U.S., Afghan Soldiers Encounter Firefight in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. soldier leads a foot patrol using a Minehound metal detector in search of potential improvised explosive devices along their path in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • A U.S. soldier helps a fellow soldier onto the rooftop of an old, destroyed building to provide overwatch for another element of their patrol in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • An Afghan soldier takes a knee and provides security for U.S. soldiers during a combined foot patrol in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • A soldier, right, watches over an element of a combined foot patrol with Afghan soldiers in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • U.S. soldiers react to enemy gun fire during a combined foot patrol with Afghan soldiers in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • A U.S. soldier scans the area using the optic lens on his weapon for the source of enemy gun fire after a short firefight in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • A U.S. soldier kneels behind a wall with an Afghan soldier during a combined foot patrol in Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth