U.S., Coalition Forces Attend Provincial Council Meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Roderick Cooper maintains security at a provincial council meeting at the provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012. Cooper is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Afghan men talk with one another while waiting to meet with government officials and members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah at the provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012.  The Provincial Reconstruction team's mission is to train, advise and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district, and provincial levels in Farah Province Afghanistan.  The team is comprised of members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Ray Sudweeks, a U.S. State Department representative, left, and U.S. Navy Cmdr. Louis McCray, commanding officer of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, second from left, listen to Juma Rafat, a Farah Provincial Council member, during a meeting with members of the council at the provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012.   U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Navy Cmdr. Louis McCray takes notes while listening to Juma Rafat, a Farah Provincial Council member, during a meeting with council member's at the provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012. McCray is the commander of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Matt Cullen checks his weapon while providing security at a provincial council meeting at the provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012.   U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Michael Jones stands watch at a provincial council meeting at the provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012.  Jones is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Klawuhn maintains a watchful eye outside a meeting at the provincial governor's compound as Afghan soldiers walk by in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012.  Klawuhn is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Ray Sudweeks, U.S. State Department representative, left, talks with Farah Provincial Council members as U.S. Navy Cmdr. Louis McCray, commanding officer, Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, second from left, and Juma Rafat, far right, a member of the provincial council listen during a meeting with members of the council at the provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Ray Sudweeks, U.S. State Department representative, right, and U.S. Navy Cmdr. Louis McCray, commander of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, first from right, share a laugh with Farah Provincial Council members following a meeting with the members at the provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup