Coalition Forces Continue Presence Patrols in Farah Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A coalition force member leads fellow troops off base for a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan local police in the village. Afghan local police complement counterinsurgency efforts by assisting and supporting rural areas with limited Afghan national security forces presence. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A coalition force member walks on the outskirts of a village during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A coalition force member maintains security on the outskirts of a village during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Afghan children walk alongside a coalition force member during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A coalition force member maintains security in a village during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Coalition force members in their All Terrain Vehicle maintain security in a village during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. 
 U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A coalition force member stands outside a villager's compound during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • A coalition force member teaches children how to count to 10 during a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Afghan local police watch coalition force members conduct a presence patrol through their village in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. 
 U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau