U.S. Paratroopers Continue Mission in Ghazni Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Arnie Crisolo bandages burns on an Afghan child’s hand in a village in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 5, 2012. Crisolo, a medic, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. military medics routinely treat the minor wounds of Afghan civilians. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army paratroopers meet with a primary school headmaster and teacher in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 5, 2012. The school’s five teachers instruct 500 students. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Kristina Batty dons a headscarf to meet with female Afghan villagers in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 5, 2012. Batty, a medic for a female engagement team, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • An Afghan villager offers food to U.S. Army Capt. Robert Gacke and several of his troops during a meeting with village elders in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 4, 2012. Gacke, a company commander, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s Company C, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Harry Dixon trades headgear with an Afghan boy while his patrol rests in a grove of trees in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 5, 2012. Dixon, a military dog handler, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army paratroopers leave an Afghan village during a dust storm in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 5, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army paratroopers leave an Afghan village after searching the village in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 5, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army paratroopers return to Forward Operating Base Arian in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 5, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army paratroopers board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for an air assault mission in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, May 6, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod