U.S. Troops Meet With Mayor in Farah City

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Matt Cullen, right, conducts a mission brief before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a meeting with the Farah City mayor at his office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. Cullen is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. troops rally before departing Forward Operating Base Farah for a meeting with the Farah City mayor at his office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Spc. Eric Saum mans the gunner's turret of a tactical vehicle during a meeting with the Farah City mayor at his office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. Saum is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Roderick Cooper, left, and U.S. Army Master Sgt. Deborah Manzanares, right, provide security upon arrival during a meeting with the Farah City mayor at his office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. Cooper is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah and Manzanares, a non-commissioned officer-in-charge, is assigned to Military Advisory Team Six. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Chris Guertsen, right, a U.S. Agency for International Development field program officer assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, carries boxes of donated books to a meeting with the Farah City mayor at his office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Chris Guertsen, right, a U.S. Agency for International Development field program officer assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, discusses current events with Ali Muhammad, mayor of Farah City, during a meeting in the mayor's office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Capt. Jacob Estrada, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Cristian Loera, right, provide security during a meeting with the Farah City mayor at his office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. Estrada is commander of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Capt. Jacob Estrada provides security during a meeting with the Farah City mayor at his office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. Estrada is commander of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin, left, talks with Ali Muhammad, Farah City mayor, while touring the mayor's compound during a meeting with the Farah City mayor at his office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. Martin is a civil affairs team leader with Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Spc. Cristian Loera provides security during a meeting with the Farah City mayor at his office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. Loera is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Wolfe, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Matt Cullen, right, use the optic lens on their weapons to scan for security threats from the fourth floor of a building during a meeting with the Farah City mayor at his office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. Wolfe, a platoon leader, and Cullen are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Spc. Michael Rabaino, right, buddy clears U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Roderick Cooper's pistol after returning to Forward Operating Base Farah following a meeting with the Farah City mayor at his office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. Rabaino and Roderick are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin, first from left, conducts a mission debrief upon returning to Forward Operating Base Farah following a meeting with the Farah City mayor at his office in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. Martin is a civil affairs team leader with Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives