Americans Mentor Afghan Artillerymen

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • An artilleryman from the Afghan National Army's 205th Corps fires a round from a D-30 artillery piece during an indirect fire support mission, Sept. 9, 2007. For the past 10 months, U.S. embedded mentors have been helping train Afghans on Forward Operating Base Wolverine in Zabul province. 
 U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Trice
  • Afghan National Army Sgt. Roholluh sights a D-30 howitzer in Qalat, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2007. The howitzer is part of a three-gun battery on forward operating base Wolverine, which supports Afghan army and coalition military operations against insurgents in Afghanistan’s southern Zabul Province. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David M. Votroubek
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class David Trice of the 4-2 Embedded Training Team  watches as Afghan National Army Platoon Sgt. Paywand Ali y makes adjustments to a D-30 howitzer in Qalat, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2007. Trice is a field artillery mentor for the Fourth Kandak of the Afghan army’s 205th Corps. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David M. Votroubek
  • U.S. Army Capt. Dave Sadovy of the 4-2 Embedded Training Team works with Afghan National Army Capt. Arzee Hussein to help him make calculations for firing a D-30 howitzer in Qalat, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David M. Votroubek
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class David Trice of the 4-2 Embedded Training Team (center) watches Afghan National Army Capt. Arzee Hussein, left, of the Afghan National Army make adjustments to a D-30 howitzer in Qalat, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David M. Votroubek
  • U.S. Army Sgt.1st Class David Trice of the 4-2 Embedded Training Team gives Afghan National Army Capt. Arzee Hussein the thumbs-up after Hussein’s unit successfully test fired one of their D-30 howitzers in Qalat, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David M. Votroubek
  • The jester logo of the 4-2 Embedded Training Team. The 12-man team calls itself the "Crazy 98's", from their training days at Fort Riley, Kan., as class 9806, Aalat, Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Trice