U.S. Troops Attend Transition Ceremony in Farah City

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Roderick Cooper, right, conducts a mission brief before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a ceremony to transition the Learning for Community Empowerment Program II to the local government in Farah City, Afghanistan, April 1, 2013. Cooper is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. The program was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, and implemented by the United Nations. It promotes literacy and provided vocational training and support for the development of community banks in Farah.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. troops rally before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a ceremony transitioning the Learning for Community Empowerment Program II to the local government in Farah City, Afghanistan, April 1, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Roderick Cooper, left, talks with a team linguist before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a ceremony transitioning the Learning for Community Empowerment Program II to the local government in Farah City, Afghanistan, April 1, 2013. Cooper is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Michael Jones, right, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Roderick Cooper, center, escort Chris Geurtsen, a U.S. Agency for International Development field program officer, upon arriving for a meeting and transitioning ceremony in Farah City, Afghanistan, April 1, 2013. Jones and Cooper are assigned to  Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Frozan Abdullah, left, Farah provincial coordinator for United Nations Habitat, talks with Chris Geurtsen, right, a U.S. Agency for International Development field program officer assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team, while showing him items made by vocational students in Farah City, Afghanistan, April 1, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Frozan Abdullah, left, Farah provincial coordinator for United Nations Habitat, talks with Chris Geurtsen, right, a U.S. Agency for International Development field program officer assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team, while showing him items to be transferred to the local government in Farah City, Afghanistan, April 1, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Chris Geurtsen, right, a U.S. Agency for International Development field program officer assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team, speaks at the transition ceremony for the Learning for Community Empowerment Program in Farah City, Afghanistan, April 1, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Eric Saum provides rooftop security outside the transition ceremony for the Learning for Community Empowerment Program II in Farah City, Afghanistan, April 1, 2013. Saum is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Michael Rabaino, left, and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Wolfe, right, clear their weapons upon returning to Forward Operating Base Farah after attending the transition ceremony for the Learning for Community Empowerment Program II in Farah City, Afghanistan, April 1, 2013. Rabaino and Wolfe are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup