U.S. Troops Provide Security, Discuss Peace Initiatives in Farah City

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. troops conduct a mission brief before departing for a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. The soldiers, assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, met with members of the Provincial Joint Secretariat Team to discuss peace initiatives in the province. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Roderick Cooper, right, verifies vehicle assignments before departing for a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. Cooper is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. troops arrive at the site of a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • An Afghan man passes members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah on their way to the site of a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryan Schulte provides security at the entry point to a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. Schulte is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin, first from right, and Ray Sudweeks, right, U.S. State Department representative, speak with members of the Provincial Joint Secretariat Team at a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. Martin is the civil affairs team lead for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. troops provide security at the site of a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryan Schulte, right, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Roderick Cooper provide security at the site of a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. Schulte and Cooper are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin, right, shakes hands with Haj Abdul Rashid, reintegration officer for the Provincial Joint Secretariat Team, at the conclusion of a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. Martin is the civil affairs team lead for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin, center, shakes hands with Khan Aqa Sukoot, head of the Provincial Joint Secretariat Team, at the conclusion of a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. Martin is the civil affairs team lead for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryan Schulte, center, debriefs upon returning to Forward Operating Base Farah after a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. Schulte is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives