in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. Iverson is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. and Farah leaders met to discuss ongoing governance and development issues within the province. They also participated in an Afghan-led economic working group to begin planning a multiyear strategy for socioeconomic development in Farah with input from commerce, industry, agriculture and education sectors. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc.'s Matt Cullen, right and Chase Moore check each other's gear before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a mission in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. Cullen and Moore are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Navy Cmdr. Louis McCray, second from left, and Ray Sudweeks, second from right, U.S. State Department senior civilian representative in Farah, arrive at the Farah provincial governor's compound for a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. McCray is the commanding officer of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Mohammed Akram Khpalwak, right, Farah provincial governor, talks with Mohammed Saber, provincial education director, before a meeting with representatives from Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah at the governor's office in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Navy Cmdr. Louis McCray, right, talks with Mohammed Akram Khpalwak, left, Farah provincial governor, and Ray Sudweeks, center, U.S. State Department senior civilian representative in Farah, during a meeting at the governor's office in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. McCray is the commanding officer of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Thaxal Potter provides rooftop security outside a meeting at the Farah provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. Potter is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Wolfe, left, talks with Afghan students while providing security outside a meeting at the Farah provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. Wolfe, a platoon leader, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Nkelo Kurtz provides security outside a meeting at the Farah provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. Kurtz, a combat medic, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Calixto Inot, front, provides security outside a meeting at the Farah provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. Inot is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Abdul Manan Matin, left, Farah provincial director of the Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, talks with U.S. Army Capt. Jeremiah Gebhart during an economic working group at the Farah provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. Gebhart, a civil affairs officer, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Najibullah Adabyar, second from left, Farah provicial director of commerce and industry, participates in an economic working group with U.S. Navy Cmdr. Louis McCray during a meeting at the Farah provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. McCray is the commanding officer of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup