U.S. Soldiers Train to Maintain Tactical Skills on Jalalabad Airfield, Nangarhar Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Christopher Newell scans the are using his machine gun's optic lens while training to maintain his tactical skills as a member of a quick reaction force on Jalalabad Airfield in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, June 7, 2013. Newell, an M240B gunner, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. As of June 18, 2013, Afghan forces have taken the lead in providing security for their country. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown
  • U.S. Army Spc. Christopher Newell scans the area using his machine gun's optic lens while training to maintain his tactical skills as a member of a quick reaction force on Jalalabad Airfield in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, June 7, 2013. Newell, an M240B gunner, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown
  • U.S. Army Spc. Stephen Zupp takes a defensive fighting position while training to maintain his tactical skills as a member of a quick reaction force on Jalalabad Airfield in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, June 7, 2013. Zupp, an infantryman, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown
  • U.S. Army Sgt Dustin Conley, left, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Prins, right, direct squad movements and prepare to request fire support while training to maintain their tactical skills as members of a quick reaction force on Jalalabad Airfield in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, June 7, 2013. Conley, a squad leader, and Prins, a forward observer, are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown
  • U.S. Army Spc. Blake Steel scans the area using his sniper rifle's optic lens while training to maintain his tactical skills as a member of a quick reaction force on Jalalabad Airfield in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, June 7, 2013. Steel, an infantryman, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown
  • A U.S. soldier exits from a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle after training to maintain his tactical skills as a member of a quick reaction force on Jalalabad Airfield in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, June 7, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class John D. Brown