U.S., Afghan Soldiers Conduct Dismounted Patrol in Bati Kot District, Nangarhar Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers listen to an interpreter at an operational planning meeting with Afghan national security forces personnel on Forward Operating Base Shinwar, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, June 14, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to 101st Airborne Division's Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. The discussion focused on an Afghan-led operation to protect Highway 7, the primary economic thoroughfare running through the province, from enemy activity. As of June 18, 2013, Afghan forces have taken the lead in providing security for their country. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. and Afghan army soldiers prepare to move out on a patrol to visit a security checkpoint on Highway 7 in Bati Kot district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. Highway 7 is the primary thoroughfare running through the province, and approximately two-thirds of Afghanistan’s trade travels along this route. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army Capt. Nicholas Drake, left, talks with Afghan army Lt. Col. Mohammad Bashir, center, in his office before departing out on a patrol to the village of Takiya Khana in the Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. Drake is commander of 101st Airborne Division's Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • An Afghan farmer and boy watch as U.S. and Afghan army soldiers patrol towards the village of Takiya Khana in the Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Christopher Carey, right, talks with Afghan army soldiers on the outskirts of the village of Takiya Khana in the Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. Carey is assigned to 101st Airborne Division's Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Christopher Carey, center, talks with Afghan army soldiers on the outskirts of the village of Takiya Khana in the Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. Carey is assigned to 101st Airborne Division's Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. Army Capt. Nicholas Drake, center, talks with Afghan army Lt. Col. Mohammad Bashir, left, during a patrol break on the outskirts of the village of Takiya Khana in the Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. Drake is commander of 101st Airborne Division's Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • Afghan army Lt. Col. Mohammad Bashir, center, talks with one of his soldiers during a patrol break as U.S. Army Capt. Nicholas Drake, right, listens on the outskirts of the village of Takiya Khana in the Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. Drake is commander of 101st Airborne Division's Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. soldiers provide security and share a moment during a patrol break on the outskirts of the village of Takiya Khana in the Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. and Afghan soldiers talk with local villagers during a dismounted patrol on the outskirts of Takiya Khana village in the Bati Kot district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, June 15, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. soldiers provide security during a dismounted patrol on the outskirts of the village of Takiya Khana in the Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. soldiers return to their vehicles after conducting a dismounted patrol on the outskirts of the village of Takiya Khana in the Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, June 15, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor