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

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Turner prepares a robot system for mission readiness on Forward Operating Base Soltan Kheyl, Wardak Province, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2013. Turner is assigned to the 87th Sapper Company. U.S. soldiers conducted a routine mission to clear Route 1 of improvised explosives to maintain freedom of movement for military and commercial traffic. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chenee' Brooks
  • U.S. Army Spc. Tyler Turner prepares a robot system for mission readiness on Forward Operating Base Soltan Kheyl, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug.13, 2013. Turner is assigned to the 87th Sapper Company. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chenee' Brooks
  • Soldiers demonstrate a robot system on Forward Operating Base Soltan Kheyl, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chenee' Brooks
  • U.S. Spc. Karon Myers checks a remotely operated weapon system in a mine-protected vehicle on Forward Operating Base Soltan Kheyl, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2013. Myers is assigned to the 87th Sapper Company. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chenee' Brooks
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st. Class Alva Gwinn conducts a roll call before heading out on Forward Operating Base Soltan Kheyl, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2013. Gwinn is assigned to the 87th Sapper Company. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chenee' Brooks
  • U.S. soldiers inspect a blast hole on Route 1 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chenee' Brooks
  • U.S. soldiers inspect a blast hole on Route 1 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chenee' Brooks
  • A U.S. soldier takes a break during a mission to clear Route 1 of improvised explosives in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chenee' Brooks
  • U.S. Pfc. Michael Bayless walks toward a convoy of staged armored vehicles along Route 1 after a successful mission to clear the road of improvised explosives in Wardak province, Afghanistan, Aug. 13, 2013. Bayless is assigned to the 87th Sapper Company. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Chenee' Brooks