Training with Afghans at Ft. Riley

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Afghan National Army Sgt. Maj. Mostafa Rahmani stands guard at the doorway of a dwelling being searched by U.S. and Afghan soldiers during advisor training at Fort Riley, Kan., March 17. 
 Defense Dept. photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • A convoy of U.S. and Afghan soldiers is attacked by insurgents as it heads toward a simulated Afghan village during U.S. military advisor training at Fort Riley, Kan., March 17, 2008. Several such “villages” used for Iraq and Afghanistan training exercises are scattered across Fort Riley’s 100,000 acres.  Defense Dept photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • A squad of Afghan soldiers pass through a simulated Afghan village during U.S. military advisor training held at Fort Riley, Kan., March 17, 2008. Defense Dept photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Micah S. Lyness, a New York State National Guardsman, stands watch in a simulated Afghan village at Fort Riley, Kan., March 17, 2008. The village is used to train U.S. military advisors en route for duty in Afghanistan or Iraq.  Defense Dept Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • Two Afghan soldiers and a U.S. soldier wait for word to enter and search a house at a simulated Afghan village during a raid exercise as part of U.S. military advisor training at Fort Riley, Kan., March 17, 2008.   Defense Dept photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • An Afghanistan National Army soldier searches a “suspect” during U.S. advisor team training at Fort Riley, Kan., March 17, 2008.  Defense Dept photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • A U.S. soldier takes aim during a raid exercise in a simulated Afghan village during U.S. military advisor training at Fort Riley, Kan., March 17, 2008.  Defense Dept photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • A U.S. soldier listens to his radio as an interpreter dressed in a black track suit and an Afghan soldier look on during a cordon-and-search exercise in a simulated Afghan village during U.S. military advisor training at Fort Riley, Kan., March 17, 2008. Defense Dept photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • U.S. and Afghan soldiers team up during a checkpoint training exercise in a simulated Afghan village during U.S. military advisor training at Fort Riley, Kan., March 17, 2008.  Defense Dept photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • U.S. soldiers listen in as an interpreter dressed in a black track suit talks with an Afghan soldier during a checkpoint exercise in a simulated Afghan village during U.S. military advisor training at Fort Riley, Kan., March 17, 2008. Defense Dept photo by Gerry J. Gilmore
  • A high-mobility multi-wheeled vehicle rolls up to a checkpoint set in a simulated Afghan village during U.S. military advisor training at Fort Riley, Kan., March 17, 2008.  Defense Dept photo by Gerry J. Gilmore