U.S., Afghan Soldiers Patrol in Jaba Village, Boti Kot District

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers attend a pre-mission brief on Forward Operating Base Shinwar in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 4, 2013, before departing on a patrol. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. Soldiers conducted the patrol to build rapport with Afghans and attend a meeting with village elders. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryan Orsini, center, conducts a pre-mission brief on Forward Operating Base Shinwar in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 4, 2013, before departing on a patrol. Orsini is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. The patrol was conducted to build good rapport with local Afghans and attend a meeting with village elders. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Warner, right, explains how to react to an improvised explosive device to Afghan soldiers on Forward Operating Base Shinwar in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 4, 2013. Warner is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Pedro provides security during a patrol in Jaba Village in the Boti Kot district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 4, 2013. Pedro is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Peter Wilhelm participates in a patrol in Jaba Village in the Boti Kot district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province,  March 4, 2013. Wilhelm is deputy commander of the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • Afghan soldiers finish talking to Afghans during a patrol in Jaba Village in the Boti Kot district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 4, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Peter Wilhelm provides security during a patrol in Jaba Village in the Boti Kot district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 4, 2013. Wilhelm is deputy commander of the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Peter Wilhelm, right, provides security while leading a patrol in Jaba Village in the Boti Kot district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 4, 2013. Wilhelm is deputy commander of the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • An Afghan soldier provides security from a vehicle as U.S. soldiers patrol in Jaba Village in the Boti Kot district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 4, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • U.S. Army Sgt 1st Class James Messer, right, and U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Cable talk to Afghans during a patrol in Jaba Village in the Boti Kot district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 4, 2013. Messer and Cable are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryan Orsini talks to Afghan elders during a patrol in Jaba Village in the Boti Kot district, in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 4, 2013. Orsini is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryan Orsini, left kneeling, and U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Cable, right, talk to Afghan elders during a patrol in Jaba Village in the Boti Kot district in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 4, 2013. Orsini and Cable are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • U.S. soldiers pose for a photo on Forward Operating Base Shinwar in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, March 4, 2013, after conducting a patrol. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth