U.S. Soldiers Train Afghan Combat Engineers in Paktya Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Neitman, right, observes as an Afghan soldier measures a board for a guard hut on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Paktya province, Afghanistan, July 2, 2013. Neitman, a carpentry and masonry specialist, is assigned to the 859th Engineer Company, Security Advise and Assist Team 4. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Neitman, center, observes as an Afghan soldier measures a board for a guard hut on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktya province, July 2, 2013. Neitman, a carpentry and masonry specialist, is assigned to the 859th Engineer Company, Security Advise and Assist Team 4. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • An Afghan soldier uses a hand-held power saw to cut a board for a guard hut on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Paktya province, Afghanistan, July 2, 2013. The Afghan soldier, an engineer, is assigned to the 203rd Afghan National Army Engineer Khandak. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Neitman, right, observes as an Afghan soldier measures a board for a guard hut on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan's Paktya province, July 2, 2013. Neitman, a carpentry and masonry specialist, is assigned to the 859th Engineer Company, Security Advise and Assist Team 4. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • An Afghan soldier uses a hand-held power saw to cut a board for a guard hut on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Paktya province, Afghanistan, July 2, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • Afghan soldiers use claw hammers to pound nails to build supporting side walls for a guard hut on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan’s Paktya province, July 2, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Neitman, center, straightens a board as an Afghan soldier prepares to  hammer in nails on a truss on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Paktya province, Afghanistan, July 2, 2013. Neitman, a carpentry and masonry specialist, is assigned to the 859th Engineer Company, Security Advise and Assist Team 4. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Neitman, right, observes as an Afghan soldier hammers in a nail on a truss on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Afghanistan’s Paktya province, July 2, 2013. Neitman, a carpentry and masonry specialist, is assigned to the 859th Engineer Company, Security Advise and Assist Team 4. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • Afghan soldier Toor Jan welds a piece of rebar to a pole that will be used for a flightline’s windsock on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Paktya province, Afghanistan, July 2, 2013. Jan is assigned to the 203rd Afghan National Army Engineer Khandak. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • Afghan soldier Toor Jan welds a piece of rebar to a pole that will be used for a flightline’s windsock on Forward Operating Base Thunder in Paktya province, Afghanistan, July 2, 2013. Jan is assigned to the 203rd Afghan National Army Engineer Khandak. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller