Coalition Trains Police Recruits in Western Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A special operations team member with Special Operations Task Force West greets new Afghan Local Police recruits on their first day of training in Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 1, 2012. The recruits joined the ALP in order to protect their villages  from the Taliban. As coalition forces prepare to withdraw combat  troops, Afghan National Security Forces have taken the lead in protecting the Afghan population. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Chadwick de Bree
  • A special operations team member shows new Afghan local police recruits how to disassemble an AK-47 during a weapons handling class on their first day of training in Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 1, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Chadwick de Bree
  • A special operations team member, left, observes a new Afghan local police recruit disassemble a weapon during a weapons handling class on their first day of training in Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 1, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Chadwick de Bree
  • Afghan soldiers look on as a Afghan local police recruit disassembles a weapon during a weapons handling class on their first day of training in Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 1, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Chadwick de Bree
  • A special operations team member demonstrates the proper standing shooting position with a AK-47 to Afghan local police recruits during a marksmanship class on their first day of training in Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 1, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Chadwick de Bree
  • A special operations team member shows an Afghan local police recruit the proper way to squeeze a trigger during a live fire marksmanship training exercise in Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 2, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Chadwick de Bree
  • An Afghan local police recruit fires an Ak-47 rifle at a target during a live-fire marksmanship training exercise in Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 2, 2012.
 U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Chadwick de Bree
  • A special operations team member marks a point on a shadow boxing exercise during marksmanship training in Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 2, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Chadwick de Bree