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

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle R. Petko uses a metal detector to scan for improvised explosive devices while patrolling 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
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith takes a knee and scans a mountaintop 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 Sgts. Kenton D. Smith, right, and Justin A. Clymer pull security during a patrol to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. Smith and Clymer, combat engineers, 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. soldiers pull security on a hilltop during a patrol to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. soldiers prepare to cross a river while searching for improvised explosive devices during a patrol to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith scans the area during a patrol 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 Sgt. Justin A. Clymer scans the surrounding area during a patrol to clear routes 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 looks from above to check the progress of vehicles during a patrol 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. soldiers patrol the outskirts of a village searching for improvised explosive devices during a patrol to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Kenton D. Smith talks with Afghan children during a patrol 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. soldiers cross a river while searching for improvised explosive devices during a patrol to clear routes in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. 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 his sector during a patrol to clear roads of explosive devices 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