U.S. Troops Meet With Education Director in Farah City

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup, center right, discusses plans for school ground renovations with Mohammed Saber, center, provincial education director, during a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2013. Stroup, a public affairs officer, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. Team members met with Saber to discuss ongoing issues within his department and to visit two schools, including Aboonaser-Farahi High School, the oldest school in Farah province. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup, left, talks with Mohammed Saber, provincial education director, during a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2013. Stroup, a public affairs officer, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • A young Afghan boy studies math outside the offices of the provincial education director in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Sal Somoza, right, shares a laugh with provincial Directorate of Education employees in their offices during a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2013. Somoza, a platoon sergeant, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Afghan boys pose for a photograph at a well on the grounds of Aboonaser-Farahi High School in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Spc. Cristian Loera, left, checks to ensure that U.S. Army Pfc. Michael Rabaino's M4 carbine is clear of ammunition upon returning to Forward Operating Base Farah following a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2013. Loera and Rabaino are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup, right, speaks to U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin, center, and troops during a mission debrief on Forward Operation Base Farah, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2013. Stroup, a public affairs officer, and Martin, a civil affairs officer, are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives