U.S. Soldiers Provide Security at Border Crossing in Spin Boldak District, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Nichole D. Sharp and her military working dog, Hatos, provide security outside an Afghan border police checkpoint near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 8, 2013. Sharp, a military police officer, is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division. Troops were assessing the border project. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • Afghan laborers construct inspection stations at the new customs yard under construction near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 8. 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • The entrance to the new customs yard is under construction near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Cpt. Matthew B. Fronek provides security as his team assesses the next phase of construction of the new customs yard under construction near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 8, 2013. Fronek is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division’s 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team, Texas Army National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Phillip E. Gilbert walks the perimeter of the new customs yard under construction near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 8, 2013. Gilbert is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division’s 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team, Texas Army National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Nichole D. Sharp and her military working dog, Hatos, search a truck while assessing security of the new customs yard under construction near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 8, 2013. Sharp, a military police officer, is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Nichole D. Sharp, her military working dog, Hatos, and other soldiers endure a dust storm while assessing security of the new customs yard under construction near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 8, 2013. Sharp, a military police officer, is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers provide security for members of their team near the "Friendship Gate" while assessing the new customs yard under construction near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. soldiers observe a truck carrying a coalition vehicle through the border crossing while assessing the new customs yard under construction near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 8, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Micheal P. Donovan, left, and U.S. Army Cpt. Matthew B. Fronek, right, provide security for members of their team while assessing the new customs yard under construction near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 8, 2013. Donovan and Fronek are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division’s 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team, Texas Army National Guard. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann