U.S., Afghan Forces Search for Weapons in Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Elliott J. Wiberg prepares his Stryker armored vehicle on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak before leaving on a mission in the Spin Boldak  district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. Wiberg is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. The U.S. soldiers helped Afghan border police search for weapons caches during Operation Southern Fist III. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. James D. Whitler, center left, speaks with Afghan border police to prepare for Operation Southern Fist III in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. Whitler is a platoon leader 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 Pfc. Tory L. Hopkins, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Thomas E. Coop provide perimeter security for their unit in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. Hopkins and Coop 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 Albanian special operations forces join with Afghan border police and soldiers in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Claudia Caberoherbas, right, provides perimeter security outside a village where troops search for a weapons cache in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. Caberoherbas 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 and a military working dog search for a suspected weapons cache in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 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 climb up the side of a wadi, or dry riverbed, while searching for a suspected weapons cache in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide security while a fellow soldier gives his military working dog water after climbing a ridge near an Afghan villiage in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 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. Army Spc. Austin M. Weyermann, right, move into a village to search for a suspected weapons cache in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. Weyermann 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
  • A U.S. soldier provides security  for other soldiers moving along farmland as they approach an Afghan village to search for a suspected weapons cache in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. James D. Whitler, center, speaks with an Afghan village elder in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 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 secure an Afghan compound while other soldiers meet with Afghan elders in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Female Engagement Team 6, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, and 519th Military Intelligence Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide security outside an Afghan village in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • A U.S. soldier takes cover near a tree while providing security outside an Afghan village in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide security outside an Afghan village in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers cross a river near an Afghan village in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 3, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann