U.S., Afghan Soldiers Conduct Partnered Patrol in Khowst Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers conduct a ramp mission brief before sunrise on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The soldiers, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company.  U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Blaszkowski uses binoculars to scan the surrounding area under a setting moon during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. Blaszkowski, a forward observer, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. Army Capt. Lou Cascino pulls security while U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Stephens and U.S. Army 1st Lt. James Kromhout verify their position during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. Cascino is commander of the 101st Airborne Division's Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, and Stephens and Kromhout are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Damon Miers scans the surrounding area during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. Miers, an infantryman, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. and Afghan national security forces head out after completing a partnered operation in Madi Khel village, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. and Afghan national security forces conduct a partnered patrol in Madi Khel village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013.
 U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. Army Pfc. James Rightley pulls security around a corner during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. Rightley, an infantryman, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Blaszkowski uses his weapon’s optic lens to scan the surrounding area from a roof top position during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. Blaszkowski, a forward observer, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. soldiers traverse a roof top observation position during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Damon Miers scans the surrounding area from a roof top position during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. Miers, an infantryman, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. Army Capt. Lou Cascino, center, shakes hands and thanks a village elder for his hospitality during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. Cascino is commander of the 101st Airborne Division's Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. soldiers pull security while a fellow soldier climbs down a ladder during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. soldiers move in a tactical formation during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Blaszkowski uses a radio to communicate with a U.S. Air Force A-10 Warthogs aircraft during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. Blaszkowski, a forward observer, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper