U.S. Soldiers Patrol to Clear Routes in Khowst Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers recieve a mission brief while inspecting their equipment before patrolling to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Johnson, left, inspects a “Goldie” wire to detect roadside bombs before patrolling to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. Johnson, a combat engineer, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Spc. Patrick Stephenson loads a remotely operated weapon system before patrolling to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. Stephenson, a combat engineer, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Justin A. Clymer uses his weapon's optic lens to scan his sector during a patrol to clear roads of explosive devices in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. Clymer, a combat engineer, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith uses a “Goldie” wire to detect roadside bombs while patrolling to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. Smith, a combat engineer, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Petko uses his weapon's optic lens to scan the area while providing security during a patrol to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. Petko, a combat engineer, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • A U.S. soldier uses a metal detector to sweep an area outside a village for improvised explosive devices while patrolling to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Spc. Shane T. Coates provides security as he mans his machine gun from the gunner's turret of a vehicle during a patrol to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. Coates, a combat engineer, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. soldiers return to their vehicles after conducting a sweep of an area outside a village for improvised explosive devices while patrolling to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller