U.S. Troops Support Afghan Police at Spin Boldak Traffic Control Point

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. James D. Whitler, left, briefs his soldiers before moving out on a mission on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013. Whitler, a platoon leader, is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers dismount their vehicles to assist Afghan police at a traffic control point in the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide security for their leaders as they assess security positions at an Afghan police traffic control point in the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas R. Banner, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Dan J. Lombardi, right, use the optic lens on their weapons to scan a ridgeline near an Afghan police traffic control point in the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013. Banner and Lombardi are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers and Afghan police prepare to set up a traffic control point in the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide security at an Afghan police checkpoint in the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Spc. Dan J. Lombardi provides over watch security at an Afghan police traffic control point in the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013. Lombardi is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide over watch security near a building at an Afghan police checkpoint in the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Sean Fiorella, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Christopher Molina, right, provide over watch security at an Afghan police traffic control point in the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013. Fiorella and Molina are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Spc. Thomas E. Coop, left, takes a knee while providing over watch security at an Afghan police traffic control point in the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013. Coop is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers secure the area outside an Afghan police checkpoint in the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers secure the area outside an Afghan police checkpoint in the Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 28, 2013.
 U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann