U.S. Soldiers Meet With Education Director in Farah City

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Roderick Cooper checks radio communications prior to departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a key leader engagement with Farah's provincial education director at Aboonaser Farahi High School in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Cooper is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Spc. Justin Ledesma, left, updates a radio for 1st Lt. Robert Wolfe before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a key leader engagement with Farah's provincial education director at Aboonaser Farahi high school in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Wolfe, a platoon leader, and Ledesma are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin, center, and U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup, right, discuss school infrastructure improvements with Farah provincial education director Mohammed Saber at Aboonaser Farahi high school in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Martin is a civil affairs team leader, and Stroup, is a public affairs officer, assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. The purpose of the meeting was to assess improved budgeting techniques, infrastructure improvements to local schools and to deliver donated school supplies.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Wolfe, right, and Spc. Michael Jones provide security during a key leader engagement with Farah's provincial education director at Aboonaser Farahi high school in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Wolfe, a platoon leader, and Jones are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup, right, takes notes during a meeting with Farah's provincial education director at Aboonaser Farahi high school in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Stroup, a public affairs officer, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Farah provincial education director Mohammed Saber, left, discusses school infrastructure improvements with Jim Otwell, right, while walking the grounds of Aboonaser Farahi high school in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Otwell is a U.S. Agency for International Development representative with Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Farah provincial education director Mohammed Saber, standing center, introduces members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah to a classroom of students at Aboonaser Farahi high school during a key leader engagement in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah and Mohammed Saber, Farah provincial education director, first from left, listen as a student discusses his plans to become an engineer at Aboonaser Farahi high school in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin, right, visits a classroom at Aboonaser Farahi high school during a key leader engagement with the provincial education director in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Martin is a civil affairs team leader with Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Ray Sudweeks carries boxes of donated school supplies during a meeting at Aboonaser Farahi high school in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Sudweeks is a senior U.S. State Department representative with Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Wolfe, right, shakes hands with a high school student during a key leader engagement at Aboonaser Farahi high school in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Wolfe, a platoon leader, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup, right, shakes hands with Farah provincial education director Mohammed Saber, at the conclusion of their meeting at Aboonaser Farahi high school in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Stroup, a public affairs officer, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup, left, conducts a mission debrief after returning to Forward Operating Base Farah following a key leader engagement with Farah's provincial education director at Aboonaser Farahi high school in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Stroup, a public affairs officer, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives