U.S., Afghan Soldiers Conduct Clearing Mission in Panjwai District

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers prepare for a two-day clearing mission in the Komandek Ghar area in the 
Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • U.S. soldiers cross the Tarnak River in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • U.S. and Afghan soldiers cross the Tarnak River in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • U.S. Army Spc. Andreini, right, helps a fellow soldier with communication equipment while crossing the Tarnak River in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Andreini is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Travis Webb, right, helps U.S. Army Spc. Andreini, left, out of the water after crossing the Tarnak River in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Webb and Andreini are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • U.S. Army Capt. Ralph Parlin, front, relays information to his company while an Afghan army lieutenant speaks to his unit after crossing the Tarnak River in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Parlin is the commander, 2nd Infantry Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • U.S. Army Pfcs. Ivan Ibarra, left, and Alfredo Hidalgo, right, provide security during a clearing operation in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Ibarra and Hidalgo are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • U.S. soldiers provide security as U.S. and Afghan soldiers search a village in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • A U.S. soldier provides security as Afghan soldiers use metal detectors to search for weapons caches in a village in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • A U.S. soldier provides security as Afghan soldiers search for weapons caches in a village in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • An Afghan soldier gives an Afghan child banana chips in a village in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • U.S. soldiers search the items on the back of a camel travellng in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • U.S. soldiers provide security for a hasty patrol base in the Registan Desert in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth