U.S., Afghan Troops Provide Security During Grounbreaking for Checkpoint

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • An Albanian special operations forces soldier provides security as Afghan border police break ground on a checkpoint near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, March 25, 2013. The checkpoint was being built to block an insurgent infiltration route. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers and Albanian special operations forces conduct a pre-mission briefing before moving out to conduct a checkpoint assessment near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, April 1, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team, Security Force Assistance Team 7, Texas Army National Guard.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers and their military working tactical explosives detection dog approach an Afghan border police checkpoint near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, April 1, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers and Albanian special operations forces approach an Afghan border police checkpoint overlooking a mountain pass near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, April 1, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • An Albanian special operations soldier surveys the area around an Afghan border police checkpoint overlooking a mountain pass near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, April 1, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers and Albanian special operations forces meet with leaders of an Afghan border police checkpoint near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, April 1, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • An Afghan border policeman stands watch near the entrance to a new checkpoint overlooking a mountain pass near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province, April 1, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua J. Clark provides over watch security for U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel outside an Afghan border police checkpoint near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, April 1, 2013. Clark is assigned to the 591st Engineer Company, Sappers, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team, Security Force Assistance Team 7. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide over watch security for U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel outside an Afghan border police checkpoint near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, April 1, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team, Security Force Assistance Team 7, Texas Army National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide over watch security for U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel outside an Afghan border police checkpoint near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, April 1, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team, Security Force Assistance Team 7, Texas Army National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann